Tag Archives: Windows 8

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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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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Importing Photos in Windows 8

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Microsoft in developing Windows 8 has not heeded this advise and attempted to make it simpler still. As least concerning importing photos from a … Continue reading

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How to use Windows Live Mail as the mail client in Windows 8

Windows 8 does not come with a desktop mail client installed. When you right-click on a photo and select Send to > Mail recipient, you get to an error message that tells you that “There is no email program associated … Continue reading

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Updating drivers for Windows 8

Windows 8 brings with it a set of drivers that might not provide the best performance. I had that happen when I installed Windows 8 on an ancient HP laptop. The native Windows 8 driver could not set the screen … Continue reading

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