Microsoft has a Windows 8 Resource Guide for IT Professionals.
“One-page guide to the top technical Windows 8 resources, tools, and demos for IT professionals on TechNet.”
Handy collection of links for Geeks and IT types.
After many, many, many hours of research and writing Tweaking Windows 8 is finished!
I hope you find it useful.
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.
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):