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Don't forget Remote Desktop" works in NON metro mode too -- here

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Don't forget Remote Desktop" works in NON metro mode too -- here


    Hi there
    this little trick STILL works in W8 RP.

    If you want the standard RDP --= not the stupid Metro version then simply at the command line - normal user -- not as an administrator enter the command mstsc.exe

    You get all the options back including the remote computers desktop themes etc as well.

    screenshot enc

    cheers
    jimbo
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    You can just open up run then type mstsc you dont need the .exe bit at the end
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    Or just open the start screen and type remote desktop and click that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Or just open the start screen and type remote desktop and click that.
    Start screen ??? how and what is it !!.

    cheers
    jimbo
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    The new start menu, the thing that comes up when you first log in or if your doing something press the window key.
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    this might sound stupid... but i got so used to using start -> run -> mstsc that i wonder... HOW does it run in metro mode?
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    If you open it that way it doesn't but you can get the metro version from the store because I don't think it comes on preinstalled on windows 8 release preview
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Start screen ??? how and what is it !!.
    You know, when you press the windows key, the big screen that comes up that says "START" in the upper left corner? You know? The Start screen? How could you miss it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancool View Post
    If you open it that way it doesn't but you can get the metro version from the store because I don't think it comes on preinstalled on windows 8 release preview
    But the remote desktop app does come pre-installed, so i'm rather confused why someone would make a big deal about how the app that doesn't come pre-installed isn't the only way to use remote desktop when the app that does come pre-installed still works the same way it always has.

    This whole thread is pointless. Until Jimbo went on his rampage, I didn't even know there WAS a metro remote desktop app. I just started remote desktop the normal way, the way jimbo seems to think is a "trick" of some sort. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
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    I had to install the metro version after I had installed windows 8 release preview but the other one comes on there.
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