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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

I'd love to know why it isn't set by default.

 

It might be something that some computers can't handle. Not sure.

 

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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post


1. Disabling hibernation will disable hybrid sleep.

2. I treat the metro ui as start menu, all my programs are pinned in there, desktop is clean.

3. Don't know why.

 

1. Thank you! I'm glad to know this.

 

2. Good idea.

 

3. I don't either. lol

 

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Originally Posted by gsa700 View Post

Honestly the only thing I hate about windows 8.1 is the lack of Aero glass. The flat colored interface is just really ugly. It tries to match colors from your background image and mostly fails miserably. Oh, and the windows borders are way to thick as well. I can't find a way to shrink them down. mad.gif

Otherwise, it's much better than Windows 7.

 

It tries to match the color of your wallpaper?! Oh god. lol

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I'd love to know why I have never had to do that before.

 

We're not saying that you have to do it. It's just that it's a good idea just in case. You will be glad that you did.

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Alright. I'm outta here. I'm gonna go install the 90-day free trial of Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

 

http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-run-windows-8-1-for-free-for-90-days/

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh699156.aspx

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In my other machine I have Vista running superb. The only problem is you have to download a few updates to get it running on par with 7 with DX11. They are really the same after you tune it up.


I was considering it, if it came down to me being forced to update I would probably just try to install Mac and do a hackintosh. my motherboard is suppose to be fully supported.
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Probably caused by running them in high priority? It's also worth opening Folder Options, View, scroll down to the bottom of Advanced settings and tick "Launch folder windows in a separate process", click Apply, and Ok. This means if if something causes an explorer instance to hang, other instances including the taskbar will be running fine in their own instance.

You sir are probably right.

Ill give that a try and see if that happens again to me. Thanks ! I learned something new today thumb.gif
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Me too. I learned (or am learning) that Windows 8.1 isn't so bad. I'm in the middle of taking a break (I'm in Windows 7) because I just spent the last couple of hours installing and setting it up and playing around. Sure, it's different, but I don't see what all the negative fuss is about that I've seen. All you have to do is the usual customizing and it's fine. A quick example: gsa700, you complained that the color changes with your wallpaper. That's an easy fix: don't use Auto.

 

I need to find a way to improve the transparency of the Taskbar though. In Windows 7, Aero Glass blurs the image quite a bit. In Windows 8, the Taskbar is simply transparent, thus sometimes with some of my wallpapers (hundreds), my icons and the clock are hard to see. In Windows 7, that's never an issue because it's not simply transparent; it blurs what's behind it leaving what's on the glass in focus.

 

Wait, there is one thing that I don't like: if I want to be a true administrator, like if I don't want that administrator icon next to files and if I don't want to have to click "Run as administrator", then I need 8.1 Pro which is more expensive. In Windows 7 Home Premium, all I have to do is enable the Administrator account, log into it, reset my account as an administrator, log back in, and I'm good to go. Then I can disable the Administrator account and go about my business as a true administrator.

 

For example: this is the quick way I check to see if I'm the admin:

 

AdministratorProof.png

 

On a fresh installation of Windows, I don't rest until I see this.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/1/14 at 7:30pm
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Alright. I'm outta here. I'm gonna go install the 90-day free trial of Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-run-windows-8-1-for-free-for-90-days/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh699156.aspx

I am glade to see you are giving it a try
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Me too. I learned (or am learning) that Windows 8.1 isn't so bad. I'm in the middle of taking a break (I'm in Windows 7) because I just spent the last couple of hours installing and setting it up and playing around. Sure, it's different, but I don't see what all the negative fuss is about that I've seen. All you have to do is the usual customizing and it's fine. A quick example: gsa700, you complained that the color changes with your wallpaper. That's an easy fix: don't use Auto.

I need to find a way to improve the transparency of the Taskbar though. In Windows 7, Aero Glass blurs the image quite a bit. In Windows 8, the Taskbar is simply transparent, thus sometimes with some of my wallpapers (hundreds), my icons and the clock are hard to see. In Windows 7, that's never an issue because it's not simply transparent; it blurs what's behind it leaving what's on the glass in focus.

Wait, there is one thing that I don't like: if I want to be a true administrator, like if I don't want that administrator icon next to files and if I don't want to have to click "Run as administrator", then I need 8.1 Pro which is more expensive. In Windows 7 Home Premium, all I have to do is enable the Administrator account, log into it, reset my account as an administrator, log back in, and I'm good to go. Then I can disable the Administrator account and go about my business as a true administrator.

For example: this is the quick way I check to see if I'm the admin:

AdministratorProof.png

On a fresh installation of Windows, I don't rest until I see this.

I know a lot of people hate getting asked yes or no but it does give you a lot of control of what apps can do.

If you do want to disable uac you can follow link below.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-user-account-control-on-off#1TC=windows-7

Personally biggest annoyance with uac is cmd...
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I hate that file transfers on my C drive completely lock up every program running until the transfer is complete. If it weren't for UEFI fast boot I would go back to Windows 7
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I hate the apps and the sharm menu. The apps i deleted nearly all of them and for the ones that cannot be deleted i set different default programs associate with the file extension. The sharm menu i still use but i use it so rarely (only for control panel, i made a shutdown shortcut on my desktop) that it doesn't bother me too much.

And with 8.1 i hate that windows search is combined with bing, but it's pretty easy to disable bing.
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Microsoft has already ditched Windows 8 and is moving onto Windows 9, so there really is no reason to upgrade to it if you have 7.

http://nypost.com/2014/01/14/microsoft-ditching-windows-8-planning-for-9/

http://news.sky.com/story/1194785/microsoft-windows-9-will-launch-in-2015


Waiting to see what their official word is at their BUILD Conference this week.

http://www.buildwindows.com/
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