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Nov 28, 2012

Within 24-hours I come a long way from Windows 7 to Windows 8 which I'm not too impress with right now -- I found a way to get the Start Menu Button back onto my computer, but I don't know how to load programs on it?

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Mar 30, 2014

I've recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. First question is how do i enable a confirm window to pop up when deleting something? I don't like how i can just hit delete and it moves it (Only to the recycle bin, but i'd rather it didn't).

Secondly how do i stop the start menu from switching to that Windows 8 menu view? I did originally change it so that when you click the start menu (Bottom left in) it would actually bring up the start menu, but it seems to have reverted. On top of this how do i change it so that pressing the Windows button brings up the start menu rather than the Windows 8 menu view thing?

Thirdly how do i enable file details when in Windows Explorer. So in Windows 7 when you select a file it would give the size, name, author, date last edited etc in the details pane. How do i get that now?

Finally, how do i change my task bars transparency?

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Could there be a way to make the task menu launch from the startmenu to be a big square like skype is "phone eddition"

This would be useful because when im in games and the game freezes, i can bring up the start menu like SUPER FAST and it is visible but when i launch the task manager it is behind the game no matter what, so im always pressing the key stroke of the first letter of the game and pressing delete to see if i closed the game or not.

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Jun 22, 2014

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Is there maybe a registry tweak that I can use to change this one little color? I've tried a few things but nothing so far has worked.

See attached pic to see what I'm talking about.

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Apr 17, 2014

Check my specs for details

So recently after the windows update. The one that makes Windows 8.1 more "keyboard and mouse" friendly

Every time i restart my computer,it logs in quiche but the start up programs take forever to run around 3~5

The list of start programs is there on the screen shot

The rest of them are disabled

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Jan 19, 2013

How To create a start button shortcut to get to start menu in the taskbar. So that we don't need to click the invisible place in the taskbar And there would be a button on which we will click to go to the metro ui start menu.

If we will click on the start button Then We can get The Start Screen. Is there any way to create it??

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Nov 23, 2012

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Feb 10, 2014

3 days before my Windows 8.1 pc wasn't working during log in it showed up with "The System Event Notification Service service failed the sign in."

I posted this thread but no one replied then back yesterday I ran it into Safe Mode and used the CMD and put these "sfc/scannow" then the PC booted into Safe Mode.

But in my Start Menu many apps won't open accept Facebook, Twitter, Photos and the Store opens, and when I goto install apps it shows "This app wasn't installed"

And my Start menu is like this:

And the "sfc/scannow" command shows that there are Corrupted or Missing Files Then I also did these:

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Apr 28, 2014

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Sep 18, 2014

I am well versed in malware as I am moving through training at MRU (under a different name), and I know my issue is not a malware issue.

It has windows 8. I set myself up as admin, and him up as a child user. All has worked perfectly.

Last night, he was playing with it, and he changed the resolution from 1366 x 768 to 1280 x 720. He then changed it back. No harm no foul, right? However, now several of the programs wont start or maximize when logged into his account. For example, if I log in as myself, the kindle app will start without a problem. If I log in as him, i get the splash screen, and then it quickly shifts to the metro app screen with no evidence of the app.

Switching to the "desktop" view, I can see the kindle app on the taskbar, but it will not expand. A lot of research led me to understand this could be a resolution issue, but we switched it back to the original. It obviously could be lots of other things as well. I am seeing the same behavior in about half of the apps on the computer.

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Oct 29, 2013

I've installed some software that runs on the Desktop. On Windows earlier than 8, it installs some shortcuts in its part of the start menu that run various configuration programs. When you want to reconfigure the software you click the start menu, find the entry/folder for the software then click the shortcut for the required configuration program.

But these shortcuts do not actually run an exe file. Looking at their properties, their targets are actually of the form (for example):

undll32.exe "C:WindowsSysWOW64ff_vfw.dll",configureVFW

and the shortcut name is simply "VFW configuration".

On Windows 8 of course there is no start menu. So what is the easiest way I can run these shortcuts in Windows 8 ?

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Mar 16, 2013

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Jul 1, 2013

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Apart from that, in 8.1 when I install a new program, it won't put a tile in the Start Menu by default. I need to do it manually by looking for the program in the list and righ-click-add-to-start-menu, but again, it not always works.

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This does not happen on every pc overhere, but certainly on 2 of the 4.

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I think it used to be possible in earlier versions of windows.

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It is difficult to arrange them in the order you want.

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As it is now, if I open the new menu on my 2nd monitor and then go back to what ever program that I have open on my first monitor (like chrome or I.E. etc) then the start menu will close from my 2nd monitor.

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I tried to reinstall mumble; and it reinstalled fine, but still NO folder w shortcut being placed in the start menu therefore nothing being put on the start/apps screen. What on earth could be doing this service wise?

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I cannot find it in my start menu folder. I can't do anything from my Games Explorer directory.

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