True, thanks both of you.
True, thanks both of you.
I do prefer outlook but understand people might not be able to afford it -- however GMAIL works just fine - seems stable enough too and doesn't change every 5 mins.
OK I did a clean install of 8.1 on my laptop and everything went well. However I did run into one compatibility issue, which basically rendered my current copy of Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013 in-op. It appears NIS 2013 isn't compatible with 8.1, and this will not install... at all. Wound up installing the beta version of NIS 2014 (NIS 21)
Other than that, all seems good thus far. Hate the way SkyDrive works now - can't access options since it's now built into 8.1 and the icon doesn't show up in the notification area like the "desktop" version below. It also means I can't enable it to fetch files off the laptop like I can with the "desktop" version of SkyDrive
That said, has anyone figured out a way to enable fetch files from the Win 8.1 SkyDrive app???
I can almost guarantee you the reason NIS says it is incompatible is due to the new OS version, and that is the only reason.
iow, the app would work fine if it didnt put a check in there for OS version, they just want to sell you the upgrade.
one reason i don't use NIS. Defender, which is included with Windows works just fine and is free.
I have not tested skydrive in 8.1, just did some preliminary tests and made sure it would work on my laptop and activate with my upgrade key, which it does. so now reinstalling and will check that out.
As for Defender (aka Microsoft Security Essential (MSE)), been using it since it came out, and still use it on my desktop. However, being this is a portable laptop, I trust NIS a heck of a lot more than MSE in this situation. Your millage may vary, I see it differently.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...tart-sign.htmlThe SkyDrive desktop app has been replaced by new "SkyDrive" app features that are built into Windows 8.1 Preview. The desktop app settings and status info are no longer available from the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. If you install the SkyDrive desktop app, it will look like nothing happened. The desktop app features won't be reinstalled.
Mine took 3 days to download 45k files (about 4GB only). Very slow but all available offline. Alternatively you can choose individual files or folders within SkyDrive directory through the file explorer context menu.
This is from Brink's tutorial here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html Notice the PC's (red arrow). With them showing there, you can access them from any PC just by logging into skydrive.com. I've got my desktop loaded, and had my laptop loaded, until I upgraded to 8.1.
Apparently Win 8.1's SkyDrive app now works differently, and you can't (or at least I haven't found it) seem to access the options to do so like you can with the "desktop" app.
There's a SkyDrive app that's included with 8.1, and for Win 7/8 you download it. They seem to function a bit differently as discussed in the warning here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...tart-sign.html
Hi there -
The built in security is quite sufficient for most users with windows 8 / 8.1 - just DITCH Norton - it's not very good anyway and a lot of people have reported that it slows your computer down drastically and is a resource hog.
I misunderstood your SkyDrive issue, sorry. At 8.1 the first time I went into SkyDrive metro app then it automatically authenticated the PC. In my case it sent me a SMS code to enter. The PC is synching but doesn't show in the list of PCs on skydrive.live.com so I have same issue it seems.