• Gear
  • Shots
  • Photo Craft
  • Video
  • Wide Angle
  • Support
  • New Stuff
  • More
Gear Digital Darkroom Un-official Unsolicited Vista and Windows 7 Advice Thread

Need some help with your New SmugMug Site?

Dgrin Challenges

Our Challenges moderator has lined up an new set of challenges for you. The Weekly Word Challenge. Get all the details and participate in the conversation Weekly Word Challenge.

Past DSS Challenge Winners, DSS Challenge Rules, and other important DSS Challenge information is here.

Looking for a little challenge? The Dgrin Mini-Challenges are a great way to challenge yourself. Take a moment to look through past winners and find the current Mini Challenge here.

From Around the Net

Enjoy a few of our favorite articles from around the 'net. If you have something you think we should see, post it here and we'll have a look.




Thread Tools Display Modes
Page 19  of  19
Old Oct-26-2011, 07:46 AM
basflt is offline basflt
Major grins
basflt's Avatar
start menu
dont like the weird start menu ?

Launch REGEDIT and browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer.
Double-click RPEnabled, and change it from 1 to 0 or 2

now Metro is gone and you have normal start again

Last edited by basflt; Oct-26-2011 at 08:11 AM.
Old Oct-26-2011, 09:28 AM
jhofker is offline jhofker
Smug8 Developer
jhofker's Avatar
I clean-installed one and upgraded the other. Like I said, I knew what I was getting into. :-)

If you don't like the new start screen, use Win7. That registry hack removes more than just the metro start screen (like the new task manager).
Old Oct-26-2011, 09:59 AM
basflt is offline basflt
Major grins
basflt's Avatar
did clean install,s w vista-beta's
no thanks , i wait for final product

no , task manager is still there

0 removes metro
2 keeps both normal + metro

this metro stuff may be handy for tablets and smart-phones and such
for a desktop its clumsy

Last edited by basflt; Oct-26-2011 at 11:40 AM.
Old Oct-26-2011, 03:53 PM
ThatCanonGuy is offline ThatCanonGuy
ThatCanonGuy's Avatar
That looks cool. I'll pass, because I'm not a developer, and I wouldn't know what I was getting into
Old Oct-27-2011, 08:46 AM
basflt is offline basflt
Major grins
basflt's Avatar
Originally Posted by ThatCanonGuy View Post
That looks cool. I'll pass, because I'm not a developer, and I wouldn't know what I was getting into
im no developer either
if you install on a virtual machine , there is no risk
i use Oracle Virtual Box
is freeware and compatible with win8
Old May-15-2012, 01:04 PM
joeinmiami is offline joeinmiami
Photo taker
joeinmiami's Avatar
Do yourself a favor guys or gals, upgrade to Windows 7, it is more mature and stable that that piece of garbage called Vista!

Actually, we all should can Microsoft products and install Ubuntu instead, however, I don't think Adobe products run on Ubuntu

On my new PC (running Windows 7)I went ahead and installed Open Office, let us see, Microsoft Office Ultimate, about $400, Open Office Free.

Just my 2 cents (My wife won't let me spend more)


PD If you decided to move to Windows 7 from Vista, do yourself a favor and do a clean install, do not do an update from Vista!
Page 19  of  19
Tell The World!  

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump