Category Archives: Windows 8.1

Windows 10 is coming!

Windows 10 is on its way Microsoft has started the free upgrade process to Windows 10 for PCs running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8.1. The date of the installation will happen some time after July 29, 2015. That is … Continue reading

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OneDrive improvement

ZDNet reported on June 10, 2014 on a recent update to OneDrive, formerly SkyDrive: Microsoft slips sync changes into OneDrive on Windows 8.1 This is a useful small improvement that on Windows 7 systems was installed automatically but requires user-intervention on … Continue reading

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OneDrive is Live

RIP SkyDrive? Today, February 19, 2014, OneDrive stepped into place for SkyDrive. Interestingly, when you sign in, the URL showing in the address bar of the browser is “onedrive.live.com” – so there is still a little life left in the … Continue reading

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No more Windows 8.1 Preview

Happy New Year! The beta and preview versions of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have now all expired. You can still run them but only for a short period of time as the “welcome” banner tells you. It is almost … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows 8.1 for Adult Users

Cleaning the dross from Windows 8.1 Some three decades ago the watch industry suffered through an agonizing transformation. The electronic quartz oscillator replaced the finely-crafted mechanical escapement, injection molded plastics took over the precision machined metal cases, and new manufacturers … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 Importing Photos

One Giant Leap … This story is more than about Windows 8.1 Pro Preview – it is a tragic tale, oh, just read and weep. One of the biggest uses for computers by the senior folks is for managing and … Continue reading

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