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Windows 8 Consumer preview Released

  1. #151


    For those of us who want a Start Menu-sort of-on the desktop…
    The Quick Launch still works in Window 8
    Make a new tool bar with this:
    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    If you follow that link after the bar is created it is much easier to organize (create folders, arrange short cuts, etc.) the bar in the folder. You can, in effect, create a Start Menu without the orb.
    For those critics of this hint…you do not want to know what I think.

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  2. #152


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Installed on my laptop yesterday and on my desktop today when I got home.
    Finding most of the settings for things I want to change, so far I like it.
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  3. #153


    Just installing it now.
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  4. #154


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Geeks, have you noticed that if you use a Live account to log in to Windows 8 and then log in to any other Windows 8 computer using the same Live account, your desktop background, taskbar settings etc. are automatically transferred?

    Oh bloody h***, I'm explaining it very badly . This is what I mean: I installed Win8 Wednesday to one of my laptops. Set up the background, moved taskbar vertically left as I always do it and so on. Today I installed Win8 to another rig, a desktop, using the same Live account as initial main user.

    I was quite surprised to see the desktop background being not Windows 8 default one but my background from the first installed laptop. Also the taskbar appeared left as I had set it on the laptop.

    Wanted to test this, so I now installed Win8 to a VirtualBox vm and it is true, got the same personal desktop and taskbar settings.

    Cool!

    Kari
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  5. #155


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    You can control what is synced in the Metro style control panel.
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  6. #156



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The weather app won't let me switch the temps to display in Celsius.
    This is easy to rectify. When you have the app displaying, press + C to open the Charms bar. Click on Settings and then Settings again. Click to select Fahrenheit (default) or Celsius. Changes take place immediately.
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  7. #157


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    After using Windows 8 CP for a few days its looking good. All my hardware works and all but one software I have installed so far works also. CDBurnerXP can't see my CD/DVD drive. Windows and ImgBurn burn to it OK. Finally got the Metro Start setup like I like it but its still kinda ugly. Its seams faster then Windows 7. Still getting all my programs loaded and during some organizing but looks like a keeper.

    Jim
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  8. #158


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The weather app won't let me switch the temps to display in Celsius.
    This is easy to rectify. When you have the app displaying, press + C to open the Charms bar. Click on Settings and then Settings again. Click to select Fahrenheit (default) or Celsius. Changes take place immediately.
    I got that sorted thanks. Now I have to figure out why it freezes every time on a cold boot. It just locks up on the Beta Fish juggling balls screen? If I press the reset button windows loads normally. Also a reboot for updates etc works fine, its just from a cold start.
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  9. #159


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    You can control what is synced in the Metro style control panel.
    This was new for me. I really like it!
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  10. #160


    Posts : 14
    windows 7 64 bit


    in disk cleanup can I delete,or clean windows upgrade log files,without damaging anything?
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