The superb folks over at Within Windows have create a nice little patcher that will enable those fancy little tidbits that we were awed by in the demonstration, but so disappointed that the leak build “didn’t have” these features. Well the features are in there, but they aren’t going to be up to every single one of your expectations (I’ll leave you to find out which.) … which is probably why they weren’t enabled in this build.
Unzip unlockProtectedFeatures.exe to your Windows directory, then open a Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as ADMINISTRATOR and run the following commands:
- takeown /f %windir%\explorer.exe
- cacls %windir%\explorer.exe /E /G %username%:F (enclose the username in quotes if username contains spaces)
- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
- cd %windir%
- start unlockProtectedFeatures.exe
You’ll see a window like the one above, select “Unlock Protected Features” and then click “Launch” … you’re all done!
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