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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #195 on: September 04, 2012, 01:04:08 AM »
Whilst unrelated to win8 - I don't like hibernation either, takes up lots of hard disk space and really doesn't save that much time (I'm never in that much of a hurry). So I just let it go into standby, which the default action when I close my netbook takes about 15 sec to come out of standby and that is fast enough for me.
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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #196 on: September 04, 2012, 01:07:20 AM »
My laptop is on most of the day and is shut off at night. So neither hibernation or sleep mode are something I use normally.
Sleep mode occasionally; hybernation, never.
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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #197 on: September 04, 2012, 02:39:32 AM »
I found something called Seven Tips for Customizing Windows 8 - For Dummies. I think some people will find this helpful.

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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #198 on: September 04, 2012, 02:58:42 AM »
Hibernation is one of the first things I disable
Why?
I find it to be useless to me and a waste of hard drive space. If I'm going to be away from the computer, I shut it down totally. It's always better to start with a fresh boot. Currently, I even have standby turned off. It has lost me too many downloads in the past by shutting down in the middle of things. I just have the monitor shut off after 30 minutes and that's it.

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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #199 on: September 04, 2012, 03:16:35 AM »
I came across something named Windows 8 - Windows 8 Multimonitor Tips and Tricks. I think it is interesting.

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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #200 on: September 04, 2012, 03:24:11 PM »



ViStart 8 is another alternative to the missing Start Menu in Windows 8



Lots of features like:


Ultra blur support
Brand new Windows 7 start menu skin
Complete control over skin customization
Custom start menu button support
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8


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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #201 on: September 14, 2012, 07:24:20 PM »



Windows 8 and a Dell Inspiron Mini (10.1)
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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #202 on: September 17, 2012, 06:15:48 PM »
There is a new security solution released specifically for Windows 8. It looks like a good one. It has detected 15 infections!

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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #203 on: September 17, 2012, 06:20:38 PM »
There is a new antivirus solution released specifically for Windows 8. It looks like a good one. It has detected 15 infections!

 ;D
I hope you didn't install it since it's a Rogue AV:
http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/windows-8-users-lured-with-fake-dedicated-security-tool-3488.html?goback=%2Egde_1003727_member_164536129


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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #204 on: September 17, 2012, 06:23:31 PM »
No I didn't install it. I'm just screwing around. The link you posted is where I found it. As you can see, the image at the link you posted also detected 15 infections. The bad guys never sleep.  :D
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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #205 on: September 17, 2012, 08:17:07 PM »
They could do with brushing up on their spelling grammar and proof reading whilst they aren't sleeping.
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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #206 on: September 19, 2012, 09:40:59 PM »




Are you running Windows 8 and are using avast! Internet Suite ???
Are you having a problem getting the Modern "Metro" Apps to run ???


One of the users has found a fix and you'll find it at:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103987.msg838902#msg838902


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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #207 on: September 21, 2012, 02:25:47 AM »


Restoring the "delete file" confirmation in Windows 8


( This is disabled by default in Windows 8 )
(I happen to like it disabled but not every one does.)
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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #208 on: September 21, 2012, 06:00:50 AM »
Can you still completely delete the file  by holding down shift and clicking delete? I personally always do that and never let anything hit the Recycle Bin. If I say delete, that is exactly what I mean, not save it somewhere else.

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Re: Windows8 Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #209 on: September 21, 2012, 10:02:59 AM »
Can you still completely delete the file  by holding down shift and clicking delete? I personally always do that and never let anything hit the Recycle Bin. If I say delete, that is exactly what I mean, not save it somewhere else.
The delete function hasn't changed.
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