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Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« on: September 20, 2011, 02:06:53 AM »


Is there a version of avast! that can be run on the current Developer Build of Windows 8 ???
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Re: Windows 8 and avast!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 02:14:41 AM »
See here, Bob>>http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81706.msg688489#msg688489, apparently a Windows-side issue, they are currently blocked from installing, looks like you will have to wait till the beta.
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Re: Windows 8 and avast!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 02:57:30 AM »
See here, Bob>>http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81706.msg688489#msg688489, apparently a Windows-side issue, they are currently blocked from installing, looks like you will have to wait till the beta.
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Re: Windows 8 and avast!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 03:19:17 AM »
Hey @Bob3160 is it true that you can make windows 8 dev preview look like windows 7 in a way?  I wonder if avast! 7 will run on windows 8..
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Re: Windows 8 and avast!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 03:31:40 AM »
Hey @Bob3160 is it true that you can make windows 8 dev preview look like windows 7 in a way?  I wonder if avast! 7 will run on windows 8..
That's probably a silly question. avast! 7 when it's released will work on windows 8

A part of it already looks like Windows7   it all depends on what you're doing and what you're using.

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Re: Windows 8 and avast!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 02:11:26 PM »
I guess security software providers will work on a Windows 8 version from Jan 1.

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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 04:01:27 AM »
Windows 8 Developer Preview Keyboard Shortcuts -

Windows Logo Key + Spacebar  –  Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Logo Key + Y  –  Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows Logo Key + O  –  Locks device orientation
Windows Logo Key + V  –  Cycles through toasts
Windows Logo Key + Shift + V  –  Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Windows Logo Key + Enter  –  Launches Narrator
Windows Logo Key + PgUp  –  Moves tiles to the left
Windows Logo Key + PgDown  –  Moves tiles to the right
Windows Logo Key + Shift + .  –  Moves the split to the left
Windows Logo Key + .  –  Moves the split to the right
Windows Logo Key + F  –  Opens File Search App
Windows Logo Key + C  –  Opens Charms Bar
Windows Logo Key + I  –  Opens Settings charm
Windows Logo Key + K  –  Opens Connect charm
Windows Logo Key + H  –  Opens Share charm
Windows Logo Key + Q  –  Opens Search pane
Windows Logo Key + W  –  Opens Settings Search app
Windows Logo Key + Z  –  Opens App Bar
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Re: Windows 8 and avast!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 12:46:36 AM »
See here, Bob>>http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81706.msg688489#msg688489, apparently a Windows-side issue, they are currently blocked from installing, looks like you will have to wait till the beta.
Thanks but for now that computer has to rely on MS for it's protection.  :'(

That is not correct.

I have been running W8 DP for a week.

SAS runs perfectly fine in W8.  In fact it has even nabbed some malware on my W8 computer
Free Malwarebytes runs perfectly fine in W8.  Don't know if the Pro-version does so in real-time but my guess would be yes.

I have found the dividing line thus.

AV programs at this time will not run under W8, though there might be some exceptions.  I checked a couple including AIS and they were not compatible with W8

However anti-spyware programs which do also catch some viruses appear to run on W8.

I replaced WD with MSE for now since at this point MSE defends against all malware not just spyware.

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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2011, 01:49:46 AM »
Since MSE is a Microsoft product, I guess we're at this point still dependent on
Microsoft for our AV protection.
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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 03:16:52 AM »
I'd rather test an avast 7 beta on my "old" Windows 7 first :)
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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2011, 03:00:48 PM »
I'd rather test an avast 7 beta on my "old" Windows 7 first :)
Right now I'd love any version of avast! that will work on Windows 8. :)
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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2011, 06:57:00 PM »
Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8

Now we just need avast! to do the same. :)
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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 05:35:25 PM »
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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 11:09:31 PM »
I recently installed the Windows 8 Developers Preview
on my 10.1 inch Netbook only to find out that the
Windows Apps on the desktop didn't work when clicking on them.
It turns out that your display needs to be at least 1024 X 768
if it's less than that, the apps don't respond when you click on them.

Simple fix after some searching and reading was quite simple.
1. Make sure your video card drivers are up to date.
 
2. Use the following Reg Edit fix:
Open Regedit and Search for  "Display1_DownScalingSupported" (without the quotes)
Change the value from 0 (Zero) to 1 (One)
3. Reboot
4. When the system comes back up,
   Right Click on a blank space of the desktop and select "Screen Resolution" from the menue that opens.
   Select 1024X768 and hit ok then apply.
Your Desktop Apps will now work. :)
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Re: Windows 8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2011, 12:48:28 PM »
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