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Jim44

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windows 8
« on: 20:26:24, 02/04/15 »
How do I find 'my computer' and 'control panel' on windows 8. Also where is the 'windows button' which is usually at the bottom left of the screen?

puggy

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #1 on: 07:30:25, 03/04/15 »
Whilst not a I.T. expert, I am a W8 user. Scroll bottom right corner then sweep up and in, to reveal a side panel where you can select e.g, tiles,settings etc.

puggy

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #2 on: 12:42:35, 03/04/15 »
I downloaded a free program 'Classic Shell' from which you can choose to have windows7
screen desktop. You can then use this as a start screen OR the 'tiles screen'

lozflan

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #3 on: 17:45:30, 03/04/15 »
Microsoft say Windows 10 will be released in June. We 8 users should get Free Download.
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Jim44

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #4 on: 19:29:51, 03/04/15 »
I downloaded a free program 'Classic Shell' from which you can choose to have windows7
screen desktop. You can then use this as a start screen OR the 'tiles screen'


Thanks Puggy and Lozflan. I downloaded Classic Shell.


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Re: windows 8
« Reply #5 on: 14:38:17, 08/04/15 »
hi Jim, upgrade to Windows 8.1 is free.


U will find the start button.
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Jim44

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #6 on: 19:54:53, 08/04/15 »
Thanks Kerouac, may give it a try.

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #7 on: 07:44:31, 09/04/15 »
Thanks Kerouac, may give it a try.

You are welcome sir
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Re: windows 8
« Reply #8 on: 14:27:34, 26/04/15 »
If you hit the WINDOWS KEY & X at the same time on your keyboard. a list should pop up allowing you to access many parts of your computer easy.
This includes control panel and File Explorer.

File Explorer is another name for My computer.

Works on both windows 8 and 8.1
On 8.1 you can right click the windows icon to get the same thing.

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #9 on: 21:41:04, 26/04/15 »
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lozflan

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Re: windows 8
« Reply #10 on: 10:33:54, 29/04/15 »
Microsoft can have you chasing your own tail. When Idid a Refresh they wanted authentication,which was,nt allowed and sets off codes by E Mail, ad infinitum.
Today they said I should update to 8.1 to be ready for  10 download. This 8.1 would,nt download of course I already have it.
Have downloaded Silverlite, has anyone noticed any difference?
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Re: windows 8
« Reply #11 on: 19:49:26, 24/05/15 »
Windows 8.1  any tips on moving photo from album to forum photos, would be much appreciated
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