Author: pauljrowland

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Start Screen Alternatives

While many are trying to get used to the new Start screen, others immediately want to get the classic Start menu back. The list of alternatives for the Start screen can be found here...

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Aero Cursors

Windows Server 2012 by default uses the plain white non-animated cursors. The following steps will help you to get the Windows 8 cursors in Windows Server 2012. 1. Download aero_cursors.zip (93 KB) from win2012workstation....

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Disable SEHOP

For security reasons, Windows Server 2012 by default has enabled Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) for all applications and services. This can lead to problems when running games and applications. In case you...

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Disable DEP

For security reasons, Windows Server 2012 by default has enabled Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for all applications and services. This can lead to problems when running games and applications. In case you encounter applications...

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Boot to Classic Desktop

After installing the Desktop Experience feature, Windows Server 2012 will automatically boot to the Start screen. Thanks to Igal Tabachnik with his post at the hmemcpy Blog, it is possible to automatically boot to...

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Drivers

I haven’t installed Windows Server 2012 nor Windows 8 yet on a physical PC so haven’t been able to write a page about installing drivers. For now you can however use the instructions from...

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Windows 8 Default Apps

The default Windows 8 Start screen is shown below. Click the tile on the screen to view more details about the application. If you are visiting this page using Internet Explorer in Windows Server...

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eHome IR Transceiver

To get your Media Center remote controller working in Windows Server 2012, you need to install the following package. 1. Download ehome.zip (314 KB) from win2012workstation. 2. After downloading the zip extract the zip,...

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Performance Information and Tools

To see how well your hardware performs, Windows 8 includes a tool to measure system performance. The following steps will help you to get this feature in Windows Server 2012. Files from this package...

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Xinput and XAudio Dll’s

For various games and applications from the Windows Store or other sources, pharmacy you will need to have Xinput1_4.dll, XInput9_1_0.dll and XAudio2_8.dll installed in order to work. If these files are not installed, the...