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  1. #21


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    1 thing I don't understand why ppl forgot about making shortcuts on your desktops, co'z desktop still exist and you can also search your apps by pressing win key + initials

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  2. #22


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Heh it would have to be improved to the level of being a desktop again, I need like 8 programs snapped at least before I'll consider it a productive environment
    This will only be true if Software Vendors develop only as Tile UI apps, which may be detrimental to them.
    Or
    MS does away with the Desktop completely.

    If Desktop goes away completely and it is no longer productive, or Vendors can create productive apps for the new UI
    Watch for Software Vendors to move exclusively to Linux, maybe?
    Free OS, but the problem with Linux is too many Flavors. Devs will have to agree to pick one and develop for it only and if others want to work around other flavors, that's on them, (ie Ubuntu or Fedor, Redhat, whatever).

    This is going to be an interesting time over the next couple of years to see what direction things will go.
    Who knows, maybe Linux will get a boost with major developers?
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  3. #23


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by networkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kizo2703 View Post
    No ,it's not.

    But ,you have several start menus in Windows 7 style - try Classic Shell.
    Wow that is UGLY! Would be nice to keep the other side of the start menu as it is now, with the Name, Computer, Documents links etc.

    This looks like it might be worth considering.

    Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu
    There is a picture I found, thx
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  4. #24


    Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 - MSFN Forum

    best tool updated. with new working MFU
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  5. #25


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    No start screen in my pe build

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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    No start screen in my pe build

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    How did you get explorer running in PE?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    With some difficulty.

    I have been building this stuff or a while - you learn as you go along.

    It takes a lot of work. It is great way of understanding how the o/s is put together and how it works.

    There are a few of us around the world who do this kind of thing - most get explorer going - sometimes I have to help others, e.g. to get sound going - sometimes I get hints form the other guys/gals.

    Each new o/s brings new challenges. This one more than most.

    I am not bothering with the metro stuff in there - waste of space.

    I have left the SRT gui as is - can flip back and forth between that and desktop.

    SRT is a bit pointless if you have access to bootable desktop with the repair programs you need - much better than what SRT offers.

    Because MS have butchered explorer.exe in win8 (to make it difficult to use on it's own ), my explorer.exe is a little different.
    Last edited by SIW2; 29 Aug 2012 at 13:34.
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  8. #28


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    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    With some difficulty.

    I have been building this stuff or a while - you learn as you go along.

    It takes a lot of work. It is great way of understanding how the o/s is put together and how it works.

    There are a few of us around the world who do this kind of thing - most get explorer going - sometimes I have to help others, e.g. to get sound going - sometimes I get hints form the other guys/gals.

    Each new o/s brings new challenges. This one more than most.

    I am not bothering with the metro stuff in there - waste of space.

    I have left the SRT gui as is - can flip back and forth between that and desktop.

    SRT is a bit pointless if you have access to bootable desktop with the repair programs you need - much better than what SRT offers.

    Because MS have butchered explorer.exe in win8 (to make it difficult to use on it's own ), my explorer.exe is a little different.
    Any tips/links?
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  9. #29


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Sorry, there aren't.

    I built this by hand.

    Looking round - it seems I am way ahead of the other guys.

    It seems they don't like 8 very much and they haven't bothered trying to make a decent pe4 yet.

    It is working well - apart from a strange issue with msi installer not working.

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  10. #30


    Posts : 15
    Win7 Ultimate and trial Win8


    W8 has multiple monitor support, of which you can show the desktop on one, Metro UI on another. If I remember correctly, it has the native ability to support 4 monitors.
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