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  1. Happy New Year to everyone!
  2. It's possible with OldNewExplorer on 8.x and 10, it allows you to place all bitmap you want to change in your shellstyle.dll. Unfortunately, it's not for Windows 7.
  3. This is nice but it would be a great idea if we could disable them to use Windows 10 defaults's one. Also, does StartIsBack use the same part in msstyle than Windows 8.1 ? I have wreid blurred background on them. Another bug, when you open jumplist sometimes the icon keep it's selected frame even when the mouse doesn't hover it. Thanks for doing this for Windows 10, it's great !
  4. I'm also trying to tweak and customize this version of Windows, good point, RS1 visual styles works as is. Compared to Windows 8.1, I don't see any improvements that could justify using it as my main system and having to retweak it every few months is really boring... But you can revert the svchost spliting for services to revert the old behaviour http://winaero.com/blog/set-split-threshold-svchost-windows-10/
  5. No, on Windows 10 it's hardcoded, you can't change them with custom theme any more ! The only way I know to do that is to use the latest StartIsBack++ RC which reintroduce taskbar skinning with theme.
  6. When you enable Hyper-V vSwitch it will create virtual cards on your PC. You need to set your static IP on those virtual cards. To do it, open Network and sharing center (right click on network tray), open Adpaters settings and you will see some virtual Ethernet cards, set your static IP on them. You should have something like this (I have setup two vSwitch for the two cards on my server) so select one of the vEthernet and set it up lake any other physical card
  7. This is expected behaviour, if you press WIN + 1 to 0 (1, 2....9, 0) key, it will open your 10 first programs on your taskbar (I have only tested with pinned programs but I think it should work same if you have 10 opened programs on taskbar), if you put Visual Studio as first position, WIN + 1 will open it (or acting like if you click on it if it's open).
  8. Here I have see one university which have switched to Windows 10 so I have asked the tech guy (which I know well) and he has said that it's slower than 7 on the network. 20 min to log in while it was two time faster with 7.... He told me that he has tried to disable all telemetry stuff but having to redo it every time an update reset it is just a pain...
  9. For Kaby Lake and Zen, it's still x86 cpus so Windows 7 and 8 will work but will not support new features and we may have problem to find drivers but they will work. Time will tell for drivers PS : I can't imagine that hardware manufacturer will stop supporting more than a half of their customers, just OEM will follow MS statements so, if you built your own PC you will probaly find drivers. Like I said, we will see when Kaby Lake and Zen will be on the market.
  10. Yes, they work. I'm currently using a i7 6700K on Windows 8.1 without any issues, no crashs. Even USB 3.1 works great on Windows 8.1 so I don't see any problem here. For the support, they went back and now they say it's for Kaby Lake (ix-7xxx) but since I have chosen to not updating my systems if it's not really needed (who can trust the new ms ?) it's not really a problem.
  11. Oh no, some updates reappears... It seems that this Windows 10 upgrade non-sense can be back sooner or later.... For Windows 7 : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664 For Windows 8.x : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2976978
  12. There is some things I don't like in Windows 10 and turn experience into a nightmare: - Taskbar's XAML parts and non-customization, we can't theme the taskbar with a custom theme, there is StartIsBack which partially restore it but not totally (you can't change some parts) and I can't use it since it just do some conflicts with Classic Shell (I prefer the later much more than the former in terms of features but Classic Shell taskbar customization options are just not usable). The second point (XAML parts) is just unacceptable for me: the stupid delay for opening jump list, it was insta
  13. Hi, Now I'm running Windows Defender on my Windows 8.1 systems. I think this is the latest version for Windows 8.x (but since I have disabled Windows Update more than a year ago I may be wrong). I also think that the 4.9 and 4.10 are Windows 10 only (I have only see them in Windows 10) and for Security Essentials.
  14. Boot into Windows 7, open msconfig, in the Boot tab, set Windows 7 as default and remove the Windows 10 entry
  15. OEM and Retail aren't the same, OEM = 1 motherboard, if you chage it you will have to buy a new license for the new motherboard. With Retail license, you can transfert your license to a new motherboard but you can't use the same license on multiple motherboard at the same time. VirtualBox (and other virtualization tools) emulate an entire computer for the virtual machine. If you activate your Windows 7 license on Windows 10 under the vm your activation will be for the vm only since its hardware id is different from your host computer. If you want to reserve 10, you will have to boot it at
  16. You can but the Windows 10 license is like OEM so if they don't want to reactivate your Windows 10 you will have to buy a full license. It was like that since july 215 : when you upgrade to Windows 10 you receve a digital license for the life of your device so if you change your motherboard it's another pc for them and you have to buy a new key (an OEM or a full Retail box which you can reinstall to a new computer if you want). So you have to considere that the free upgarde = Windows 10 OEM license and not a full retail product !
  17. No, with Windows 10 the digital license is registred with your hardware, you need to activate Windows 10 on the computer you want to have the Windows 10 license ! If you have a Retail key, you will have a Windows 10 license like OEM wich is hardware dependent !
  18. How to get a Windows 10 license without upgrading your PC First, download Windows 10 iso from the Media Creation tool or find the build 14393 aka Windows 10 RS1. There is two solutions: use a physical drive (internal or external) -all parts with "a"- or use a virtual disk (VHD) -all parts with "b"-. You can't use just one partition of a physical hard disk for this since we will be using a virtual machine, it will not work but, since you can natively create VHD on Windows 7 and up it's not a problem. You need VMware Player (free) or VirtualBox for the virtual machine part. I'm pers
  19. I have described only the case when you have a physical drive. For the VHD, you need a VHD disk created by Windows, use it in the virtual machine and add it to the BCD, at boot you will have the choice between Windows 10 and your Windows If you want I will explaine with more details this tomorrow (it's night here). With VMware you can use only one partition of your disk, I haven't already tried this before but I can also try explain this. I will explain all of this with screenshot because I have tried and it works (I have do this on my laptop to see if it can works)
  20. You don't even need to format your Windows 7 installation to do that. You just need a drive (or external drive/usb key with 16GB or more space) or, if you don't have any drive, a VHD. First, you need to download Windows 10 iso which correspond to your Windows 7 edition (10 Home for 7 Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium or 10 Pro for 7 Pro and Ultimate). You can get them with the Microsoft Media Creation tool. Download VMware Player or VirtualBox and install one of them on your Windows 7. Create a new virtual machine and, when it asks you to create a virtual disk, select physical drive an
  21. It's ok but you can donate as much as you want.
  22. Yes, if you have a donation key, it will remove the watermark.
  23. I have tested it with friend's SanDisk Extreme 900 480 GB USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD (the only USB 3.1 drive I have found yesterday to test it) and I'm getting between 550 and 700 MB/s depending on file size. As far as I have understand, Windows 8 support USB 3.1 gen 2 natively but the controller will be flaged as USB 3.0, for me, it works. Maybe Windows 10 have better support for this but since I don't have myself a USB 3.1 gen 2 drive and as long as those USB C connectors work it's good
  24. I'm using Windows 8.1 on my Skylake system with a lot of tweaks and third party apps to make it like I want. Windows 8.1 support USB 3.1, I have just tested with my Intel Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Alpine Ridge controller and it just work as expected I'm using Aero Glass, OldNewExplorer, Classic Shell, UxStyle, custom theme, Rainmeter, T-Clock, Desktop Gadgets are back, a custom set of icons, Start Screen customize + OblyTile for games tiles on the start screen, no metro craps, no ms account, no automatic updates and more. Windows 8.1 works flawlessly on all my PCs without any bugs so I haven't
  25. I will stay on my current OS (Windows 8.1), Windows 10 doesn't add anything for my needs (I don't use all metro craps).
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