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2-for-1: Can Windows 8 satisfy both the desktop and the tablet?

  1. #11


    Adelaide
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    Someone else's good work


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Fire up Windows Explorer and navigate over to your Windows directory.
    Do a search for “shows desktop,” and copy the shortcut that you find into the following location:
    C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
    By doing so, you’ll ensure that Windows 8 always boots to the “Classic Desktop” instead of its Metro UI.
    From MaximumPC
    Maximum PC | The Big Guide: 20 Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Windows 8 - Page 2
    Thanks, good info.
    I'd like to claim credit for discovering it, but I can't.
    I followed a link on another thread (which seems to have been deleted) and there it was.

    Note:
    I haven't tried it, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness.

    I deleted the CP, before I tried to "Upgrade" the DP.
    Turns out that you can't perform an "Upgrade" on a VHD.
    No real loss as the DP works OK and I can't abide using an OS that won't install my sound driver (no music or videos).

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  2. #12


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    ^^^^^
    Never give credit to anyone else unless you are sure you will get in trouble for not giving credit to someone else. . .
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Fire up Windows Explorer and navigate over to your Windows directory.
    Do a search for “shows desktop,” and copy the shortcut that you find into the following location:
    C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
    By doing so, you’ll ensure that Windows 8 always boots to the “Classic Desktop” instead of its Metro UI.
    From MaximumPC
    Maximum PC | The Big Guide: 20 Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Windows 8 - Page 2
    Very good tip-thank you.
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  4. #14


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Oh yes, that one.

    You should find it in winsxs with wcp.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I say, Windows 8 will not only satisfy, but leave tablet users smiling.

    For the desktop, I think it will do splendid.
    Once people get used to it I think it will take-off and Microsoft is counting on that.
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  6. #16


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    For smaller tablets and netbooks W8 needs apps to be able to run with a 600 screen size width definition otherwize it's not going to work.

    For some apps 720 is the smallest allowable !!.

    You can't always plug your device into a larger external monitor.

    Otherwise W8 will do fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #17


    Here is a thought...you know you are doing well and your future is pretty good when your only real competition is your own Operating System...Win7 vs Win8 for the PC.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
    Here is a thought...you know you are doing well and your future is pretty good when your only real competition is your own Operating System...Win7 vs Win8 for the PC.
    I agree.. would be a completely different scenario if Mac OS X was made to work with most hardware. I myself like OSX because I use it for editing photos, but I can't afford an iMac/Mac Pro and my Macbook is considerably slower than my AMD desktop.

    I find Win8 to be an improvement over Win7 because of it's updated file manager. Handling files is more integrated with the OS and therefore easier and faster!
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  9. #19


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
    Here is a thought...you know you are doing well and your future is pretty good when your only real competition is your own Operating System...Win7 vs Win8 for the PC.
    That's a good point.

    I like this quote from one of our Russian commentators:


    Microsoft ...aims to create a single interface for mobile devices and desktops classic... this is frankly incompatible ...the devices are of different classes and solve a completely different problem.

    The revised method of interaction ...gives me a feeling as if a stool in front of me turned and made to sit astride the legs.

    Motivation can be the same: legs are thinner, lighter, and have stupid board with lacquered surface, which might distract my ass instead of just sitting.
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  10. #20


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64




    The Russian expressed that well.
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