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  1. #1


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    For Experienced Users Only....


    For experienced users who hate Metro...

    All you need is Windows Explorer/File Explorer/File Manager.

    Combine that with an elevated command line, you needn't ever use Metro OR the desktop.

    NOT for novices, but we ran Win 3x that way, back in the day, (only way you could
    get 'productive' with it) and despite all the changes since, if you know how, you can
    STILL run Win 8 the same way. But you DO need to know your file structure, backwards.

    I wouldn't run my NT4 setup any OTHER way. Didn't 'stop' running my OS that way until Win 7.

    Been trying it on 8. It still works. You still can.

    But 'ware wire'.... Newbies, do NOT try this at home...:-)

    Wenda.

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  2. #2


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Then again, I 'dissed' DOSShell in DOS 6.22, because I thought it was 'pussy'.....

    (It wasn't, I use it now on my 6.22 setup).

    Wenda.
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  3. #3


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    C'mon, you 'oldies, that's what this topic's for.

    Tell your stories ......give weird and obscure (but valid) advice.

    Here's a start, an oldie but a goodie, never documented.

    Got a 'bitie' in a DOS 6x boot sector?

    Insert disk 1, type fdisk/mbr.

    Instantly, a new, clean boot sector.

    Problem solved.

    Wenda.


    BTW Admins, please move if you wish....
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    It seems like about 50 years ago since I used Dos 6.22.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Then technology changed and introduced a start menu and Taskbar.
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  6. #6


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I was using it the other night...:-)

    But then, I DO collect OSes.

    And if you have them, and CAN use them, why not use them?

    Wenda.
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  7. #7


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    We didn't have them in 3.1 or NT 3.51. either, CB.

    But we customised. We used third-party stuff.

    JUST like the ones no-one wants to use on Win 8. I don't get that, sorry.

    We made the OS do what we wanted it to.

    It worked for us. Still super-tuning my NT4 setup (NICE OS, grandfather of XP, 32-bit version of Win 95/98).

    SIX bloody service-packs, tho....and some aren't that easy to find. Got 'em, but!

    We scream about XP needing three, then bitch because 7 isn't getting SP2?

    I dunno...

    Wenda.
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  8. #8


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    I still use on all systems Total Commander Ultima Prime and can't live without it.

    As I started with the VC-20, I'm still able to use the CMD and their commands as well.

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  9. #9


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Then again, I 'dissed' DOSShell in DOS 6.22, because I thought it was 'pussy'.....
    If I remember rightly, DOSShell was a task switcher, which ran applications full screen , and didn't multi task properly. Much like Metro in fact.

    Also if I remember rightly, there was DOS Edit which was also the editor for QBasic.
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    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64





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