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How do you download pics from a flash drive to windows 8?

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    How do you download pics from a flash drive to windows 8?

    I bought the old man a all in one computer for x-mas. He lives in a different province then me and I am still using vista so I can't really help him out with this issue. He has no idea how to get around the new interface
    and figure out how to download photos and music from flash drive.
    If anyone could give me a step by step so I can relay this to him ( keep in mind he is 80, so i need to keep it simple I would really appreciate it. Cheers!

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    Windows 8 can be a bit difficult to use compared to Windows 7. It can be tamed though.

    Start Button:
    If you install Classic Shell (free) or Stardock's Start8 ($4.99) or similar software then you can have the Start button as it was in Windows 7 and boot directly to the Desktop. You can still play with Metro stuff but it's not forced on you.

    Windows 7 Gadgets:
    Windows 7 Gadgets are also available if you want them: 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8

    I find UAC extremely annoying. If you do too then to (mostly) disable UAC, Press Windows key + R to open the Run window.
    Type msconfig and press Enter.
    Click on the Tools tab.
    Select Change UAC settings and click Launch.
    Move the slider all the way to the bottom then click OK.
    Some parts of UAC will still be alive, so to completely disable it you need to change a registry key.

    Key: EnableLUA
    Set the value to 0

    You cannot use any Metro Apps or the App Store when UAC is disabled. If you've gone this far, you can also disable all hot corners so you will not get any of the Windows Charms popups. Just check the Classic Shell and Start8 options to do this.
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How do you download pics from a flash drive to windows 8?
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