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  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
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    I just turned UAC Off (set it to lowest setting) and my apps still work? Are you logged in with a live ID or local user?
    Oh God I would never use a live ID.
    Plus, I disable uac via regedit.
    Ah. That's two no-nos. If you disable the UAC, you lose Metro functionality. Ditto with no live ID. Just curiosity, but, whats you problem with signing in with a live ID?
    "Losing Metro functionality", is a bonus. And there is simply no conceivable scenario under which I would log into ms central.

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  2. #32


    Lol. You are fortunate. I would trust logging in to an impartial concern such as MS, rather than my ISP, which is, unfortunately, obligatory
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  3. #33


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I use Live Id on all 4 of my PC's. You can turn off the Sync function in Sky Drive and the Bing desktop search function. That will kill a lot of the info that goes to Microsoft. I sync some items across all PC's but not all items. My Live ID is used for more than just my Windows Logon. It's tied to my Microsoft MVP Account and MSDN/TechNet subscriptions.
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  4. #34


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    The source says, "complaints that these apps are cumbersome to use without a touch screen." Maybe I'm missing something but I can't see what is cumbersome about it. What's the problem with pointing to them and clicking. Is there something that I'm not understanding?
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I use Live Id on all 4 of my PC's. My Live ID is used for more than just my Windows Logon. It's tied to my Microsoft MVP Account and MSDN/TechNet subscriptions.
    That goes for me. I don't think I have anything on my computer that would interest MS anyway. I am one in several million. Only fear, I would envisage, some may have is if, of course, they are using pirated MS software.
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  6. #36


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I use Live Id on all 4 of my PC's. You can turn off the Sync function in Sky Drive and the Bing desktop search function. That will kill a lot of the info that goes to Microsoft. I sync some items across all PC's but not all items. My Live ID is used for more than just my Windows Logon. It's tied to my Microsoft MVP Account and MSDN/TechNet subscriptions.
    As you said, Live is good if you have more than one Win 8 PC. As pointed out earlier, I like and use SkyDrive as it makes my life easier when working at school on the laptop, and than being able to access those files on my desktop at home without breaking out the laptop. And vice versa from desktop to laptop. Plus it makes Office 365 a lot easier to share and use. Additionally you can have your e-mail sync'd to Windows 8 mailbox.

    With the Live account incorporated in 8, it just makes things a little more convenient across the board in my opinion.

    BTW I'm wondering how many people have Google accounts or Smartphones? They aren't any more secure or safer than a Live account. But, hey... Live is a "Microsoft" product so...

    Meanwhile Google continues to be scrutinized for their personal information collection tactics. And let's not forget about the other social media programs out there.

    I'm just saying.
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  7. #37


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Left click, instead of right....


    I don't know if anyone has thought about this but most people's natural instinct is to left click an item for use. In this instance, left clicking the Start button on 8.1 brings up the Start screen. This gets me every time and annoys the heck out of me when I'm intending to log off or shutdown.

    That said, kind of wish Microsoft made it where left clicking the Start button brings up the options menu where we can easily Logoff, Sleep, or Shutdown the PC.

    Which made me think of the proposed Close button, situated on... the Start Screen. Seems to me Microsoft has clearly made the Start Screen their highlight page. Maybe there is some truth to the "rumor" that the screen may become an advertising billboard

    Just a thought
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I have a shutdown shortcut pined to my taskbar and Start Screen. It's just one click to shutdown. I'm happy with the Start Button working the way it does. I use it to launch the Start Menu more than anything else.
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  9. #39


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I use Live Id on all 4 of my PC's. You can turn off the Sync function in Sky Drive and the Bing desktop search function. That will kill a lot of the info that goes to Microsoft. I sync some items across all PC's but not all items. My Live ID is used for more than just my Windows Logon. It's tied to my Microsoft MVP Account and MSDN/TechNet subscriptions.
    As you said, Live is good if you have more than one Win 8 PC. As pointed out earlier, I like and use SkyDrive as it makes my life easier when working at school on the laptop, and than being able to access those files on my desktop at home without breaking out the laptop. And vice versa from desktop to laptop. Plus it makes Office 365 a lot easier to share and use. Additionally you can have your e-mail sync'd to Windows 8 mailbox.

    With the Live account incorporated in 8, it just makes things a little more convenient across the board in my opinion.

    BTW I'm wondering how many people have Google accounts or Smartphones? They aren't any more secure or safer than a Live account. But, hey... Live is a "Microsoft" product so...

    Meanwhile Google continues to be scrutinized for their personal information collection tactics. And let's not forget about the other social media programs out there.

    I'm just saying.
    Personally, I think this "big brother is watching" is way overblown. Such is life though.
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  10. #40


    I already have a shutdown and restart buttons on my start screen. Since I already made icons on desktop, I just pinned it to taskbar and Start screen. Together with a right click menu on start button that makes many more ways to shut down than to start computer.
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