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#16 OP Jaybonaut

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:08

I understand that ... You can use VLC or some media software instead on Windows 8 if you can not afford to get WMC.


I like to use my 360 as a media extender, so the WMC is prob the way I will go.


#17 MorganX

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:18

Winkey + PrntScrn


Nice.

I think under a folder called screenshots? in Pictures folder.
Btw if you upgrade within the $40 promo offer, you will get WMC for "Free".


Yes, Screenshots in your pictures folder.

I'm upset I went to Windows 8 Pro RTM, no WMC. Have to wait ... :/

#18 Ottawa Gamerz

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:25

its in the retail

its in the retail

#19 shozilla

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 18:19

I like to use my 360 as a media extender, so the WMC is prob the way I will go.


Well, I am sorry but you didn't say about Xbox 360 in your first post. I thought you wanted WMC on your Windows 8 PC.

As of now, we are in preview/RTM stage.... Just wait until Windows 8 comes out and we will see what we can do about WMC.

Maybe you get it from DLC or Microsoft may add option to use alternative video player for your videos.

Or you can contact Microsoft for a solution for your Xbox 360 and Windows 8 connection.

Otherwise, you can use Windows 7 as Xbox media extender for now.

#20 +Quillz

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 22:00

Win+PrntScrn is nice, but it's limited in that it only does full Desktop screen grabs. (Which are saved as .png in a new "Screenshots" folder.) Windows could really benefit from the (in my opinion) much better screenshot functionality in Mac OS X, in that you can add modifiers to the basic keyboard shortcut to grab things like just the active window or a rectangular custom selection, and then these are all automatically dropped into said folder. (You can presently do things like Alt+PrntScrn to get the active window, but you still have to open something like Paint and then paste it and then save it.)