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#16 Manarift

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:51

Technically it's a custom shell, the only actual modifications it makes are to the registry and the explorer files from Windows 7. And given that a lot of other Explorer shell replacement applications can be used perfectly legitimately, Microsoft would be a bit dumb to deactivate people's installs because of the use of a custom shell. Technically by reusing and modifying files from Windows 7, they're violating the EULA from 7, not 8.


Actually that clause is in windows 8 as well :)


#17 Javik

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:53

Actually that clause is in windows 8 as well :)


I'm well aware of that, but you're missing my point: It doesn't actually modify any files from your Windows 8 install, just the registry.

#18 +SharpGreen

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:55

No one asked you. I'll form my own opinions, k? Thanks.

Ok. Good for you. But I reserve the right to do the same, which I did and made clear in my previous post. Don't like it? Don't care.

Oh yeah, right...

I'll forget my opinion and replace it with your evaluation of us non-adopters just being lazy then.

Me being a Mac user must make me super lazy surely, right?



Not quite sure what being a mac user has to do with anything in the context of this thread. Also who said you have to accept my opinion as the only one? I certainly didn't.

#19 BajiRav

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:03

oh my...

- Autoplay popups won't show.
- "You have new program to handle this stuff" popups won't show. You need to use Default programs to change associations.
- Network icon popups don't show since Metro UI isn't started.
- You can't manage Wi-Fi networks. Use third-party program for that.
- You can't manage VPN/dialup connections. Run rasphone for that.
- You can't add new user. Run control userpasswords2 for that.
- "Choose default program to open this file type" is still Metro UI and works.


People who do this must be really bothered by the new UI...

#20 Eric

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:04

[Thread closed]

Please continue this discussion in the existing thread on it here: http://www.neowin.ne...r-for-windows-8