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The Metro hater's guide to the Windows 8.1 Preview

  1. #21


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    If you need to get into safe mode can you now simply tap F 8 at boot up, like you can in Windows 7,Vista, XP?
    No.
    You get there through "advanced startup" options.
    Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

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  2. #22


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    I found a neat program that will allow you to boot into the advanced boot options each time you start your computer. Boot UI Tuner is a small program that you only need to run once to see the advanced boot options screen!

    With help of Boot UI Tuner you will be able:
    to enable advanced options of boot menu - such options as safe mode, debugging and so on will be available before every boot of your Windows 8;
    to enable editing of boot options - this allows you to specify an addition options for kernel. They are similar to good old boot.ini features;
    to disable blue Windows Logo during boot;
    to disable spinning circle during boot;
    to disable text messages during boot - messages like “Please wait”, “Updating registry – 10%” and so on;
    to disable whole modern boot UI and turn it into legacy mode;
    to enable or disable verbose sign in messages.

    WinAero: Boot UI Tuner
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  3. #23


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8/Mac OS

    That looks good..


    but I wonder if it will actually fix all the problems. To do that I guess they would need to get rid of Metro. I have that thing.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You guys know I was just kidding right?
    Sadly, no. No they didn't.
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