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I just got an email from Microsoft about "meeting new windows" and it's just basically how to use windows 8 but I noticed something.
My app store looks VERY different to theirs.
My store:

The store from the vid:

Now this could just be Microsoft trying to make their store look better than it actually is but I swear if they pull an Apple app store on me I will burn windows and wait for steam to come to Linux. To clarify, In South Africa we don't get American apps, we get some very weird and useless ones which has forced me to jailbreak my iPhone if I want any sort of usefulness out it.
Anyone chance you guys could post some photo's of what your app store looks like and your location in the world?
Theirs is different because of the different apps they installed and the resizing they did on the tiles.
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I just got an email from Microsoft about "meeting new windows" and it's just basically how to use windows 8 but I noticed something.
My app store looks VERY different to theirs.
My store:

The store from the vid:

Now this could just be Microsoft trying to make their store look better than it actually is but I swear if they pull an Apple app store on me I will burn windows and wait for steam to come to Linux. To clarify, In South Africa we don't get American apps, we get some very weird and useless ones which has forced me to jailbreak my iPhone if I want any sort of usefulness out it.
Anyone chance you guys could post some photo's of what your app store looks like and your location in the world?

It almost seems as if everyone has a different store. Mine is similar, but there'still a difference:



Last time I used it, it was the same as yours. Now it's not. I'm in Gauteng, but it should be the same throughout SA.
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Does anyone know if I'll be able to upgrade to 64-bit without too much trouble? I had a 32 bit Windows 7, so I had to upgrade to the 32 bit 8 despite having 6 GB RAM. Another thing is drivers/games. Will older games and hardware work if I upgrade to 64 bit?
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Theirs is different because of the different apps they installed and the resizing they did on the tiles.

I can't re size my tiles in the app store and the apps I've downloaded/reviewed don't show up. I guess it's not a big deal, just a little cosmetic.

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Does anyone know if I'll be able to upgrade to 64-bit without too much trouble? I had a 32 bit Windows 7, so I had to upgrade to the 32 bit 8 despite having 6 GB RAM. Another thing is drivers/games. Will older games and hardware work if I upgrade to 64 bit?

If you want to upgrade to 64bit it means you will have to do a clean install. As far as I can tell you can't "upgrade" from 32 bit windows to 64bit Win 8. I don't know about older hardware but I just finished playing a game of battlefield 1942 since dice are giving it away for free now biggrin.gif

What hardware and games are you worried about?
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Anyone know how to get rid of the transparency on the taskbar? I'd really like it a solid color to match the rest of my theme.
 
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If you want to upgrade to 64bit it means you will have to do a clean install. As far as I can tell you can't "upgrade" from 32 bit windows to 64bit Win 8. I don't know about older hardware but I just finished playing a game of battlefield 1942 since dice are giving it away for free now biggrin.gif
What hardware and games are you worried about?

I'm mainly concerned about a PCI TV tuner. I know the 32 bit Windows has drivers for it on Windows Update, but I don't know if it could be a problem with 64 bit. It's using a Philips SAA7130 chipset.

The games are just a bunch of stuff from over the years (StarCraft 1, Neverwinter Nights, older Need for Speed titles like Underground 2 and the original Most Wanted, Oblivion, etc).
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Anyone know how to get rid of the transparency on the taskbar? I'd really like it a solid color to match the rest of my theme.

It's already been discussed a while back (can't remember who asked), and there wasn't a definite solution. My taskbar is completely solid without the option to set transparency, so as I said before, it looks like it might be a third party program.

EDIT: I found something on Neowin.net, but I don't know if it works on the final version:
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Here's your solution for an opaque Taskbar.

Go to c:\windows\resources\themes\
Copy your .theme file someplace else
Under the key [VisualStyles] change the pointer to Aero.msstyles to point to AeroLite.msstyles
Double click your .theme file

Now your Taskbar is no longer translucent.

This also changes other aspects of the UI though.

The URL is http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1102101-how-do-disable-transparency-in-windows-8s-taskbar/
Edited by JKuhn - 11/6/12 at 1:50pm
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I'm mainly concerned about a PCI TV tuner. I know the 32 bit Windows has drivers for it on Windows Update, but I don't know if it could be a problem with 64 bit. It's using a Philips SAA7130 chipset.
The games are just a bunch of stuff from over the years (StarCraft 1, Neverwinter Nights, older Need for Speed titles like Underground 2 and the original Most Wanted, Oblivion, etc).

Well the game are going to be no problem. If it works in 7 I can't see it not working in 8.

As for your tuner card:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Name=Philips%20SAA7130%20TV%20Tuner%20Card&vendor=Philips&Locale=1033&ModelOrVersion=SAA7130&BreadCrumbPath=Philips%20SAA7130&Type=Hardware&tempOsid=win8

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Thanks, I guess I'll try a clean install when I get a chance.
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Core 2 Duo P8600 LENOVO 2241B57 Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD 2 GB 
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128 GB Corsair Force GS Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) 15.4" lcd 1680*1050 
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Conexant Cx20561 Embedded 3G 
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Core I5 7500 Gigabyte Z270-GAMING K3 Gigabyte GTX 750Ti Black (back from retirement) Gigabyt GT640 OC 
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8GB Crucial DDR4 250 GB Seagate 500 GB Seagate 250 GB Seagate 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Liteon iHAS324 Deepcool Gammaxx S40 No-name fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit 
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Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Asus Strix Tactic Pro Cooler Master V 650S CM Storm Stryker Genius Maurus 
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Razer Goliathus Alpha Yamaha RX-V567 Receiver Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones TEK SP-8008S surround bookshelf speakers 
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TEK SP-8008F tower speakers (Bi-amped) TEK SP-8008C center speaker Logik HTIB sub (blown amp in the TEK) 360W Mecer UPS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8600 LENOVO 2241B57 Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD 2 GB 
Hard DriveOSOSMonitor
128 GB Corsair Force GS Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) 15.4" lcd 1680*1050 
AudioOther
Conexant Cx20561 Embedded 3G 
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