Windows 8 Start Menu & Desktop Mode

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by ChrisW7, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. ChrisW7

    ChrisW7

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    Ok, so the features of Parallels 9 says that it offers a full Windows 8 start menu and the ability to boot directly into desktop mode, but I can't seem to figure out where to set these up, anyone have any instructions?
     
  2. whitewater

    whitewater Bit Poster

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    I thought this was for Windows 8.1 only.
     
  3. whitewater

    whitewater Bit Poster

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    apparently you can have paralells install stardock that allows this. Under the following menu.

    Parallels menu > View > Use Windows 7 look
     
  4. JimmmyD

    JimmmyD

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    How do you do this?


    How do you do this? I don't seem to have any view menu options to tell Parallels to install something called StarDock or to tell it to display Windows 7 in Windows 8.

    If you could provide a link or give me the steps, I'd appreciate it.
    Thanks,
    JimD,
     
  5. whitewater

    whitewater Bit Poster

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    Should be the View option on the Parallel status bar on the top of the screen. If you don't see it there maybe a bug, or maybe the OS VM needs to be set to be recognized as windows 8.
     
  6. JimmmyD

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    Win8-vm.jpg

    Here is a screen shot of my vm. I don't see any parallels status bar or icon.

    Parallels identified it as Windows 8 when I enstalled it.
    Thanks,
    JimD,
     
  7. whitewater

    whitewater Bit Poster

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    Should be on the top of the Mac desktop, the status bar has the apple Icon, date, etc...
     
  8. JimmmyD

    JimmmyD

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    The only options in that menu are:

    Enter Coherence
    Enter Full Screen
    Enter Modality

    Use All Displays in Full Screen

    Make Screen Shot
    Show Resource Usage
    Hide Status Bar
     
  9. whitewater

    whitewater Bit Poster

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    What about the other side of the bar where the apple icon is, what are the text options next to it?
     
  10. DenisO

    DenisO Parallels Developers

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    Please run VM, create problem report (from Parallels menu > Help > Report a problem) and post a number here.
     
  11. JimmmyD

    JimmmyD

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    I've created a problem report, 30559653.

    I really appreciate everyone's help. I'd like to move on to win8, if possible, but this panel they've created for their phones and tablets is worse than useless on a desktop or laptop computer. Secondly, removed any type of useful menuing (start menu), makes using the computer more trouble than its worth.

    So, when I read that Parallels 9 would fix these foundational problems, I jumped at it.
    Thanks,
    JimD,
     
  12. JimmmyD

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    New full screen screenshot.

    Here is a screen shot with the entire screen and the view menu open.
    win8-vm-b.jpg
     

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