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disabling / removing Metro GUI (works for current developer release)

Q: disabling / removing Metro GUI (works for current developer release)

Hi all This is a copy release) developer GUI disabling Metro for (works / current removing of a post I made in the W Forums but I've been pointed to this Forum never even knew there was a W one yet I've just been playing with disabling / removing Metro GUI (works for current developer release) the developer edition of W download link in the news section of the Forum if you are like me and HATE those horrible square tacky icons that make this OS look more like a mobile phone than a desktop workstation OS then this neat little trick gets back to the more quot Claassical UI quot windows look Once I've disabled the Metro UI I actually quite like W and it seems snappy enough on my system even as a VM To disable the Metro UI and keep the ribbon etc simply rename c windows system shsxs dll to something else and reboot This might only work for the current developer build but it suits me for the moment I always prefer totally uncluttered desktops with the minimal information on them at startup I hate the android phone default start up screens -- I'm using an HTC phone Nothing wrong with the phone but not everybody wants or needs zillions of apps on their screen To any MS developers --remember this OS will also be used as a workstation laptop OS so please don't turn it into a tablet only or quot Iphone quot look alike OS Some peole like dynamically changing icons quot Metro apps quot - why can't they just call them MOBILE apps which is essentially what they are but others don't want them --leave some user choice Cheers Jimbo

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A: disabling / removing Metro GUI (works for current developer release)

Thanks for that tip, Jimbo. I'm sure that the GUI will be useful on a touch interface, but it's worse then useless in a workstation/desktop environment.

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A:Ethernet works, wireless doesn't

Hey Ashp10. You had AT&T as your ISP, but now you are using Bright House, correct?. Did you have your own router when with AT&T or were you using a combo modem/router provided by them. How about with Bright House, are you using a box provided by them or are you using your own router?.
 

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--- CPU ---

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--- Display adapter ---

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--- RAM ---

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A:External Hard drive no longer works in my mac

since my macbook pro went flatClick to expand...

what does that mean?

the JPG attached strongly suggests the drive has issues
 

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A:Removing one the RAMs in a PC

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A:Network adapter keeps disabling itself

Until you are declared "clean" by the Virus and Malware helpers, it is inadvisable to attempt any other repairs concurrently. It will definitely upset the helpers.
 

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Current and Future!

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A:Monitor works with one PC but not another

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"Any resolution?"

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Jparrish said:





Hi,
I've recently finished building a computer and i turn it on and there is no connection to the screen, at first i thought it was my screen but i tried 3 others and still not working. I then thought maybe my GPU was broken so i took it out and tried another still no display eventually i discovered that my RAM voltage was too high for my Motherboard. I have two sticks of PNY DDR3 DIMM 4GB RAM 2.5V and I figured it would be cheaper to buy a motherboard which would run the RAM as i spent £90 on the ram overall. Can anyone tell me a motherboard i can buy to support my 2.5V RAM for about £60 - £70,
My computer specs are as follows:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T 3.0Ghz black edition
GPU: ATI Radeon 5770 HD GDDR5 1GB HIS
RAM: PNY PC3-10660 DDR3 PC Memory - 4GB DIMM RAM 2.5V
PSU: 850W Win Power Plus
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-770T-D3L (Doesn't support the RAM)
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Any suggestions to a MoBo that willl support my 2.5V RAM pleaseClick to expand...

RAM voltage don't matter, there's something other than the RAM that isn't working. There might be a problem with the PSU or you simply didn't connect the 6-pins to the video card. Btw, the mobo you have DOES support that kind of memory! Double check every connector, you should get that thing up and running.
 

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A:Is my current CPU too big of a bottleneck for an HD 6780?

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A:DVD videos freeze, then release, then skip?

That power supply may no longer be sufficient or is failing slowly. Try another higher wattage power supply before anything else
 

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However, when I use the NAT testing feature in Azureus (Vuze) it still says connection refused. Internet port checkers with the port 53981 still say the port is closed too. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Edit: also disabled my software firewall, no help there either.
 

A:NAT error with Azureus even though UPnP works

get a command prompt and enter netstat -an ; the results are shown below
If your program is active, then the second column will contain 0.0.0.0:53981

Code:
Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 0.0.0.0:135 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:445 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:1028 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:3389 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:8019 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:44334 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:44501 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:1025 127.0.0.1:44334 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:1028 127.0.0.1:1030 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:1030 127.0.0.1:1028 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:1031 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:1039 127.0.0.1:1040 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:1040 127.0.0.1:1039 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:1041 127.0.0.1:1042 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:1042 127.0.0.1:1041 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:4785 127.0.0.1:4786 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:4786 127.0.0.1:4785 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:4787 127.0.0.1:4788 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:4788 127.0.0.1:4787 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:12080 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:12110 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:12143 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:12993 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:12995 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:19989 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 127.0.0.1:44334 127.0.0.1:1025 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.0.4:139 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 192.168.0.4:4945 74.125.53.113:80 TIME_WAIT
UDP 0.0.0.0:445 *:*
UDP 0.0.0.0:1026 *:*
UDP 0.0.0.0:1029 *:*
UDP 0.0.0.0:4987 *:*
UDP 0.0.0.0:44334 *:*
UDP 127.0.0.1:123 *:*
UDP 192.168.0.4:123 *:*
UDP 192.168.0.4:137 *:*
UDP 192.168.0.4:138 *:*

 

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A:Is my current optical drive good enough?

The way i see it bud is if it works...It's good enough. I bought a Lite-On SATA DVD-RW a few month back because my old ATA blew on me. It aint no different in my opinion.

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A:Motherboard + current RAM compatibility

Memory support list here. Opens as PDF.

I doubt your RAM would work, the lowest speed listed on the Memory support list for that motherboard is DDR3 1066. To be honest its rather slow anyway, you want to be considering DDR3 1600 or higher.
 

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I just did a search for this error and I see what you mean, there are dozens of different solutions. Had you made any changes just before this occured?

I think the best place to start is to begin by disconnecting everything from the mobo apart from one memory stick and the monitor. This includes disconnecting the hard drive/s, CD drive/s, keyboard, mouse speakers, printer, any USB device and unplugging the cable that goes to the front USB connections (if you have any) any cards including graphics (unless you have no onboard graphics to connect to the monitor) and any card readers or floppy drives. Then try to boot and see if you get the post screen or that error again.

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Just two of my cents.
 

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Hi

no.. space or remaining space is irrelevant.

what happens when you plug in the stick to the XP machine, does it see it, make any noises, etc
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The thing that really sticks out for me is your power supply. If this came with the case be aware that with few exceptions most are junk. And with your hardware list I am highly doubtful you have enough power.

Utilize the following: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Also, did you disable the onboard video in your BIOS since you have a video card installed?
 

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Attached is my Hijack this log
 

A:Internet only works in safe mode

What were you doing that required you to reboot? A possible software installation or update that may have knocked the ethernet and wifi drivers out of wack.


have you checked your tcp/ip settings? are you getting an ip at all? is it set to dhcp or set to static ip?

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What browser are you running? Internet explorer, firefox, google chrome?

Also what antivirus/firewall software are you running.

I do see black ice in the hijackthis log.

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A:Limited connection with IP release/renew problems

Limited connection with IPClick to expand...

This typically occurs when you see your ip address as 169.x.x.x use run->ipconfig to see the ip-address of the failing system​If you see the 169.x.x.x, then your system is unable to contact the router with the DHCP broadcast request.

Use run->ipconfig /all and verify that you haveNode Type . . : Hybrid​Follow-up with your findings . . .
 

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I'm not sure why the 6970 would be causing my machine to blue screen.

I have a Gigabyte P55A UD3 board and an 850W Corsair modular PSU.
 

A:Motherboard works with ATI 5850 but not 6970

6970 is a fairly hefty graphics card, make sure your power supply is up to the job.
 

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A:Disabling or changing shortcut to annoying HPSysInfo.exe

Go to add/remove programs in the control panel and delete all HP related stuff except the HP device driver itself
 

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A:Internet only works in safe mode

Define Internet? Your internet browser or your connection?
Type:
Ping www.google.com
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If you do, it means you have internet but your browser doesn't, so it's either set up incorrectly or something (a crash?) caused something to be damaged. Try either reinstalling your browser or trying a new browser.

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A:Crysis and Metro 2033

Unless you're playing across multiple 1080p screens you won't need gobs of power to run either game. A single GTX 460 or 5850/5870 will run the games just fine on reasonable DX10/11 settings coupled with a decently powerful CPU.

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Original source Expreview
 

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Gahh their naming scheme is annoying.
Though I suppose it isn't a huge change from current i5/i7's.

Don't they run on a new socket?
 

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Touchpad problem

Hi. I don't know about a button to disable the touchpad on a laptop, but there is a free program that will do the same thing, so you can type away, and your arm won't move the cursor around. Try http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/
 

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A:Upgrading my current processor

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New charger output 18.5V 3.5A 65W

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A:Does a charger with lower watts and current damage a laptop?

your risk is to the charger, not the laptop.old charger output 19V 4.74A 90W
New charger output 18.5V 3.5A 65W​the voltage difference is only 0.5v , the big difference is the
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googling for Hp pavillion dv4 I found the hp dv4 spec to be
Power

* 65 W AC Adapter
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If you are using Vista 32 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
If you are using Vista 64 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
 

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What's the best solution in this case?
 

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You are correct to be concerned as this can definitely damage your stick.

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This doesn't actually disable the IGP (onboard graphics) but it gives priority to the PCI-E graphics card which lets you use it.
 

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kcrouse96h said:





Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledClick to expand...

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For Win/XP, uninstall IPv6;
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