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Start8 1.17 Beta now supports Windows 8.1 Preview

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    Start8 1.17 Beta now supports Windows 8.1 Preview


    Stardock worked fast !

    We have a new beta for Start8 (v1.17) which includes various updates including fixes for some issues with the Windows 8.1 preview.

    Updates include:

    •Updated for Windows 8.1 preview build compatibility
    •Start8 allows customizing the Start button image AND provides a desktop Start menu
    •Added new prompt on first run to select a default button image. Upgrade installs will not see this prompt.
    •When running on Windows 8.1 Preview, respect the OS configuration for "boot to desktop"
    •When used with Stardock WindowBlinds, you can also override the Start button in use with the WB setting for "always use the OS" button
    •Options for showing the Windows 8.1 Start screen in other than full-screen mode are disabled in this version of Start8

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    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    That's good news! Hmm... I wonder if Stardock is going consider this as a new product or will they allow an already licensed 8.0 user to just reinstall on 8.1?
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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    I am pretty sure it will be standard update for Start8, after all:
    • Consider WindowsBlinds 7, now WindowBlinds 8 for the next OS
    • Windows 8.1 is just and update to Windows 8
    • There would not be Start 8 1.17 beta
    • Paid major updates come with new OS (as they have to be more or less completely rewritten) and Win 8.1 is not a new OS


    In my opinion. it's 99.999 % this is just another update for Start8 1.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    That's good news! Hmm... I wonder if Stardock is going consider this as a new product or will they allow an already licensed 8.0 user to just reinstall on 8.1?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Thank you JOD!
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