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Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
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Lil5
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Lil5,
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12/15/2013 | 1:58:31 PM
Microsoft Account Log in
I am in the process of upgrading my main desktop and am at the point where it asks me to sign into my Microsoft Account and it says "The next time you sign into this device, use your Microsoft account." Before I continue the upgrade, can someone tell me if 8.1 Pro will require MS Account log in to access the computer after the upgrade?     I would hope not.  I prefer to choose when I want my computer logged into any account.
midmachine
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midmachine,
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11/22/2013 | 8:22:09 AM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
ALT+TAB - keyboard shortcut that switches between open apps/windows/programs...whatever you want to call them.
wungxing
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wungxing,
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11/22/2013 | 4:10:11 AM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
Well, to be honest, Windows 8.1 still has some porblem need to fix. Just as this post refers to: http://t.co/X6pZPa2IXK
midmachine
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midmachine,
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10/25/2013 | 4:52:53 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
Agree, mouse is not good ergonomically for one and the keyboard is definitely faster, no need to have your hand jumping around the desk.
rradina
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rradina,
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10/21/2013 | 11:28:59 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
Why is that relevant? Do you have 10' wide display and give a foot to each document? I have a 32" wide monitor at my office and it's convenient to do side-by-side apps but if I have 10 documents open, I certainly don't have enough room to see them at one time, much less four at once. I just don't understand what you are trying to argue. The modern UI could have one document visible at a time and it would be up to the program to make it easy for you to switch between them with a gesture. What's your point?
PaulS681
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10/21/2013 | 5:14:32 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
I strongly disagree with this statement and I believe the sales numbers for Windows 8 back me up. Windows 7 is alive and kicking in most organizations. Windows Xp, although risky, is still out there in good numbers as well.
wht
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wht,
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10/21/2013 | 4:12:56 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
With 8.1 the Start function does take you to an all apps view. Right click and you will get a more traditional pull down menu, that includes a shutdown or reboot option.
wht
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wht,
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10/21/2013 | 4:10:51 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
Bing and Microsoft are not Google and their search software. Same for Gmail and MS Outlook. Google is like a private NSA in the way they use our data, MS is no where as intrusive.
wht
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wht,
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10/21/2013 | 4:09:10 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
Windows 7 and all prior to it are on their last legs, and are not coming back. There is nothing wrong with Windows 8 or 8.1.
wht
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wht,
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10/21/2013 | 4:08:13 PM
re: Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
And you are the new 3rd level butthead. Windows 8 puts ME to shame, and there was nothing wrong with Vista in my experiences. Maybe you need to refresh your attitude, and with an open mind you will find Windows 8 and now 8.1 are by far the best.
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