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With the addition of smaller / larger tiles, there's room for a bit more creativity. Show us your Windows 8.1 Start Screen.

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Here's mine.  I like the big tile sizes, and I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a generic "essentials" group :)

 

EDIT: Repinned the Neowin tile now. VERY cool, great work Neowin team!! 

BTW click to see the whole thing :)  :)

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With the addition of smaller / larger tiles, there's room for a bit more creativity. Show us your Windows 8.1 Start Screen.

Can you send me or post the background? nice!

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I can't use the Windows 8 tiles/start screen because I'm an administrator user with UAC turned off :(  (farking stupid if you ask me...)

 

Hello Neowinian?, fellow Torontonian!

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I can't use the Windows 8 tiles/start screen because I'm an administrator user with UAC turned off :(  (farking stupid if you ask me...)

 

Hello Neowinian?, fellow Torontonian!

Erm...I'm an administrator, and I have UAC turned off as well. No problems using the Start Screen. If you're at work, then no problem, post a screenshot whenever you get home.  :)

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Erm...I'm an administrator, and I have UAC turned off as well. No problems using the Start Screen. If you're at work, then no problem, post a screenshot whenever you get home.  :)

 

No, it's a home computer, and I doubt you have UAC turned as far off as I do:

 

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/5160-tutorial-how-make-windows-8-understand-you-administrator.html

 

When I was in Windows 7, I never had to click "run as administrator".  Now, all of the sudden in Windows 8, even though my user is the administrator, even with the UAC slider turned to "never notify", I suddenly need to "elevate" all the programs I run to administrator levels.  It was pissing me off so much that I followed that above guide.  I never used the Start Screen anyway.

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mine currently

Where is the "Start" text and the user tile section?

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No, it's a home computer, and I doubt you have UAC turned as far off as I do:

 

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/5160-tutorial-how-make-windows-8-understand-you-administrator.html

 

When I was in Windows 7, I never had to click "run as administrator".  Now, all of the sudden in Windows 8, even though my user is the administrator, even with the UAC slider turned to "never notify", I suddenly need to "elevate" all the programs I run to administrator levels.  It was ****ing me off so much that I followed that above guide.  I never used the Start Screen anyway.

ctrl+shift+enter is your friend.  That's the KB shortcut to start a command elevated.

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ctrl+shift+enter is your friend.  That's the KB shortcut to start a command elevated.

 

When you've spent years getting used to having every program start elevated, ctrl-shift-enter is not a friend, it is an irritating, uninvited guest.

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No, it's a home computer, and I doubt you have UAC turned as far off as I do:

 

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/5160-tutorial-how-make-windows-8-understand-you-administrator.html

 

When I was in Windows 7, I never had to click "run as administrator".  Now, all of the sudden in Windows 8, even though my user is the administrator, even with the UAC slider turned to "never notify", I suddenly need to "elevate" all the programs I run to administrator levels.  It was ****ing me off so much that I followed that above guide.  I never used the Start Screen anyway.

 

Not sure what you did, but even in Win7 a user has to elevate user rights when the application is trying to write to OS protected folders, e.g. program Files. You cannot be a full admin as a user, unless you're hacking into the OS.

Normally, when a installer/program is written properly, all this is transparant to the user.

I still don't know why people complain about this, Linux has it, OSX has this.Wiindows has it, a bit too late but still has it.

 

I agree it's a bit more obtrusive in Windows, but apparently people still install every effing thing they see without thinking.

Getting those popups hopefully do help some people to THINk about their actions. All others, I don't care if you have virusses or a slow pc ;-)

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