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Old 03-08-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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I love my new dell laptop with a new wireless mouse from Microsoft. There is a lot to learn about windows 8.1 but it seems to have a lot of capabilities.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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There are some good win 8.1 tutorial vids on youtube.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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thanks nezlie, gonna go look right now.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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I use a Logitech M185 wireless mouse with windows 7 and will NEVER use 8. Works great!
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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I use a Logitech M185 wireless mouse with windows 7 and will NEVER use 8. Works great!
The OP is referring to 8.1, which is a significant improvement on 8 in terms of UI.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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Dang, ran into a problem. Trying to download drivers for my somewhat older hp deskjet f4580 printer for my dell. Windows 8.1 I've tried it two different ways and it gets to a point and says it can't find the file. I click ok and then nothing. Don't know what to do?
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Dang, ran into a problem. Trying to download drivers for my somewhat older hp deskjet f4580 printer for my dell. Windows 8.1 I've tried it two different ways and it gets to a point and says it can't find the file. I click ok and then nothing. Don't know what to do?
HP packages sometimes just dump the driver into a C drive folder (usually C:\SWSetup) instead of actually installing anything - when it asks for the driver click browse and go to that folder, see if there's anything there it can use.

That won't happen if you download the printer software package (suite or whatever) though.

Here are some instructions:
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The OP is referring to 8.1, which is a significant improvement on 8 in terms of UI.
Again with this?
You work for MS don't you?

What is so significant about being able to boot to the desktop? The ACTUAL UI didn't change one iota...

http://www.maximumpc.com/windows_8_vs_windows_81
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Again with this?
You work for MS don't you?

What is so significant about being able to boot to the desktop? The ACTUAL UI didn't change one iota...

Windows 8 vs. Windows 8.1 | Maximum PC
No, I don't work for MS.

The impact of these changes are quite significant. The start button solves major problems where users couldn't figure out how to open apps. There's a lot of little changes related to settings that make it so much easier to accomplish common tasks. For example, shutting down no longer requires you to drill down into the charms menu 4 levels. There's a lot of little things, that are perhaps more IA changes than UI changes, that improve the UX significantly.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'll disagree there. I don't think finding your apps was ever a big problem in Windows 8.
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