Most of you must have heard about the upcoming Metro UI, its simple, clean, sleek and beautiful. Windows 8 also the Metro user interface and thus making it a beautiful operating system. If you want to make your Windows 7 look like windows 8 and wants to give your Windows 7 a Metro look, then look no further and go for Windows 8 Transformation Pack 2.
- Seamless installation and uninstallation giving users safe transformation.
- Easily configurable in single click with intelligence Metro UI design.
- Designed for all editions of Windows XP/Vista/7 including Server Editions.
- Genuine Windows 8 system resources with Metro touches.
- Smart system files updating with auto-repair and Windows Update friendly.
- Fresh start for Vista/Seven Transformation Pack users with updated Windows 8 themes and resources.
- UxStyle memory patching.
- Windows 8 themes, wallpaper and logon screen.
- UserTile with current user auto-configured on login.
- Metro UI desktop emulation with pre-configured gadgets.
- Aero’s auto-colorization feature.
- And much more…
- .NET Framework 2.0 – Required for system files transformation in Windows XP/Server 2003 x64 Editions Only.
- .NET Framework 4.0 – Required for Windows 8 features like User Tile/Metro UI Desktop/Auto-colorization.
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Windows 8 is a new version of Windows adding support for ARM miroprocessors in addition to the traditional x86 microprocessors from Intel and AMD. It has changed its user interface to suit the requirements of touchscreen input along with traditional mouse, keyboard and pen input.
The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. Windows 8 has got a lot of things to be talked about. Installation of some other softwares or the availabitily of additional and advanced harware may be needed to run some of its product features.
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In order to install Windows 8 in your system, the following requirements are to be met :
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
- To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater
[box type="blue"]How to install the Windows Developer Preview from an ISO image[/box]
The Windows Developer Preview is delivered as an .iso image that must be converted into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash drive. Windows Disc Image Burner can be used to covert this file into installable media in case of Windows 7, while on Windows XP and Windows Vista, a third-party program is required to convert an .iso file into installable media—and DVD burning software often includes this capability.
The .iso file that contains the developer tools requires a large capacity DVD called a DVD-9, as well as a DVD burner that can handle dual-layer (DL) DVDs. Most modern burners should be able to handle this format.
Talking about the features that Windows 8 bears, it has got some ultimate features that are good enough to turn the heads around. It promises to offer some fantastic features to woo its users.
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The features of Windows 8 that is ready to please its users are :
- Metro UI and the conventional Windows Desktop Interface, both available in the same system.
- Boot up time is very fast.
- Two versions of IE 10, one of them being specifically designed for tablets and Metro UI.
- 128-bit display and native support for USB 3.0 look great, too!
- Windows 8′s disk defragmenter is finally able to take care of your SSD drives and performing the TRIM command is easier than in Windows 7.
- A lot of sources claim that Windows 8 will offer an improved gaming platform and, more than just that, future may bring integration of Xbox Live.
- “History vault” is a new feature that will provide automatic backup and only noobs will use.
- The another feature is Genuine Center that allow you to enter or change your license key, as well as to view the genuine/pirated status of your license.
- Portable Workspace is yet another feature that allows you to create a portable image, a clone or a whole system backup.
- New keyboard shortcuts, mouse-only mode, a lot of interface tweaks.
The above discussed features are few to mention, Windows 8 includes several such features to carve its niche.
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With advancements taking place day by day in geek world, most of us might have installed WINDOWS 8 by now on our systems. There is much to like about WINDOWS 8 including the new start menu, but still there must be few of us who would still prefer Windows Vista or Windows 7 because of their search box feature that made the functioning easy and so far this feature is not seen in Windows 8, or at least it has for now in the developer build, but getting it back isn’t all that hard.
Those want to change the Windows 8 start menu back to the Windows 7 version, here is the way how to do it :
- Launch the registry editor (win+r > regedit >enter)
- Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
- Double-click on RPEnabled
- Change the value from 1 to (zero)
- Tap enter or click OK
By following the above procedure, one would get back to the Windows 7 version immediately – just tap the Windows key on your keyboard twice to try it out (the first press will slide the Metro start screen back into view).
Once the required changes have been made and you log in, you will no longer face the trademark Windows 8 start screen. There will be a new interface that looks alike your existing Windows 7 desktop. The only real difference being the squared-off window borders on your applications.