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comment How can I rename a network in Windows 8?
@davor: That's a valid question, but unfortunately it's a question that I can't answer. For me, the annoyance of the "Network 2" name was worth the risk of hacking around the registry. That said, I've been happily using this solution for over a year, and I haven't had any issues at all. So, at least in my experience, it seems pretty safe.
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comment How to prevent the Win8 explorer navigation panel from automatically expanding? (I have disabled auto expansion in folder options)
Did you ever figure out a solution for this? I have the same issue in both Windows 8 and 8.1. So annoying.
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answered How can I rename a network in Windows 8?
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comment How can I rename a network in Windows 8?
As noted in my question, that's a Windows 7 solution and does not work in Windows 8. The "Set Network Properties" and "Merge or Delete Network Locations" options seem to have been removed.
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comment How do I prevent the Welcome Screen / Lock Screen from appearing after idling in Windows 8?
Once you've reset your security settings (as described above), try disabling the lock screen via the new Metro Start Screen, like this: superuser.com/a/496223/86764 If that still doesn't work, then I would go through all of the other settings (e.g., all three described in my original question at the top of this page) and make sure you have the right settings in all of those places too. I'm not sure exactly which setting did the trick, but I know I had to "Reset security settings" first.
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