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BUG: The current version of CCleaner deletes needed shortcuts from Windows 8 consumer preview.

Really? I didn't have that happen to me yet. What shortcuts did it delete? Are you sure it wasn't just a setting you checked?
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I'm not sure, maybe I checked invalid shortcuts or application path references that deletes my Windows store, metro Remote desktop. And why do these appear in the cleaning dialog and not appear in the registry scanner? Anyways system restore helped or maybe registry restore would have. wink.gif
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I'm not sure, maybe I checked invalid shortcuts or application path references that deletes my Windows store, metro Remote desktop. And why do these appear in the cleaning dialog and not appear in the registry scanner? Anyways system restore helped or maybe registry restore would have. wink.gif

Im not seeing this issue, just ran ccleaner again just to be sure, my shortcuts for those are still intact.

Sean, is the Vertex Plus considered 1st Gen?
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Sean, is the Vertex Plus considered 1st Gen?

nope. Not 1st gen.
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No idea. It supports TRIM so it shouldn't be that old.
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just dropping by to say love your previous guide for Windows 7, it is my default guide to show people who need to reload their OS. As for this windows 8 one I have a couple questions if you could clarify or prove right or wrong. Currently if you disable UAC in windows 8 CP then for some reason eventually you will begin to run into Metro UI problems. Apps not working, settings not showing up. I looked over the Windows 8 CP forums and found a few instances of people reporting the same and the event viewer also shows strange UAC related errors. Do not know if this changed after your guide was written or if it was a bug introduced in one of the CP updates, but figured I'd put that out there for debunking or as a quick tidbit for new users of Win8 CP and Seans' Guides. Windows 8 Forums There's more issues like that out there but this is was the first search result returned and I can confirm similar issues cropping up with my time in Win8. This might be helpful for some who do wish to try out the new UI but also love your guides

Also, with how Win8 CP can utilize UEFI and supposedly acheive even faster boot times would it be better to begin leaning toward just reducing hibernation to say say 25% (this article suggests the hibernation file is as large as 70% of ram but usually only ends up taking up 10-15%)

Those were the only two things I've run across so far with using Windows 8 aside from it's somewhat unstable nature at the moment. Keep up the great work, I always find your threads to be very great reads and I show them to any enthusiast or noob alike that tinkers with their computer

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just dropping by to say love your previous guide for Windows 7, it is my default guide to show people who need to reload their OS. As for this windows 8 one I have a couple questions if you could clarify or prove right or wrong. Currently if you disable UAC in windows 8 CP then for some reason eventually you will begin to run into Metro UI problems. Apps not working, settings not showing up. I looked over the Windows 8 CP forums and found a few instances of people reporting the same and the event viewer also shows strange UAC related errors. Do not know if this changed after your guide was written or if it was a bug introduced in one of the CP updates, but figured I'd put that out there for debunking or as a quick tidbit for new users of Win8 CP and Seans' Guides. Windows 8 Forums There's more issues like that out there but this is was the first search result returned and I can confirm similar issues cropping up with my time in Win8. This might be helpful for some who do wish to try out the new UI but also love your guides
I've never had that issue myself. My metro apps work fine for me when UAC is disabled.
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Also, with how Win8 CP can utilize UEFI and supposedly acheive even faster boot times would it be better to begin leaning toward just reducing hibernation to say say 25% (this article suggests the hibernation file is as large as 70% of ram but usually only ends up taking up 10-15%)

Those were the only two things I've run across so far with using Windows 8 aside from it's somewhat unstable nature at the moment. Keep up the great work, I always find your threads to be very great reads and I show them to any enthusiast or noob alike that tinkers with their computer

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Thanks for the link.

I believe that it is just talking about hibernation in general. They did some changes in how it works so now hibernation is faster than before if you use it. I never do personally, but I will be sure to add this info to the thread. smile.gif
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I will try to post a video of this in action today after work but i left hibernation in place and went into power options to make sure fast start was enabled. With a uefi (gpt) setup on the samsung 830 boot drive and win8 fast boot it takes around 5-8 seconds total until windows is there.

Phrased a different way. It takes more time now for my monitor to be triggered on via hdmi then it does for win 8 to load from a shutdown. But like i said ill try and throw up a video later today demonstrating it.

I reread that article and what it seems to be saying is yes they did tweak hibernation some but that they also applied it to there new fast boot mode. If you disable hibernation you lose fast boot. Seems like they are tied together but it will take some testing no doubt to see if the pros outweigh the cons with respect to how much space on an ssd it takes up


EDIT: Here is the video of my booting from shutdown to Windows 8 being ready to go. I still have lock screen enabled and I sign in with a password so those of you who disable Lock screen, password sign in, and no GUI boot will probably be even faster. As you can see though Windows is there ready to go by the time the monitor even gets powered up. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Hi Sean, can I suggest to add a few stuff about installing Win 8 on an SSD that already has an OS (e.g. Win 7)

My main question here is, do I use Parted Magic to completely format my SSD, then install Win 8 or do I just format my SSD during installation and continue from there?
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