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Markhh2

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Just built my first PC and installed Windows 8.1. Anyone know of a good guide to setting up 8.1 to run headless, disable passwords, pin programs to start menu etc? After I get that sorted I'll deal with audio optimization either with Fidelizer or something similar. Thanks in advance.

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One of the first things I do on a Win 8.1 machine is install Classic Shell (www.classicshell.net) to change the start button behavior.

 

Because a replacement start menu is needed for a machine that will be headless and autostart the required applications on startup?

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Because a replacement start menu is needed for a machine that will be headless and autostart the required applications on startup?

 

I don't know about you, but I often RDP into a headless machine for various reasons.

 

When I do, I much prefer the traditional (pre Windows 8) start menu behavior.

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Just built my first PC and installed Windows 8.1. Anyone know of a good guide to setting up 8.1 to run headless, disable passwords, pin programs to start menu etc? After I get that sorted I'll deal with audio optimization either with Fidelizer or something similar. Thanks in advance.

 

Hi Markhh2,

 

This is something I put together a while back. It is needing updating (which I am working on!) but you may find it useful:

 

http://www.computeraudiodesign.com/Windows_Recommended_Playback_Software_Installation_V1-4.pdf

 

I am using JRIVER and JPLAY in this.

 

There is also Fidelizer which is excellent or I have written a free Windows 8.1 Optimization script:

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f11-software/windows-8-audio-optimization-script-16353/

 

Scott

www.computeraudiodesign.com

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