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    Arris Verizon Media Server Question

    Just did a clean install of Windows 8.1 on a laptop. When finished, I noticed a new folder in the "This PC" section of the Windows Explorer sidebar. The folder is titled "Master" and it contains a lot of subfolders, each one titled Channels x - y, where x and y indicate a different channel range...
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    Surface 3 and Office 365 Offer

    Just purchased a Surface 3 (not Pro) which includes a one-year subscription to Office 365. When I started to activate Office 365 on the Surface, the system asked that I enter my Microsoft Account email and password. I exited the installation at this point since I wanted to clarify something...
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    Where are the touchscreen monitors?

    In my opinion, yes. Is it necessary? No. Do I still use the keyboard and mouse extensively? Yes. I purchased a touch screen monitor at the time Windows 8 first came out and believe that made the difference between liking Windows 8 (which I do) and not liking Windows 8. I am looking forward to...
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    New System Slower than Old System

    Wireless keyboard & mouse.
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    New System Slower than Old System

    I recently built my first rig, one that should be pretty fast. However, things load slower than my 4 year old system with less impressive specs. Also, at times, something must occasionally be using a lot of cpu cycles since my keystrokes are not recognized for maybe 3-5 seconds and then the...
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    Windows Explorer Navigation Pane Cursor Position on Open

    Here's a simple question that probably doesn't have an easy answer. The Navigation Pane on the left side of Windows Explorer has six major categories from top to bottom as follows: Favorites, SkyDrive, Home Group, This PC, Libraries and Network. When I open Windows Explorer, the cursor is...
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    Bing Causing IE11 to hang

    I'm having what appears to be the same problem. Note that this problem only occurs when I use Internet Explorer on the desktop. The Metro IE works fine. However, a unique twist. I have a Windows 8.1 Desktop, Laptop and Tablet, all updated. I cannot search using Bing within IE11 on either my...
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    Excel 2013 Won't Allow Me to Select a Printer

    Running Windows 8.1 and Office 2013. Have a Canon 4370dw Laser Printer connected to my desktop via USB. Have a Brother MFC-J475dw inkjet connected wirelessly to the network. Default printer is the Canon. Here's the problem: Word - In print dialogue, I can choose to print from either the Brother...
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    Need Expert Help Sharing / Permission Discrepancies

    Thanks chev65, your explanation really helps. I didn't know about the difference between Win 7 and Win 8 and didn't run across a single mention of that difference in the numerous searches I did looking for an answer. The fact that user names might also have an impact even though I'm using the...
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    Need Expert Help Sharing / Permission Discrepancies

    No answers??? Let me try and break down my question a little differently and see if someone can help me (or at least point me in the right direction to find an answer on my own). 1. Ihave three Win 8.1 home-based systems connected to broadband via a router ( a desktop connected via Ethernet...
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    Need Expert Help Sharing / Permission Discrepancies

    First, the basics: Running a Win8.1 Desktop, Laptop, and Tablet, all linked to internet via a router (the Desktop by Ethernet, the other two systems wireless). I have set up an administrative and standard user on each system, in addition to the public user on each system. Have made no attempt...
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    SkyDrive and Windows 8.1

    I have a Windows Desktop which I recently updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. This past weekend I purchased the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. In going through and setting up the Yoga 2, I noticed that there is no listing in "Programs and Features" for Microsoft SkyDrive...
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    Where are the touchscreen monitors?

    Guess I was just lucky. Picked up the Acer T232HL at my local Best Buy the day after Win 8 was released. Really like it and think it makes a big difference in my positive opinion of Win 8.
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    Simple IE 10 Question

    Thanks guys, but guess what. I launched IE10 to try brummyfan's suggestion and the annoying reminder did not come up. I closed IE10 and re-launched several more times and the reminder still didn't show up. I guess the system was counting how many times it had annoyed me and concluded that it...
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    Simple IE 10 Question

    I've been experimenting some with the new Metro version of IE10 and have encountered an annoyance that is probably very simple to resolve. However, haven't been able to find the solution. The following message appears at the top of the browser window every time I launch IE10. Welcome to Bing on...
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    Solved How's everyones Windows 8 experience going?

    Upgraded from Win 7 on my desktop. So far I really like Win 8 for many of the reasons already mentioned. However, there is one point that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread (unless I somehow missed it). Using Win 8 with a touchscreen monitor (or at least a Touch Pad like the Logitech 650)...
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    Windows 8 monitor - advice please

    I purchased the new Acer T232HL 23" Touch Screen, Win 8 certified, IPS technology, 10 point multi-touch. Pricey at $499. Acer has the same monitor in 27" also. I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8 on 10/26 and purchased the monitor from Best Buy the following day. My assessment of Win 8 on desktop...
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    In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

    jbfoster . . . Thanks for the clarification. Now I understand.
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    In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

    jbfoster . . . Sorry, I must be misunderstanding. Let me give you one example of what I've done and tell me where I'm missing what you're trying to accomplish. I have a number of applications that I run as part of a monthly system maintenance routine. I first created a folder called "Computer...
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    In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

    jbfoster . . . I'm not sure what you mean by organizing with folders like Android since I've never used the Android OS. However, I assume you mean folders in the same sense that the term folders is used in Windows. I've organized my Win 8 start screen into 4 separate sections. The first...