Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by l3v1 on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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[and let's not call this "Windows Classic mode" a valuable alternative, please ... It doesn't seem to be one].

What I did with pre-RP versions was that I put notepad.exe into the startup folder and installed a startmenu replacement (there are a few options for that) and after login and a few seconds wait, it went automatically to the desktop. In RP I tried to do the same thing by puttin notepad.exe in the HCU/Sw/Ms/Win/CV/Run in the registry, and it starts notepad, but it doesn't switch automatically to the desktop. I couldn't solve this up to now (maybe someone else could, I didn't search for it yet).

I don't really have time for it, but I hope someone will, to make (either through a custom program, or with some internal Win8 smartness) Win8 automatically drop you on the desktop after login.

Edited 2012-06-04 07:17 UTC

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