Got it running on my media center PC, but I've had to do some clever sneaking around the failsafes hardware manufacturers build in to get my older stuff running.
So far I have:
- Forced Win8 to recognize my ancient wireless dongle by telling it to use the base chipset manufacturer's XP 64 driver
- Forced EVGA to install its Windows Vista 64 bit driver onto Win8 by installing it as Windows Vista SP2 compatibility mode. Look at that, it worked, and now I have 1080P.
- Forced a few other drivers to SUCK IT UP AND PRETEND ITS WIN7 YOU CRYBABIES
Runs pretty nicely on a 4 year old machine with a middling video card. 20 second boot time, I never thought I'd see the day, and I certainly don't have a fancy new UEFI motherboard.
My biggest frustration with Metro is not having a means of closing the open tiles. Look, I didn't MEAN to hit the RSS feed when my internet wasn't working. Can I please close this tile and go someplace else now? Please? Escape doesn't work, right clicking doesn't work, and AF+f4 didn't work (although that old standby still works in the Win7 desktop mode.)
The built in RSS feed was a nice surprise, and I think this could give Google Reader a run for its money.
____________________________ All jobs at level 99 Bard 4 Life Hanging out in the Ionosphere these days
::Finale II HNM
Daurdabla 85 completed 3-18-2013 *** Gjallarhorn 95
(Zelduh)'s won the argument by going so far off the deep end that no one is willing to follow.