Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Hey folks, just wanted to say hello. I received my new Dell laptop today with 8.1, and wow it is amazingly different from the XP laptop I have been using! looking forward to using this forum and learning this new OS.

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  2. #2

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Welcome to the forum erichardson I'm sure you'll find lots of help here so that you can enjoy your new laptop.
    You will find Windows 8 is not as bad as some people try to make out and I'm sure you'll soon get to grips with the new OS.

    Again Welcome.
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    1. The very first thing I suggest is to make a backup of the whole disk to an external HD. This includes Windows OS & All the Recovery Partitons. You can use the free backup software: Macrium Reflect Free , Macrium User Manual
    2. Uninstall all the bloat ware that came installed with it: The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk
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  4. #4

    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Thanks, I know there is a lot of bloat on here, so much junk I will never use. It is exciting however to have a new system, my other laptop was around 10 years old...the gerbils were tired of running...
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  5. #5

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    As said before--- Complete system backup.
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  6. #6

    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,414
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Welcome to Eight Forums erichardson

    A Guy
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  7. #7

    Eric, don't listen to these guys. They know absolutely nothing and are a complete waste of time. Very unhelpful and rude as well Only joking of course
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