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Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Glad it could help Julian.

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  2. #11


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    Hello Shawn mate I am using Stardock8 for using the 8 and I want to find the opening screens in this tutorial but am a bit lost here any direction I should be going in the alternate Metro screen??
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  3. #12


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    Hello John,

    What are you seeing instead of the example screenshots when you boot to Advanced Startup Options, or what questions do you may have about any of the steps in the tutorial?

    Here's a shortcut that you can use to make booting to Advanced Startup Options from within Windows 8 easier if you like.

    Startup Options Menu Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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  4. #13


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    Shawn I am getting pic 1 as the Stardock8 desktop screen and when I go to the pop out menu at the right side of the screen and pick the 8 logo I get a screen very similar to pic 2 and I don't know where to go in the Metro sceen for that Choose an Option in the tutorial.

    I cannot get it to add attachments mate have tried twice now they say they are uploading but come posting they do not show up.
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    The shortcut I posted above should restart your PC to the "Choose an option" (Advanced Startup Options) screen for you if you like.

    I don't know what pic 1 and 2 you are referring to. Are you able to do OPTION THREE through PC settings to restart the PC to the "Choose an option" (Advanced Startup Options) screen?
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    Yep I can see what you mean but I am not getting that blue screen just a heap of panels.
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    If able, please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help ID the issue.
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  8. #17


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    Hello Shawn the World Champion Gung Ho Idiot here I tried downloading that blue file and it went straight into that screen when I opened it from downloads

    Why the pics did not upload well they uploaded but did not attach I have no idea??

    Hmm even doing that from my main desktop now - any suggestions please??

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  9. #18


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    John,

    You uploaded the image, but had just forgot to attach it in your post. It is now.

    Yep, that's what that shortcut is supposed to do when it's used.
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    Ok mate I thought it just attached as the 7 used to I am going to try that again now.

    That is really odd I went to manage attachments browsed found the pic uploaded and looked for an add box but cannot see anything. Closed the manage box and sent but again no pic??

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