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Windows 8 RTM Startscreen SDK by PeterRollar Windows 8 RTM Startscreen SDK by PeterRollar
Windows 8 startscreen for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8:)

How to use:
First of all download Avedesk 1.3…
Install it and run the proggy one times to get rid of the intro.
Than copy and paste the Avedesk exe to the main folder of this deviation.
Click on the exe and it should run.:)
If not the controlpanel of Avedesk will appear and you have to load the theme manually.

Why do i call it SDK (Self Development Kit)?
Because you can use it as it is, or modify it to your likings. Build your own personal startscreen if you want.
Versions already included Developer preview
Consumer preview
Release preview
Warning: Big file size 80 mb
Basic knowledge of customisation needed.

:devart: download is only a dummy download for the people who don't read descriptions.Cannot upload the original file because of DA's fantastic upload policy.:(

Watch the preview on Youtube here…

See tutorial how to use/modify

:new:Download the real file from my skydrive here"…

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Given 2012-12-03
Windows 8 RTM Startscreen SDK by =PeterRollar Want to give Windows 8 a spin without actually installing it? This may be the next best thing. ( Featured by neiio )
32 Bit System with 2GB DDR2 RAM and Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.80 GHz Processor.
I Tried to do it. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1. I tried to load the skin (Avedeskfinal\AveDesk13\Small Tiles\RTM Vista Windows7.avetheme) by the Desklets Control panel by File>Load Theme but nothing happened. Please Help Me...
PeterRollar Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to appdata Avedesk. To see this folder you have to select "Show hidden folders" in your folder options. Delete all theme files there. Copy and paste the theme file you wanna use in this folder and restart Avedesk.
downloadsp Sep 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
you make the best start screen here
PeterRollar Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just asking but are you going to put the 8.1 version?
PeterRollar Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a big lack of motiivation atm. So i haven't finished it yet. Also there are not very much changes. Not sure if it is worth a new release.
I have just tried to launch this, but I couldn't. After opening AveDesk from your deviation's folder, my screen flashed several times and DWM was disabled. I only got some stuff like, translator (I don't know if it's that) and sticky notes. Do you know what's the problem? I'm using x64 Windows 7.
PeterRollar May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if Avedesk is compatible with 64 bit machines. It is a very old program and was developed for Windows XP.
Yeah, I guess you are right :\. I can't have ribbon in Windows Explorer for the same reason. I can't use 32-bit system, because If I install x86 Windows, only 3,2 from 4 GB of RAM are being used. Waiting for Windows Blue now. I hope there's an improvement. Not Windows 7 with disabled Aero Glass and engrained Metro stuff. Oh, and Microsoft visual styles suck. They always look so ugly and inartistic.
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