Windows 8

Windows 8 RT feels like Windows on ARM. Microsoft would be wise to embrace that.

I just got the chance to play with a Surface RT tablet, and I’m actually feeling much more positive about it. My understanding was that RT devices would pretty much only run Windows-Store, aka “Modern”, aka Metro apps, with cursory access to the desktop. Turns out, Windows RT CAN run desktop apps. It has notepad, …

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How to Activate Windows 8 Enterprise (and Enter or Change the Product Key)

Wen you install the version of Windows 8 Enterprise from MSDN (and I presume TechNet), it assumes you will have a KMS (Key Management Server) in your domain. When you try to activate it will fail (unless you actually do have a KMS…) – I saw errors about KMS and missing DNS names. Lastly, there …

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Client Hyper-V Issues in Windows 8 Consumer Preview–Release Preview Update

Update: After having all kinds of stability and performance issues with VirtualBox on the Win8 Release Preview, I decided to try Client Hyper-V again. Guess What? They fixed the networking issues!! Your clients can now use bridged networking without MAC address conflicts. There is still no graphic acceleration, having it installed breaks other virtualiztion software …

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Windows 8 File Copy Progress Window

This window alone is about enough to make the Windows 8 Consumer Preview worth the trouble. What you cannot see in the picture is that the line and speed are updated realtime (faster than once per second). The graph makes it very clear when something causes the copy rate to slow down. It’s awesome.