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    Store - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Now I'm getting more confused, a common event these days, sadly. I set no policy anyplace. I simply went into regedit looking for the key to change, and didn't find it HKCU. I found it in HKLM. Took a while to find it. I almost gave up. FYI, this was on a new Lenovo notebook.
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    Store - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    The "Option One" registry editing method either has changed or is in error. The Option One instructions say: On my system, it's in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE not HKEY_CURRENT_USER: I'm using Win8.1 non-Pro with all updates, so I guess I have what's called Win8.1.1, i.e. version 6.3.9600.
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    The Desktop will be going away in Threshold...kind of.

    Different strokes for different folks. I want a tablet to be the most portable computer to carry with me on my travels. For media consumption, say in bed or in a cramped airline seat or on a bus, I have the welcome option of not using a keyboard/mouse. When at home or in an office the...
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    Early Surface Pro 3 users struggle with wireless network

    @jimbo: Did you do know that there are fairly simple workarounds so you can download (from Microsoft) a Win8.1 ISO with just your Win8 product key? For the typical user, it may seem complicated, but with the level of experience of users on a forum like this, it's not so bad. If you want more...
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    The Desktop will be going away in Threshold...kind of.

    What are the chances that a non-Desktop Windows Threshold (e.g. for an 8" tablet) could install and run all Windows x86/x64 programs, just that they would always be full-screen without the ability to have >1 visible at a time? It would be awkward, but I could probably to live with that (with...
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    The Desktop will be going away in Threshold...kind of.

    Thanks. So to be safe in the future when buying a tablet *now* I guess I should remove all 10"-and-under tablets from consideration. Darn.
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    The Desktop will be going away in Threshold...kind of.

    I've been considering buying a Windows tablet, very possibly a Surface Pro 3, to pretty much replace my notebook. I use *lots* of desktop apps. A decision to remove the traditional Windows desktop from tablets would make that a rather expensive mistake for me. What is considered a "small...
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    username is set up incorrectly

    Can you change it via the SET command in a Command Prompt window? i.e. Open a Command Prompt (probably with Administrative privileges?) and type SET to display all the variables to verify what is set for "username." Then type in SET USERNAME="Bob Campbell" (I think quotation marks will be...
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    desktop icon

    Can you <right-click> on the icon and display the Shortcut properties? If so, what is the "Target"?
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    Print selected text

    I think it may be printer- or application-specific, and not a Windows problem. In both Opera and Internet Explorer printing a highlighted selection works for me from Windows 8, however the "Selection" option under Page Range in the print dialog box is greyed out in Thunderbird.
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    How to get upgrade licenses for non-tech family/friends?

    I have purchased four licenses online, but only downloaded the .ISO once. Although I'm not about to do a fifth purchase just to find out exactly how I avoided the download, I can assure you that it is possible. If nothing else, isn't the download *after* you have been given the product key...
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    I believe Win 8 is going to be another Windows Vista

    Tepid: You know you are dangerously close to treason and heresy for posting sane, well balanced, favorable opinions of Windows 8 -- especially in a somewhat "Tech People" saturated environment. But, for what it's worth, I agree with you 100%.
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    How to decide: should you upgrade to Windows 8?

    pcRat: The only possible glitch I see with your arrangement is having a Shutdown tile as the first one on the Start Screen. When you are on the Start Screen, pressing the <Enter> key will activate the first tile, which in your case would activate a shutdown -- making it easy to accidentally...
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    Syncing Iphone?

    Both before and after I installed iTunes, my iPhone 4 showed up in File Explorer as soon as I plugged it in. I routinely do this to move photos off the iPhone and into a folder on my computer. Just click on "Internal Storage" in the right pane, and drill down through the folder hierarchy to...
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    How to always remain connected to wireless network?

    This probably doesn't help solve your problem, but I can report that I can connect/disconnect the LAN cable that connects my Win8 desktop and Win8 notebook, and neither computer will drop its WiFi connection. FWIW, they all (including my WiFi router) are on 192.168.1.xxx addressing.
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