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I'm in over my head. Please help.

  1. #21


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Excellent post by Coke Bot.

    I would add that adding a control panel and device manager shortcut to the desktop is extremely helpful as well.

    Just search in google how to do it.

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  2. #22


    Derby England.
    Posts : 9
    windows 8 home


    Hi DJJ, I too have a new computer running Windows 8, I am almost 79 years young and I get frustrated by Win 8. So much so that I almost threw the computer in the bin, then common sense prevailed. There were various options from the afore mentioned action to a down grade to XP or 7. Giving it all some serious thought I decided that to down grade to XP or 7 would be a retrograde step that would in the long run be a costly move and that I cannot afford. So I decided to persevere with Win 8 and spend some time learning how to work with it. It is alright for the younger wiz kids, they seem to be able to take it all in their stride and resort to belittling the older generation as being thick. OK perhaps we are in their eyes but, we still become baffled by new technology and I am sorry to say new things take a lot of getting to grips with. So DJJ, please try and give Win 8 a little of your time each day and I am sure you will gain in confidence every time you discover some thing else about it; make notes as reminders for the next time you become baffled. I learn some thing new each day and I am becoming a believer in Win 8 but it is taking a long time, with practice I WILL master it. Good luck to you DJJ, very best regards from Keith in Derby England.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruwanwij View Post
    Excellent post by Coke Bot.

    I would add that adding a control panel and device manager shortcut to the desktop is extremely helpful as well.

    Just search in google how to do it.
    why bother ,just right click on the start icon lower left corner and the connections to them are there for them and many others
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  4. #24


    Posts : 25
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Save yourself a lot of heartache and start with something that you are familiar and comfortable with using, by installing one of the third party desktop menus (these will bring back the familiar). You can then take your time to explore the new, in your own time, and find out if it offers you anything of value.
    I agree with this aproach. Download and install one of the utilities that will give you back the start menu and have at it. I personally find the Metro interface terrible on a non-touchscreen device. I use Start 8 to get the start menu back but there other solutions as others have mentioned. After you recover the start menu you shouldn't have any trouble navigating Win 8. Good luck!
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  5. #25


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruwanwij View Post
    Excellent post by Coke Bot.

    I would add that adding a control panel and device manager shortcut to the desktop is extremely helpful as well.

    Just search in google how to do it.
    why bother ,just right click on the start icon lower left corner and the connections to them are there for them and many others
    That takes more clicks. I customized everything to my liking. I also pinned a shutdown button and sleep button to the metro start screen.

    It's personal preference.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    [QUOTE=Ruwanwij;198125]
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruwanwij View Post
    Excellent post by Coke Bot.

    I would add that adding a control panel and device manager shortcut to the desktop is extremely helpful as well.

    Just search in google how to do it.
    why bother ,just right click on the start icon lower left corner and the connections to them are there for them and many others
    That takes more mouse movement. I customized everything to my liking. I also pinned a shutdown button and sleep button to the metro start screen.

    It's personal preference.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    and how are you ever going to get back the time it just took you to make those 2 post
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  8. #28


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Like Coke bot says, you should give a more time.

    My first impressions of windows 8 was 'I hate it'. After forcing myself to use it and get use the workflow, I would not go back.

    It is soooo much easier to navigate than the previous version, and now when moving back to a older version I now find myself getting irritated


    Have a look at this free video tutorials on youtube from cbt nuggets . good luck!
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  9. #29


    Absolutely excellent advice. Could not agree more

    Just one caveat. I liked Win 8 from the first blush.

    It is the best, most advanced of any previous.
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  10. #30


    windows 8 is a new innovation so tried to experience the change
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