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Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:14 pm

ok call me crazy, but where's the shutdown, restart, etc
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:02 pm

I used the Ctrl+Alt+Delete & choose the button on lower rt corner to restart & shutdown.

Alt+Tab is helpful sometimes also for other stuff.

This AM I installed the x86 flavor on the test rig also & set a new install record (for me anyway): 11 minutes, 45seconds. Of course I had my notes for UN & PW, etc.
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:04 pm

ok found how to shut down and restart, when you hover over the little arrow where the start button would be, lower left corner, and move toward outside of screen, a menu flies up, then click on settings, you get a menu to the right, where the little power icon is then the two choices of shut down and restart menu pops up, wow what a pain lol

hovering over start button works same way, just move towards outside of screen menu etc
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:12 pm

ctrl + esc toggles back to previous screen

I have got to get a touch screen, bet some of this may be like NCIS Los Angeles, NOT!!!! lol

Well I guess it could be if you had multiple monitors you could grab/touch a window and maybe push it to the other monitor
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:46 am

Thanks for the tips Daniel ^*^
Ya, a big touchscreen (or 2) would be nice for testing this.

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I checked out Safe Mode, not very exciting.
Weak Start Menu, less tiles on metro desktop, Security Center is broken, black desktop, etc.

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WinKey + R/ (type) msconfig/ Boot tab/ (check) Safe boot/ restart (box pops-up)
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:29 am

wow I forgot about anti virus protection guess Avast will work hopefully (-:

A wopping 350 MB system reserve partition
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:55 am

If Avast! wont work I have previously had luck installing Avira_Anti-virus on Windows 8.

Today I tried installing Avira AV & it wanted to shut down Win8 Defender so I stopped the install to look into it.
I checked the Action Ctr.it said that Defender was protecting me from viruses.

Something in yesterdays Steven S. keynote (I think) they spoke about not needing AV w/ Win8 as it has/will have built-in protection.

I Dl a copy of yesterdays SS keynote (Hi Def = 5.2 GB) thought I'd watch/search it again sometime.
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:34 am

If anyone wants to view or save any of the keynote or session videos I found them over @

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/B ... tBy_status

To Dl: Rt click on video type/ choose "save target as..." I have been renaming the ones I saved as they Dl name it a bit vague.

I snagged a MP4 & a WMV (High) & the latter is about 3.5x bigger but quite sharper when expanded.

Todays session "Running Windows from an external USB drive with Windows To Go" is what I'm waiting for, probably will be up tomorrow, they are running a day late it appears.

*They are mostly developer how-to & intro. videos
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:24 am

Doesn't the button //Build etc on the desktop take one to the videos?

I can't check right now to see if it does, don't have computer handy
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby JabbaPapa » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:45 am

Downloading this one now -- gonna go the dual boot method on my main rig, and try and use it as my Main OS.

Looks like fun !! ^*^
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