Well, I thought I would jump on board again yesterday, as my wife's computer downstairs had a hard drive crash 2 days ago and needed to be reloaded. I went ahead and loaded Windows 8 on her machine, as after all, her machine is primarily for entertainment.. ie watching movies, music, games, facebook, etc.. We don't do a ton of multi-tasking on her machine. It is our play computer. So I loaded it up, and was looking forward to being wow'd. Here is what I am facing. I am hoping these problems are just my own ignorance, and are easily solve-able.
1) Our Netflix account is based on my email, but I tried to base the downstairs computer off of my wife's email. Unfortunately, Microsoft will not even let me install the netfix app on my wife's computer, as her email is not associated with it. That's it. No option for me to use my email and load the app on my wife's computer. So eventually, I tried changing her to an offline account, and using my email as a microsoft account, just so I could get get the netflix app loaded. This worked, but it really caused a host of other problems, like now the mail app is all associated with me, etc. What a stupid mess.
2) After getting netflix app installed, my wife and I settled in last night to watch a Grey's Anatomy. Unfortunately, try as I might, I could not get the app to move over and display on our large 60 inch screen rather, than on our 22 inch pc monitor. I tried making the 60 inch the primary monitor under screen resolution settings. This did not even work. I am going to assume this is something simple, but I will simply say this. I make my living supporting computers for a very large international corporation, and I could not figure this out... I am not sure where this will leave the avg user.
3) So let me get this straight, unless I am willing to sign up for a Microsoft account and give the company access to all of my online life, I really can't do much of anything different in Windows 8 aside from the occasional bang my head against the wall in frustration? Is this true?? I also find it highly odd, that after just using my email as the microsoft account, but using a brand new passwd, I was able to log into Netflix no problem and was never even prompted for my actual password. This gives the impression that Windows 8 has some sort of security pass to other online networks. Anyone else see a potential problem with this. I am really not interested in broadcasting my life into the public cloud, just to get access to my netflix.
We wound up logging into Netflix via Firefox, and I fell asleep thinking about when I would next have the time to load 7 back on the machine...
Any help appreciated!!