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New to windows 8 - just got MS surface pro-give some tips


raj24

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#1
Hello,
I've just purchased microsift surface pro.
I've not used windows 8 til now..

let me know good apps, websites, and all other things to do with MS surface pro and windows 8.

how to make backup/system image to restore windows 8/tablet as fresh in future if anything happens??
and al; such tips..


thx..
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7,Windows 8,IOS 6.1, AndroidJellyBean 4.2.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft surface pro

Coke Robot

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#3
Hello and welcome to Windows 8!

Firstly, pin the relevant Desktop items you need to the Start Screen. This can be folders, apps, programs, libraries, Control Panel sub-sections, ect. On the Desktop, you right click (or press and hold until a square shows) and hit Pin to Start. At the Start Screen in All Apps (swipe from the top to show the app bar, All Apps is in the bottom corner) you can flick down on some items there like Calculator, Speech Recognition, or Computer. Just move the tiles around on the Start Screen to your pleasing.

Uninstall the apps you don't want, just flick down on the app tile, hit Uninstall, and Uninstall again.

Install Decor8.
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The apps I'd suggest that are pretty neat are OneNote MX (for note taking), Film Closet if you're really into movies, Metrotube if you go on youtube a lot, Bing News, Weather and Finance apps. Music Info is also a real neat music player I like as well.

Also, the Surface tablets already have a recovery partition built into the storage drive to recovery Windows.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

dirtyvu

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#4
wasn't a fan of Metrotube at all. I think both Youtube+ and PrimeTube are better.

also, make sure you update your apps regularly. when you buy a PC from the store or get Windows 8, you get the original version of the apps like the base apps like Weather, Finance, Mail, etc. You'll need to update the apps to the latest version through the Windows Store, no matter how new your PC is.

here are some other apps I thought were good/great:
http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/16777-windows-8-apps-metro.html
 

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revmike

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#5
This person has been at different forums posting this same questions. Searching and reading are your friends.
 

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    Memory
    4gb \ 4gb
    Hard Drives
    128gb ssd

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