Internet Explorer 10 might have accidentally become unpinned. To pin it back to your Start screen, follow these steps:
- Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)
- Enter Internet Explorer, and then tap or click Apps.
- In the search results, swipe down on the Internet Explorer icon, and then tap Pin to Start.
(If you’re using a mouse, right-click Internet Explorer, and then click Pin to Start.)
You might notice in your Surface RT, the time is showing 1 hour ahead of the actual even with the correct Time Zone selected.
The root cause is the internet clock was not sync correctly.
To fix this, connect to internet and do following:
- Go to the right bottom of the screen and click on the time
- Go to Internet Time and Change Setting
- Then click Update now
PowerShell V3 and PowerShell ISE V3 is not a port of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. However, you can download it from here.
You might receive following error when you install the msu file
The update is not applicable to your computer
- Installed Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
- Install .NET 4.0 Full Profile. ( not client profile )
In Windows Server 2012, DotNet 4.5 are shipped as part of OS but DotNet 4.5 is not registered with IIS8 be default. If you try to run aspnet_regiis.exe as you did for Windows Server 2008 R2, you will see following error
Microsoft (R) ASP.NET RegIIS version 4.0.30319.17929
Administration utility to install and uninstall ASP.NET on the local machine.
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Start installing ASP.NET (4.0.30319.17929).
This option is not supported on this version of the operating system. Administrators should instead install/uninstall ASP.NET 4.5 with IIS8 using the “Turn Windows Features On/Off” dialog, the Server Manager management tool, or the dism.exe command line tool. For more details please see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=216771.
Finished installing ASP.NET (4.0.30319.17929).
(Following step by step tutorials are copied from IIS 8.0 Using ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 4.5 )
Step by Step Instructions enabling AspNet on IIS8
You might notice that there is not search box in Windows Store and find it’s difficult to see a way to search app in store. Here are steps:
- WinKey + C to open the charms bar
- Click or tap “Search”
- Enter what you want to search for
Update: actually step #2 & 3 is not necessary, when you go to store, you can just start typing and search will automatically come up. You can even do same in the start screen!
Screenshot for searching OneNote in Store.
In Windows 8 You can configure IE10 to always open in the default Metro style or in Internet Explorer for the Desktop, as you prefer.
To configure the way links display in IE10 when you open them:
- If you are using a Metro version of IE, when viewing a site in IE10, click Page Tools and select View on the desktop.
- Click Tools, and select Internet options.
- Click to display the Programs tab.
- In the Opening Internet Explorer section, select the default option you desire from the menu, and then click OK.
There are 3 IE launch options.
Let Internet Explorer decide
This option will choose which version of IE to open depending on the context where the link was selected. Selecting a link from a Metro style-app will open the touch-optimized version of the browser. Selecting a link from an application or icon on the desktop will open the desktop version of the browser. This option is the default.
Always in Internet Explorer
Links from all apps, including desktop apps, will open in Metro version of IE. The only exception here is IE icons and Internet shortcuts on the desktop.
Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop
Links from all apps, including Metro style-apps, will open Desktop version of IE.
When you install Windows Server 2012, you can choose between Server Core Installation and Server with a GUI. The Server with a GUI option is the Windows Server 2012 equivalent of the Full installation option available in Windows Server 2008 R2. The Server Core Installation option reduces the space required on disk, the potential attack surface, and especially the servicing requirements. In Windows Server 2012, you can freely switch between these options at any time, one approach might be to initially install the Server with a GUI option, use the graphical tools to configure the server, and then later switch to the Server Core Installation option.
To use PowerShell to switch between Server Core and Full Server with GUI
Full Server with GUI to Server Core
Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -Restart
Server Core to Full Server with GUI
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell -Restart
Windows 7 introduced Native VHD boot which allows user to install Windows 7/Windows server 2008 R2 on a physical box to a virtual hard disk (VHD). You can do same process in Windows 8
- Boot from the Windows 8 media (USB, CD, etc.).
- At the Install screen, press Shift+F10 to open a command prompt.
- Start diskpart and create the VHD file you want to install to:
create vdisk file=c:\win8.vhd maximum=80000 type=expandable
select vdisk file=c:\win8.vhd
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs label=”Win8″ quick
- Exit diskpart, and when you install Windows 8 you’ll be able to select your VHD volume (ignore the warning that you won’t be able to install).
If this is an existing machine, and you want to dual boot rather than wipe the disk, then don’t perform the first three blocks of commands.
Windows 8 supports virtualization on the client OS to allow IT professionals and developers to use Hyper-V as a desktop operating system. If you are an IT Professional or developer that uses Windows Server as development operating environments, you should be excited about new client Hyper-V feature in Windows 8 and wonder what are some of the key differences and similarities between Windows 8 Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V?
Here are the some of the key differences in Windows 8 Client Hyper-V from Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V:
- No Hyper-V Replica
- No Hyper-V Network Virtualization
- No Virtual Machine Live Migration (Requires Failover Clustering only in Windows Server)
- No Shared Nothing Live Migration
- No SR-IOV (You need server class hardware; appropriate firmware, etc; you won’t find this on desktops)
- No Failover Clustering (Client doesn’t include Failover Clustering)
- No Virtual Fiber Channel
- No RemoteFX GPU Hardware Acceleration ( which requires RDV only in Windows Server)
- Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) HW required
And the commonalities between Windows 8 Hyper-V & Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
- Virtual Machines created with Client Hyper-V are 100% compatible with Server Hyper-V
- Client Hyper-V offers the same VM scale as Server
- Up to 64 virtual processes per VM
- Up to 64TB per virtual disk ( vhdx format )
- Up to 1 TB of memory per VM.
- Live Storage Migration is included
- Support VHD Storage on SMB3 file shares
- 100% PowerShell/WMI compatibility in management from Client to Server.
- Client Hyper-V offers the full rich, open and extensible Hyper-V virtual switch.
- QoS, bandwidth management and other advanced virtual switch capabilities are in there
To remotely manage your Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V server from a windows 7 desktop, you need install RSAT (Remote Server Administrator Tool). This has been simplified in Windows 8. In Windows 8, Hyper-V management tool is built in, Hyper-V manager can be turned on via “Turn Windows features on or off” dialog directly without downloading RSAT.
However, Hyper-V manager in Windows 8 can’t manage can’t manage Hyper-V running on downlevel operation systems. If you connect using Hyper-V manager it would fail with following error:
This version of Hyper-V Manager cannot be used to manage server running Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
The only workaround so far is remote into a Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and run Hyper-V manager there.