MiKTeX on Windows 8

by CSchenk15. 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.

"touch first"

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:

 

"mouse first"

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:

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Value RPEnabled=0x00000000

Now the Windows start button acts as before.

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