15. September 2011 16:33
The first Windows 8 preview is now officially available. I have installed it in a virtual machine and am now testing my applications including MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit.
The installation of MiKTeX went smooth. A bit irritating: the traditional Windows start menu has made way for the new Metro start screen. This is great if you have a touch device. But as a workstation user you are at first lost in the Metro. This is how the MiKTeX tiles are arranged:
If you cannot become friend with the Metro start screen, then you have the option to revive the traditional start menu. Open the Registry editor and change this value:
Now the Windows start button acts as before.