Windows 8 Inside Out

Errata for Windows 8 Inside Out




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Page xxi
hyperlink under Supplemental Videos

The hyperlink is incorrect and needs to be updated from http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=xxxxxxx to http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=268399.

None  Nov 19, 2012  Nov 21, 2012
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Inside Out, item 1.

The suggestion to run gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor so that the Lock Screen can be turned off is a fine one, but it doesn't work for versions OTHER THAN Windows 8 Pro. Other versions, or at least the standard edition that I have, will produce a Did-not-find error when trying to run or searching for "gpedit.msc". In fact, the Local Group Policy Editor does not exist in the standard version of Windows 8, so, of course, neither does gpedit.msc. I bought this book with the hope and understanding that I would be able to learn about and try such fine-tuning. If nothing else, perhaps a Warning needs to be included with the text that this Tip only applies for those using the Pro version. I, of course, would appreciate the author providing a Registry change that would accomplish the same thing, if that is possible. At least ALL of your readers could then benefit from this tip in a similar manner.

Note from the Author or Editor:
This is valid; the instructions work only on PCs running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise, and won't work on standard Windows 8. Unfortunately Microsoft only ever provided me with the Pro version of Windows 8. In the future, we should test everything in the standard edition, too. I'm updating every reference to the Group Policy Editor so that users of the standard edition can change the settings, too. On page 9, the Inside Out sidebar, please change it to: While useful for preventing tablet users from accidentally entering input while carrying their PC, the lock screen isnít particularly useful for desktop or laptop users. The steps you follow will be different depending on the edition of Windows 8 you have: * Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise. Run gpedit.msc, select Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\ Personalization, and then double-click Do Not Display The Lock Screen. Select Enabled, and then click OK. * Windows 8. Run regedit. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. On the Edit menu, select New Key. Name the key Personalization. Then, right-click the Personalization key, select New, and select DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value NoLockScreen. Double-click NoLockScreen and set the value to 1. On page 44, the Inside Out sidebar, please change it to: The Store only has apps that Microsoft has approved, so downloading should be much safer than downloading random apps from the Internet. Still, you might not want your kids installing apps without checking with you first. You can disable the Store by following these steps, which will be different depending on which edition of Windows 8 you have: * Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise. Run gpedit.msc, select Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\ Store (to apply the settings for all users) or User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Store (to apply the settings for the current user), and then double-click Turn Off The Store Application. Select Enabled, and then click OK. * Windows 8. Run regedit. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\. On the Edit menu, select New Key. Name the key WindowsStore. Then, right-click the WindowsStore key, select New, and select DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value RemoveWindowsStore. Double-click RemoveWindowsStore and set the value to 1. On page 45, the Inside Out sidebar, please change it to: Iím from Texas, where thereís a popular saying: If it ainít broke, donít fix it. If you cherish stability and donít want to risk having someone else using your computer update apps, you can disable app updates by following these steps, which will be different depending on which edition of Windows 8 you have: * Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise. Run gpedit.msc and select Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Store. Double-click Turn Off Automatic Download Of Updates. Select Enabled, click OK, and restart the computer. * Windows 8. Run regedit. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft. On the Edit menu, select New Key. Name the key WindowsStore. Then, right-click the WindowsStore key, select New, and select DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value AutoDownload. Double-click AutoDownload and set the value to 0. On page 60, we need to remove everything before "Copying Files"--MS dropped that Group Policy sometime before RTM. On page 115, let's change the steps at the bottom of the page to: To automatically clear live tile data when you log off from computers running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise, follow these steps: 1. Run gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor. 2. Select User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu And Taskbar. 3. Double-click Clear History Of Tile Notifications On Exit. Click Enabled, and then click OK. 4. Restart the computer. On computers running the standard edition of Windows 8, run regedit.exe and create the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer key (if required). Within that key, create a DWORD value named ClearTilesOnExit, and set it to 2. Then, restart your computer. On page 118, the paragraph that starts, "If you'd rather skip...", let's change it to: "If you'd rather skip the lock screen and jump directly to the login screen, disable the lock screen by using the Group Policy Editor or the Registry Editor. For detailed steps, refer to the Inside Out sidebar in Chapter 1 titled, "Turning off the lock screen."" On page 119, change the first set of steps to: To automatically clear live tile data when you log off from computers running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise, follow these steps: 1. Run gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor. 2. Select User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu And Taskbar. 3. Double-click Prevent Users From Uninstalling Applications From Start. Select Enabled, and then click OK. 4. Restart the computer. On computers running the standard edition of Windows 8, run regedit.exe and create the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer key (if required). Within that key, create a DWORD value named NoUninstallFromStart, and set it to 1. Then, restart your computer. On page 251, add this to the end of the I/O sidebar before "Then, restart your computer.": If you're using the standard edition of Windows 8, run regedit.exe and select the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search key (or create it if necessary). Add the DWORD value DisableBackoff and set the value to 1. On page 252, add this before "Then, restart your computer.": If you're using the standard edition of Windows 8, run regedit.exe and select the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search key (or create it if necessary). Add the DWORD value PreventIndexOnBattery and set the value to 1. On page 447, remove the third Group Policy from the list, and add this after the bullet list: If you're using the standard edition of Windows 8, run regedit.exe and select the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI key. To disable tracking of app usage, create a DWORD value named DisableMFUTracking and set it to 1. To disable switching between recent apps, create a DWORD value named TurnOffBackstack and set it to 1.

William ("Bill") Pletcher  Jan 26, 2013 
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Page 12
Last line of page

Should say "Press Windows+Q" not F, as Windows+F opens the file search, not general search.

Brett Jiu  Jan 03, 2013 
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Page 49
2nd paragraph under "Lock screen"

The second small icon at the bottom of Figure 2-7, the one with a 4 next to it, is the icon for the Messaging app, not the People app per the text right above the figure.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Valid. On page 49, please change, "the People app has four notifications" to "the Messenging app has four notifications."

Brett Jiu  Nov 30, 2012 
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Page 69
1st paragraph, 1st line

"Use the Reader app to view comment document formats": comment should be common. But even with the typo corrected this sentence may not quite be true: the Reader app appears to be able to only display PDF and XPS files.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Valid. I wrote this based on an early version of Windows and I guess I was optimistic that they'd expand it to some other formats. You'd think it could open Text files, at least! Ah well. Let's change the first sentence under the Reader heading to: "Use the Reader app to view PDF and XPS files."

Brett Jiu  Nov 30, 2012 
PDF, ePub
Page 78
1st paragraph of the Making a bootable flash drive section

The sentence: "Unfortunately, this isnít as simple as copying the files from the DVD to the flash drive, because that wouldnít result in a bootable DVD." is talking about creating a bootable flash drive but it states that the DVD wont be bootable. I believe DVD should be flash drive here.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Valid errata. That sentence should read, "Unfortunately, this isnít as simple as copying the files from the DVD to the flash drive, because that wouldnít result in a bootable flash drive."

Perry Walker  Mar 02, 2013 
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Page 119
Inside Out sidebar

These directions should replace the directions in the I/O sidebar on page 119 plus steps 6, 7, and 8 on page 369. ==== How to start with the desktop Even when I use desktop apps, I prefer to use the new Start screen. It takes some getting used to, but the live tiles really are useful. I understand users who would rather see the desktop when they log in: they already have a comfortable workflow established with Windows 7, so why change it? If you want to see the desktop when you log in, rather than the Start screen, follow these steps: 1 From the Start Screen, type *Notepad* and press Enter. Type this into Notepad: [Shell] Command=2 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop 2 From the File menu, select Save As. Save the file in your Documents folder with the name ShowDesktop.scf. Close Notepad. 3 Search the Settings for Schedule Tasks and launch the tool, or run TaskSchd.msc. 4 In Task Scheduler, under Actions, click Create Basic Task with these settings: ∑ Name the task Show Desktop. ∑ On the Trigger page, select When I Log On. ∑ On the Action page, select Start A Program. ∑ On the Start A Program page, click Browse and select the ShowDesktop.scf file. The next time you log in to your computer, Windows 8 will briefly display the Start screen and then automatically show the desktop.

Anonymous  Dec 11, 2012 
PDF
Page 261
Three-way mirror

in windows 8 when we want create a "Three-way mirror" storage pool we requires five drives but in book is : " This requires at least three drives "

Note from the Author or Editor:
This is correct. It should say, "This requires at least five drives."

davood  Jan 04, 2013 
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Page 341-2
Throughout the first couple of pages of this chapter

Xbox Companion morphed into Xbox SmartGlass when Windows 8 was officially released on Oct. 26, 2012.

Brett Jiu  Dec 04, 2012