Tag Archives: Windows 8

Disable Windows 10 First Sign-in Animation

  1. Run the Local Group Policy Editor (Start > type gpedit.msc)
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System

  3. Select Logon

  4. Double-click Show first sign-in animation
  5. In the Show first sign-in animation windowselect Disabled and click OK
  6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor

Windows Language Pack Direct Download Links

These are the official direct download links to Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 language packs.

How to Install Language Pack on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, rename the file to .MLC instead of .CAB and double-click to execute.

You can also obtain these language packs through Windows Update or Language Control Panel in Windows 8/Windows 8.1.

Note:  If you install a language pack on Windows 8 and then upgrade to Windows 8.1, you will need to reinstall the language pack.  Language packs are specific to the Windows version so you cannot install a Windows 7 language pack on Windows 8, etc.

LANGUAGEDOWNLOAD LINK
windows-8.1-branding
Windows 8.1 32-bit (x86) MUI language packs
Arabiclp_e761356c4e6d5d283e091eab04e69b6dee881058.cab
Bulgarianlp_94a9ddf1da45e81fbe20285c2c9fa9a3bbd64073.cab
Chinese – Simplifiedlp_69bfd811cc93570647c30dfd0d71575d8a8eec84.cab
Chinese – Traditionallp_95a28511857d5f0a7891d970285f0218ae65faf1.cab
Croatianlp_86244fc9eedea6d481fe3810f665f4cf872766cb.cab
Czechlp_a0fb72f641958b6cd66e6d7a158023d8eeb17728.cab
Danishlp_6a3d5a95346cf22c5c1d2ab6965a917e7c0e0ff1.cab
Dutchlp_8d0e05eabb3c9693c891f2b9aa884d0362a439be.cab
English – United Kingdomlp_43e709fc9932e26431ff87e163daaaeae15677eb.cab
English – United Stateslp_45b0cfb6b0bfd5984faa3cd64b7b8f2b2a72465e.cab
Estonianlp_69b4fc896dc65d2624dc9485af6f7c35d682c84b.cab
Finnishlp_109ddcdc69622ff51c761226c65cf3e987bc0d97.cab
Frenchlp_6588a26cdd1f53395b8f3e6ae0f256fc080df570.cab
Germanlp_2fe6973480b70f891baf54cfdb08cc0ba86aba59.cab
Greeklp_7538e8c96ea74579df6743dcf0e6acfa4ccca8fa.cab
Hebrewlp_86f74045fc553118f94a779854c6a22a5a02840e.cab
Hungarianlp_7f0359c16b1465d52c3354fb997d19b851803dd9.cab
Italianlp_d42d8df2cfd2cab55d6cc17c5582a79df3366243.cab
Japaneselp_1816a277746d350dea3eaf2d88c2b2786e8aa185.cab
Koreanlp_cc5d9260de340263736f1de0b54b38990f2383bd.cab
Latvianlp_e51af7f3ebc66c8f6eb5800ea79b075291fea111.cab
Lithuanianlp_48ca5ac09481b50ff3e481900089796a35742850.cab
Norwegianlp_d62663d1994a307dfc317aca9503d46532e220d6.cab
Polishlp_768e177d1e63ba64b52bb38104df3d98fdc91c79.cab
Portuguese – Brazillp_4298fe588435ae43178ed6b286f4a6aafb19ae72.cab
Portuguese – Portugallp_0bb880c2594c8022b3b4dd0bcaf52deae05a9495.cab
Romanianlp_429b16c585a6f76dc0060fd3b7a317df442ab4a0.cab
Russianlp_a71c5ab9addddab6d0a2e4cea90626ee2cae5439.cab
Serbian – Latinlp_93bb359594ab7ed30834bff0aae4c06d1d649621.cab
Slovaklp_e2a755cdf7be2c51072957bddc2a933f3a5761c2.cab
Slovenianlp_13abc2f402540524d7fbd1de5c36df40730bbba9.cab
Spanishlp_676ad62e977f0e940c4d84499175c0f773277496.cab
Swedishlp_2bf19fcb885a0b677945a258c967cbe5b928851a.cab
Thailp_e2092129743a6d6a3d39427b8e773f7420d32796.cab
Turkishlp_bfe26c9e748b1a2638471a46836e3bba8e39c745.cab
Ukrainianlp_49e2dd1554ae4cd0e00097405ec3e14d4ce48f07.cab
Windows 8.1 64-bit (x64) MUI language packs
Arabiclp_245dc9426d4367a0530772f895fafca096eaa114.cab
Bulgarianlp_3e4ed0536c56c486985d7ee728611eab7aea56b5.cab
Chinese – Simplifiedlp_839bf07c4bfb849c8de488007a283a427aa5a2db.cab
Chinese – Traditionallp_dca32648111293955a9051f5f3f731f7a9897244.cab
Croatianlp_48415f4c0392c21705c70c3ea2258eb2c10e99be.cab
Czechlp_6a22345f1f0b4b604d06de373432c1a2e9098745.cab
Danishlp_90e2877d46a338c8865f3281e07a031fba4d16e9.cab
Dutchlp_5593930aa453139484f6a5b2214669d7225ff81f.cab
English – United Kingdomlp_55c5ff4da1d83ae6f4ebd1f8c020cb80ceda7da8.cab
English – United Stateslp_8fa033dd9ab61a528192eaa696088d582f112e68.cab
Estonianlp_fba45e3a552db3b5ef08194a609aaed6249657ed.cab
Finnishlp_e8e1f24cb17f98ae9d9a7b386be052efa7f712b9.cab
Frenchlp_57ba398b9875a01656ae6bd9fee53b4717f7612e.cab
Germanlp_552a782c0628bc393ca2eaa6510561a390ab3bb8.cab
Greeklp_0b2d690e1a9a4b4dce173b8ce73fd35bc34f91a4.cab
Hebrewlp_c06e792bdf64255af698e558249dddbff164969d.cab
Hungarianlp_9c5c4bde620a4541ead2d797a5f2195adac5223c.cab
Italianlp_43e31d0dce2ed26bc3d52713f154a1acf92c0365.cab
Japaneselp_da2ecd336d37c67ffaf9158a8ba4d10c15b00abe.cab
Koreanlp_dcfcc005120d35f97ad179d3d748b6df6605d448.cab
Latvianlp_0c5681349cd5f361ed995a941d3f7c3887633c0f.cab
Lithuanianlp_7e5d2cb48b37ef76a034503ee11a51a88dda9e98.cab
Norwegianlp_f51bfbc94960eba5d1621dd77ffdc0222257c4d3.cab
Polishlp_4da671077a32d022bc449aaf84ce5eccaceb8b28.cab
Portuguese – Brazillp_c1584a113e985cdf557bba78fe3a8d23f0c3fe8d.cab
Portuguese – Portugallp_f91504b9bb08af601b0acb33c1088c6ab3ca9202.cab
Romanianlp_06c4f3bc6d3733e9fb8f327e82587be814d1610c.cab
Russianlp_da274f576f778d986bc0a7ff14ef0af357b59274.cab
Serbian – Latinlp_3116c97d620dc732f75f67d0ac30f27078d5ff2a.cab
Slovaklp_407ffe64bc8e9b61c1fcdaddaf199001452b5068.cab
Slovenianlp_dd64d4905f4ba5166f6fc86d49ea2e7186a60970.cab
Spanishlp_8bfb4f60803481f9a25a7740ce306fbad45408a8.cab
Swedishlp_461bfbe130f47d7cfc2e67b3b888d5364ecdc062.cab
Thailp_9e2467ca9fcec4ad63715d58a6f022f153332393.cab
Turkishlp_0d45ec56c1ab4c85c450b56b040bd886eaba78b1.cab
Ukrainianlp_78029b73c07ed66b7df0f6182af61d7ed4cb9e03.cab
windows-8-branding
Windows 8 32-bit (x86) MUI language packs
Arabicwindows8-kb2607607-x86-ara_c3d59c0d530b4d31ad99ffb098c7b4bb224840a9.cab
Bulgarianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-bgr_a3fb720899b74af903bec3939e62fa5632bbd8e0.cab
Chinese – Simplifiedwindows8-kb2607607-x86-chs_d6987385ae26c86ea601d9c0e4d5190b2dcfb2b3.cab
Chinese – Traditionalwindows8-kb2607607-x86-zhh_16e2a22c8583925084949319ebdf40fa9624e657.cab
Croatianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-hrv_af792fd0ca0dac79b30067ae44d1a2a79c40f80e.cab
Czechwindows8-kb2607607-x86-csy_b65e72f5bd2ffcd8450d03976928b5c487c50fbf.cab
Danishwindows8-kb2607607-x86-dan_b3ae7f634248795ea2b9fd4fd87f4710c4657281.cab
Dutchwindows8-kb2607607-x86-nld_0b93a4ba2cfbe9488037c2999a16de599fde770a.cab
English – United Kingdomwindows8-kb2607607-x86-eng_f0fa22663a5adcb24c36907c4252d8948241c53c.cab
English – United Stateswindows8-kb2607607-x86-enu_c39d4d4c8cd465c37f957ac0d1eb2ac3b50acdb7.cab
Estonianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-eti_64200fb0eabf57d13e9160a04d14bb31188fff68.cab
Finnishwindows8-kb2607607-x86-fin_50d61af8356d3ceb7585cc06b6af1c94a6c23586.cab
Frenchwindows8-kb2607607-x86-fra_8cd60998609ba80263d9177fb392219f4481e6cf.cab
Germanwindows8-kb2607607-x86-deu_6e1302992c19a67c22210f11e75543e8f60bae21.cab
Greekwindows8-kb2607607-x86-ell_1134e70e6f3340db25fb33b66c0586d244dbb312.cab
Hebrewwindows8-kb2607607-x86-heb_f8546fc2872e11cdd4b3574edceb67b58912148b.cab
Hungarianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-hun_b42317bdf87722af4cd984496833d191a9920118.cab
Italianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-ita_4a92392a5fac1a60fde02b86f1f53e884ffe1204.cab
Japanesewindows8-kb2607607-x86-jpn_c0daf9262b007af8d3c968435f81b671a8765519.cab
Koreanwindows8-kb2607607-x86-kor_c1dd86ea71f9c1d382f2417931043d7a1a8a9151.cab
Latvianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-lvi_1aa5003941c9ae0aabb4ee4e9542c194324f95f4.cab
Lithuanianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-lth_9d681d1584e676889c73d70b0f54e2a57bc6dd25.cab
Norwegianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-nor_70ea87a656ead13f869bc7fd5ed6900b1576504b.cab
Polishwindows8-kb2607607-x86-plk_68a4092c7b478e2a5a425c5e832c239fa3824ff1.cab
Portuguese – Brazilwindows8-kb2607607-x86-ptb_ab50528c4254edf5610cdb575bb0248df4d8ca95.cab
Portuguese – Portugalwindows8-kb2607607-x86-ptg_cbbe70ccbe14e4ffd5507353ce046d50eda2dedd.cab
Romanianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-rom_aeaac3e32331ecaaf4c64f88c9176782c5a87aee.cab
Russianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-rus_45a3d7b1bfcb0174e9b938fe0cc339620b6ff3ab.cab
Serbian – Latinwindows8-kb2607607-x86-srl_b0311b9a42800f6991f3dc539ea5554471a67886.cab
Slovakwindows8-kb2607607-x86-sky_0b45818ab6d5c81b92297332f4dcff11583fe97c.cab
Slovenianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-slv_362b2d0e778c86f5cc11a40e07349c9753b5c974.cab
Spanishwindows8-kb2607607-x86-esn_2d292f36e071d103c448b9bae76133b5ac62956a.cab
Swedishwindows8-kb2607607-x86-sve_0390b8c05ab6ad375bf0a7fcea6f7fadf165b0d6.cab
Thaiwindows8-kb2607607-x86-tha_46d74da92122e4cda05c6d4ef2eed6451d68ef65.cab
Turkishwindows8-kb2607607-x86-trk_10a97344b5d1d6fac3073c6fa6e0559ffdb7baeb.cab
Ukrainianwindows8-kb2607607-x86-ukr_f8164f44db125b5fa3ee032be5759a3f6e0daa6c.cab
Windows 8 64-bit (x64) MUI language packs
Arabicwindows8-kb2607607-x64-ara_b45a2a3a690f20c07e394bb745589c97509a0f3d.cab
Chinese – Simplified (zh-cn)windows8-kb2607607-x64-chs_b505138c3b1721cfb72015d0a8e1ea44a8fc18ae.cab
Chinese – Traditional (zh-hk)windows8-kb2607607-x64-zhh_3feda171c0fc3eeb6ba5c3b39db069446c20c756.cab
Croatianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-hrv_4a36ca3ec1b0d9acbe15ff8cd8fe0a98f4ba482e.cab
Czechwindows8-kb2607607-x64-csy_188fe68bd59e9b0b5a15d1af35ebb970b9b43764.cab
Danishwindows8-kb2607607-x64-dan_b29a2dbe8679887cae087aca7ff00808ef5470b9.cab
Dutchwindows8-kb2607607-x64-nld_655deaefad08a76d95e5d82e0fa9dc3c38879e3e.cab
English – United Kingdomwindows8-kb2607607-x64-eng_5359d31b8f4e3de3fa91b4e45a2307ece82365b6.cab
English – United Stateswindows8-kb2607607-x64-enu_881757c27fbcdf3170fedf7760a8a78858ca11c7.cab
Estonianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-eti_9e6879ac3f78d5e933554dafed97473327803a7e.cab
Finnishwindows8-kb2607607-x64-fin_62cf50190f9fd5911f179bf76fb92c5e6db51ffa.cab
Frenchwindows8-kb2607607-x64-fra_bee4cae23a0846c4338cdb036175a23f640237f9.cab
Germanwindows8-kb2607607-x64-deu_807da664995dacf6f2a6e78034a4583e6bc4a69c.cab
Greekwindows8-kb2607607-x64-ell_dbec5df671b23eebb69508663c384ad4fb425d31.cab
Hebrewwindows8-kb2607607-x64-heb_1ce36ba7bdf85317ea7a287784d20f0edd92595c.cab
Italianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-ita_a3e3178c9d2273987dbc41ab7ca89fe1f7326989.cab
Japanesewindows8-kb2607607-x64-jpn_60b1149b37e0fda9d2d8115eb8f931dedc16f77c.cab
Koreanwindows8-kb2607607-x64-kor_8b6aae9f69d9919fa5a93ad68031b0ab04123493.cab
Latvianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-lvi_9424a6417327ccf9e98aa5f34ae8d8f16401d404.cab
Lithuanianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-lth_534d1402efba1d7195e39fc513c17c8b542f9cba.cab
Norwegianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-nor_63833b180b00f59b984852984a9e97ef95b92ccc.cab
Polishwindows8-kb2607607-x64-plk_943db46676cbbfd66c7b592c2bd6192419680eb7.cab
Portuguese – Brazilwindows8-kb2607607-x64-ptb_29786be718dc83386ef5abacc2afb5a9996a5ea5.cab
Portuguese – Portugalwindows8-kb2607607-x64-ptg_ac781905a6d0c2937b93b6ff665d0edfecad46b4.cab
Romanianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-rom_58a112e04d8ae9770e9532baa5d5fe6b563b3eea.cab
Russianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-rus_a8f1e9e5c3a113e810cc4b43697c6546ebc6f12d.cab
Serbian – Latinwindows8-kb2607607-x64-srl_5cc525026346da75eb816067931cbd881f8ba74a.cab
Slovakwindows8-kb2607607-x64-sky_661c8fffe841125b43b669e13f7228d8df4e3eeb.cab
Slovenianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-slv_4b33b6f88ac5f0ac500039f0418c3f8e5656aa81.cab
Spanishwindows8-kb2607607-x64-esn_d67b19aa3366744d8249d4a9fd0e8cdf01fc5c9c.cab
Swedishwindows8-kb2607607-x64-sve_e264d40ba874e0e8ff5b48a0add3001ded06744c.cab
Thaiwindows8-kb2607607-x64-tha_7c00710748a87d6afce2f798c1cc2ff1edfa758c.cab
Turkishwindows8-kb2607607-x64-trk_f416e487f0b4a5d3b4da1fbe530980d9d2df8c86.cab
Ukrainianwindows8-kb2607607-x64-ukr_2119c62df52d4f8a9d843690c0f12661a4342bb8.cab
windows-7-branding
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit (x86) MUI Language Packs
Arabicwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-ar-sa_5add6e4a36127029d431ba98d99708c44ef9b53f.exe
Bulgarianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-bg-bg_a8a5013e477366119cfdc5fbda43b904755db450.exe
Chinese (Simplified)windows6.1-kb2483139-x86-zh-cn_ae61ea226215f96fc95be33201ffc96755ac7eb5.exe
Chinese (Traditional)windows6.1-kb2483139-x86-zh-hk_411a6bb68728f12f5ced712d9a33fee9ebe0b0b3.exe
Croatianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-hr-hr_685e217ce007af8005db4726087893d04e19dade.exe
Czechwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-cs-cz_bb5061f4bd24437dd31a3714e1b54318ced7e63a.exe
Danishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-da-dk_67fecaab0a940e2e537bc8dcd8a9ebb8ab4ed102.exe
Dutchwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-nl-nl_b7e1c3046b218fb45a665ab5f5ed8a5ea8125760.exe
Englishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-en-us_783d6dd59e2ec8fb0995a059c9c121795bde46c8.exe
Estonianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-et-ee_d0f798de315b696bf560b559f6f90064687c0b7b.exe
Finnishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-fi-fi_5259ca6a22a981dbdee352dde5b8e65c2fddd407.exe
Frenchwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-fr-fr_f57427487dfc2f49da67cac22480ab1f48983d22.exe
Germanwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-de-de_acb9b88b96d432749ab63bd93423af054d23bf81.exe
Greekwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-el-gr_5aeecda7e1d689a083975128901da8156751dfc5.exe
Hebrewwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-he-il_1849d14777a76c7c5b4ef766490dccc8aed5c56b.exe
Hungarianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-hu-hu_a7a5af62c59ab7a4e8cb0f21242b42606b95195b.exe
Italianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-it-it_1d54a8d0047674fc1b5b6f41292a0074d9fe3cc5.exe
Japanesewindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-ja-jp_bc46078938ae9129c7ce86a9c176fa517e4c0a3d.exe
Koreanwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-ko-kr_18f213428cc6fde96d8c76c6dd91446348e86ce6.exe
Latvianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-lv-lv_97b58149699a2e8b02bd7cac720ac0795b51c98b.exe
Lithuanianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-lt-lt_297c5ee6e98ab646b14f1492716b67cc0970fcd8.exe
Norwegianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-nb-no_5bd6fc76ad54b7a232d4ceb4a5f5c7c366bf90b6.exe
Polishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-pl-pl_c460a8c1392d7f3d35d1c0b37e56017d3552d245.exe
Portuguese (Brazil)windows6.1-kb2483139-x86-pt-br_6e1d337b2fd56669d461e82601aa51004fecbd24.exe
Portuguese (Portugal)windows6.1-kb2483139-x86-pt-pt_5cc92ef98ed177b2f6bbae3a0420ee2f12764fab.exe
Romanianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-ro-ro_d8d9b2b4c5c457fe6a7dcb09a5f645cfe77cc30c.exe
Russianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-ru-ru_6532a8f36ad7d15277d5d60da92555f0fbee4daa.exe
Serbian (Latin)windows6.1-kb2483139-x86-sr-latn-cs_e3d9acfcc9f608cf7687bd3b5ee7f0d9658b7bc9.exe
Slovakwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-sk-sk_4c7b17a6cb292b09bede4c8731ad4f24cd09ab2a.exe
Slovenianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-sl-si_de7f366819e1c12954557e3e65b7c0f059f49b67.exe
Spanishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-es-es_6aef75f7d83edaabc2a921a6b157cc7005628286.exe
Swedishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-sv-se_bd65af75e8995bd865d93c8d8c8a35091499083f.exe
Thaiwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-th-th_8248f2b209d65a39ddaeb36e1782fcc0f6664f73.exe
Turkishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-tr-tr_228dfa5fbaa4606b17f93d6fcd51c8c85c0f1fd3.exe
Ukrainianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x86-uk-ua_7f01db99ad2b2d41598bfc71aaa9bd4be04b6369.exe
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit (x64) MUI Language Packs
Arabicwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-ar-sa_f07f2cc7b55b17076eebceea2c2c2826b08b8f63.exe
Bulgarianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-bg-bg_e4c9392592ed2d4a8c7ec68270b5140430df197a.exe
Chinese (Simplified)windows6.1-kb2483139-x64-zh-cn_2c1884b4fdf6c8e91986369d88bbcaae01c6f187.exe
Chinese (Traditional)windows6.1-kb2483139-x64-zh-hk_285282b1e2f750eeed91466918443b657968d977.exe
Croatianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-hr-hr_e7c6d648436d81466af331ab1ece07dd22be5fda.exe
Czechwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-cs-cz_1ea5b71d701e2480017b464b6560a2987e0d8971.exe
Danishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-da-dk_d753d19cc1a0fe95aef21548193393c04a6a8024.exe
Dutchwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-nl-nl_12c90c70d408b08f51f500d6e974878a5d662398.exe
Englishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-en-us_9b9c8a867baff2920507fbf1e1b4a158572b9b87.exe
Estonianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-et-ee_b4fd94f6e461e21b7eec54d1e379e2807861aea2.exe
Finnishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-fi-fi_223465e1b382484d1d82f8f2ccfcd9ed2f902c76.exe
Frenchwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-fr-fr_0f18e2a244dd9ff04664112a82776d2bd2177798.exe
Germanwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-de-de_4f4ce6bd38530b4a02199172863b21a0cba13773.exe
Greekwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-el-gr_583791fea2fea71725388a746844d5be6488ca45.exe
Hebrewwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-he-il_617029400059f0847d7d90d4da673ae4ed43ebd9.exe
Hungarianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-hu-hu_1c298d99baf7af3d830dcd1e2632eeb65d7ee395.exe
Italianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-it-it_6d8223c065d6974d833d0eaa162f3ceb7680850f.exe
Japanesewindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-ja-jp_aeaf7e9b0b6c2173bf757330017a7f655f1f8715.exe
Koreanwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-ko-kr_0ea76f748e3d5309d568147ad1337b2664090944.exe
Latvianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-lv-lv_3919fb044a307144f1fc55cf4313aff45cde9a46.exe
Lithuanianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-lt-lt_c894f0a591735553ba68f9fb94b1b85133ca922c.exe
Norwegianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-nb-no_78df68604970041a6337b4058a3e5339f79e50b4.exe
Polishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-pl-pl_24d00a966a7a75132c3af5627634483d3e2d01e7.exe
Portuguese (Brazil)windows6.1-kb2483139-x64-pt-br_f8035731c55d774c95c7c673aedfd42d52479294.exe
Portuguese (Portugal)windows6.1-kb2483139-x64-pt-pt_78485491088298110a3e78b7a5f95e55ff7808df.exe
Romanianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-ro-ro_6e7a63541f2cb534dab3db719330fee5cfbb4e0f.exe
Russianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-ru-ru_0587eb296a2f04e0d3699650d39b53ee18b97a79.exe
Serbian (Latin)windows6.1-kb2483139-x64-sr-latn-cs_5f487007933585def54c67087895e74e25e699a9.exe
Slovakwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-sk-sk_f1fb8a395d7d656649830f4f06496a5311ad572a.exe
Slovenianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-sl-si_84606ed6bc061c72f756bbc061621b490fb761f7.exe
Spanishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-es-es_fdbdf4061b960324efb9eedf7106df543ed8ce33.exe
Swedishwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-sv-se_81051fe3083afdb4f2d1d23752c587de9bb35025.exe
Thaiwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-th-th_dc9c0cc12ae488ed3e8dcaecb4392eef91ec213b.exe
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Ukrainianwindows6.1-kb2483139-x64-uk-ua_1ca449545a2bcfdeeed6080768186fc29f163504.exe

Boot Windows 8 to Desktop

There are a number of ways to boot Windows 8 to the Desktop (bypassing the Start screen).  I have an HP T610 thin client I am getting setup as a master image and this is the method that worked for me.

Update:  I abandoned this method and decided to just boot to the start screen.  I made some adjustments and added Log Off, Shutdown and Restart tiles for the end-users.

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Modify the registry:

  1. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  2. Change the value in Shell from explorer.exe to explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe
  3. Reboot system.

Note:  When booting directly to desktop in this manner, an Explorer window will be opened each time.

Windows 8 File History

If you enjoyed Windows 7 Previous Versions feature, Windows 8 changes this up completely. It is now called File History and is not accessible from the Properties context menu of a file or folder.

In Windows 8, File History is not enabled by default. You must turn it on and choose where to store your files.

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Check out more in-depth blog entries for this feature from Extreme Windows Blog and a deeper dive into File History on the Building Windows 8 blog.