I was however able to bring back the lagoon screen saver that came with Windows 7 touchpack. That wouldn't work with Windows 8.0 but does with 8.1.
On the minus side "Camera" doesn't work with my webcam I have to use a third party app with 8.1 for that (It worked with 8.0, I used it just before I upgraded). I've been patiently waiting for an update to fix that.
Windows 8 tips and tricks - part 1 My 8.1 desktop is just the same as my Win 7 desktop same gadgets and all. Some software that can't run will sometimes run in compatible mode?
Driver support for windows 8.1 is still hot or miss, let's hope with Windows 8.2/Threshold update Microsoft does not update the kernel again since that would mean going through a repeat drivers update and waiting hell process all over again.
PS. I'm back on Windows 8.1 since Intel has released a new HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge) driver that works pretty much perfect with Windows 8.1, no more blurry text or such things (except in IE 11 which is Microsoft's text implementation at fault).
Threshold is the next "wave" of windows updates just as "Blue" is the current wave for all systems.
Microsoft codename 'Threshold': The next major Windows wave takes shape | ZDNet
.Before Microsoft gets to Threshold, the company is on track to deliver an update to Windows 8.1 (known as Windows 8.1 Update 1) around the same time that it delivers Windows Phone "Blue" (Windows Phone 8.1). That's supposedly happening in the spring 2014/Q2 2014 timeframe, from what my sources have said
A spring update but not 8.2
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I didn't know you still can't disable the charms or hot corners if you select
boot directly to desktop in 8.1? Is that so?
I hope that M$ actually follows through with their claim of listening to their majority customers that want to have a desktop that operates exactly as it did in Windows 7...
And just as importantly I want the old simple easy to use way of safe boot with F11 key instead of the cluster fluck now required with 8.1 and 8.0.
My only current complaints about Windows 8.1 is there's no way of changing the login screen's wallpaper (only color change), the show desktop button (bottom right corner) does not animate or change color when highlighted/hover over with mouse (it's already smaller than it was in Windows 7 and there's no way of knowing when you mouse is actually over the button) and there's no option to disable the new Windows Start Button (gets annoying when running Metro Apps and hitting the button by accident especially with online Metro UI games).
I agree with the no login screen wallpaper comment. I also noticed no wallpaper on my monitors if I let Windows boot to metro. The Metro Start Screen comes up on my main monitor and my other two just have the single color background. I don't get any desktop wallpaper until I launch a program or app. If I boot to the desktop instead, all my monitors show the desktop wallpaper right away.