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Navigating nightmare.

  1. #11


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Just press your windows key and you will pause the program and open the start screen at the same time, you can then select another program to run.
    To open the one you closed first just moove your cursor to the far left and a list of paused apps apear,then click on the one you want to restart.

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  2. #12



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    How to turn off action center: (I'm telling you how to disable it, allow or deny...) right click the action center flag almost next to your clock in the taskbar and select: Open acton center (clicking on it, allow or deny...) then click on the "change user account control settings" in the left side of the window. Then you should have something like this (posting picture allow or deny...)

    This is the action center flag.


    Rightclick and select...


    This windows opens, click this...


    Aaand... slide that slider all the way down (disabling UAC, allow or deny...)



    That actually works on W7 too. Hope it helps
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  3. #13


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    So far ...


    The Good.

    I used the VHD install method that I used for the DP and there were no problems (as long as you remember to "Unblock" the PowerShell script).
    Best Virtual Machine software to install Windows 8 DP?

    It located all of my Windows installations (including the VHD W8 DP).


    The Bad.

    So far:
    • Can't change font type.
    • Can't adjust font size (not dpi setting).
    • Can't set "Folder Templates".
    • Restarting/Shutting Down/Sleeping is painful (extra layer to battle with).
    • "Help" keeps getting worse (with every new OS version).
    • FF display glitches (same as DP - could be Mozilla's fault).
    • The DP found drivers for my USB and Sound, but CP can't.
    • 5 Updates as soon as I intalled it!



    Does the "Start Menu" hack still work?
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  4. #14



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    I don't think so...
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  5. #15


    My chosen way to turn off the UAC (There are many!) is to seelct the Command Prompt from Metro, and use Msconfig.
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  6. #16


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Sound Driver Won't Install Correctly


    I spent an hour trying to get the sound working.
    At least it makes buzzing noises now.
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  7. #17



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    have you already tried to delete the old driver?
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  8. #18


    1.
    Start
    write "cmd"
    ctrl+shift+enter/click

    This will open cmd with admin privileges.

    2.
    right click lower left bottom.
    Click image for larger version

    3. You don't need to close metro apps.
    Just press start/click left bottom/left top to leave them.
    And it will get suspended after some time.

    If you really want to close it without task manager:
    Click it's top and move it to the bottom. (like throwing it to the bottom)
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  9. #19


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    I have to agree its pretty darn annoying to use, its cool if you got a touch screen but I don't! I just want a classic start menu back :-(
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  10. #20


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    1.
    Start
    write "cmd"
    ctrl+shift+enter/click

    This will open cmd with admin privileges.

    2.
    right click lower left bottom.
    Click image for larger version

    3. You don't need to close metro apps.
    Just press start/click left bottom/left top to leave them.
    And it will get suspended after some time.

    If you really want to close it without task manager:
    Click it's top and move it to the bottom. (like throwing it to the bottom)

    You have a Start button? How did you manage to get that to show up?
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