1. Post #2761
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    mark6789's Avatar
    March 2009
    7,169 Posts
    Ok so i have a tp-link tl wn722n wireless adapter and it doesnt want to work on windows 8. Any sugestions?
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  2. Post #2762
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,578 Posts
    How do you even install Windows 8 on a tablet?
    Like you install any other OS on it, that is, in a x86 tablet
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  3. Post #2763
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    bassie12's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,744 Posts
    How do you even install Windows 8 on a tablet?
    USB Flash or DVD drive.
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  4. Post #2764
    MikuMikuCookie's Avatar
    October 2011
    47 Posts
    USB Flash or DVD drive.
    Arrrg.

    What security measures has Microsoft included on this USB OS feature to help prevent piracy?
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  5. Post #2765
    dagoth_ur's Avatar
    November 2009
    1,813 Posts
    anyone remember how to fix amd drivers? had the problem again when I jumped to release preview
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  6. Post #2766
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,089 Posts
    How do you even install Windows 8 on a tablet?
    Probably the same way you install Windows 7 on a tablet.

    Edited:

    Arrrg.

    What security measures has Microsoft included on this USB OS feature to help prevent piracy?
    Secure Boot Protection.
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  7. Post #2767
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    9,831 Posts
    No, that has an ARM CPU. You need an x86. Windows 8 is being developed for ARM, but it won't be released as an installable package (although some people might develop ROMs)
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  8. Post #2768
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    November 2009
    14,497 Posts
    For the few of you who's not seeing this, get in here: http://live.theverge.com/microsoft-l...-announcement/
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  9. Post #2769
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    November 2009
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    "The New Microsoft Surface"?

    Oh dear... Have they killed off their other surface tech for these tablets? I hope not... I loved how they handled item detection on Surface.

    Edited:

    Okay... I now understand fully why Microsoft wanted to launch a touch-based operating system... Because this is their first foray into producing and selling an entire, through-and-through, Microsoft computer.

    I UNDERSTAND NOW! And I think I like it.
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  10. Post #2770
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
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    How do you even install Windows 8 on a tablet?
    You can't install WinRT (WOA) on a tablet since it's for OEMs only, but for an x86 a flash drive will suffice. Just "burn" the ISO to a flash drive with Microsoft's Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool.
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  11. Post #2771
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    GhostSonic's Avatar
    May 2009
    3,328 Posts
    Is Windows RT supposed to be the ARM version of Windows 8?
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  12. Post #2772
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,089 Posts
    Is Windows RT supposed to be the ARM version of Windows 8?
    Yeah. It's like Windows Embedded.
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  13. Post #2773
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    You can't install WinRT (WOA) on a tablet since it's for OEMs only, but for an x86 a flash drive will suffice. Just "burn" the ISO to a flash drive with Microsoft's Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool.
    I was talking about WinRT. I've seen it installed on iPads, and was curious how the user installs something with no expansion ports... Surely Apple wouldn't allow a rival OS in their own AppStore... Would they?
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  14. Post #2774
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    August 2006
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    I was talking about WinRT. I've seen it installed on iPads, and was curious how the user installs something with no expansion ports... Surely Apple wouldn't allow a rival OS in their own AppStore... Would they?
    I'm curious as to where you've seen it installed on iPads as WindowsRT hasn't even been released and I highly doubt any OEM has been installing it to a jailbroken iPad for shits and giggles.
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  15. Post #2775
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    I'm curious as to where you've seen it installed on iPads as WindowsRT hasn't even been released and I highly doubt any OEM has been installing it to a jailbroken iPad for shits and giggles.
    After a bit of googling around, I realize that they are running Windows 8 using Parallels. :/
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  16. Post #2776
    Elements's Avatar
    December 2008
    1,072 Posts
    Guys anybody else reallly excited for Microsoft Surface?

    Like, I'm really planning on getting one so I can have a full Win8 experience.
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  17. Post #2777
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    July 2011
    70 Posts
    Guys anybody else reallly excited for Microsoft Surface?

    Like, I'm really planning on getting one so I can have a full Win8 experience.
    you can get a full experience with other tablets and laptops too, it's just that this surface device is sleek as hell
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  18. Post #2778
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    November 2006
    2,407 Posts
    Guys anybody else reallly excited for Microsoft Surface?

    Like, I'm really planning on getting one so I can have a full Win8 experience.
    I am be completely serious here, but what full Windows 8 experience? Either you get the ARM Surface, and lose backwards compatibility, and essentially you have a Microsoft iPad, or you get the x86 one, which is heavier, thicker, almost certain to have worse battery life, and to make decent use of the backwards compatibility, needs the mouse and keyboard, making it a little netbook really.

    It has a touch screen sure, but I don't think any one device can be considered the full Windows 8
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  19. Post #2779
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,578 Posts
    Microsoft said that the surface was the first tablet ever to have dual antennas, yet my DIY Tablet has dual antennas as well
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  20. Post #2780
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    Microsoft said that the surface was the first tablet ever to have dual antennas, yet my DIY Tablet has dual antennas as well
    Sue them and make lots of money.

    The start screen has been updated in the newer build that the Surface is running. The icons for desktop programs are now bigger (I'm assuming they're 64x64).



    Now if they'd just color code the tiles based on the dominant RGB value of the icon...
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  21. Post #2781
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    Now if they'd just color code the tiles based on the dominant RGB value of the icon...
    If they did that it would make the start screen much more pleasing.
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  22. Post #2782
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,578 Posts
    It's much better but it's still not very pleasing, They should allow the users to set custom icons (full icons) for those so it doesn't look out of the place, I mean hell you've been able to do that since Win95 for shortcuts
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  23. Post #2783
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    It's much better but it's still not very pleasing, They should allow the users to set custom icons (full icons) for those so it doesn't look out of the place, I mean hell you've been able to do that since Win95 for shortcuts
    I'd like all my tiles to be one colour and the background another colour.
    Instead of some rainbow clusterfuck.
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  24. Post #2784
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    bassie12's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,744 Posts
    Sue them and make lots of money.

    The start screen has been updated in the newer build that the Surface is running. The icons for desktop programs are now bigger (I'm assuming they're 64x64).



    Now if they'd just color code the tiles based on the dominant RGB value of the icon...
    This, and the option to make them one color.


    Also anyone know if that pinball game is gonna cost money? and is there a way to get it in the release preview, since it isn't in it but was in the consumer preview.
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  25. Post #2785
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    If they did that it would make the start screen much more pleasing.
    Or heaven-for-fucking-bid we want to customize our own tiles with icons we make ourselves...
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  26. Post #2786
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    Fat White Lump's Avatar
    August 2009
    4,729 Posts
    Or heaven-for-fucking-bid we want to customize our own tiles with icons we make ourselves...
    Microsoft probably won't let us do that, but maybe Stardock or someone will make a program for it.
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  27. Post #2787
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    Go into the start menu folder and change it from there. You don't need a $10 stardock program.

    Shit icon just as an example.
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  28. Post #2788
    Philly c's Avatar
    February 2008
    557 Posts
    Not just changing the icon but the whole tile. At least that's what I want.
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  29. Post #2789
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    Lazor's Avatar
    July 2007
    9,254 Posts
    i'm just going to fill my start screen with live tiles so i don't really care about the icons
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  30. Post #2790
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    Fat White Lump's Avatar
    August 2009
    4,729 Posts
    Go into the start menu folder and change it from there. You don't need a $10 stardock program.

    Shit icon just as an example.
    I meant the full tile.
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  31. Post #2791
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    jjjohan's Avatar
    January 2005
    731 Posts
    It worries me that my C drive is included in the list of removable devices when it's an internal SSD. Maybe AHCI is overdoing the 'plug-n-play' aspect, an entire OS .
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  32. Post #2792
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    9,831 Posts
    It worries me that my C drive is included in the list of removable devices when it's an internal SSD. Maybe AHCI is overdoing the 'plug-n-play' aspect, an entire OS .
    I think the term you're looking for is "hot-swappable". All SATA drives are technically hot-swappable, even if they're internal. But if you're using it as your Windows drive, that's a little weird...
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  33. Post #2793
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    It worries me that my C drive is included in the list of removable devices when it's an internal SSD. Maybe AHCI is overdoing the 'plug-n-play' aspect, an entire OS .
    Mine's done the same thing since Windows 7. It's just how AHCI works.
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  34. Post #2794
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    Dr Egg's Avatar
    November 2006
    2,407 Posts
    Go into the start menu folder and change it from there. You don't need a $10 stardock program.

    Shit icon just as an example.
    Can you still do that with Windows Marketplace apps, or will those be digitally signed or something?
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  35. Post #2795
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    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    It worries me that my C drive is included in the list of removable devices when it's an internal SSD. Maybe AHCI is overdoing the 'plug-n-play' aspect, an entire OS .
    I think even XP does this with correct drivers and BIOS settings, but if not, 7 certainly does it. SATA drives are removable.
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  36. Post #2796
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,089 Posts
    Oh, oh, try to eject the C drive! See what happens!
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  37. Post #2797
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    March 2009
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    Well I tried to download the upgrade assistant, but that says my CPU doesn't meet requirements. Which is shit, because last time I checked, a Core2Duo was accepted, but my i7-950 won't meet requirements apparently.

    I guess I'll make a flash drive of the iso.

    This is weird, I missed talking about computers all the time
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  38. Post #2798
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Well I tried to download the upgrade assistant, but that says my CPU doesn't meet requirements. Which is shit, because last time I checked, a Core2Duo was accepted, but my i7-950 won't meet requirements apparently.

    I guess I'll make a flash drive of the iso.

    This is weird, I missed talking about computers all the time
    I had the same issue with my i5. You have to enable something in your BIOS.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0-61805a2d95ef
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  39. Post #2799
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,578 Posts
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  40. Post #2800
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    Lazor's Avatar
    July 2007
    9,254 Posts
    it's just in app advertising. looks better than what i deal with on android
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