Monday, December 10, 2012

Introducing WinPatrol 2013, Enhanced for Windows 8

No question about it, Bill Pytylovany has done it again!  Officially released is WinPatrol 2013, version 26.0.2013, which Bill has enhanced for Windows 8.  It works with either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Professional.  However, there (currently at least) is not an App for Windows RT so it will not work on Windows RT.

Although additional features specific to Windows 8 will be added to WinPatrol in the future, for people using Windows 8 who want to go directly to the desktop, you can use WinPatrol to easily make that happen.  With File Explorer (explorer.exe) as a Start up Program will cause Windows 8 to switch to the desktop mode.  To add explorer.exe (or other programs) to Start up is easy with WinPatrol:

Adding Programs to Start up
  • Right-click Scotty in the system tray and click "Display Startup Info..."  Accept the UAC prompt.
  • At the bottom of the Start up Programs tab, click the Add button 
  • Navigate to the location of the program to be added, locate and highlight the .exe file and click Open (explorer.exe is located in the C:\Windows directory).
See Bits from Bill: WinPatrol 2013 Enhanced for Windows 8 for additional information.

For anyone wondering, although the latest version update addresses Windows 8 features, WinPatrol runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8 including x64 versions.

Download WinPatrol 26.0.2013 
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