Windows 8--Bypass Metro & Boot Directly to Desktop

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Windows 8--Bypass Metro & Boot Directly to Desktop

Postposted on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:29 am

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Re: Windows 8--Bypass Metro & Boot Directly to Desktop

Postposted on Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:48 pm

Too late, Win8 RP got shredded today, the partitions will be re-sized and Linux Mint will take it's place, alongside Win7 which will be used for few rare non-cross platform programs.
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Re: Windows 8--Bypass Metro & Boot Directly to Desktop

Postposted on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:32 am

There's no point in booting directly to the desktop in Windows 8 because there's no start menu and the alt-tabbing of traditional desktop apps is horrific.
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Re: Windows 8--Bypass Metro & Boot Directly to Desktop

Postposted on Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:00 am

Madman wrote:Too late, Win8 RP got shredded today, the partitions will be re-sized and Linux Mint will take it's place, alongside Win7 which will be used for few rare non-cross platform programs.

Ever think about Mageia? I've heard some good things, but it is fairly new.
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Re: Windows 8--Bypass Metro & Boot Directly to Desktop

Postposted on Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:31 pm

I tried Win8, I really wanted to like it, and it was almost perfect for an HTPC

The killer was that I couldn't get WMC installed :( I tried everything I could find, but in the end, I had to settle for going back to Win7...
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