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    Upgrading Windows 8.1 >> Windows 10 question...free space

    My computer is running 8.1 It has a 32GB SSD with a wee bit over 4GB free. Will that cause problems upgrading to Windows 10?
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    Windows 10 invites.....

    I have 2 PC's with Windows 8.1 (retail) and I have already received my invites for Windows 10. I also have a laptop with Windows 7 and I received my invite for Windows 10 on it. I have an OEM Windows 8.1 tablet (it was shipped from the factory with Windows 8.1) and the vendor even listed that...
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    Painless transfer to a new PC

    I have to admit, I had images of speaking with a Microsoft rep from India on the phone, crying and pleading and begging. But, that just wasn't the case. I have (had) a 5 year old PC that I upgraded to Windows 8 (and eventually 8.1) about 18 months ago. 6 months ago the motherboard quit on me...
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    GVoice (Google Voice) app quit working

    I have the GVoice app on my Windows RT device. It has worked all the up till today. Now it just says it's loading but won't come up like it usually does. I just uninstalled and re-installed the app. Same problem. Anyone else having a problem with this app?
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    Why would I want to switch to Windows 10?

    So far I have really not seen anything impressive with Windows 10. They seem to be doing away with a lot of things I like about Windows 8.1 including the charms bar. I have been so enamored with Windows 8.1 especially on a touch device, I have all be abandoned my desktop PC and have two...
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    Metro (8.1) and WP 8.0 Facebook issues

    Facebook apps have never performed very well in Windows Phone 8.0 or in Metro (either 8.0 or 8.1). The latest hiccup has been if someone posts one image that appears on my timeline, it puts 3 different copies of the image all bunched together (as if the poster had posted the same image 3...
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    Solved StartIsBack has changed some of my settings

    When my Windows 8.1 desktop boots up, I like that it goes into the Modern UI menu first (that's the way I have it set in the settings). I think the Modern UI looks cool. But, when I am in desktop mode, I was missing the start menu so I tried the app. StartIsBack. Gives a dandy start menu and...
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    Surface and browser issues

    My wife and I both have a first gen Windows RT tablet. Her the Surface and I have the Asus Vivotab RT. One of the main complaints about those tablet for both of us is that in Internet Explorer if you are using the on screen keyboard (OSK) and you wanted to tap on a checkbox, it was nearly...
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    Solved Can't install Facebook in Metro

    I just picked up an Asus B121 tablet and Windows 8.1.1 so far seems to work quite well. This is my first time with that update. I like the changes except I don't like the boot into desktop by default. I can't install Facebook on the Metro screen. It's stuck on pending. I have waited a while and...
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    Solved Windows 8 product key

    Is there a way to tell if a Windows 8 Upgrade product key has already been activated or not? The problem is we have 5 laptops in our house and they all have Windows 7 and I bought upgrade keys for all of them but we only upgraded 3 of the laptops. Since we installed Media Center, the key that...
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    Skydrive (now Onedrive) is not updating

    Although this is related to my tablet, since it's not a specific touch issue I thought it would be better to post it here. I have two tablets. An Asus Vivotab RT and a Dell Venue 8 Pro. Both running 8.1. On my Asus I can be looking at my Skydrive app and upload something to Skydrive on my...
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    Differences Windows 8 and 8.1

    I have Windows 8 (not 8.1) on my desktop PC. I spend 99% of my time in the desktop environment since it's non-touch with a keyboard and a mouse. I don't think I have ever used the snap features on this device. On my Windows 8.1 tablets, I can snap my desktop screen with any Metro app and I have...
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    Problems with official Facebook app in Windows 8.1 (RT)

    I say Windows RT but it's the Metro app and any version of Windows 8.1 can run the Metro app. I was wondering if anyone was experiencing these same problems. Many times, I tap on "comment" but it won't do anything or open the comment window. I have to "refresh" by clicking one of my groups...
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    Unlock picture

    I have tried several pictures to use for the unlock screen but they just don't work well for me. I thought about how on my Android phone has the dots available and I can draw the lines. I wanted something similar to use for the unlock screen on my touch Windows 8 but the unlock supports lines...
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    Windows RT Driver / Windows bezel button

    On the front of my Windows Rt tablet (Asus Vivotab RT) is a Windows button that emulates the Windows key on a keyboard. Many reviews of the Windows tablets have raised the question of the need for the button on the bezel and I personally have never used it intentionally. There have been...
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    Ways to SNAP screens / Metro apps.

    Maybe its me and I just haven't seen enough Youtube videos on Windows 8. Or maybe its not. For those that spend time in Metro or have a Windows RT device where you have to live for the most part in Metro, I have found these cool things that I did not know Windows 8 could do. If you have an...
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    Solved Need for desktop in Windows RT

    I have heard that on the Surface 2, or perhaps in an update, that Microsoft "hid" the tile that allows one to choose the desktop. This is in Windows RT. I can understand a little bit as I don't use my desktop all that much, but their ARE reasons why I go into the desktop and why it should be...
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    Apps not flipping

    Concerning Windows 8 Metro apps, I have a Windows 8 RT tablet and the manufacturer decided to place the USB port on the bottom of the tab. If I want to have the tablet in a stand and use it like a desktop, I have to flip the device over so the USB port is on top and can be accessible and usable...
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    Windows 8 in the 24th century..

    Interesting. I am in the middle of watching Star Trek: Voyager all seven seasons. There have been several times where they show a scene with an LARCARS display in the background and I notice the image on the display resembles the Windows 8 Metro screen. Coincidence?
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    A word (or two) about Windows RT

    A word about Windows RT. I am tired of hearing people complain it will not run x86 applications. You know what, I have owned 4 different tablet PC’s over the years, two with Windows XP and two with Windows 7. With Wacom digitizers. These devices failed miserably. At one point, one of those...
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