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    Bypass Windows 8 UAC while keeping Metro

    Microsoft’s User Account Control (UAC) has had a bad reputation among the tech community since the launch of Windows Vista. In Windows 8, this nuisance has found a way to spite all tech geeks alike. Now, “disabling” UAC via Control Panel doesn’t actually disable it. If you edit a system file you’ll find that, you, the Admin, have no power (and are still pestered by UAC).
    If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve tried taking disabling UAC via the EnableLUA registry hack. Although this method works, Microsoft has placed a kill switch on Metro apps. In other words, you won’t be able to use Metro apps if you disable UAC with the registry hack or with Account Policy clp. Microsoft gives you 2 options; deal with UAC and enjoy the Metro UI or disable UAC and lose Windows 8′s signature feature.
    In this tutorial, you will learn how to semi-disable UAC while maintaining access to Metro apps. This hack should prevent ~90% of all UAC pop-ups and grant you access to your entire C drive.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    Windows 8 Refresh: A great feature, if you know the limitations
    Windows 8 Refresh lets you restore your Windows 8 PC to earlier state without destroying data, but beware hidden gotchas
    By Woody Leonhard | InfoWorld

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    mkdir C:\RefreshImage
    recimg -CreateImage C:\RefreshImage

    Replace the above drive letter "C" with whatever drive letter represents the location
    you wish to store CustomRefresh.wim

    Another tut from the WindowsEightForums:
    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    Clint, thanks for some excellent additions to this tutorial. This is becoming a fairly in depth tutorial. This was my wish when I started it.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Thanks for the post!!
    It really helped...I just bought a new laptop which is updated with windows 8 and had no clue how to use it...
    But this post really helped!!!
    keep posting

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    I am glad I was able to help. Enjoy your Win 8 experience, and welcome to the Lounge.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    If your new to using IE10 you may have noticed that it's a real pain to start posting here.

    The best workaround for that compatibility issue is to click on the small broken icon between
    the magnifying glass and the refresh icon shown in the picture below.
    Attachment 33679

    It's much easier than pressing F12 and setting compatibility, as it will only be active for as long as the specific window is open.
    Attachment 33680

    It's just one of the annoyances I kept stumbling upon with each fresh Windows 8 install and first time IE10 usage here on the lounge.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    Put the power Options back on the desktop.
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    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    This is a very nice and very easy mod. Thanks Clint.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    I am about to buy a windows 8 laptop and this thread is a boon for people like me.I know there are many problems with W8 but finally i have decided to go with it.Thank you for this amazing tips and tricks

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    Dell are offering free downloads of "Windows 8 For Dummies". However, in order to obtain it you need to supply your name and contact details for marketing purposes. IMHO this is a very useful book full of useful information.
    http://marketing.dell.com/windows-8-ebook

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    @jacksparrow, you are welcome. Glad I could help.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Thumbs up

    I also had the need for a new laptop and facing the hassle of the rep of Win 8 a daunting task.....until I read this thread and dived in, setting it up the way I wanted.

    Thanks Medico and CLiNT......

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    Jack, I'm glad my little tutorial could help you with this very exciting new OS. Yes it can be set up to make using Win 8 easier for everyone.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    A previously available YouTube video from Microsoft that is getting more exposure - Get to know Windows 8.

    A downloadable Windows 8 brochure - [http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...=39055]Windows 8 End User Training Brochure[/url].

    These may help some get acquainted with Windows 8.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    A downloadable Windows 8 brochure - [http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...=39055]Windows 8 End User Training Brochure[/url].
    Corrected link:

    A downloadable Windows 8 brochure - Windows 8 End User Training Brochure.

    (I'll delete if you want to edit yours.)

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