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  1. #21


    Would it just b easier to uninstall Start8 and restore to factory settings knowing that I uninstalled Norton completely and ready to install AVG Anti 2013 and start that fresh to whereas I can always go back to that point total reset to factory settings and able to learn from Step one...
    After reading on in yr post I thought I might ask this question might be a good idea...
    Maybe you might be able to publish a Win8 for Dummies 2013 Edition..

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hello and welcome!

    First things first, you will see some people hear posting random, potentially troll-like comments that detract from the original topic.

    Setting that aside, Windows 8 can be a bit tricky to learn at first, one must need an open mind to learn it. You obviously are willing to learn it, so that's good!

    The main thing you need to know is how to pin things to the Start Screen yourself. This is simple. When you're on the Desktop, within File Explorer, you can go and right click on Computer, a hard drive, folder, Library, Control Panel subcategory, or a program shortcut; and then hit Pin to Start from the context menu. This will make new tiles appear on Start, which will reduce your need for Start8. You can simply click and drag the tiles around to where ever you please.

    Second, while on the Start Screen, you can right click anywhere and hit All apps on the bottom command bar. From there, you can scroll over and right click on pretty much any program or app, and hit Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar from the command bar. This is your basic Start Screen usage.

    Next, the new metro apps. This is the trickier part.

    When you launch an app, it'll go full screen. You can open another app, then then move the mouse pointer to the top left corner, click and then drag to snap it. To change app settings, move the mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corners, and move towards the middle side of the screen. This opens the Charms bar, which is the primary way to interact with the apps, such as searching (both from your PC to apps to the internet) or sharing (email, social networks, or other apps that share), using other devices (if you're in Reader and want to print off a pdf file, this is used; or switching to a secondary display), as well as settings (app settings, a few system settings and power options). Click on the Settings charm, and you can change app settings right there. Or if you want to search within the app, you can just literally start typing right away. To close the app, move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen, click when you see a little hand, then drag it down. It's pretty fun!

    You will also need to right click often within the apps. For example, in the News app, you can right click to switch to different news sources or videos. Or in the Music app, you right click to hit play. Or you can just use your keyboard's multimedia controls.

    This is mostly the basics of it all, hopefully you can uninstall Start8 soon and Start using Windows 8!

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  2. #22


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It may have been helpful to mention you were using Start8. Up to now, we assumed you were using the default start page.
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  3. #23


    I know about that when using Firefox and IE. I was looking for a Free download or a easy method of organizing them without manually doing it. Where would I be importing my fav's to as per your instructions?
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    In IE 10, to get to favorites, click on File->import/Export.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Lady8 View Post
    Would it just b easier to uninstall Start8 and restore to factory settings knowing that I uninstalled Norton completely and ready to install AVG Anti 2013 and start that fresh to whereas I can always go back to that point total reset to factory settings and able to learn from Step one...
    After reading on in yr post I thought I might ask this question might be a good idea...
    Maybe you might be able to publish a Win8 for Dummies 2013 Edition..

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hello and welcome!

    First things first, you will see some people hear posting random, potentially troll-like comments that detract from the original topic.

    Setting that aside, Windows 8 can be a bit tricky to learn at first, one must need an open mind to learn it. You obviously are willing to learn it, so that's good!

    The main thing you need to know is how to pin things to the Start Screen yourself. This is simple. When you're on the Desktop, within File Explorer, you can go and right click on Computer, a hard drive, folder, Library, Control Panel subcategory, or a program shortcut; and then hit Pin to Start from the context menu. This will make new tiles appear on Start, which will reduce your need for Start8. You can simply click and drag the tiles around to where ever you please.

    Second, while on the Start Screen, you can right click anywhere and hit All apps on the bottom command bar. From there, you can scroll over and right click on pretty much any program or app, and hit Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar from the command bar. This is your basic Start Screen usage.

    Next, the new metro apps. This is the trickier part.

    When you launch an app, it'll go full screen. You can open another app, then then move the mouse pointer to the top left corner, click and then drag to snap it. To change app settings, move the mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corners, and move towards the middle side of the screen. This opens the Charms bar, which is the primary way to interact with the apps, such as searching (both from your PC to apps to the internet) or sharing (email, social networks, or other apps that share), using other devices (if you're in Reader and want to print off a pdf file, this is used; or switching to a secondary display), as well as settings (app settings, a few system settings and power options). Click on the Settings charm, and you can change app settings right there. Or if you want to search within the app, you can just literally start typing right away. To close the app, move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen, click when you see a little hand, then drag it down. It's pretty fun!

    You will also need to right click often within the apps. For example, in the News app, you can right click to switch to different news sources or videos. Or in the Music app, you right click to hit play. Or you can just use your keyboard's multimedia controls.

    This is mostly the basics of it all, hopefully you can uninstall Start8 soon and Start using Windows 8!
    Yeah, I'd go ahead and uninstall Start8. You probably don't need to install AVG as Windows 8 has Windows Defender, which is like Microsoft Security Essentials built into Windows. I'd choose that over AVG, unless if it's the full internet security suite or such.

    I could publish a Windows 8 for dummies manual, huh?!
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  5. #25


    I do apologize
    That is again why I ask If there a way that I can send Processes that r running are items installed or jpegs that caught my attention and would like to taken a look at. By the way is this the right way to respond to an individuals post?
    R should I just use the top left corner of: Reply to thread?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It may have been helpful to mention you were using Start8. Up to now, we assumed you were using the default start page.
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  6. #26


    Ok.. Start8 deleted as well as AVG.
    So now I am just waiting to see if you want me to reset Win 8 back to factory settings to whereas I have all the desktop the way it was shipped.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady8 View Post
    Would it just b easier to uninstall Start8 and restore to factory settings knowing that I uninstalled Norton completely and ready to install AVG Anti 2013 and start that fresh to whereas I can always go back to that point total reset to factory settings and able to learn from Step one...
    After reading on in yr post I thought I might ask this question might be a good idea...
    Maybe you might be able to publish a Win8 for Dummies 2013 Edition..

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hello and welcome!

    First things first, you will see some people hear posting random, potentially troll-like comments that detract from the original topic.

    Setting that aside, Windows 8 can be a bit tricky to learn at first, one must need an open mind to learn it. You obviously are willing to learn it, so that's good!

    The main thing you need to know is how to pin things to the Start Screen yourself. This is simple. When you're on the Desktop, within File Explorer, you can go and right click on Computer, a hard drive, folder, Library, Control Panel subcategory, or a program shortcut; and then hit Pin to Start from the context menu. This will make new tiles appear on Start, which will reduce your need for Start8. You can simply click and drag the tiles around to where ever you please.

    Second, while on the Start Screen, you can right click anywhere and hit All apps on the bottom command bar. From there, you can scroll over and right click on pretty much any program or app, and hit Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar from the command bar. This is your basic Start Screen usage.

    Next, the new metro apps. This is the trickier part.

    When you launch an app, it'll go full screen. You can open another app, then then move the mouse pointer to the top left corner, click and then drag to snap it. To change app settings, move the mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corners, and move towards the middle side of the screen. This opens the Charms bar, which is the primary way to interact with the apps, such as searching (both from your PC to apps to the internet) or sharing (email, social networks, or other apps that share), using other devices (if you're in Reader and want to print off a pdf file, this is used; or switching to a secondary display), as well as settings (app settings, a few system settings and power options). Click on the Settings charm, and you can change app settings right there. Or if you want to search within the app, you can just literally start typing right away. To close the app, move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen, click when you see a little hand, then drag it down. It's pretty fun!

    You will also need to right click often within the apps. For example, in the News app, you can right click to switch to different news sources or videos. Or in the Music app, you right click to hit play. Or you can just use your keyboard's multimedia controls.

    This is mostly the basics of it all, hopefully you can uninstall Start8 soon and Start using Windows 8!
    Yeah, I'd go ahead and uninstall Start8. You probably don't need to install AVG as Windows 8 has Windows Defender, which is like Microsoft Security Essentials built into Windows. I'd choose that over AVG, unless if it's the full internet security suite or such.

    I could publish a Windows 8 for dummies manual, huh?!
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  7. #27


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    As every other OS, it takes time to master. In my opinion the interface of Windows 8 is very easy and simple. It favors people who more less just use their PC for simple things, but it does have good advanced features packed in. YouTube is packed full of videos that show hands on tricks, tips, and keeping your PC up to par.

    Good luck.
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  8. #28


    tyvm I will look into that. By the way Happy New Year 2 All
    I was just getting ready to turn it in when I noticed that I can not sign into a couple of my Game Sites Pogo and gamesville
    All info is correct its just keeps going back to the sign in page? Boy if it not one thing its another...
    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    As every other OS, it takes time to master. In my opinion the interface of Windows 8 is very easy and simple. It favors people who more less just use their PC for simple things, but it does have good advanced features packed in. YouTube is packed full of videos that show hands on tricks, tips, and keeping your PC up to par.

    Good luck.
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  9. #29


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Doesn't seem to be a windows problem, if they are web browser related. Try resetting your password.
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  10. #30


    There are links posted by Mystere & Brink in another thread here If you look in the Store there are a few books with easy to understand basics.
    Mystere▬There are two available from Microsoft. One for home users, one for IT administrators.
    FREE eBook: Windows 8 for IT Pros (Updated - Final Copy) - IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Dell | Windows 8 for Dummies E-book


    Brink▬ In addition, our tutorials here may be helpful.
    Windows 8 Tutorials

    Windows 8 - Tutorial Index
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