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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Windows 8 Today the newest iteration of Microsoft's flagship product, Windows 8, arrives on store shelves. As was the case with Windows 7, this version of Windows has been available for testing (free of charge) for the last few months. Because of this, a very large number of users have already had the opportunity to ...


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Your two questions tagged Windows-8 got closed, which probably means they no longer count.


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Try out windows-8 without affecting your current setup. Following these simple (if a bit long) steps you will be able to test out Windows 8, either the RTM ISO file, or the full version of Windows 8 on a DVD on your windows PC, using a virtual machine. The advantage of this is that it will leave your existing installation of windows alone. For this blog I'...


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Cool ways to customize the Start Screen Customize the Windows Store tile Navigate to C:\Windows\WinStore and make a backup of the images folder. Take ownership of the images folder. Open the images folder. To customize the normal tile, edit the logo.png and logo.scale-x.png files and to customize the wide tile, edit the tilewide.png and tilewide.scale-x....


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From the contest rules: Contacting the winners We will attempt to contact the winners by using the email addresses on their user accounts. If the user does not reply to us within four weeks, we will award the prize to the user who asked the next highest-voted question or answer (or most viewed question, as applicable).


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It's back now! We had temporarily disabled the Win8Challenge banners and user page widgets as we performed maintenance on some of our new machines in Oregon.


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Yeah, there's no reason why why can't use the answer to supplement your post.


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How about user specific stats? Would it be possible for me to enter my user id and get these stats personalized? Also, it'd be cool to see a leader board as well. Who's on top (not so much level wise, but Q/A wise). Similar to something like this, but specific to the contest timing.


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Unfortunately we won't be able to do this for this contest. Emmett was going to have the time to see to it originally, but with yesterday's hurricane hitting NYC, priorities have shifted. We'll definitely keep this in mind for whatever our next promo will be, though, and implement a more fine-grained display for individual stages. Sorry.


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No it doesn't. Under the Eligibility Section: Posts that are deemed off-topic and are deleted or closed will not count.


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Yes this is a bug in your case. This is what it should look like (using Chrome Version 22.0.1229.94 m):


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It was posted before the challenged started, so no that doesn't get counted. (For citation, check Darth Android's query where he posted half hour before it started, but isn't considered)


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What is File History? It’s a feature introduced in Windows 8 that offers a new way to protect files for users. File History is a backup application that continuously protects your personal files stored in Libraries, Desktop, Favourites, and Contacts folders. It periodically (by default every hour) scans the file system for changes and copies changed files ...


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Should be back up shortly (if not already as I type this). Thanks for letting us know!


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What is fast startup & how to disable it? Fast startup (also called Hybrid Boot) is a new feature introduced in Windows 8 that allows your PC to boot up to 30%-70% faster. Whenever you shut down your PC, Windows 8 creates a file called hiberfile.sys that contains the Windows 8 kernel. When you start your PC again, it just reads that file from the drive ...


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TOUCHSCREENS AND WINDOWS 8 Using windows 8 touch features without having a touch screen Windows 8 touch features have it's definite charm as windows 8 has made it possible to control not only your tablet but also you personal computers using touch input. Windows 8 Operating system is the perfect intersection of PC and tablet interface, but most of the ...


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Windows 8 Default Browser: To Metro or not to Metro, that is the question How to set the Google Chrome tile on your start menu to launch the desktop version instead of the metro version If you install Chrome and set it as the default browser for Windows 8, an unfortunate side-effect occurs: when you launch Chrome from the Start screen, the Metro version of ...


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This is fixed now. We forgot to remove some hard-coded values specific to Ask Different's Mountain Lion Challenge promo, which was preventing more than 20 users from being loaded.


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Is Windows 8 more than just shiny? We all know by now that Windows 8 comes with a new Modern UI which gives you a very good live overview of your new Modern UI applications and feels very welcoming; as well as a new lock screen, login screen and a somewhat incompletely revised Control Panel. As well as Windows Explorer getting a Ribbon overhaul, an ...


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Just as a clarification, this also counts as well for downvotes/unvotes. The Contest rules state X posts with a score of X or more This means the total score and not just upvotes.


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Experiences upgrading Windows 7 to 8 on an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop Having had a laptop preinstalled with Windows 7 for 2 years now, I decided to try to upgrade to Windows 8, especially since my university allows me to download Windows 8 free off DreamSpark. There are some obstacles to overcome, but the most difficult part was because I was on an HP laptop, ...


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