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  1. #171


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    I have the same issue with ie10. No way to close it or do much else. Strange thing is, I installed from within 7, if I click ie10 from the tabs there are no controls, bookmarks and no way to close it. If I click ie10 from the task bar it looks exactly like ie9, with tabs and all of the menu options. I checked and it says ie10 from the task bar. Something is bad wrong with this set up. Sure would like to know how to get back to the normal start menu with apps without turning it back into windows 7.

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  2. #172


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post

    Haaaa haa we're locked in a continuous loop of Apps.
    It's a serious point though. If you can't close an App then it's just going to is there hogging resources.
    Don't worry Shawn will figure a way out for us soon, just try to stay calm.
    Shawn always comes to the rescue. He has the wrong avatar. It should be The Lone Ranger or John Wayne.
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  3. #173


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by ady199 View Post
    I've just tried to install Windows 8 from within Windows 7 as I want to dual boot it but the install starts and then asks for a Product Key -help!!!
    Can anyone help??

    Thanks in advance
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  4. #174


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Sorry, I can't help. I installed the same way, but it didn't ask for a product key. it just installed over windows 7.
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  5. #175


    Quote Originally Posted by Maku View Post
    Just installed Win8 on my netbook (dual-boot with win xp) and i have some troubles: 1) no os selection screen on start 2) tiles doesn't work (only explorer and config ones seems to do anything) ;'<
    Ok I had no selection screen either, so when I was in the Developer, I typed in Msconfig and went in there to the boot section and selected the windows 7 that I wanted to boot from as the default, and then closed down then when I rebooted the selection screen was back and showed all options to boot from, try that and let me know how you get on.
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  6. #176


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,114
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I haven't figured out a way to close an app yet other than killing it in Task Manager. Pressing the Windows key while in an app takes you back to the Start screen. Pressing Windows key again takes you back to the last used app.
    Last edited by strollin; 14 Sep 2011 at 10:59.
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  7. #177


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,114
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I have the same issue with ie10. No way to close it or do much else. Strange thing is, I installed from within 7, if I click ie10 from the tabs there are no controls, bookmarks and no way to close it. If I click ie10 from the task bar it looks exactly like ie9, with tabs and all of the menu options. I checked and it says ie10 from the task bar. Something is bad wrong with this set up. Sure would like to know how to get back to the normal start menu with apps without turning it back into windows 7.
    Try Right-clicking on the IE Window. That brings up panels on the top and bottom of the screen. Top lets you add new or select between open tabs. Bottom shows address bar, refresh icon, forward/back icons and lets you do things like Pin that page, search within page, etc... If you have a touchscreen you can swipe down from the top of the screen (I can;t verify this since I don't have a touchscreen).

    If you click within the address bar it will show you a panel with frequently visited pages on the left and pinned pages on the right. You can also search by typing something to search for in the address bar.
    Last edited by strollin; 14 Sep 2011 at 11:02.
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  8. #178


    Got rid of the metro UI, ha. After that its business as usual. MS will need to add some zing to make me switch to 8.
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  9. #179


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Got rid of the metro UI, ha. After that its business as usual. MS will need to add some zing to make me switch to 8.
    How?
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  10. #180


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,114
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    It seems that Metro is more like a smartphone OS than a traditional PC OS. In Android, for instance, many apps don't have a way to exit, they run in the background and the OS manages them, closing them when memory is needed for something else. I'm sure there will be apps available for Win 8 very soon similar to "Advanced Task Killer" for Android.

    As it is, Win 8 seems like 2 different OSes bolted together. Metro being a phone OS bolted together with Win 7 underneath. Hopefully, by the time Win 8 is released the integration between the two will get better.
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