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Mirac7

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Firstly, I'd like to apologize if I've put this thread in wrong cathegory, I wasn't sure where to put it.

I have both Win8 and Win7 Ultimate x64, and I have programs and games installed in Win7.
Since I already have them installed, and I can access them on Win8, I don't want to have them installed twice at the same time. Besides, computers are always faster before installing software on it.
I can run almost everything without installing it on Windows 8.
However, software that wasn't installed in Win8 doesn't appear on Start (except for one game for which I have no idea how it got there:think:).
So how can I manually pin it to Start?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview
    CPU
    Intel Pentium dual-core E6700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G41MT-D3V
    Memory
    4,00 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer A221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Primary Seagate Baracuda 7200, 1000GB
    External: WD 2000GB, WD 8000GB, HP 16000GB

Brink

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mvp
Hello Mirac,

Sorry, but you will have to install the programs in Windows 8 as well if you want to be able to run them in Windows 8. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Mirac7

New Member
Power User
But I can run them, well most of them...

And those I can, I don't want to install them again
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview
    CPU
    Intel Pentium dual-core E6700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G41MT-D3V
    Memory
    4,00 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer A221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Primary Seagate Baracuda 7200, 1000GB
    External: WD 2000GB, WD 8000GB, HP 16000GB

DMHolt57

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Pro User
...the point is, Windows 8 can't read the registry entries created when the programs were installed. Some will run using generic drivers, but some functions may not be available because of the registry entries that are missing. All of the things you want to run in Windows 8 should be installed to build the registry entries.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    17074 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv7 3173nr
    CPU
    M520
    Memory
    5GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    120Mb/s

Mirac7

New Member
Power User
I'm unable to install some of them, and most of them run on Win8. If I don't recieve help from this thread, I shall do what you tell me.
But, my question is only this:
Can I pin something to Start? If yes, how?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview
    CPU
    Intel Pentium dual-core E6700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G41MT-D3V
    Memory
    4,00 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer A221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Primary Seagate Baracuda 7200, 1000GB
    External: WD 2000GB, WD 8000GB, HP 16000GB

DMHolt57

Well-Known Member
Pro User
You should be able to go into the program folder and find the .exe file and right click on it and have an option to pin to start menu, it works here.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    17074 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv7 3173nr
    CPU
    M520
    Memory
    5GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    120Mb/s

Mirac7

New Member
Power User
Not working...

When I click it to pin, it doesn't show up... :mad:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview
    CPU
    Intel Pentium dual-core E6700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G41MT-D3V
    Memory
    4,00 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer A221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Primary Seagate Baracuda 7200, 1000GB
    External: WD 2000GB, WD 8000GB, HP 16000GB

Brink

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mvp
Then you will have to install in Windows 8 before you will be able to. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Mirac7

New Member
Power User
Ok, but I have one more question.

When I click 'Pin to Start Menu', and right click again it gives 'Unpin from Start Menu' option, if it ain't in start?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview
    CPU
    Intel Pentium dual-core E6700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G41MT-D3V
    Memory
    4,00 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer A221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Primary Seagate Baracuda 7200, 1000GB
    External: WD 2000GB, WD 8000GB, HP 16000GB

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Mirac7

New Member
Power User
I know that when new app is installed, it appears on far right side, so yes, I've scrolled it.

And I just copied the link of what tutorial you've posted.

Anyway, thanks. Problem solved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview
    CPU
    Intel Pentium dual-core E6700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G41MT-D3V
    Memory
    4,00 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer A221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Primary Seagate Baracuda 7200, 1000GB
    External: WD 2000GB, WD 8000GB, HP 16000GB

Brink

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Administrator
mvp
That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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