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Windows 8 Build 7850 Install & Testing

Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:28 am

Yep, I tried that too, same results.

I also took a Win8 M-3 (leaked blue underwater w/ fish) wallpaper & rt. clk/set as desktop background, that worked too.

Thanks for the tip Daniel.


Edit: thumbnail of M-3 WP

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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby augie » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:47 am

I'm surprised that this 'leaked' really. W7 was treated like national security in comparison! Is MS looking for extra expert feedback? :confused
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:53 am

augie wrote:I'm surprised that this 'leaked' really. W7 was treated like national security in comparison! Is MS looking for extra expert feedback? :confused


I hope they don't expect expert feedback from me, I'll hack and probe around, but I'm like using a chainsaw to cut a birthday cake lol
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby augie » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:35 pm

You are the best type of beta tester Dan. If anything can survive that then it should ship! :yesnod: :rofl:
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:46 am

I wish I could find a wallpaper at least that would work that at least said Windows 8 on it, I have tried to no avail to use some screen shots as the desktop, but all it does is show a black background )-:
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:08 pm

There are a few here you can Dl, there aren't many that are authentic though.
Windows 8 Desktops

Black desktop screens suck, can you get back using a saved theme or something?


Edit: Oh ya, my logon screen reverted back to the default picture this AM.
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:37 pm

oh yeah, I can back to a theme or whatever by right clicking, just don't understand why saving picture as desktop doesn't work, maybe its wrong resolution or something
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:12 pm

I tried some of the desktops from the link you posted, didn't work for me at first. Then I decided to change the resolution to a lot lower one and had one work, even though there was a lot of black space on the side. I tried another one, it didn't work tried to go back to the other one but it wouldn't work again so I gave up for now LOL
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:58 pm

That is odd, I am using 1024x768 resolution.

Something new:
I found this mentioned in a thread so I searched Control Pnl & found it.

It’s the “Enable Hybrid Boot (recommended)” check box

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*I have not done any shutdown & start-up timing tests yet though to see if it does work.
It was pre-checked already.
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Re: Windows 8 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:13 pm

That was the first place I had gone since mine is a laptop, I always change those setting to never specially when it is plugged in

I finally figured out how to use one of those Desktop backgrounds I had to go into nVidia control panel and tweek the scaling setting and adjust to 1024 x 768 like you have (reccommended is 1920 x 1200) the background at least now shows Windows 8 LOL
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