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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 hereavedesk.aqua-soft.org/download…
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
RTM
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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TctYA…

See tutorial how to use/modify herefav.me/d1ll0dv


:new:Download the real file from my skydrive here"skydrive.live.com/#cid=831C4AE…



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youtu.be/lG8_6Gv1XBQ
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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 )
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Winmetro is great. The only prob is, that it can't be customised.
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HarshChaturvedi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I am unable to use it.
Details: When i tried to open RTM Vista Windows 7.avetheme file present in "Small Tiles" folder and click on "Load" Button [File>Load Theme] nothing happens. Neither it shows a error message nor a sucess message. What can I Do??? Please help.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically Avedesk works for you? Do you have a 32 or 64 bit machine?
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HarshChaturvedi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
whenever i launch avedesk, some sort of icons appear, just like normal desktop icons. [i hate those icons] when i load the theme "RTM Vista Windows 7.avetheme", nothing happens as i told earlier.
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HarshChaturvedi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
32 Bit System with 2GB DDR2 RAM and Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.80 GHz Processor.
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HarshChaturvedi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
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...
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner 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.
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hamedsp Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
you make the best start screen here
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx:)
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AlanL9 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
just asking but are you going to put the 8.1 version?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner 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.
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
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.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner 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.
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
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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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think i have to upgrade to 64 bit too. Only 2.7 GB of 4GB RAM are used on my Windows8.
Not only the VS suck, most of the coloura are horrible too.
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wait a minute... I should read a tutorial first. I'll report how it succeed.
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Aww... I couldn't. I rode the tutorial, but I got several errors after trying to launch your theme. 2 of them: [link]. But that's not all. I also saw a red tile, and I was like WTF, when I heard Lily Allen singing. Eventually, I got "AVEDESK.EXE has stopped working...".
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Let's see what we can do.
Your pictuire shows that one of the effectlets wasn't loading. Not really dramatic(upper picture).
About hook.dll:
Some Win7 systems have probs to find this dll. Open the folder "Docklets". Inside is a folder named "Sysstats" Copy the hook.dll and paste it to the main folder of Avedesk. Normally this works.
You can also try to rightclick the Avedesk.exe. You should get the option "Solve compatibility issues" You have to run Avedesk in compatibility mode or it isn't working.
And btw. you've heard Lenka with the MS promotion song.:D Shows that parts of the prog have started.
This is how it starts on my system a few minutes ago[link]
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I only got several translators. No errors this time. Maybe I installed wrong -.-. And you should change screen recording program. There are some free alternatives out here.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a recommendation for another one? I would like to have one without such a big logo in the center of the screen.
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I'm using CamStudio 2.6b. It's pretty good for me.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.Thank you. Gonna try it.:)
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Zeemo71 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
So ok what if we have windows 8. I'm kind of curious on getting this so I can make an xbox related start screen what do you think?
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Zeemo71 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Hmm maybe it might be too far out of my capabilities.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally this isn't meant to be used with Windows8, but it works. Of course you can make a xbox related startscreen. The limit is your ability to make your imaginations come true.
Good luck.:)
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Zeemo71 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thanks and so got any ideas on how to do that though?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to learn first how Avedesk works first. Also it would be good to have some knowledge of java scripting.
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NewInfinitePro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
my pc is slow

how to get it
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The file size is 80 mb. Best way is to click download and go to bed. Next morning it shouldd be done. That's how i handled it in earlier times.
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NewInfinitePro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
that's great peter

thanks for answer
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Np.:)
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KurtCobainNirvanaxD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
not good.... why cant we have a decent metro interface without installing windows 8 !!
newgen , this and all the shit that i know , are just...bad
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is simple: Don't like it, don't use it.:D
Feel free to make a better one.
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KurtCobainNirvanaxD Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
but great stuff anyway , i don't was trying to be rude or something xD sorry :(
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob.:handshake:
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm this isn't working for me.. O________________o
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please use the correct version of Avedesk and read the included tutorial to see how to use it.
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't find it. O.o
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :D One question, this works with Ave Desk 1.4 right? :D And this is the latest SDK correct? :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No this doesn't work with Avedesk1.4. It is made for 1.3 as told in the description.Sorry.
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, I couldn't find 1.3. that explains the problem.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to make it working with 1.4 but i faced a lot of problems. So i made it for 1.3.
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh.. well thanks anyway. xD
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luk3yx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Like It (the who cant readdeescription will get some eopole fooled :D
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and you are right.:D
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yacine29 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow don't know how I missed this,great work my friend :D
And also congratulation for the Daily deviation ,you deserve it ! :hug: :party:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your very kind words my friend:handshake:

Nice to meet you:highfive:
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yacine29 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
my pleasure ^^ I've just watched the presentation video you did an amazing job :clap:
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encilla Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Digital Artist
I can't seem to make it work :(
I extracted all, and downloaded AVEDESK program.
Run it in Xp compatibility, but I can't seem to find any
"systray" icon in the avedeskfinal folder.
How shall I progress?
I have windows 7 :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can see how it starts here[link]
Warning: normal loading time on this old clunker is 5-8 seconds. The screenrecorder made it last more than 1 minute.
Thw systray icon appears in your notification area after starting Avedesk. If you are not experienced in customization this is maybe not the best place to start because it needs some manual configuration.:)
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