First look at Windows 8.1

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  1. -Tj-

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    If someone wants to make it like win8 style file Explorer Library, just right click and enable it, or the same for disable.

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    Liking 8.1 here and no major issues using classic shell for the start button, I was a win7 hold out :) but changed for bf4
     
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    As I stated in the Steve Ballmer thread in the Frontpage News section........

     

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    which version x64 or 32bit will work faster on amd 5000+ x2 and 3gb ddr2?
     
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    Probably both the same, 64bit might use more RAM than 32bit
     
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    I think you will be just fine using the 64 Bit version and it would be quick.
     
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    No reason to use 32bit windows anymore imho
     
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    my G5 mouse speed is slower in 8.1 compared to windows 7.


    and its the same settings. in both systems.



    in ubuntu. my mouse is even faster
     
  10. -Tj-

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    Does anybody know where windows stores extra pictures for startup lock screen?


    I was stupid enough and allowed Facebook metro app to change my account pic and the bitch also changed my lock startup screen.

    I already changed it, but its still by those slides and sometimes takes control and changes to my FB main background pic.. :rolleyes:

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    I already found my FB account picture: C:\Users\..\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    But this lock screen background is hidden really good, I just can't find it.. I already checked almost any possible folder in appdata, programdata, windows folder and nothing? xD


    EDIT: well I end up uninstalling that FB metro app.
     
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    I really like 8.1.

    Only problem I encountered was my Asus Wireless adapter that crashed the installation. Took me around 2 hours to figure it out.

    So beware if you have one: PCE-N53, it will crash 8.1 installation.
     
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    hi

    anyone know program who set your pc after some min in sleep mode ? i set windows sleep mode that he go to sleep after 2 min but he wil not go to sleep onlye when i hit sleep button then he go to sleep so i hope there is some thing who can do it to if windows wil not
     
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    You can create a batch file to do that. ie, with notepad type:

    timeout /t 120
    rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

    and save as "sleep.bat"

    p.s will only work if hibernation disabled. If its not, type in command prompt: powercfg -h off
     
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    there is no external link to download the 8.1 as setup yes? takes ages on my tablet :(
     
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    Did fresh install using 8.1 pro iso this time. Earlier installation was a small mess because I upgraded from corrupted windows 8 (faulty memory corrupted numerous things).
     
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    i also made a 8.1 iso usb. better than upgrading every damn time. ffs.
     
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    Today changed motherboard, CPU and case. And plugged rest if my hardware. And pressed start button. And windows 8 booted. How on earth? It was not possible years ago. Is this windows 8 thing? Man such peace. Relax. No headaches.
     
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    I use 7 yet but I will for 8 very soon
     
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    Since Vista already could do that.
    I know because I migrated motherboard, cpu and memory, and I managed it to start the system without reformatting. But the performance was not what I expected. Besides giving random errors.
    Probably was due to a lot of garbage left in the registry of the previous system.

    With Windows 7 these aspects were polished. Migrating platform and was much easier.
     

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