This is what my Surface Pro's Windows 8 Start screen looks like today after I ran a widely publicized registry hack to grow the number of available tile rows. I could have definitely filled in the remaining seven tiles, but I've actually begun to pare back the programs I've installed as time-limited demos or that don't work well on the SP.
Storage space is also starting to become an issue with so many programs installed. I was down below 10% of my 110GB available (where did that missing 18GB go?) until I did some much-needed housekeeping and got back another 6GB. My 64GB SD card, where I store all data is also halfway filled. How is your drive space holding up?Especially those of you with 64GB systems?
I've run into a weird issue where I'm unable to display four rows with this hack. Adjusting MonitorSize in the registry to 12.6 or above results in the five rows you see above. Anything from 12.5 and below displays only three rows. If you've seen this issue or can recommend a fix, please leave a comment below.
Still it's a mighty impressive list that you can review more closely in our most popular feature "What Runs and What Doesn't." I admit that I'm not anxious to begin the reinstallation and retesting process for all these apps once Windows 8.1 is released in October.