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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    New W8.1?


    I just installed W8.1 and I see that you don't have to use a password anymore. When you boot up it goes right to your desktop or if you prefer the start screen. Was that the new update?

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by usmc362 View Post
    I just installed W8.1 and I see that you don't have to use a password anymore. When you boot up it goes right to your desktop or if you prefer the start screen. Was that the new update?
    Update 1 did it. Check the Start screen, if you get a bar on top in an App with minimize and close program "X" , you have it.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    On my start screen in the upper right corner I have my name, power options, and a little magnifying glass which if I click on it I get a search box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmc362 View Post
    On my start screen in the upper right corner I have my name, power options, and a little magnifying glass which if I click on it I get a search box.
    That's it I think, (forgot looks from before) if you open any APP you should see what I described before.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks
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  6. #6


    I have a HP laptop, loaded with Win8.1 n still learning to use W8.1
    It is not easy as W7
    I am a retired ,but using my new HP which has w8.1 already installed
    How can I add my three other accounts unto my Microsoft account?
    Yahoo.
    Gmail
    Hotmail
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    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think Hotmail is a Microsoft account. Not 100% sure.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by usmc362 View Post
    I think Hotmail is a Microsoft account. Not 100% sure.
    Yes it is.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by jpsoni View Post
    I have a HP laptop, loaded with Win8.1 n still learning to use W8.1
    It is not easy as W7
    I am a retired ,but using my new HP which has w8.1 already installed
    How can I add my three other accounts unto my Microsoft account?
    Yahoo.
    Gmail
    Hotmail
    You would have to log on to your MS Live account as a web page and route email to that address
    Log on email account Web Page, Http:/livemail.com or Hotmail.com or Outlook.com
    Click Gear Icon top right corner, Select Options
    Select Import email accounts
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by usmc362 View Post
    I think Hotmail is a Microsoft account. Not 100% sure.
    Yes Hotmail.com, livemail.com, outlook.com are all free Microsoft Mail accounts
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