The Windows 8 preview is now out for a couple of days. Anyone wonder where the shutdown/ restart button went?
Well don’t search no more. It’s been hidden a bit. But i’ll explain where it went.
Go in the Metro skin to the left down corner and select settings. From there you’ll see on the right hand side a column appearing. Select the power option and you can choose between the shutdown and restart option. Here are some screenshots how to shutdown or restart the windows 8 computer. Continue reading “Windows 8 shutdown/restart option”
Here’s an overview of a few Build sessions which have to do with either Server 8 or virtualization in Windows 8. Enjoy and a full list can be found at the end of this post.
Windows Server 8 Topics
Windows Server 8 Continue reading “Windows 8 server session list”
As promised earlier today here’s a post how to install Windows 8 Server in a Virtual Machine. I’ve used the following specs for the VM:
Processor: 1 2,4 GHZ Xeon
Mounted preview server ISO and booted from ISO. Continue reading “Install steps Windows 8 Server as VM”
If you’re already sick and tired of the Metro start menu (or you can’t find anything you want) you can stop it and reclaim your Windows7 start menu with the following commands.
1. Use the following key commands “Windows key + R” to get into the run command
2. Type regedit.exe and press enter
3. In the registry editor, browse to the following key:
4. Change the value of the key “RPEnabled” from “1” naar “0” (zero).
5. Close the registry and you’re finished. (Reboot is NOT required, at last !!!)
If you want to enable the Metro start button just change the “RPEnabled” key back to the value “1” and your on your way again.
** UPDATE 06-03-2011 **
With the release of the consumer review (aka beta) this option through the registry is removed. It is not possible to disable the metrostyle UI with this key. I’ll keep looking for another way to disable the Metro styple UI and report back to you.
** End update **
I’ve downloaded and installed Windows 8 Server (Windows preview developer) from the MSDN site and it installed quite quickly (about 25 min). The look and feel is very different with the tiles als start menu. But “behind the scenes” is the well known explorer. The server manager has a new interface and lay-out and looks very nice. It’s a improvement on the server manager we know from Windows 2008R2 but it is intuitive. Here’s a screenshot of the new lay-out. Continue reading “Windows 8 server (Windows preview developer)”
Here are a few windows 8 developer shortcuts.
With the preview comes new (unofficial) shortcuts. The following list are the ones we’re aware of: Continue reading “Windows developer preview keyboard shortcuts”
Yesterday Microsoft started the Build conference.
They released a developer version of Windows 8 (workstation and server) last night and is available on the MSDN website for download.
If you didn’t see the keynote for Microsoft’s “build” click here.
If you want to run Windows 8 (server) in a virtual enviroment you need either Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer or VMWare’s Workstation 8.
You can download your copy of VMWare’s Workstation 8 version here.
For Xitrix XenServer just click here.
And last but certainly not least Microsoft Hyper-V is available here. This is a free stand-alone version where you don’t need a license for.
There is a lot of news from the build conference and you’ll have to follow me on Twitter (@jackcobben) to keep up. I’ll be posting some info on the blog but not everything.
For now this is it and until next time.