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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post


    You don't need the Local Security Policy editor to disable UAC.  From Windows Vista onward, you can disable UAC by setting "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA" to 0.  That's all the Local Security Policy editor does (I checked with Process Monitor).
 
 
    Definitely this, although I personally recommend Windows 7.

 

Does that result in this?

 

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vs. this:

 

 

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    Yep, after a system reboot.  Here are screeshots of before and after:

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post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Yep, after a system reboot:

Before + After:

 

Ah, so then 8.1 Pro is unnecessary if this is all that one would get 8.1 Pro for! Thank you!!

 

I know that you explained this before, but I don't remember having the presence of mind to ask like this.

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post #14 of 38
I was in the exact boat, and decided to go with 8.1. The new update made it not so bad, i actually like it better then windows 7. I never ever have to use the weird tiles thing. thumb.gif
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I was in the exact boat, and decided to go with 8.1. The new update made it not so bad, i actually like it better then windows 7. I never ever have to use the weird tiles thing. thumb.gif

 

Before Update 1 (and after) in Windows 8.1, you can avoid the Modern UI entirely by using StartIsBack+. You can also combine this with Gadgets Revived and Old New Explorer to replicate Windows 7 just about perfectly, except for Aero Glass - which can still be done.

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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

to replicate Windows 7 just about perfectly, except for Aero Glass - which can still be done.

The way I get Aero on Windows 8 is with this app, quoting myself from the first thread I linked earlier:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coreda View Post


Tools that helped:

- Aero Glass - Brings back Aero to Windows 8. It's trialware, but only like $4 to buy. Well worth it.

So far it's mostly okay now wink.gif.

Using it currently, work a treat. Adds native blurring to window backgrounds, and allows custom theming via PNG sprites if wanted. Also features a way to have the 'glass' effect of 7, but I haven't tested that aspect so far.
Edited by Coreda - 4/24/14 at 9:41pm
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post #18 of 38
If you are transferring files from a Windows XP installation to a newer system I am told Microsoft has provided a free utility from XP to Win 7 but not to Win 8, which may be one of the reasons there is such a clamour for new Win 7 Laptops / PC's at the moment (typically £100 premium over a new Win 8 Laptop or PC with the same spec). (Whether this is entirely true I do not know but hopefully someone else will chime in).
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If you are transferring files from a Windows XP installation to a newer system I am told Microsoft has provided a free utility from XP to Win 7 but not to Win 8, which may be one of the reasons there is such a clamour for new Win 7 Laptops / PC's at the moment (typically £100 premium over a new Win 8 Laptop or PC with the same spec). (Whether this is entirely true I do not know but hopefully someone else will chime in).

It's a totally new build. Well mostly new. I'll be using my old bluray drive and psu but thats it. The old system is win7
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price difference between regular and pro is only 10 bucks, so it looksl like 8.1 pro FTW. Thanks all smile.gif
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