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post #41 of 76
Honestly, after using Windows 7 and being extremely happy with it seeing Windows 8 with the metro UI just does not entice me at all. I think I am going to pass up on this and just read what people have to say. I think I might stay on windows 7 for as long as I can unless Windows 8 has some serious performance upgrades or something. I just can't get over how horrible the metro UI looks. ugh...
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post #42 of 76
Could someone try a GFWL game on their win 8 install please? didn't work on the dev preview.
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post #43 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post

It's only functional for touchscreens, but not for a desktop environment where you need to use a keyboard and a mouse. I think we've had this discussion many times.

Can't you still use the mouse to navigate the metro ui? I don't see what's wrong with that.
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post #45 of 76
Below worked in the dev preview to 'fix' the start menu.
Quote:
Launch the registry editor (win+r > regedit >enter)
Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Double-click on RPEnabled
Change the value from 1 to (zero)
Tap enter or click OK
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post #46 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyra View Post

Could someone try a GFWL game on their win 8 install please? didn't work on the dev preview.
Doesn't work for me, but works for my brother. I guess its finicky.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyra View Post

Below worked in the dev preview to 'fix' the start menu.
Quote:
Launch the registry editor (win+r > regedit >enter)
Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Double-click on RPEnabled
Change the value from 1 to (zero)
Tap enter or click OK
Will no longer work, the RPEnabled value doesn't even exist in the registry anymore.
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post #47 of 76
^ Not working.
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post #48 of 76
Wow, I put an empty HD in my HTPC and installed Windows 8.........
This is just plain garbage.....looks like I will not be supporting Windows Ate it [Windows 8]
Just like I sure don't support Windows Mistake Edition [Windows ME]
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post #49 of 76
Hmm, I suppose I'll download. It'll probably be a while before I bother to try it though. Maybe on my 939 if I can find the time.
 
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post #50 of 76
Ugh, just downloaded and all I get when I boot from the disc is an error stating "HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"
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