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    New items since upgrading to win 8.1

    Had to defeat the password. Then files and pictures would not show up in my DropBox this never happened in Win 8.0, it needed upgrade to DropBox strange Microsoft did not work with DropBox or include the upgrade path in 8.1. Next my WiFi would not connect to computer running Win 8.1 never had this problem in Win 8.0 had to search for upgraded wireless drivers to solve this item, i would have thought Microsoft would have noticed this in their testing. Then there are these little pop up notices of memory problems, when no problems are being had. I am still getting used to dealing with Win8 and the fun of having some of my year old programs not being able to install. I am just glad i have a few other computers running Win7 and working very well. The jury is still out with my win8 so i hope things will get improved, or just better usable will make me happy.

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    Windows 8.1

    So far, I haven't found any older programs I use that won't run on Win 8. I just installed Expression Web 4 and it seems to work fine. But I haven't run it through its paces yet.

    I do know that Nero 7 won't run; however, it wasn't supposed to run on Win 7 either, but it did. Business Card Factory, Greeting Card Factory and Label Factory run fine. Professor Teaches, Logo Design Studio, to name a few others also run. And most of these are older than a year.

    I find 8.1 a little weird for sure. On this Intel DG33 BUX, I see only 23 tiles with two of them being Firefox and Thunderbird. Most of the tiles are as useless as the proverbial xxxs on a boar hog. I'd rather they weren't even there.

    Now, clicking on the down arrow at the lower left of the screen brings up a gazillion small tiles, most of which are as useless as most of the 23 tiles mentioned above.

    I do have Classic Shell installed, but am thinking seriously of taking it off. I guess I'll wait until my HP 500-056 gets back from HP before I do that, though so I will have some comparison. This system uses AMI BIOS, while the HP uses UEFI.
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