Noticed that my 8.1 laptop I upgraded was very dirty (uninstalling and installing programs here and there) and decided a clean reinstall using the Windows 8 OEM Disc I bought.
I used DBAN's Quick Erase and Installed Windows 8. Then I installed all 210 updates and proceeded to the Windows Store. I installed the 8.1 Update and everything went smoothly. (Except for the fact that this time the upgrade was a little bit longer than the first time, because this is just a reinstall.)
Then this happened:
I didn't have that power button on my picture! And apps did not mix with the desktop! I didn't have those in my previous installation! So did I miss anything? 8.2? I don't know. Can anyone explain to me those?
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus OS Windows 10 Education 64 Bit CPU AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Motherboard ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard Memory 8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory Graphics Card NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe Sound Card VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard Monitor(s) Displays 22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D Screen Resolution 1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
Keyboard Logitech Wireless K350 Wave Mouse Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad PSU Thermaltake TR 620 Case Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case Cooling Stock heatsink fan Hard Drives Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA Internet Speed 80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up Browser Internet Explorer 11 Antivirus Windows Defender Other Info HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2
1. Boot-to-desktop is the new normal.
2. File associations are smarter.
3. Modern apps can be treated more like legacy applications.
4. The Start screen gets a mouse-friendly makeover.
5. Installation will be easier -- and more mandatory -- for some than others.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo IdeaCenter K450 OS Windows 10 Pro X64 CPU Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz Motherboard Lenovo Memory 16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz Graphics Card Intel Integrated HD Graphics Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays HP h2207 Screen Resolution 1680x1050@59Hz
Keyboard Wired USB Mouse Wired USB PSU 500W Hard Drives 250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA Internet Speed 3GB Up, 30GB Down Browser SeaMonkey Antivirus Windows Defender; MBAM Pro Other Info UEFI/GPT
PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH
The way I read the OP the TC already has Win8.1u1. Don't worry TC, the power button only appears on certain devices. I believe if your device is touchscreen enabled, it is classed as a 'mobile' device, and thus doesn't have the power button. The power button on the Start Screen is only set to appear on desktops/non-touchscreen laptops.