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pappi

Banned
Can't find ALL PROGRAMS-in search of ACCESSORIES in search of SYSTEM TOOLS.

I wanted to do msconfig, regedit, write and keep template text to wordpad, do some snipping....and I cannot find them.

I searched Local disc C:..... and did not find them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Welcome to EightForums, pappi. :)

Go to Start Screen (Windows key) and typing the name of the app or program. Then select.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

xxjimmyxx

New Member
When on the mane windows 8 page right click then click on all apps and your programs will be there.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C850
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2350M
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (15.3"vis) ,13 inch old screen, 52inch tv screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    491.99 GB
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    HID-compliant mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
    Internet Speed
    2mbps
    Browser
    chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira

znod

New Member
Power User
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

pappi

Banned
Oddly, I already know everything you said...except finding ACCESSORIES...in search of the usual computing tools for usual computing stuffs like texting on wordpad(where is it?) for template-ing and record keeping in Documents folder, snipping(where is it?). I thought I stumbled earlier on msconfig command but I cannot duplicate the find(where is it?).


Search bar in Start has nothing on ACCESSORIES. I think everything I am looking for is in ACCESSORIES(but where is that folder?)

BTW, I am neither frustrated nor confused. Just lost. On my 4th day with W8, already I love it(it took me a month to fall in love with Vista). I think W8 is exhilaratingly engaging in its totally new and so different interfaces. .

But for the moment I really need to find ACCESSORIES.....for the usual computing tools. (where is it?)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

kristalsoldier

New Member
Oddly, I already know everything you said...except finding ACCESSORIES...in search of the usual computing tools for usual computing stuffs like texting on wordpad(where is it?) for template-ing and record keeping in Documents folder, snipping(where is it?). I thought I stumbled earlier on msconfig command but I cannot duplicate the find(where is it?).


Search bar in Start has nothing on ACCESSORIES. I think everything I am looking for is in ACCESSORIES(but where is that folder?)

BTW, I am neither frustrated nor confused. Just lost. On my 4th day with W8, already I love it(it took me a month to fall in love with Vista). I think W8 is exhilaratingly engaging in its totally new and so different interfaces. .

But for the moment I really need to find ACCESSORIES.....for the usual computing tools. (where is it?)

Well, if you are in the Metro screen (which is also known as the Start Screen), just right click. You should get a way to access "All Apps". The option appears at the bottom left. Click that and you will be presented with all the apps on your machine organized under separate headings. Scroll side ways. Towards the end, you will find a section titled "Windows Accessories". Is this what you are looking for?

Edit: If that is indeed what you are looking for, you can also right click on the apps of your choice and pin them to the Start Screen so you won't have to go through the above-described process again.
 

My Computer

pappi

Banned
Oh boy!!! Thanks a trillion Krystal...yep indeed, that's exactly what I was looking for. Found ALL of them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

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