WOW64 is the subsystem that emulates Windows (32) on Windows 64. System32 is where the native files are (even on 64-bit), and it just has a stupid legacy name that couldn't really be changed without breaking stuff.
The Win7 explorer thing seems to break some Bluetooth functionality (Show Bluetooth Devices and Add a Bluetooth Device give an error that says "class not registered"), but other than that, it seems fine.
I still managed to pair my phone by opening up Control Panel, looking for Bluetooth and choosing Add a Bluetooth Device under Devices and Printers.
After that, my phone shows up in Devices and Printers so I can control it from there.
I can't seem to find Windows To Go anywhere?
I heard it's supposed to be in System32\pwcreator.exe, but I couldn't find a pwcreator.exe anywhere on the computer.
Does Win8 Pro build 9200 not have it?
Meh, don't need it really, just wanted to check it out.
Is it against the rules or not to tell activation methods...
Because I just got my Win8 pro activated and would like to share the exact method.
Im not really sure about this one. Maybe we could have some confirmation from the mods.
I decided to go into this thread:
That was a mistake. I know most of us come to this thread because we enjoy Windows 8 or we're at least interested in. But shit, there is no way some of the posts on the first page have even used it.
Has this been posted here yet? I share this guys views almost completely.
Also, I really feel like, now that the old start menu is gone (and I really don't like using the start screen in the same way as a desktop launcher, the desktop app tiles looking so ugly and the switch in UI being a bit distracting), they need to improve the functionality of the taskbar to make the desktop feel more usable. Something like this would be amazing.
I'm having trouble getting moonbase alpha to work on windows 8, it just crashes at the splash screen.
What defragmentation software are you using :)? I've always used PerfectDisk but it doesn't work on W8.
And is there any point in installing AV on W8? I've always used Eset Smart Security, shall I install it again?
Yes, it could be a good idea to install a 3rd party AV. It all comes down to how paranoid you are. Although Defender is now MSE, it lacks some of the more advanced features some other AV software have. Just keep in mind that Defender is only the most essential AV. It is good for a built-in solution, but might not be as good a other solutions.
default defragger is fine
I'd personally stick with default AV but there is Comodo if you want a fortress
After retrying Windows 8 I've realized it's not as bad as I previously thought.
I apologize for the stupid things I said earlier.
Using wireless with the Windows 7 explorer is a massive pain in the ass, the stupid network list thing is tied into Metro, so you don't get the quick-use menu thing.
This may be too early... but are there any apps, software, or tweaks in Win8 that are a "must have"?
If you select restart instead of shut down it does an actual cold boot and should reset that timer.
So I have to reinstall Windows in a few days, but I'm not sure whether I should get 7 or 8. The last time I got 8 it crashed frequently. Is it more stable now? Is Windows 8 actually getting updated?
Plus, I run a Minecraft server on my PC with about 5-10 players daily for 2 more weeks. Will that run properly on Windows 8?