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Strange message on desktop

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7

    Strange message on desktop


    I found this message on my Desktop bottom right. Has anybody else seen that

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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Not since build 7989.
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    I got the same message after I disabled Metro, once I put metro back on, message disappeared again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blongs View Post
    I got the same message after I disabled Metro, once I put metro back on, message disappeared again.
    Yup if you disable Metro UI you'll get that message!
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    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Disclosure of what, though? It's a public developer preview...
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    If you disable Metro, you are pretty much on the 7989 build.

    That one was not a public release.
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    WHS, don't worry, stranger things have happened. E.g. right now I'm using the RPenabled method to disable metro but keep the ribbon and TM via a couple of scripts. For some time after logon, the confidential blah..blah.. remains on my desktop, after that it magically disappears without any intervention on my part. Since this is a pre-pre- thing, haven't bothered to probe.
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    Yeah, all I have now is this ...

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    Dunno ... just happened tonight.
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  9. #9


    Mike, if the shell32.dll.mui is modified, you'll end up with that build string on the desktop.
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Thanks, Bill, I have modified my Start Screen pic and the colors of my tiles.

    Interestingly enough, however, I did that a number of days ago but tonight was the first time I saw the message changed.

    I haven't noticed anything bad, yet.

    You are truly a font of knowledge, Bill, and I thank you for all of your guidance, sincerely.

    The only thing I did in the interim was to place the Task Manager on my Start screen and, as I did so, I searched for "TM.exe" and came up with a bunch of choices and foolishly clicked away. Some of them came up with only a blank Task Manager window ... odd.

    I figured out the right one, finally. I wonder if that had something to do with it.
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