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Version 8
Stable 8
Function Operating System


  • Windows 8 Preview
    • No DVD Player; download VLC Player:
    • If installed as a partition on a Windows 7 PC, the D: drive contains the files of the Windows 7 partition.
    • A Guide to Getting Around the Windows 8 Beta With a Mouse, Ian Paul, PCWorld:
    • Store: Settings or Search: Bring the mouse to the right upper or right lower corner so the Charms bar appears.
    • Store: I had only few Apps in the Windows Store. To see more Apps, while being in the Store, click on Settings / Preferences / Make it easier to find apps in my preferred languages - NO. See the post from @CrumbleShake:
    • Developing Apps: See the Dev Center - Metro style apps:

  • Delete Print Jobs: Run as Administrator in the command prompt
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler
  • Skype App (November 2012): I cannot logout. ???. Killed. Windows 7 Skype still works under Windows 8. TODO: Look for a replacement for Skype.
  • Connect to Windows Home Server: Since user was changed, I had read access (network) but no write access anymore. Solution: From Guy Hale, found in Microsoft's technet, ..."Add your server credentials to your account. This can be done under Control Panel -> Credential Manager -> Windows Credentials -> Add a Windows Credential. Type in the name of your server, username & password, and boom. Instant access"...


  • Update takes many hours, Message "Keep your PC plugged in until this is done. Installing update ..." is displayed. Solution: Unknown to me. Just wait.


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