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Microsoft To Release Major Windows 8 Built In App Updates Tomorrow

The native Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows 8 were criticized as they lacked functionality. Microsoft has addressed all those issues and starting tomorrow, it will release a major update for the aforementioned built in apps for Windows 8. Users will be able to download these updates from Windows Store. These updates won’t install automatically, users will have to visit Windows Store to download them.

Microsoft says that these apps have been designed to seamlessly manage communication between Windows tablets and PCs using multiple accounts. They promise big improvements in performance as well as additional new features.
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Where do I change music volume ? Can only set the master and thats it ?
The recently released update for the Music app gives you the ability to change the volume independently of the master volume.

Microsoft To Release Major Windows 8 Built In App Updates Tomorrow



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Microsoft totally screwed up my gmail syncing with the people hub update (although Google is to blame for this too). Since we use Gmail at work I have to do the annoying work-around of adding calendar and contacts through my Outlook account. Otherwise these are some solid updates for the core apps.
 
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To install windows 8 as an upgrade to 7, you know if I can do this by booting from the DVD of 8 or is "necessary" to install / upgrade in windows 7 started-up?
 
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To install windows 8 as an upgrade to 7, you know if I can do this by booting from the DVD of 8 or is "necessary" to install / upgrade in windows 7 started-up?
What I've done is:

1. Install W7. Activate.
2. Install W8 Upgrade booting from DVD. You can delete the W7 partitions to start fresh, no need to carry anything from W7.

If you install W8 Upgrade on a blank HDD it won't activate even with valid keys; you'll get a message indicating that the keys are for upgrading only.

Again, just my experience. I've done 3 "fresh" W8 installs this way without any problem. I assume that the W8 installer notes the W7 install on the HDD and accepts the upgrade keys.

W8 OEM/Retail should be able to install on a blank HDD though.
 
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Hello all,
What is the procedure to updating ATI drivers in W8 pro?
Every time I install 13.1 it installs the MS ones.
Even tried to uninstall in device manager and the same thing happens?
I have UAC off, and system restore off.
 
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Hello all,
What is the procedure to updating ATI drivers in W8 pro?
Every time I install 13.1 it installs the MS ones.
Even tried to uninstall in device manager and the same thing happens?
I have UAC off, and system restore off.
Device Manager, right clic on Display. Update driver. Don't update online, choose local folder C:\AMD\.

What I've done is:

1. Install W7. Activate.
2. Install W8 Upgrade booting from DVD. You can delete the W7 partitions to start fresh, no need to carry anything from W7.

If you install W8 Upgrade on a blank HDD it won't activate even with valid keys; you'll get a message indicating that the keys are for upgrading only.

Again, just my experience. I've done 3 "fresh" W8 installs this way without any problem. I assume that the W8 installer notes the W7 install on the HDD and accepts the upgrade keys.

W8 OEM/Retail should be able to install on a blank HDD though.
I install this way, but later one update from M$ restart something and try to validate again, and the problem begin. How I erase the Win7 data (clean install Win8), my key don´t work. Add that i get the promo of Media Center.

Support of M$ tell me, after 2 hours at phone: "Reinstall and keep Win7 data"
 
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Thanks for the reply.
I got the problem solved.
Because I am still in the process of building a system, I had to use one of my old and dusty
3870X2 card so I can play with this OS called windows 8. But I used a driver that was for 5000+ series and the OS wouldn't install it.
Just a DUH moment.

Thanks anyway :)
 
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I can't pin apps to the taskbar anymore... help!

When I click "Pin this program to the taskbar" from explorer or "Pin to taskbar" from Start, nothing happens.


NVM... solved.
 
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Win + X – System Utility Settings Menu (this one is awesome wish Windows 7 had that too)
Thanks to Drone for these[/FONT]
I like this. Count me in, as I've been using Win 8 since the end of January (got the free upgrade to Media Canter).
 

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If you install W8 Upgrade on a blank HDD it won't activate even with valid keys; you'll get a message indicating that the keys are for upgrading only.
Install Windows 8, the install it again as an "upgrade" and the upgrade keys work just fine.
 
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good to know :toast:
 

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Here is the fix for anyone trying to do a clean windows 8 install rather then an upgrade with a retail Win8 copy.

http://trick77.com/2012/11/01/windo...th-upgrade-license-key-error-code-0xc004f061/

1.In Windows 8, open the Registry Editor
2.Search for MediaBootInstall and set the value to 0.
3.Open an elevated command prompt (run as administrator) and enter:
slmgr /rearm
4.If you get an access denied error message, you’re not running the command prompt with administrator privileges
5.Restart the computer
6.Open a command prompt and enter:
slui 3
7.Enter your Windows 8 upgrade license key and activate it
8.Done!
Did this process on my file server and it worked perfectly first time. :rockout:
 
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DO NOT LIKE FEATURES
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1. No direct access to "Recent files" This kills my productivity!
 
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Recent files is still present but since there's no Star menu there's nowhere for it to show up.

Go to C:\users\username\ and you'll find "Recent" there. You must edit the folder options to show system protected files though.

If you have a start menu (Star8, Classic Shell, etc) you can pin it to the start menu by the right click menu. It'll show up on Start > All programs. Alternatively you can make a shorcut on the Desktop.
 

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1. No direct access to "Recent files" This kills my productivity!
I always turned this off anyways. Too much incriminating evidence!
 
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SP1 sounds about right.
 

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is the start menu back?
 
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Best thing is us Win8 users get it free ....Might as well call SP1 update right or wrong?:confused:
It is pretty much a service pack, but Microsoft is done calling them service packs as they want to push major updates out more frequently, as well as include new/improved features with each major update (whereas service packs never added too many features, was more of a pack of updates).

is the start menu back?
What WhiteLotus said. I wouldn't expect the Start Menu to come back anyways. The start screen IS the start menu.

Also, apparently Microsoft isn't even calling it a Start Button, it's a Start Tip.
 

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but i dont like it :/
 

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Windows 8.1 keynote from Computex. Actual Windows 8.1 demonstration starts at roughly 22:00

http://youtu.be/8Gr1rDjcDZU


but i dont like it :/
The 8.1 update might make it easier for you to adjust, but really you have to think about it this way. Instead of drilling down menus to get to applications (Start Menu) you're either putting application shortcuts on your desktop, pinning to the Taskbar, bringing up the charms bar and using Search to find what you want, or pinning things to the Start Screen and opening applications that way. If you can't get used it then you should probably stick with Windows 7 because the Start Menu is never coming back.
 
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Finally I can change background and wallpaper of Metro :D