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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Is Now Available

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So, correct me if I am wrong. 8.1 boots faster than 8. 8.1 uses a smaller footprint on my HDD, than 8. There is now a Start button but, it just brings up Metro?

Any thoughts on side by side apps? Is it really all that AND a bag of chips? Oh, and the whole Windows Experience Index, do I have to have a Microsoft account to become Admin of my computer, now? Also, is it true, as I have read, the Apps are now Over-Dynamic? Meaning, they have connections to Facebook and such?

I have 8, hated it, now I am used to it and have adapted to it's quirky search and little used Metro. I have rarely used any apps, only a couple times when it was new.

In fact, I still kinda hate the whole high-jacking of my pictures, to Metro, when I click on them. I know I can click and open elsewhere but, I shouldn't have to make the extra step.

Anyways, still, on the fence wit 8.1.
 
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right click on a picture and Open with... select you app-lication of choice and mark "always use this to open"... Metro annoyances solved!
 
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Benchmark Scores 6.9 processes per second!/ cruncher's!!
right click on a picture and Open with... select you app-lication of choice and mark "always use this to open"... Metro annoyances solved!
Right but, I have my hard drive nearly full of 'em...I know I can select all or select and right click but, I shouldn't HAVE to!! Which I feel IS a valid point regarding W8 efficiency. Another added step, among many. Don't get me wrong, W8 is not all bad and I am not a hater, just a little annoyed by it sometimes, vs. w7.

Any other pointer's regarding 8.1, as previously posted? :lovetpu:
 
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Local meaning the good old user name?
If so, that is what I have, my name, then a password.
Then it asks me for a Microsoft account and password.
No way I'm signing into windows with any kind of email account.
When the 8.1 upgrade asks for an MS account go to "Create a new account" (counter-intuitive, I know), in the screen that appears afterwards select "Keep using my current account" (or something like that). Presto! 8.1 with a local account.

I don't know if you can do that from a 8.1 install disc, though.
 
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Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600/ 2GB/ 4GB samsung
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Storage 256GB Crucial Mx100 SSD/ couple of spinners/500GB WD
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Case ALU, beauty!/ HP SFF/ Dell Mini
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Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless
Keyboard eMachines serial and a Dynex usb
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sarah/Mint 18
Benchmark Scores 6.9 processes per second!/ cruncher's!!
Right but, I have my hard drive nearly full of 'em...I know I can select all or select and right click but, I shouldn't HAVE to!! Which I feel IS a valid point regarding W8 efficiency. Another added step, among many. Don't get me wrong, W8 is not all bad and I am not a hater, just a little annoyed by it sometimes, vs. w7.

Any other pointer's regarding 8.1, as previously posted? :lovetpu:
Nuttin'?