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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 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  Hobbyist General 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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encilla Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok I think I managed to fix it all, but
how do I get back desklets I closed?
And how do I make the program start as
I start my computer? :)
tnx for answering ^^:hug:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that you finally managed to get it working.:)
Closed/ deleted gadgets can't be brought back. You have two options to get gadgets.Open the controlpanel, go to the tab desklets and select add desklets. You will get a very big list of gadgets you can add.:) Or simply go to a gadget on your screen which is similar to the one you wanna have. Rightckick it,select duplicate desklet. Unlock the position of the new one and drag and drop it to the position you want to use it.Rightclick on your new gadget and go to the tab icon. In the new menu navigate to the folder release preview to add the icon you want. Afterwards go to the tab shortcuts and add the shortcut you wanna use.So you can build your own personal startscreen.
For autostart open the controlpanel go to the tab settings/global settings/other or misc(not sure about the english name) and set it to autostart. Or simply make a shortcut of the avedesk.exe and copy it in your autostart folder.
Hope this helps you. If not, you can always ask again.:)
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encilla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the system keep crashing all the time,
may it be someting I do wrong? :(
everything else works, and the message
says a "appcrash" (?)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you mean that Avedesk is crashing, not your whole system right? And can you tell me the complete crash report?
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encilla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no just the Avedesk, but when I looked into
global settings there was something about
startup, and when I set it, it stopped crashing,
for now :P. Made quite some apps in photoshop
and this cuztomisation are really funny!
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encilla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ty very much, it was really helpful! C:
And the desklets images are made as PNG-files
so I should be able do do my own images for
the desklets? I would love having a desklet for skype :)
TY for all your help, I really appriciate it ^^
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aus22 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Can someone make a video tutorial on how to install it
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that would be great. I cannot do this myself because this computer is to low on resources. It is build 2001. And my Windows8 computer cannot run my screenrecorder because of compatibility problems.
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aus22 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
hehe......that's why i was asking...if i could have used i would have surely made it....but as you know there are lot's of problem
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 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.
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