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  • Posted November 13, 2012

    Windows 8 - Help

    Been running this 100%
    The look is different, but it is MUCH FASTER than windows 7 :)
    Any questions post them here.
    Here are a few getting started tweaks :)

    Defrag your drives in Windows 8
    Hit the windows key +R In the RUN box type in dfrgui.exe, click enter.
    If you have SSD drives be sure to turn those drives OFF. Defragging SSD (Solid State Drives) will shorten the life of those drives. SSD drives never need to be defragged :)

    To get into Safe Mode in Windows 8:
    Tap or click the power icon Power icon from the sign-in screen, hold Shift, and
    then tap or click Restart

    Get the classic start button back without doing a registry hack :)
    Classic Shell Menu version 4.2.1

    You can use this to get your start menu back in Windows 8, 8.1 or customize your start menu in Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 10.
    Click the link below to download Classic Shell Menu version 4.2.1 from beast-usa.com
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/classic-shell-setup-win8-8.1-10-x32-x64-ver4.2.1.zip

    Windows 8 x32 & x64 Add your start button back
    Down sides no drag & drop, very few other options. Can be tweaked by showing hidden files. C:\Program Data\Start Menu but still very hard to keep custom changes. This one comes bundled with other software, just hit decline on every screen and uncheck the boxes for anything you don't want.
    Download from here
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/windows-start-menu-vistart.zip

    Windows 8 get your gadgets back.
    Add Gadgets back to your desktop. Windows no longer has a right click on your desktop for gadgets. But you have a few options:
    #1
    Open control panel click Desktop Gadgets, add the gadgets back, all windows 7 gadgets will work in windows 8.
    #2
    Windows 8 8 Gadgets ver 5, add any gadgets you have, on or
    off the sidebar, drag the gadgets anywhere on any screen you want.
    Works 32 or 64bit Windows.
    You can install this program, turn off the side bar and still add gadgets anywhere on any screen.
    Download from here:
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/8gadget-pack-setup-ver5.zip

    Take Ownership in Windows 8
    Download the .reg file, right click run as admin.
    Used if windows tells you, you don't have permission to access this file or folder.
    Download from here:
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/windows-8-take-ownership.zip

    WINDOW Key Commands WIN = Windows Key (between Ctrl & Alt keys)
    WIN = Windows 8 start screen
    WIN+C = Side bar & time & date
    WIN+D = Switching desktops, start screen, desktop
    WIN+F = Opens file search
    WIN+H = Share from your desktop
    WIN+I = Computer settings, fast access to shutdown or sleep
    WIN+L = Instant to windows 8 lock screen
    WIN+P = Screen setting for multiple screens
    WIN+Q = Brings up windows 8 app's and app search
    WIN+R = Windows 8 run command (also under WIN+X)
    WIN+U = Windows 8 Ease of Access
    WIN+W = Windows 8 Settings
    WIN+X = Bottom left list of programs


    Admin Tools
    Windows 8 has made accessing all these quick admin tools very easy. You only have to move your cursor to the extreme bottom left of the screen and right click over there. This will bring up the quick admin tools. So you can easily open any of the tools listed above with just two clicks. This command works with any application open including the Start Metro screen of Windows 8. You don’t need to go to the desktop first. I hope you enjoy these quick admin tools at your fingertips. If you are looking for a keyboard shortcut for the quick admin tools menu, the Windows 8 shortcut for opening quick admin tools is
    WIN+X.

    REMOVE LIBRARIES:
    Launch the regedit with WIN+R - type regedit hit enter and go to the following location:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder
    Open the "Permission..." on the ShellFolder and open the "Advanced" settings

    Change the Owner to "Administrators" or your username


    Now you can set "Full Control" to the Administrators and change the values. Now double-click on Attributes DWORD and change the value to b090010d and now the ANNOYING libraries are gone :)

     


    I will keep updating this post :)

  • Posted November 13, 2012

    Added a few more windows key + letter commands :)

  • Posted November 15, 2012

    Get your gadgets back in Windows 8


    You can install this program, turn off the side bare and still add gagets anywhere on any screen.


    This is version 4 of the file 8 Gadget Pack, a couple times windows has said it has stopped working. Right any screen click Gadgets and all your gadgets turn back on right where you had them. It has only happened on a few complete windows restarts.


    Download from here http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8.html


    I'm also adding Take Ownership reg key later today :)

  • Posted November 15, 2012

    Window 8 Start Screen & 2nd Monitor


    You can see the top left is your desktop. On the right is programs you recently used. You can also drag the apps (icons) around to put them where you want them. Right click the bottom of the start screen and left click All Apps to see every program on your system. Then left click and select PIN for anything you want added to your start screen :)


    My start Screen (your logon or lock screen is different)



    My second monitor with gadgets :)


  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Defrag your drives in Windows 8


    Hit the windows key +R


    In the RUN box type in dfrgui.exe


    If you have SSD drives be sure to turn those drives OFF. Defragging SSD (Solid State Drives) will shorten the life of those drives. SSD drives never need to be defragged :)

  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Take Ownership in Windows 8. Download the .reg file, right click run as admin.


    Used if windows tells you, you don't have permission to access this file or folder.


    Download from here http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/windows-8-take-ownership.zip

  • Posted November 29, 2012

    Get the classic start buttun back without doing a registry hack :)


    Watch this video then download from the link below.


    http://youtu.be/uVhhxXSS2sU


    http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/


     

  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Added links to the first post for windows 8 start buttons


    Windows 8 x32 & x64 Add your start button back.
    Classic Shell ver 3.65 & 3.62 Windows Start Button, lots of options and tweaks, metro on or off, drag & drop. Down side not a real Windows Vista - 7 start menu. More of a Windows XP classic menu, up over, up over, up over BLAH.
    Download from here http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8.html


    Windows 8 x32 & x64 Add your start button back.
    ViStart a real Windows Vista - 7 start menu, drop drown not up over, up over. Down sides no drag & drop, very few other options. Can be tweaked by showing hidden files. C:\Program Data\Start Menu but still very hard to keep custom changes. This one comes bundled with other software, just hit decline on every screen and uncheck the boxes for anything you don't want.
    Download from here http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8.html

  • Posted January 28, 2013

    If your having problems in Windows 8 just ask :)

  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Windows 8 gadget pack 8 version 5 is out :)


    You can download it here http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/8gadget-pack-setup-ver5.zip


    Remember you can add gadgets, pull them off the sidebar and turn the sidebar off if you like. :)