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One is to use Windows on a tablet, where the new version works far better than before even for desktop users. Windows 8.1 to the Rescue Knowing my wife's issues, I thought telling her about the Windows 8.1 preview — changes I thought she'd be pleased with — would give her hope. No, create an account now. The problem is Microsoft's decision to bolt a new touch-friendly platform onto Windows. Source
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My wife, however, is another matter — and, for her, the just-announced Windows 8.1 can't arrive soon enough. Performance is better. Join over 733,556 other people just like you!
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- No, she responded. “I simply hate it.” Later, when we had both calmed down, I asked her to list her Windows 8 issues.
Among the many other changes in Windows 8.1, some very visible, and others a bit more under the hood. I don’t. NOT SO FAST (22 November 2012) http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2012/11/22/win8_channel_plans/ Are you an IT pro? You know, the sort of thing you expect from an operating system update.
Showing the Charms bar is awkward with mouse alone, especially on multi-monitor setups, since you have to move the mouse to the right or left corner of the screen without straying Sometimes rebooting will also fix it for a time. New Live Tiles There are two new sizes of live tile in Windows 8.1: tiny and extra-large. You are happily trundling along with Windows 7 and everything is fine.
One of Windows 8’s marquee features is the “Charms” bar. Board index The team • Delete all board cookies • All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ] Get VirtualBox Forum powered by phpBB © phpBB Group By any If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. According to Antoine Leblond, Corporate VP of Windows Program Management, the company has a "huge amount of telemetry and understanding about how people are using the product.” Even though Leblond insisted
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As I said, I like Windows 8 and was happy to get a giant touchscreen computer. http://ipbillboard.com/start-menu/start-menu-help.html managed replied Mar 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM The disk you inserted was not... Search results were always constrained to one area or another. Windows' Start menu, for those who haven't spent time with the newish OS, is an entirely separate environment (once called "Metro," now called "Modern").
This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. I hope she can hold out until the fall. Results are so extensive that Microsoft chose to call them “search heroes.” I guarantee my wife will find what she’s looking for, though she may be overwhelmed by all the information http://ipbillboard.com/start-menu/start-menu.html By Lance Ulanoff2013-05-30 15:54:37 UTC Opinion “I hate Windows 8.” No, not me.
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One of the biggest (for those who need it) is Hyper-V, Microsoft's hypervisor for running virtual machines, which has now come to the desktop in place of the inferior Virtual PC. Another major enhancement that should ease her frustration is the new Search app, or — as I like to think of it — Universal Search. the rest will take care of itself (26 October 2012) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/26/open_and_shut_windows_8/ Australian Win 8 launch fails to mention business (26 October 2012) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/26/windows-8-australian-launch/ Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks (25 I also knew that there was a 50/50 chance my wife wouldn't like it.
Snap on Steroids Snap -- where you have two different-size windows on the screen -- gets a big upgrade in Windows 8.1. Advertisement NNCSavage Thread Starter Joined: Oct 11, 2003 Messages: 5 I have an issue where after clicking on the Start button you can mouse over the entire range of the Start Staff Online Now TerryNet Moderator valis Moderator flavallee Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent http://ipbillboard.com/start-menu/start-menu-name.html Too clever,” said Jensen Harris, the director of program management for Windows.
Everywhere else we showed the Windows logo, but in lower left-hand corner we showed something else. Windows XP Pro SP2, all critical MS patches installed. Explorer has a ribbon UI, which has received a mixed reaction though it is better at exposing all the options, and there is a new dialogue box during file copying that Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem?
She told me that Windows 8 was harder to use, added steps and always forced her back to the “Start menu.” SEE ALSO: Don’t Blame Windows 8 for All PC Sales Like most homes, ours is a non-homogenous environment: two Windows 7 laptops, a Windows 8 laptop, a Windows 8 desktop, multiple Apple iPads, two iPhones and a couple of Android phones. It’s no longer throwing every new application installation at the end of the Modern Start menu; instead, Windows now asks where to put new apps. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/761677 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?
In-place upgrades risk spoiling the new OS with lingering problems from the off, while clean installs mean reinstalling applications - and where was that activation key again? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. What she doesn't like is change. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.
Mind you, the list still has that Metro/Modern look and may still appear too foreign for my wife, but I suspect she’ll also find what she’s looking for much more easily. My advice that she tap the “Windows button” on the keyboard and then type to find a desired app (even while in desktop mode) was met with stony silence. I'd purchased the system a month earlier when our HP Pavilion running on Windows 8 had succumbed to heart (or perhaps hard drive) failure. Once it completely goes though not even an admin login will make the Start Menu works normally.
It's not that my wife isn't computer savvy; she is, and I've had a personal computer in our shared home since 1991. Click here to join today! Windows 8 boots faster thanks to a new hybrid between cold boot and hibernation; Microsoft claims a 30 to 70 per cent improvement. And I wipe the registry piece and folder of the app before re-install.
There is an application installed that when removed fixes the problem but the application is required.