Archive for the ‘Windows 8’ Category

No F12 key on Microsoft Surface Pro Keyboard

June 5, 2013

Then, how do install your corporate network image on the Microsoft Surface Pro ?

1. Attach the Microsoft Surface Pro Ethernet Adapter to the Microsoft Surface Pro.
2. Press and hold both the volume down button and power button until the Microsoft Surface Pro starts to boot.   –> “Checking Media Presence ……” –> “Start PXE over IPv4”.
3. When prompted, press Enter for network boot service.


Advanced Boot Startup Options in Windows 8

December 29, 2012

The new metro style Advanced Boot Startup Options menu for Windows 8 includes various system repair, recovery, and troubleshooting options to help you fix at boot. The selected option will remain in affect until the next time you restart Windows 8.

Hold down SHIFT key while tapping or clicking on Restart, available from any Power icon.


shutdown /r /o


Want a Windows 8 Start Button = Classic Shell

December 29, 2012

Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using.

A free and open-source software called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.

Versions 3.6.0 and later officially support Windows 8 RTM (and Windows Server 2012)


Install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 without internet connection

December 15, 2012

“F:” represents the CD/DVD drive letter in your system which contains Windows 8 setup disc

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:F:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

Windows 8 Camp in a Box, Release Preview Edition

August 5, 2012

This download includes the hands-on-labs, presentations, samples and resources from the Windows 8 camps.

The Windows 8 camps are free training events for developers ramping up on Metro style app development.

Windows8CampCS.exe (168.1 MB)

Windows8CampJS.exe (174.0 MB)

Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a MSI U100 Plus netbook

March 20, 2012

After updating necessary drivers, the On-board Speaker, On-screen Webcam and On-screen Microphone are all working on Windows 8 CP.

Rating: 2.0 Windows Experience Index

Processor: Atom N280 @ 1.66 GHz with 2 GB RAM

Windows 8 Release Preview


HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\Display1_DownScalingSupported, change it’s value from 0 to 1. After restarting Windows 8, you will be able to choose screen resolution of 1152 x 864.

Turn Windows features ON or OFF, select .net framework 3.5 and install Realtek HD Audio R.2.68.

Manually Create the “Manage Wireless Networks” Shortcut

March 1, 2012

This will come handy in Windows 8.

1. Right click on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button.

explorer.exe shell:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}

3. Type “Manage Wireless Networks” for the name, and click on the Finish button.


Updates – No longer worked in RTM version.

Try FREE Wifi Profile Manager

Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images

February 29, 2012


64-bit (x64)                    Download (3.3 GB)

Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

32-bit (x86)                    Download (2.5 GB)

Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39

Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J or NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8