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Baffled by New UI

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Single Language x64

    Baffled by New UI

    Noticed that my 8.1 laptop I upgraded was very dirty (uninstalling and installing programs here and there) and decided a clean reinstall using the Windows 8 OEM Disc I bought.

    I used DBAN's Quick Erase and Installed Windows 8. Then I installed all 210 updates and proceeded to the Windows Store. I installed the 8.1 Update and everything went smoothly. (Except for the fact that this time the upgrade was a little bit longer than the first time, because this is just a reinstall.)

    Then this happened: Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    I didn't have that power button on my picture! And apps did not mix with the desktop! I didn't have those in my previous installation! So did I miss anything? 8.2? I don't know. Can anyone explain to me those?

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    The Store Upgrade to 8.1 now includes Update 1 for Windows 8.1. Why I love today’s Windows 8.1 Update
    Windows 8.1 Update: The IT Pro Perspective
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  3. #3

    The power button is part of the 8.2 upgrade I believe as it missing or hard to find was one of the oft repeated complaints about 8 and 8.1.

    Good article here on Windows 8.1 update 1 (aka 8.2): Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts

    1. Boot-to-desktop is the new normal.
    2. File associations are smarter.
    3. Modern apps can be treated more like legacy applications.
    4. The Start screen gets a mouse-friendly makeover.
    5. Installation will be easier -- and more mandatory -- for some than others.
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  4. #4

    The way I read the OP the TC already has Win8.1u1. Don't worry TC, the power button only appears on certain devices. I believe if your device is touchscreen enabled, it is classed as a 'mobile' device, and thus doesn't have the power button. The power button on the Start Screen is only set to appear on desktops/non-touchscreen laptops.
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