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#151 Detection

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 23:25

UPDATE: patchex7-b3.zip

http://www.msfn.org/...-for-windows-8/


Not booted into 8 atm, someone want to report back with the changelog / improvements ?


#152 OP Tihiy

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 22:42

Beta 4 released with start menu functionality fully restored, check MSFN or MDL thread.

#153 Jose_49

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 17:20

Woohooo. Tihiy, this is even better than Stardock's recent implementation! Jump lists are now actually working! Keep up the great great job! Just some more tweaks and you're ready to go

Using Beta 5, btw :p

#154 Jose_49

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:08

Version 1.0 has been released. It looks and feels like Windows 7 right now. Except for two or three things that are from Win8 like the copy/move dialogue, selecting external displays, and wireless.

http://www.msfn.org/...-for-windows-8/

You can grab it above.

Have been using it for some time now (2 weeks straight) and I can say it's smooth and worth a big try. For all of you moaners this is your solution.

#155 Max Norris

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:24

Have been using it for some time now (2 weeks straight) and I can say it's smooth and worth a big try. For all of you moaners this is your solution.

Very interesting, will have to give this a spin on my test machine when I get home. I personally actually do like/use the Metro stuff never mind developing for it, but may have to recommend this to a couple friends who aren't of the same mindset, especially as (if I'm reading the site right) it's non-destructive and an easy-toggle.

#156 Jose_49

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:27

Very interesting, will have to give this a spin on my test machine when I get home. I personally actually do like/use the Metro stuff never mind developing for it, but may have to recommend this to a couple friends who aren't of the same mindset, especially as (if I'm reading the site right) it's non-destructive and an easy-toggle.

Yes. Everything you'll need are just explorer.exe, and the current language folder from Windows 7. It's on the readme file.

#157 Max Norris

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 20:12

Have been using it for some time now (2 weeks straight) and I can say it's smooth and worth a big try. For all of you moaners this is your solution.

Got around to trying it, been toying with it for a couple hours on a mirror of my main system.. so far it's actually quite good if this is the effect you're after. Haven't had any issues yet, after this and a couple of other tweaks it pretty much feels like a "Windows 7.5" now. Definitely going to make the Metro haters happy. Now just need to find a nicer theme...

#158 Jose_49

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:58

Got around to trying it, been toying with it for a couple hours on a mirror of my main system.. so far it's actually quite good if this is the effect you're after. Haven't had any issues yet, after this and a couple of other tweaks it pretty much feels like a "Windows 7.5" now. Definitely going to make the Metro haters happy. Now just need to find a nicer theme...

Indeed.

About the theme, I'm still looking for a news post on how to enable Aero Transparency (from the China Post) :(

#159 chrisj1968

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:12

here's the FUD all over the place. it has certainly gotten peoples attention on these boards.

#160 rhianntp

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:25

serously wish people would stop trying to change windows 8 into windows 7


Remember that when MS scrmbles to do just that on the heels of epic failure and backlash

#161 nekrosoft13

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 18:57

will this also fix this issue?

http://www.neowin.ne...t__p__595339328

#162 OP Tihiy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:21

will this also fix this issue?

Nope. But it can be fixed nonetheless, i've seen a reshack for shell32 which does this at MDL, can't find now though, sorry.

#163 n_K

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:37

I don't know if people remember 98lite and possibly XPlite but using windows update on either generally made the system unbootable and/or refuse to update, please take note if you are going to use this.

#164 OP Tihiy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:42

It won't be easiliy broken by Windows Update since nothing is modified in the system.

#165 nekrosoft13

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:44

Nope. But it can be fixed nonetheless, i've seen a reshack for shell32 which does this at MDL, can't find now though, sorry.


if you come across it please let me know