Tagged: windows 8

Start Screen Alternatives 4

Start Screen Alternatives

While many are trying to get used to the new Start screen, others immediately want to get the classic Start menu back. The list of alternatives for the Start screen can be found here...

Aero Cursors 10

Aero Cursors

Windows Server 2012 by default uses the plain white non-animated cursors. The following steps will help you to get the Windows 8 cursors in Windows Server 2012. 1. Download aero_cursors.zip (93 KB) from win2012workstation....

Windows 8 Default Apps 14

Windows 8 Default Apps

The default Windows 8 Start screen is shown below. Click the tile on the screen to view more details about the application. If you are visiting this page using Internet Explorer in Windows Server...

Wish List 45

Wish List

This list contains all features we still want in Windows Server 2012 and are working on at the forum. If you have any wishes, please leave a comment or place a request at the...

Windows 8 UI Internet Explorer 5

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...

Visual Effects and Thumbnails 6

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...

Windows 8 Apps 11

Windows 8 Apps

After installing the Desktop Experience feature, the Store will appear in the Start screen. However, if you try to open it, it will notify that it is not possible for the Built-in Administrator account...

Desktop Experience 25

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...

Windows 8 / Server 2012 Essential Knowledge 5

Windows 8 / Server 2012 Essential Knowledge

Compared to all previous Windows versions, many of the working of the GUI has changed. On this page you will learn the essentials of the new Windows Operating System. The actions are similar for...