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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    new to windows need help


    I'm not used to windows and I just got this lap top and I've had to google how to do a lot of things and often times it has me open up the "charms" window and select PC setting and then select general setting. in the list of setting I have no general option. is there a way to recover this?
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    First a tutorial---

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    As far as I can tell there is no general setting---

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    edit--- What is this "general" setting supposed to do ?
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  3. #3


    Hi, Welcome to EightForums,

    Those look like the standard options you would normally get, i don't recall seeing a "General Setting"
    Is there anything in particular we can help with or maybe try and point us to a page that are giving you these instructions?

    Cheers,
    Jamie
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  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi Marlboroman, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    PC Settings screen has been changed in Windows 8.1, which you have. The General selection was and is only available in Windows 8. Screenshots in the beginning of this tutorial show the difference between PC settings screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1: "PC settings" Screen - Open in Windows 8.

    What setting is it you'd like to change?

    Kari
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Hi Marlboroman, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    PC Settings screen has been changed in Windows 8.1, which you have. The General selection was and is only available in Windows 8. Screenshots in the beginning of this tutorial show the difference between PC settings screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1> "PC settings" Screen - Open in Windows 8.

    What setting is it you'd like to change?

    Kari
    Good shout Kari
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    It's not a setting I' trying to change. I'm trying to Install Linux. This new UEFI firrmware doesn't help. so while looking online to get different ideas on how to go about this I found some ideas that had me open up the charms and then general settings. I just about have Linux installed. just as I think I got, Windows pops up and says haha I think not.
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  7. #7


    Are you trying to install Linux along side Windows 8? or completely remove Windows 8 and just have Linux?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Dual boot, I've done it before on a system with Windows 7 pre installed with the old BIOS firmware.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    trying to install duel boot linux with win8 with a uefi bios ,i would think its likely they are talking about settings in the bios ,not the charma bar.
    and also think it would be easier to do it with a Virtual machine like vmware
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