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Windows 8.1

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After a failed attempt at upgrading (it lost WiFi connectivity and I had to restart the wireless router), the Windows Store app discarded the partially downloaded upgrade and started the download all over again, but it finally did upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 now has an annoying start icon in the desktop view and there doesn't seem to be any way of removing it.
Some of the gestures from Windows 8 have been changed - moving icons is no longer a downward swipe and requires a long touch instead. Did anyone else notice that some of the apps disappeared into thin air after the upgrade? Microsoft nuked Messaging, and the Photo app doesn't show FaceBook and Flickr. No wonder Microsoft offered it for free.
On the positive side, the Start screen tiles support more sizes and you can further customize the background of the start screen. I always set mine to a solid black with earlier versions of Windows - this was not possible on Windows 8, but can be done on Windows 8.1. Switching between the Start Menu and the All Apps menu is now awkward - it doesn't work if you swipe from the edge and it is hard to see which the edge is when the screen bezel is black and the desktop wallpaper is black. Also, the first thought would be to perform an edge swipe because that's what Windows 8 has us accustomed to.

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I just got Windows 8 on my new lap top. OMG, it's making me crazy. And of course, now I also have the touch screen to deal with, that I really have no idea on how it works. (I've never even had a cell phone or anything with the touch screen, so I'm really at a loss.) I did go ahead and buy Windows 8 for Dummies, but so far it's not helping much. I can't find anything. And just to be clear on how completely lost I am, I can't even find the left and right click buttons on the touch mouse screen. Most lap tops at least have 2 little buttons below the touch screen, but mine doesn't. Can't for the life of me figure that one out. Its an Asus lap top if anyone could give me a clue I'd sure appreciate it.

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i have a Asus laptop to sheepdog it is not as good as the other one the start menu was easier on the older ones, you just had to click it and then pull down the menu until you got what you where looking for, at the top of the screen > over there icons will show up click search and then enter what you are looking for

the <one over there only show icons when you have windows open (at least it is for me) or else just click the to the start menu on the bottom of screen and then click the app you want, hopefully you have figured this out already, but at least its another comment to the post,

but there is different computers in Asus range your computer might be different.

Edited by demonboy1990

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