1. Post #3521
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    Hugg's Avatar
    January 2008
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    I don't have access to Windows 8 yet, however I was wondering if anyone knows if you cant make the window borders (called border padding in 7) smaller. The default padding looks kind of bloated.
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  2. Post #3522
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    August 2006
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    I don't have access to Windows 8 yet, however I was wondering if anyone knows if you cant make the window borders (called border padding in 7) smaller. The default padding looks kind of bloated.
    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\PaddedBorderWidth
    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\BorderWidth

    I set both of those to 0 and it looks like this:



    To get it any smaller would require a custom theme.
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  3. Post #3523
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    January 2008
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    Thanks! That's great news :)
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  4. Post #3524
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    did they seriously not change this, or it's just a leak thing
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  5. Post #3525
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    April 2006
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    I've been reading from this thread and others that Microsoft has locked down the store and won't allow third party Metro applications to be installed that isn't from the store, then I remembered, how did Chrome Dev do it a while ago?

    Edited:

    For anyone who's a fan of the color black:



    Also Explorer has crashed 4 times in the last few minutes.
    yea, i told ya guys a few posts ago. fun fact: that was filed as a bug, but was dismissed :(
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  6. Post #3526
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    September 2011
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    No worries, DAZ always comes through.

    Edited:

    Can anyone confirm if this works?

    http://rghost.net/39542296
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  7. Post #3527
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    July 2007
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    did they seriously not change this, or it's just a leak thing
    i'm pretty sure the bootable iso was just hacked together so probably
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  8. Post #3528
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    August 2006
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    yea, i told ya guys a few posts ago. fun fact: that was filed as a bug, but was dismissed :(
    Microsoft


    Always half-assing something.

    Edited:

    Apparently you can use the RTM theme in the RP. Curious as to how that looks.
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  9. Post #3529
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    November 2009
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    So... Since transparency isn't a stock option, is there a way to make the taskbar a flat color?
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  10. Post #3530
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    August 2006
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    So... Since transparency isn't a stock option, is there a way to make the taskbar a flat color?
    No.
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  11. Post #3531
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    You know how in windows vista only the taskbar was transparent then someone made aeroglass, same story with windows8
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  12. Post #3532
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    Panda, did you take the non-boot & rar it or run the ISO?
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  13. Post #3533
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    I've been reading from this thread and others that Microsoft has locked down the store and won't allow third party Metro applications to be installed that isn't from the store, then I remembered, how did Chrome Dev do it a while ago?

    Edited:

    For anyone who's a fan of the color black:



    Also Explorer has crashed 4 times in the last few minutes.
    I really hope they do something about the text colour, I can barely make out the "Color and Appearance".
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  14. Post #3534
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    Here I am, just wanting to untick show desktop icons to empty the recycle bin.



    Now what asshole decided that my Puush save folder should go to the desktop?
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  15. Post #3535
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    May 2010
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    Here I am, just wanting to untick show desktop icons to empty the recycle bin.



    Now what asshole decided that my Puush save folder should go to the desktop?
    Its... Beautiful
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  16. Post #3536
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    June 2008
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    Is the leaked ISO just Enterprise or can you remove the ei.cfg to change the edition like in W7?
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  17. Post #3537
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    July 2009
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    Its... Beautiful
    I honestly wouldn't mind it if Microsoft killed the desktop in some way in the future. I always have icons hidden.

    Though it might turn into 3.1 if we keep going that route.

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  18. Post #3538
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    You know how in windows vista only the taskbar was transparent then someone made aeroglass, same story with windows8
    What?

    Panda, did you take the non-boot & rar it or run the ISO?
    I extracted the files from the rar and ran setup.exe since I was dualbooting it anyway.

    Is the leaked ISO just Enterprise or can you remove the ei.cfg to change the edition like in W7?
    If you remove ei.cfg you'll need a key to install it so it's Enterprise N only.
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  19. Post #3539
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    July 2009
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    OOBE has about a million ways of saying "installing."

    "We're getting your PC ready"
    "Installing apps"
    "Taking care of a few things"
    "Almost ready"
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  20. Post #3540
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    OOBE has about a million ways of saying "installing."

    "We're getting your PC ready"
    "Installing apps"
    "Taking care of a few things"
    "Almost ready"
    I didn't get those last two.
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  21. Post #3541
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    July 2009
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    I didn't get those last two.
    Perhaps they're time based. I installed it on a relatively low powered laptop. Dual core processor with 3gb of RAM.

    Interesting note is that though I can't personalize Windows without activating it, sync still worked fine. It pulled my wallpaper and lock screen backgrounds during setup, but it won't let me toy with them on that machine itself.
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  22. Post #3542
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    January 2011
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    So from what I gathered, the leak is 64x and Enterprise. You don't need to crack it but you can't use personalization?

    Do you guys recommend upgrading my windows 7 machine?

    Edited:

    I've heard this
    Windows 7 Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 8 Enterprise N instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 8 Enterprise N, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select “Custom (advanced)”.
    And also that you can't upgrade from 32x to 64x.

    Oh well back to waiting.
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  23. Post #3543
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    November 2009
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    That's stupid in more ways than one... That defies the whole concept of having a uniform interface. It doesn't match... At all.
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  24. Post #3544
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    November 2006
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    So now Metro is dead and it is now officially "Windows 8 style UI". I love Microsoft's catchy names
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  25. Post #3545
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    April 2006
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    Microsoft


    Always half-assing something.

    Edited:

    Apparently you can use the RTM theme in the RP. Curious as to how that looks.
    You have no idea. I'm 100% sure you can reenable the glow around the titlebars somehow though. Like you, I did notice that you can make the drop-shadows thicker (which would also be nice...) so I'm sure it's possible.
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  26. Post #3546
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    January 2005
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    OOBE has about a million ways of saying "installing."

    "We're getting your PC ready"
    "Installing apps"
    "Taking care of a few things"
    "Almost ready"
    Reminds me of Maxis games.
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  27. Post #3547
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    Reminds me of Maxis games.
    Reticulating Splines.
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  28. Post #3548
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    Panda, does the OOBE "tutorial" go into more detail than "swipe from any edge" and "move your mouse into any corner"?
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  29. Post #3549
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    April 2009
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    Nope, just says to move the mouse to any corner, then it'll just give a fancy "please wait" screen, with a background that cycles through different colors.
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  30. Post #3550
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    May 2009
    1,606 Posts
    Anybody else getting constant amd display driver crashes?

    Edited:

    In other news, the metro chrome app is bad.

    Edited:

    Update: If you have an amd card, just use the wondows 7 drivers. They actually work.
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  31. Post #3551
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    Panda, does the OOBE "tutorial" go into more detail than "swipe from any edge" and "move your mouse into any corner"?
    No. And it repeats 4 times for just the charms bar. They don't even tell you how to open the appswitcher on the left.
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  32. Post #3552
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    June 2010
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    Anybody else getting constant amd display driver crashes?

    Edited:

    In other news, the metro chrome app is bad.

    Edited:

    Update: If you have an amd card, just use the wondows 7 drivers. They actually work.
    But then you lose most of the features of having the drivers
    You need the official ones to run a lot of things

    Edited:

    Considering throwing RTM on my spare HDD, how would I go about doing that?
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  33. Post #3553
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    May 2009
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    But then you lose most of the features of having the drivers
    You need the official ones to run a lot of things

    Edited:

    Considering throwing RTM on my spare HDD, how would I go about doing that?
    I mean the AMD drivers for windows 7.
    The ones for 8 just don't work.
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  34. Post #3554
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    The Windows 8 Nvidia drivers for my 580Ti are awesome, the drivers for my old GTX260 worked flawlessly as well.
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  35. Post #3555
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    May 2009
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    The Windows 8 Nvidia drivers for my 580Ti are awesome, the drivers for my old GTX260 worked flawlessly as well.
    Well duh, Nvidia is actually capable of making drivers.
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  36. Post #3556
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    Well duh, Nvidia is actually capable of making drivers.
    Even my Nvidia Quadro 3300 from 2003 works perfectly on windows 8.
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  37. Post #3557
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    Some people I know say windows 8 will not support steam, are their claims unfounded or did I not read the whole thread properly.
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  38. Post #3558
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    August 2009
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    Some people I know say windows 8 will not support steam, are their claims unfounded or did I not read the whole thread properly.
    It works perfectly for me. It worked under the Dev Preview, Consumer Preview, and Release Preview. I imagine it will still work with RTM.
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  39. Post #3559
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    Some people I know say windows 8 will not support steam, are their claims unfounded or did I not read the whole thread properly.
    Steam works perfectly.
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  40. Post #3560
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    September 2011
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    Just waiting for that 32-bit Pro RTM to leak... Any day now.

    ...Any... day... now... ;~;
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