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  1. #31


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I cannot thank you all for your comments. I have some more reading to do.
    Peter

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  2. #32


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    While you were using XP , 7 or any other Win OS and you saw your Desktop after you logged in. Did you press the Start button and before you could click on a program you were anxious to open ; the Start menu disappeared because not everything was loaded yet.
    I don't think so. At least I can't recall it ever happening with Windows 7, Vista is a fleeting memory and XP is a very distant memory.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    That is my biggest argument for the Start screen. Once you move the Desktop tile to top left corner of tiles. You have 2 choices.
    1. Press the Enter key which will take you to Desktop, Quick launch , toolbars etc.
    2. Click on any Desktop Program tile and be swept instantly to that program opened already your Desktop.

    Yeah, I've already done #1. I've also done #2; however, it depends on how fast the computer is. The "old" 2.5 Ghz one wasn't instantaneous at all. I still hate those ugly tiles and still want to boot directly to my desktop where everything is familiar. For now, Quick Launch handles most of what I want to do with a single click (after I've been forced to click on my desktop).

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    You can unpin or uninstall the tiles that came loaded and arrange tiles however you like.
    Once I understood Programs as we always knew them open on the desktop and Apps that came installed on the 8 Start Screen or added from the Widows Store open in the Modern screen. I sorted all the Desktop Program tiles to left side and Modern Apps to right side of screen.
    I've done the same sort, but . . . And there's nothing in the Windows Store that I want. Those apps are as useless as the proverbial teats on a bore hog.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    They claim the Modern side is safer especially for online banking , shopping , identiy etc.
    To close Modern Apps use Ctrl+F4 or click & hold the top and drag all the way to bottom of screen.
    Not sure what the Modern Apps are, but I don't pay any attention to all that stuff anyway. I may explore it one of these days, but for now, I haven't found a need for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    If you don't like the Modern App Internet Explorer and only want to use Desktop Internet Explorer.
    I don't use Internet Explorer because it's not efficient when I'm researching property records at the County Clerk's website. Firefox works much better for me and lets me save my results (IE won't).

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    8 is going to be what we make it. Good or bad.
    Yep, and I'm withholding final judgment until 8.1 is released on October 18.
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  3. #33


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Stepsaving shortcuts

    This makes a nice shortcut on your taskbar to the Start screen "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    This makes a nice shortcut on your taskbar to All Apps on Start screen "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 instead of right clicking the Start screen and then clicking lower right corner

    This "Pin to Start" Files in Windows 8 allows you to pin ANY file (rtf , jpg , excel etc.) to your Start screen and then you can pin those documents to your taskbar. Comes in handy!
    Thanks, Mr. Rat. I'll check these out.

    One thing, though. I don't pin anything to the Taskbar simply because the icons are much too large. With Quick Launch, I could set 12 icons inside one "pinned" icon. Currently, I have about 20 apps and files in Quick Launch. If I pinned that many to the Taskbar, it would be full up.
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  4. #34


    Thank you Wynona for teaching me. I've known about Quick Launch and never realized paid attention that the icons were smaller than those on taskbar. Soon I'll have Quick Launch on 8.

    Now if you could teach me how to disect one message into all those individual "quotes"

    "Not sure what the Modern Apps are,"
    Easiest way to explain is. If you click on a Start screen tile and itdoesn't open on the desktop, it's a Modern App.
    Programs open on desktop. Modern Apps open in that new world.
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  5. #35


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Thank you Wynona for teaching me. I've known about Quick Launch and never realized paid attention that the icons were smaller than those on taskbar. Soon I'll have Quick Launch on 8.

    Now if you could teach me how to disect one message into all those individual "quotes"
    Hehehe, I guess we're all teaching each other. I was in an organization that had as its motto, "Each One Teach One". I've learned since that it wasn't unique to that organization. At any rate, I think it applies here big time.

    Disecting a message is easy. I haven't noticed whether you're quoting or not, so I'll start at the beginning. First, you click on quote and the entire message shows up as a quote. Notice that the beginning of the quote has some HTML stuff and the ending of the quote has some more HTML stuff. Highlight the beginning HTML portion (I'll put spaces in what I want to show you so it won't activate it) as such: [QUOTE = pcRat; 281251] and Ctrl C to copy it to your clipboard. Don't copy the ending part; it's easy enough to just type in.

    So, now, the entire quote is at the top of your message. Leave the first "HTML QUOTE" intact. Go to where you want to split the message. Let's take your second paragraph with the spaces I put into the HTML to show what you would do using the beginning you copied to your clipboard (no spaces):

    [QUOTE = pcRat; 281251]Now if you could teach me how to disect one message into all those individual "quotes" [ / QUOTE ]

    The quote should come out like this:

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Now if you could teach me how to disect one message into all those individual "quotes"
    Do the same for each section that you wish to quote.

    Having given these 'structions, I am not sure we should use it all that much. More for longer messages that contain several subjects that we may not easily stick to.
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  6. #36


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Here ya go: DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8[1]=Performance%20Maintenance
    Ah, I had found that, but didn't see DISM anywhere at the beginning, and couldn't understand what I was reading, so I didn't read far enough.

    I still haven't read the whole thing, cuz it seems that at the moment, I don't need it. Looks like a fixer-upper for when your system (image maybe) gets grunged. Good to know that it exists, though.
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  7. #37


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by nfsworldpinoy View Post
    im planning to install the new os windows 8
    before i do that i just want to know if

    can you give me some pros and cons of windows 8 vs 7?
    what at the changes between 7 and 8?
    is it lighter to use in pc (takes less memory usage, cpu)?
    is it user friendly easy to use?

    pls give me some tips and advices

    ps: if maybe can you post me some their bench marks
    I'd do Windows 8, it has been much more stable for me than 7. When watching videos I used to get stutter for 1080 files so I had to watch only 720. Once I installed 8, I could watch 1080's.

    I would not do 8.1, I have it installed as a VM, and I hate it. But I LOVE Windows 8. If you install Start8 it will boot straight to Desktop and you can avoid that Start Screen. Most people who use 8 do this.
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  8. #38


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I am glad to hear about 8.1.
    I now have to think about the upcoming update.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    I am glad to hear about 8.1.
    I now have to think about the upcoming update.
    Just let you know, it's actually an "upgrade-to" edition, not update.

    I advise to wait to buy that edition to install. That way you will have a disc to fresh install. They are also handy to have for repair.

    Edit: My apology. I didn't know you already installed 8.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 23 Sep 2013 at 11:28.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    When I moved from Win 7 which came installed on my pc to Win 8 I ran the advisor which told me I would lose some features and Bluetooth was one of them.
    After attaining Win 8, the programs it told me I would lose, was accurate.
    That just means that the currently installed driver was not compatible. You have to get an updated driver from either your computer manufacturer or the Bluetooth vendor.
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