After many, many, many hours of research and writing Tweaking Windows 8 is finished!
I hope you find it useful.
All you folks that haven’t upgraded Internet Explorer 6-8 have a Security Update for Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-008 – Critical
This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows servers. Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 are not affected.
Today, we are providing Advance Notification to customers that at approximately 10 a.m. PST on Monday, January 14, 2013, we will release an out-of-band security update to fully address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220
While working on the upcoming Windows 8 Tweak Guide I found it necessary to update the Bad Tweaks page.
14 January, 2013
- added info about pagefile.
- added section: Bad tweaks specific to Windows 8.
- added section: Bad SSD Tweaks.
Windows 8 has the ability to resize the partition it is installed on.
This can come in handy since most computer manufactures completely hose the drive partition structure.
In addition I always recommend moving Libraries off the OS partition. For single disk system this step is required to do that.
Microsoft is investigating public reports of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 are not affected by the vulnerability. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer 8.
Details of exploit here.
If your Using Windows Vista or Windows 7 then upgrade your browser like you should have done in MARCH of 2011.
If your using Windows XP (REALLY?) then Firefox and/or Chrome FTW.
In prep for the upcoming tweak guide. I’ve put together the Windows 8 Default Services sorted by name and startup type.
Available in PDF or Word docx file. See my Twitter post for the link.
— Eric Vaughan (@TweakHound) December 30, 2012
Windows 8 has proven to be, well, um, lets just say it has gotten mixed reviews.
I really wasn’t sure if I was going to do a Windows 8 Tweak Guide. But, so many folks asked for one I’ve decided to go ahead with it.
I’m about 20+ hours of work and 21 pages in so it will be a few weeks.
If you have any tips or suggestions please send them in.
Yes, I’m using Windows 8 as my main desktop (and it is now running on 4 of my computers).
Yes, I like it.
And yes, IMHO better than Windows 7*. But, it takes some getting used to and tweaking.
*(That doesn’t mean I’m 100% satisfied with it.)
The usual Geek news sites today have featured a blog post entitled, “Why was Pinball removed from Windows Vista?”
The post is interesting but that ain’t why I’ve posted this.
Like many others I’ve been using the original XP pinball game in 64-bit Windows since Vista came out without a single issue.
As with Windows 7 many sites have posted the Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts like they discovered some secret. The information is available both from Microsoft via the web or directly from Windows 8 built-in search.
One thing I noticed was that printing it out was a mess so I put together a Word document and PDF to make that easier.
To download simply right-click and “Save As” (please link to this post and not directly to the files):