Normal users thinks: My PC/laptop comes with Windows 10, so It must be ONLY compatible with Windows 10 or higher.if w7 and 8.1 are working on newer hardware then it is our job to let people know despite what the dell/etc support johnnies say.
It's quite exciting to know that on Windows 8.1 the performance is so much better! Yes Windows 8.1 has the fastest boot of all Windows.In my most important competitive game I got +20 avg fps and +13 0.1% low fps. And 13 fps for 0.1 low is too high to say "It's just margin of error". Micro lags are gone strange screen tearing gone. (Same settings as in Windows 10)
System feels much snappier even without tweaking. Boot time is so fast, first I tought there was a problem or something couse the welcome screen was skipped so fast.
Embedded Industry does not have most Metro apps. If I'm not mistaken just Store and one or 2 other apps.Is there any significant difference between 8.1 pro and 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro?
Is there still a charm bar and stuff?
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUi] "DisableCharmsHint"=dword:00000001
Thanks for the theme. But it is for Windows 7. Does it work on Windows 8.1 without any problems? NiceOh and one more thing. I love how easy to enable classic theme on Win 8.1 almost without problems. I use this theme on my 8.1 right now:
Very cool! I have interest.I want to make a Windows 8.1 - 10 - 11 comparison and make a video about it. I will send you the link if you interested! (This will happen after first stable release of Windows 11 and after I move to a new city in like December)
You can try this:Is it possible Charms Bar/drag to corners could be removed?
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ; Disable Corner Navigation and Charms Bar [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUi] "DisableCharmsHint"=dword:00000001 "DisableTLCorner"=dword:00000001 "DisableTRCorner"=dword:00000001
If I remember right, Startisback didn't run anything in taskmgr, maybe it's an injected dll or something. But I disabled Charms Bar, buuuut. If I know right, it's still running but invicible couse if you alt-tab with classic theme running you see ghost task running in the background. One of them is "something something search" and if you alt tab to that process Charms Bar opening (If the registry tweak not applyied). If applyed nothing happens but still running. There is a script or something called fxxkmetro that is closing ghost tasks, but I only trust in my own scripts.i like the metro theme, set the colours right, use prairie wind bitmap and i wont need any other themes. cant find a decent theme for 7
if i remember correctly i couldnt disable all charms/corners. grrrrrr. cant abide all that aero shake snap peek crap, bloody intrusive.
EI Pro has store and some apps but not the whole lot you get in regular pro.
if startisback kills the corners crap then it must do it somehow, a reg edit, a constant running exe or dll. im loath to have startisback just to disable charms/corners.
It didn't worked for me but:
Oh sorry. I can't find it anywhere else. But as I said It's not working for me.i aint signing up to yet another website. seems it is poo anyway. grrr
I think StartisBack changes the Windows Shell or something like that. I couldn't figure out how it disables hot corners. It sure isn't using the registry for that.if startisback kills the corners crap then it must do it somehow, a reg edit, a constant running exe or dll. im loath to have startisback just to disable charms/corners.
This is bad NTLite has a component called "Modern App support" which was formerly called Metro Services or something like that. Maybe removing that charms bar and all the rest of Metro will go away. But PC settings app won't work NTLite removes it as it doesn't work. Search in Start Screen will also not work even in Control Panel. It only works in file explorer as I recall.it's still running but invicible couse if you alt-tab with classic theme running you see ghost task running in the background. One of them is "something something search" and if you alt tab to that process Charms Bar opening (If the registry tweak not applyied).
The first link does exactly what the reg tweaks I posted do.