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  1. #251



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    What sort of bugs are you talking about?

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  2. #252


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 24c View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    If they dont get rid of the stupid start menu I wont bother myself.
    I agreed, until I found a post today on MDL, that mentioned renaming the shsxs.dll file to shsxs.dll.old.
    I did and now I have the Win7 type START menu, and some of the Metro goodies, like dual monitor feature, Explorer ribbon.

    Needless to say, but I will anyway - there maybe be some risk involved with this. So far so good for me. I dual boot 7 and 8, keeping up to date backups of both - a less risky this way.
    Here is a simple batch file to accomplish this, simply run it to toggle modes (need to right-click and select Run as administrator).

    Code:
    @echo off
    cd c:\windows\system32
    if exist shsxs.dll (ren shsxs.dll shsxs.dll.old) else (ren shsxs.dll.old shsxs.dll)
    shutdown /r /f

    Attachment 1747

    Note that you will need to rename this file to ModeToggle.bat in order to run it. Also note that it toggles the Immersive Applications, such as Sudoku and Copper, On/Off.
    Thank's Dwarf. Works great.
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  3. #253


    Well for starters, my laptop fails to come out of hibernation. Adding gadgets to the desktop take about 30 seconds as you wait for the install confirmation screen to go away. My laptop is constantly freezing. When I first installed the build on my desktop, it "Blue screened" when I tried to run a performance evaluation.
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  4. #254



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    It's no doubt a very buggy temperamental version.

    I've had several random freezes during sessions, a BSOD trying install from within Windows in the beginning forcing me to boot install instead, random sluggishness installed on a physical machine (not a VM). Dev preview version yes of course but quite buggy..
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  5. #255


    Well, I'm gonna hang tough. I'm gonna try to get used to the new start menu. I realize that it is great for tablets, but the only tablet I own is a Honeycomb tablet. I would bet money that the final release will have an option to turn off that start menu. Unfortunately, all of the current methods I have seen to revert to the old start menu also get rid of one of my favorite parts of the new interface: the task manager. That was a stroke of genius on the part of Microsoft to essentially merge the Resource monitor and the task manager.
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  6. #256


    Hi all first time here.

    Does anyone know how to remove the watermark in windows dev preview like we did in 7.

    A bit of a silly request but things like that get on my nerves.

    Thanks
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  7. #257


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    It's no doubt a very buggy temperamental version.

    I've had several random freezes during sessions, a BSOD trying install from within Windows in the beginning forcing me to boot install instead, random sluggishness installed on a physical machine (not a VM). Dev preview version yes of course but quite buggy..
    Aren't most Windows version temperamental?
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  8. #258


    Quote Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
    Hi all first time here.

    Does anyone know how to remove the watermark in windows dev preview like we did in 7.

    A bit of a silly request but things like that get on my nerves.

    Thanks
    If you do, Steve Balmer will send a hit squad to kick down your door, take your computer and for good measure, put a few rounds into your favorite pet...
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  9. #259


    Mt. Crumpit cave
    Posts : 108
    Win 7 Ult X64 SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Guess you didn't read my earlier post directed to your earlier post..
    I read it Aaron, just restating the annoyance of no exit link. :furious:
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  10. #260


    California, USA
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Professional

    Additional snide remarks


    Actually, I'm beginning to think that the Metro UI should be named Microsoft Bob 2011...
    Umm, oh, and when I decided to click the exe file for Metro Controller in Windows 7, it offered to re-enable Metro and the ribbon...Guess it thought Windows 7 was basically indistinguishable from Windows 8 "Desktop App"
    Last edited by davefinster; 18 Sep 2011 at 00:29. Reason: More snottiness thought of...
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