Tag Archives: Windows 8.1 Preview

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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