Category Archives: Windows 8

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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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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Windows 8.1 – Start button

The Start button returns in Windows 8.1 With the Windows 8.1 Preview Microsoft returns the Start button – sort of. Down in the lower left corner, on the taskbar, is the new Windows logo. It does not have the nice … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 8.1 Preview in a VMware Player virtual machine

Windows 8.1 Preview Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 Preview. Like other “previews”, this is prerelease software and is not intended as a normal upgrade. In fact, there are serious disadvantages to installing this preview in a regular Windows 8 PC: … Continue reading

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Make your own Windows 8 start button

Windows 8 does not have a start button as it comes. Friends of mine with Windows 8 computers have been asking me about how to get a START button on their taskbar. It is a little cumbersome to get to … Continue reading

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