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An alternative method to deactivating our current applications can be done via the command prompt: cmd.exe The following command line will activate the application without exposing the UI. Simply copy and paste the applicable line below into the cmd win...
Depending on when your product was purchased, and what version you have installed, there could be 1 of 2 different ways to activate the product. The newer style (as shown in image 1) is what is now used. The legacy style, shown in image 2 below, was the m...
An alternative method to activating our current applications can be done via the command prompt: cmd.exe The following command line will activate the application without exposing the UI. Ignore the AppName and hyphen and only copy and paste the quoted t...
PRODUCT KEY RETRIEVAL: For customers that did not create a Stardock account when purchasing ('Guest Checkout'), and you have lost the email sent to you with your product keys, please use the link below to retrieve them: http://www.stardock.com/support...
Hello, Please see the following knowledgebase article: http://esupport.stardock.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/436/156/how-to-get-the-windows-7-style-start-menu Please let me know if this does not resolve the issue.
Show start button on primary taskbar This policy controls if the start button should appear on the primary taskbar or not. When enabled the start button will appear on the primary taskbar. If you do not configure this policy setting then it defaul...
If the items you are expecting in a search are not appearing, please enable this feature in Start8: Also, do a search for 'start8tweak' (alternately, it can be found in the Start8 install folder), run it, and make sure these options are enabled: You a...
The most current version of Start8 works with Windows 8.1 update 1. You can install it now and when you update to 8.1 you should be good to go. Serials and download links can be accessed by logging in with a Stardock account at https://store.stardock.co...
WindowBlinds and Start8 can be configured to allow you to change the start button of a skin to your choosing. To do this, first have the default Windows theme applied. Next, go into the WindowBlinds options and set the following: Next, go into the Sta...
You can expand the size of the start menu to accomodate more items. In Start8, select the Configure tab and increase the amount of space for icons. Your menu will expand like this **** If this does not resolve the issue, please contact support: Subm...
Start8/10 Group Policy ------------------- Templates for configuring Start8 via Group Policy can be found in the GroupPolicy folder which is located where Start8 is installed (example C:Program Files (x86)StardockStart8GroupPolicy). These should be pl...
Go to the Windows 8 start screen and start typing "Start8". When it appears, select it. If you are still using the trial, select the appropriate option to continue the trial, purchase, or unlock. If your trial has expired, please select the 'About' op...
While Start8 can disable hot corners and charms when invoked by the mouse (seen here [http://esupport.stardock.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/407/156/how-to-disable-hot-corners-and-charms-bar-in-start8]), it does not affect gestures or "swipes"...
Disabling Start8 for an individual user can be done via the Start8tweak application. This is located in the Start8 install folder (typically C:Program FilesStardockStart8 for 32bit Windows or C:Program Files (x86)StardockStart8 for 64 bit). Once run, ...
You can disable all of the Windows 8 hot corners and charms bar from with in Start8. -Right click over the Start8 button and select, 'Configure Start8' -Select the Desktop menu option-Check 'Disable all Windows 8 hot corners when at the Desktop" Note:...