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    Sorta, That's metro only apps tho.

    What about the hundreds of "Legacy" apps we all currently have?

    This is going to be painful. Out of the box my Windows 8 installed logged on using our staff policies showed the metro version of IE only. >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    This is going to be painful. Out of the box my Windows 8 installed logged on using our staff policies showed the metro version of IE only. >.<
    set it to open only in desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    set it to open only in desktop.
    I thought they turned that feature off in the latest builds? (Never tried on any build mind).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I thought they turned that feature off in the latest builds? (Never tried on any build mind).
    They did not, it made it to the RTM.

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    I think he means setting IE to open in desktop only mode, not booting you straight to desktop (You can't do this, which is just stupid)

    I'll sit down at some point when I'm bored and play with our policies a bit.

    But that's *all* it showed out of the box, nothing else, just IE :P Not that I expected it to just work but still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantech View Post
    I have never found a laptop yet that will last all day on the battery.
    If you don't mind the additional weight, you can make a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 last upto 30 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    I think he means setting IE to open in desktop only mode, not booting you straight to desktop (You can't do this, which is just stupid)
    You can do that too, scheduled task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    booting you straight to desktop (you can't do this, which is just stupid)
    There are several workarounds, inc. the following...

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "Shell"="explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe"

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    I've been playing around with it ignoring metro entirely, using the Classic Shell from sourceforge. Just works, performance is reasonable, there's a few nice things which I will play with some more but there's nothing that can't be done in 7 with some tweaks/3rd party apps that I can see. There's certainly no reason to be jumping away from 7 any time soon, certainly.

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    Anyone got any ideas how we can remotely manage something like Classic Shell, through GPO or otherwise? I have a bunch of machines to image this week and I'm seriously contemplating Windows 8.

    We're a school that loves throwing the latest and greatest around if possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Cookeh View Post
    We're a school that loves throwing the latest and greatest around if possible...
    Then leave metro...

    Managing third party stuff through GPO is generally a bit of a nightmare unless the developer has allowed for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Then leave metro...

    Managing third party stuff through GPO is generally a bit of a nightmare unless the developer has allowed for it.
    That's my plan, generally our staff are fairly accommodating, but there'll be a couple who complain.

    I've been using the W8 RTM for a few days now, must admit the metro stuff isn't really that intrusive in daily usage, I only see it about once or twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Cookeh View Post
    That's my plan, generally our staff are fairly accommodating, but there'll be a couple who complain.

    I've been using the W8 RTM for a few days now, must admit the metro stuff isn't really that intrusive in daily usage, I only see it about once or twice a day.
    We are pushing it as a dual boot option to a few of the users that are tech savvy to get the hype and jealousy up. Nothing makes teachers want something more than being told they can't have it yet but their tech able colleagues can. Even if they don't want it they suddenly do. Its one of the little tricks we play with all the new stuff, push early to a few key people who are liable to brag about it and by the time you are ready to push it globally the demand for it is already fever pitch.

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    Just tried Windows 8.
    Without swearing, what can I say as to how much I hate it.
    Not going to implement it any time soon. I will play with it a bit more.
    Microsoft have really stuffed up in my opinion. I prefer Linux anyway. Windows 7 works well though.

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