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Windows 8 Developer Preview release

  1. #201


    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64


    Thanks will give feedback!

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  2. #202


    I'm stuck... lolllllllll
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  3. #203


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I disabled metro ui. But.....the new taskmanager is gone now. grrrrrr
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  4. #204


    Posts : 9
    Win7


    i created a partition and converted it to dynamic by accident, im f'ed right? i have to reinstall 7?

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  5. #205


    Ran across this:

    To get back the old start menu, open regedit, goto

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    change value of RPEnabled from "1" to "0"

    It worked for me.
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  6. #206


    California, USA
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Professional

    Die Metro Style Die!!!!


    OK, so I went ahead and installed the Developer Preview, and after a half hour of trying to get past the cellphone interface, experiencing all the while deep annoyance at the disappearance of the Start Menu, mI shut off the computer, pulled out my windows 7 repair disc, and restored my system, making sure to format the drive where Windows 8 was installed so it would never again rear its ugly head on my computer.
    Glad I checked it out, though. I now know I won't waste my money on Windows 8 unless it comes with the Start menu and immediate access to the Desktop without having to hack my way into it....
    Not that I've developed an opinion or anything...
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  7. #207


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,109
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W8.1 (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I'll admit that Metro is a different and will take some getting used to but I don't understand why people are doing registry hacks to disable it. Why don't you try it for awhile and see whether you like it or not? Especially since this is just a preview and the final version may be different. I have it installed on a scratch machine that I can revert back to Win 7 whenever I want so I figure I'll stick with the new GUI for awhile.
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  8. #208


    California, USA
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I'll admit that Metro is a different and will take some getting used to but I don't understand why people are doing registry hacks to disable it. Why don't you try it for awhile and see whether you like it or not? Especially since this is just a preview and the final version may be different. I have it installed on a scratch machine that I can revert back to Win 7 whenever I want so I figure I'll stick with the new GUI for awhile.
    I've used a similar interface on a Windows phone, for about a year, and never did learn to like it. I guess Microsoft's new "intuitive" is not the way my intuition works. If the final versiuon is different, I'll give it another look, though...
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  9. #209


    If you want to install Windows 8 to a different partition than the current one, open setup.exe from the sources folder. This will present a install UI similar to Windows 7.
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  10. #210


    Anyone know a shortcut for back? I'm sick of right-clicking to see app options :P
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