Tag Archives: Windows 8

Windows 8.1 continued pains …

So, in order to add some stuff specific to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 I end up working a bit on Windows 8.1 these days. Mind you, it’s only for testing and therefore by no means the full horror experience. … Continue reading

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Re: This is worse than I thought

So can we get rid of the “lock screen” (the one before we see the login prompt)? Turns out we can: Run gpedit.msc as administrative user, then go to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization in … Continue reading

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This is worse than I thought

Testing the Windows 8 RC now in order to find out whether it is usable with some programs I maintain. So far the impression I got months ago hasn’t really changed. With the only difference that this time I didn’t … Continue reading

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Looks like I may depart from Windows (after all)

Microsoft is planning to make the Windows 8 look overall flat just like the ugly Metro stuff. Bye bye Aero. Nothing learned from the feedback about Visual Studio 11 Beta, it seems. This means one probably will need special glasses … Continue reading

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Definitely friendlier

Tried to install Windows 8 in a VM (VMware Workstation 8.0.0 build-471780) and this happened after the first reboot Now trying to continue the installation … let’s see Update: here we go … looks bleak. Gonna retry from scratch, I … Continue reading

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