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Windows 8/8.1 and Repeat Signage

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 support

We have has been fully tested this software with Windows 8.

From V2.3.0 onwards, our software works correctly with Windows 8.  Having said that, there are significant changes in Windows 8 which affect the installation and also using Windows 8 for digital signage purposes.  The issues are as follows:


Installing on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1


This software can be downloaded from:

https://www.repeatsoftware.com/Downloads.aspx

After downloading and running the installation program, Microsoft SmartScreen tells you:

Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting.  Running this app might put your PC at risk.  More info

You will need to click on the 'More info' link then click on 'Run anyway'.  You will see that the publisher is 'Repeat Software Ltd' which is taken from the digital code signing certificate we use to sign our applications that confirms our identity. 


Starting Repeat Signage when Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 starts and putting back the missing Windows Start button

You can get Repeat Signage to start with Windows the same as on previous Windows versions, but you get a problem.  After Windows 8 starts you end up at the Start Screen rather than at the Windows Desktop where Repeat Signage runs.  To get around this, we are recommending the use of Classic Shell which is free software downloadable from:

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
 
This puts the missing Windows Start bar back into place and also when Windows starts it goes directly to the Windows Desktop which then displays Repeat Signage.  You can then follow the normal instructions on Starting presentations with Windows load.