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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Is this different to the change the lock screen image you get from charms -> settings -> change pc settings -> personalize-> lock screen ?
    It's the same actually. The only difference is that prior to KB2770917 you couldn't change the lock screen image via Group Policy. There was also the issue mentioned below.

    Microsoft recently release the November 2012 Cumulative Update for Windows 8/2012 that enables you to configure the default lock screen image for Windows 8 (See quote below).

    Enable enterprise customers to customize the default lock screen.
    You may have thought that this image was customisable by the users in the control panel already however this would only configure the image of the lock screen after the user had logged on to the computer. Meaning you were always presented with the Seattle Space Needle cartoon image every time you logged off or rebooted your computer. This image is nice to look at but this is definitely something the would be changed in most corporate environment to display their own corporate logo or a perhaps some disclaimer text. (Source)

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    Here's another good tip. If you are running Windows 8 on a laptop and want to check its battery capacity or charge history run powercfg /batteryreport from the Command Prompt. Windows will generate a report like the one shown below.

    Windows 8 includes a very useful feature for laptop users that lets you see the charging history and capacity of your battery. Over time batteries hold less and less of a change so this report is very helpful to identify if it is time to buy a replacement.

    Generating the report is very simple, just open up a command prompt, type in powercfg /batteryreport and hit Enter. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    WinKey+X - Show a small menu where Start used to be to access tools such as Event Viewer, Control Panel and other administrative tools.
    Right clicking the bottom left corner does the same as well

    Up Key for Fast Unlock
    - Press the Up arrow key to quickly hide the lock screen instead of dragging it up with your mouse.
    Can be disabled if you force the use of CTRL+ALT+DEL

    Administrative Tools in Start
    - Open the Charm bar on the Start screen, select Settings then Tiles to show tiles for Administrative tools such as Computer Management.

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    WIN+I - Easy access to the Settings side bar - great for shutting the PC down or rebooting, etc

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    From the (lovely?) Start screen, you can just start typing the name of programs you want to open... assuming you haven't bypassed it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmak View Post
    From the (lovely?) Start screen, you can just start typing the name of programs you want to open... assuming you haven't bypassed it yet
    You could do that in the Win7 start menu too.. Everyone keeps point this out for Win8 as if its a new feature, but its not really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    You could do that in the Win7 start menu too.. Everyone keeps point this out for Win8 as if its a new feature, but its not really...
    Windows 7 didn't have a start screen? Probably wasn't clear from my post, but I meant the place with the lovely tiles. No box to type in - you just start typing which then opens the search box - which then works exactly like the search on the Windows 7 Start menu

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    Not on this forum - no..
    Last edited by Gatt; 24th January 2013 at 07:31 AM.

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    You already have the answer in your post. Whip out your credit card and click the Download & Buy button...

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    Not sure why anyone would want to try and crack Win8 considering that its only about what - 50 for the Media or 25 online.
    Much better than the 250+ it used to be!

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    The 25 version is only if you have a legitimate copy of Windows to upgrade from. Even then, I picked up System Builder version to install from scratch for 60 from KSN (link is in this forum somewhere).

    But back to tips and tricks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    But back to tips and tricks!
    Yep - Mr Pirate above has already been reported for asking such a naughty question so he should be offski soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    The 25 version is only if you have a legitimate copy of Windows to upgrade from.
    I got a W8 Pro licence for 25 by running the upgrade advisor on the Release Preview. Doing a clean install was a bit of a pain, though.

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