Some small problems with Win 8.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:40 AM
1/ I installed Win 8 around a month ago. After the installation, I didn't like the metro start and it was hard to manage things without the old desktop so I turned it off, using Metro UI Tweaker. I chose the option to disable the Metro Start Menu only. Two weeks later I decided to turn it on again with the same tool, but it wouldn't do! It's not a big problem at all but recently I find out the Task Manager works so weird. It takes nearly 15s to display on the screen! And it looks old just like the one on Win 7. Does anyone know anything about the problem? Is there any way to take back the new task manager without reinstalling Win 8?
2/ My favorite browser is Maxthon but recently I try using Firefox as well. When I scroll the mouse wheel, sometimes it zooms out/in the text on the webs instead of scrolling down/up the web page! Then I have to click and drag the scroll bar. I find it very annoying. I tried an older version of Firefox but it didn't help. I wonder if there is anything else I can try to stop the problem. Thanks in advance for any reply.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:02 PM
Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:28 AM
I search for RPEnabled in the registry and I have 4 keys in all. They are located in the following paths:
The values were all set to 1. I changed all of them to 2 as you said, restarted my computer, and I couldn't have the TM I wanted.
I also lost the ribbon and the automatic in Window color and appearance, which I can't stand at all! I've already changed all the values to 1 again. It seems to me that Win 8 doesn't allow users to change anything in the registry! It's OK, however. I don't have the new looking Task Manager but I still have some other features such as the explorer ribbon, auto color theme to match the wallpapers, and new copy/move/delete dialogs...
(Hey, I like the automatic color for themes so much! When I first knew about it, I kept changing the desktop wallpaper again and again just to see how it tint the theme over and over!)
As for the problem with Firefox, I hope someone who is using it on Win 8 can tell me whether they have the same problem or not. I will try installing another old version to see what will happen.
Thank you again.
Edit: removing the image
This post has been edited by Aloha: 27 October 2011 - 09:59 AM
Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:00 AM
I wonder if there is a tweaker that can create the Take Ownership command on the context menu.
This post has been edited by Aloha: 26 October 2011 - 11:01 AM
Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:12 AM
As for Taking Ownership, I just found something helpful here:
PS. It's terrible that I post here by myself!
Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:19 AM
I don't dare to turn off the Metro Start any more! I just choose to use the desktop the minute my computer starts and everything displays on the screen. It's better now.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:00 PM
It's fine. But it's finer if I have the icon show on the tray so that I can quickly choose to remove it safely. If I just simply pull it out, does it do anything harmful to the files on the stick?
My computer has dual boot. And there isn't such a problem when I am using Win 7. Is there anything I can do to solve this? Thanks for any reply.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:21 AM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:31 AM
Thanks for replying. I set all of them are on. But the pendrive icon doesn't display during the time it is plugged in the USB port. Only when I choose "Eject" from the context menu of Explorer then I can see the icon pop up shortly, saying that it is safe to remove the drive now.
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This post has been edited by Aloha: 28 November 2011 - 09:55 AM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:01 AM
Sometimes when I go to the desktop, there is an icon of Homegroup jumping out from nowhere. I can't delete or rename it. I can move it around on the desktop only. If I log off and then log on again, it's gone. I don't know what made such a weird problem and it has happened twice.
I also notice that Control Panel is always viewed by Category although I have changed it to Small/Large Icons. It will automatically turn back to Category view the next time I open it. This doesn't happen on W7 or XP for sure.
Finally, if I open Explorer, click on File > Help > About Windows it says nothing about the expiration . But if I view Windows version by opening Run and typing "winver", it says the evaluation copy will expire on 12 March 2012.Too bad, I thought it would last longer!
This post has been edited by Aloha: 04 January 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:14 AM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:07 AM
I'd hardly call this a "free" OS. It's not actually meant to run on a "production" PC like that (besides, it's way too buggy IMO), it's for developers to start testing their code on it early and to start developing metro apps, etc. Hence the "developer preview" name. The beta is what they'd expect early adopters to try first (it'll be similarly time-bombed). That version will be feature complete and reasonably stable, and after a few "late" bugfixes it'll be a RC, then RTM (probably late 2012). I for one, won't be developing for Metro (more like disabling it altogether)
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:40 AM
I didn't try Win 7 during its beta time, so I don't know for how long the evalution lasted. I really like WDP and hope to use it for a little longer! The only thing I don't like about it is the Metro Start, all other new features are nice, especially the automatic color theme.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:30 AM
And the About Windows says I can use WCP till January 2013.
Edit: remove the image.
This post has been edited by Aloha: 06 March 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:51 AM
I clicked OK then this popped up:
This game runs fine on W7. I wonder if there is a way to force the card to support 800x600 resolution so that I can play this game without having to boot into W7. Thanks for any help and suggestions.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:27 PM
Well, I guess W7 is the best solution if I really want to play this game again. Thanks for replying, MagicAndre.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:47 AM
correct, the 32Bit color depth is the issue. This is a new requirement of Windows 8. You can read this in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta Compatibility Cookbook
Desktop Composition cannot run unless the color depth is set to 32 bits per pixel. Unlike Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview does not support color depth other than 32 bits per pixel. The user can no longer change the color depth of the system by using the control panel.
This post has been edited by MagicAndre1981: 06 April 2012 - 09:54 AM