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Old 03-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #121
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Haven't tried this yet, but will in an hour or so...


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One of the more interesting bits of functionality hidden in Windows 8 is "God Mode," a hidden menu that allows power users access to a massive selection of administrative, maintenance, and troubleshooting utilities and features. To reveal God Mode, first bring up File Explorer and then click on the View tab. Make sure that "Hidden items" and "File name extensions" are both checked. Then, on your desktop, create a new folder, and change that folder's name to "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" (omitting the quotes). The folder's icon should change. Doubleclick on it, and Explorer will present you with a ton of little system tools to tweak your machine.
I've posted about the God Mode in this thread * Windows 7 God mode * awhile back. It should be the same in W-8. Yep its pretty
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #122
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Re: I hate Win 8!

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I've posted about the God Mode in this thread * Windows 7 God mode * awhile back. It should be the same in W-8. Yep its pretty
neat tool...
Yes lots of options to choose from. I just had a quick look at it. Looks like some useful stuff there.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:34 AM   #123
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Re: I hate Win 8!

That was probably in every Windows
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Re: I hate Win 8!

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Haven't tried this yet, but will in an hour or so...


From Tom's Hardware site:

One of the more interesting bits of functionality hidden in Windows 8 is "God Mode," a hidden menu that allows power users access to a massive selection of administrative, maintenance, and troubleshooting utilities and features. To reveal God Mode, first bring up File Explorer and then click on the View tab. Make sure that "Hidden items" and "File name extensions" are both checked. Then, on your desktop, create a new folder, and change that folder's name to "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" (omitting the quotes). The folder's icon should change. Doubleclick on it, and Explorer will present you with a ton of little system tools to tweak your machine.
Now that feature is useful on Win7, but would be an enormous help in Win8 - could make Win8 tolerable. I'm still holding out for blue hoping for some useful UI changes for desktop workflows and some de-uglification of Metro.

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Ok here's some rather disturbing and irritating news... I was going to check out laptops with someone today and in this one shop we went to they said Microsoft does not allow Windows 7 to be distributed anymore.. and that he knew a shopowner they caught, they confiscated all his PCs that had Windows 7
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Ok here's some rather disturbing and irritating news... I was going to check out laptops with someone today and in this one shop we went to they said Microsoft does not allow Windows 7 to be distributed anymore.. and that he knew a shopowner they caught, they confiscated all his PCs that had Windows 7
Must have been an OEM or re-seller restriction. You can still buy Win7 in the US. M$ are just shooting themselves in the foot, by once again, giving the customers what M$ wants instead of what the Customer wants.
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That sounds like the mafia when you say confiscated PC's. I wonder if it has to do with sanctions from the EU on MS. I thought the whole point of the EU penalizing MS was to have more 3rd party integration. Isn't getting rid of Win7 restricting software? Like XJ said, you can get either or over here. Most people are still wanting Win7 on PC's and laptops I believe.
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Must have been an OEM or re-seller restriction. You can still buy Win7 in the US. M$ are just shooting themselves in the foot, by once again, giving the customers what M$ wants instead of what the Customer wants.
I agree they are shooting themselves in the foot. Customers should have there choice of O/S.
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Well I dunno if that is the correct term but from wat this guy told me they took 13 assembled PCs from that shop.. sounds like confiscating to me And yea not sure but it's probably an OEM thing
Microsoft is destroying themself, the OS market, applications and gaming if you ask me
It would be a real shame though if Windows dissapears.. the alternatives don't appeal to me much
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According to the latest leaked build of Windows 8.1, the Start button and Menu will make their triumphant return...but...they won’t look or work like the Windows 7 Start menu...with Windows 8.1 you’ll get a Start button in the bottom left corner but when you click it, it’s the Metro screen that’ll jarringly greet you, not a resurrected Windows 7-style Start menu



I thought MS might actually listen to complaints and reinsert the classic Start Menu people are used to but apparently not...oh well I'll just stick with Windows 7
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According to the latest leaked build of Windows 8.1, the Start button and Menu will make their triumphant return...but...they won’t look or work like the Windows 7 Start menu...with Windows 8.1 you’ll get a Start button in the bottom left corner but when you click it, it’s the Metro screen that’ll jarringly greet you, not a resurrected Windows 7-style Start menu



I thought MS might actually listen to complaints and reinsert the classic Start Menu people are used to but apparently not...oh well I'll just stick with Windows 7
Agreed. But it's still a step in the right direction. The reason is two-fold, and my rationale is as follows:

1. For the people who've been using Windows 8, they know the bottom left corner takes them to the Metro start screen; for them, clicking a button is still presumably, infinitely better than using that awkward gesture. (I found that gesture, and the resulting pop-up to be quite awkward. I surmise a button will help alleviate this frustration.)

2. People new to the OS will definitely feel at home, just by seeing something familiar, as opposed to a task bar devoid of the start button. Although the result after clicking on it is unexpected, it will still help. The learning curve will still be there, but it definitely won't be exacerbated.

I've been following these 8.1 changes pretty closely, and I'm hopeful. Some of the stuff they're doing may seem like no-brainer features to have made the cut in Windows 8, but like I said, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

In closing, I feel iOS 7 is somehow going to have a very similar trajectory.
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Agreed. But it's still a step in the right direction. The reason is two-fold, and my rationale is as follows:

1. For the people who've been using Windows 8, they know the bottom left corner takes them to the Metro start screen; for them, clicking a button is still presumably, infinitely better than using that awkward gesture. (I found that gesture, and the resulting pop-up to be quite awkward. I surmise a button will help alleviate this frustration.)

2. People new to the OS will definitely feel at home, just by seeing something familiar, as opposed to a task bar devoid of the start button. Although the result after clicking on it is unexpected, it will still help. The learning curve will still be there, but it definitely won't be exacerbated.

I've been following these 8.1 changes pretty closely, and I'm hopeful. Some of the stuff they're doing may seem like no-brainer features to have made the cut in Windows 8, but like I said, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

In closing, I feel iOS 7 is somehow going to have a very similar trajectory.
I was using the release candidate of Windows 8 for a few weeks and actually liked it for the most part...a lot of nice under the hood improvements...but at the end of the day the extra few clicks it took to complete simple tasks was something I could not get used to...I was hoping 8.1 would give us back the traditional Start Menu but I guess MS is intent on pushing the Metro tile interface at all costs

I'm all for innovation and progress but this seems like something that could have been handled differently...giving people options is always better then forcing people to adapt
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