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How to Optimize Windows 8.1 For a Desktop PC

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    How to Optimize Windows 8.1 For a Desktop PC

    If you’ve heard one thing about Windows 8.1, you’ve probably heard Microsoft is bringing back the Start button. Windows 8.1 includes many features that should have been included with Windows 8, and it can feel much less awkward on a desktop PC.

    Many of these options aren’t enabled by default, so you’ll have to enable them yourself. Windows 8.1 also isn’t a complete reversal from Windows 8. Microsoft is trying to meet us desktop users halfway — but only halfway.

    The Start Button That Isn’t a Start Button
    Log into Windows 8.1 for the first time and you’ll see a familiar sight on the left side of your desktop taskbar: the Start button. The new Start button looks just like the logo used by Start8 — it’s the same logo used by the Start button on the charms bar.

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    http://www.howtogeek.com/167013/how-to-optimize-windows-8.1-for-a-desktop-pc/
     
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    Startmenu returns to Windows 8.1 in a next update
    What Microsoft should have done after the criticism it received when Windows 8 beta and preview were released, is finally announced today. In a future free update for Windows 8.1 a redesigned start menu will return and Modern apps will be able to run in a window. Rumors of this have been doing rounds, but today we actually could see it in the Build 2014 keynote:
    To be clear this is not part of the Windows 8.1 Update that will be released to Windows Update next week on patch Tuesday (and now on MSDN)

    http://www.bink.nu/startmenu-returns-to-windows-8-1-in-a-next-update
     
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    Windows 8 illustrates how Microsoft branched out into tablets and other "touch" screen hardware and abandoned the desktop and laptop user base. Windows 8 should not have been installed on traditional computer devices.
     
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    I'm presently upgrading a 2 week old win8.1 laptop to win7 for a customer. customer liked win7 which was on her old laptop & didn't like all the passwords that somebody else setuped on the win8.1 laptop.
     

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