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Start Screen Alternatives

While many are trying to get used to the new Start screen, viagra others immediately want to get the classic Start menu back. The list of alternatives for the Start screen can be found here and is maintained by forum member hoak.

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Boot to Classic Desktop

After installing the Desktop Experience feature, prescription Windows Server 2012 will automatically boot to the Start screen. Thanks to Igal Tabachnik with his post at the hmemcpy Blog, advice it is possible to automatically boot to the classic desktop although the Desktop Experience feature is installed. The installation can be done either automatically or manually. […]

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Windows 8 UI Internet Explorer

Even after installing the Desktop Experience feature, the Internet Explorer tile in the Start screen still runs Internet Explorer on the classic desktop. This registry hack will make Internet Explorer run as Windows 8 UI application when started from the Start screen. Download MetroIE.reg and import it into the registry. Next time you click the […]

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Visual Effects and Thumbnails

By default Windows Server is not really configured for visual glamor. The Start screen and menus aren’t animated and in Windows Explorer no thumbnails of images are shown. This page will guide you through the steps of enabling thumbnails and having visual effects in Windows Server 2012. 1. In the Start screen enter performance, change […]

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Desktop Experience

To fully get the Windows 8 experience to Windows Server 2012, Microsoft added the possibility to install this as a feature. This will install additional desktop applications and add several GUI improvements. Installing this feature will have the following effects: Applications added to the Start screen: Windows Store / Default Programs / Windows Media Player […]

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