Microsoft Windows - Windows 8

Windows 8 support of video format

OK, this is sad The other day we thought it would be a good idea to watch some old family video. I brought out my Windows 8 "awesome" laptop. Subsequently I endured frustration beyond belief. The only formats I seemed to able to play was MP4 and MOV, and MP4 was played with my Zune software. I tried to play AVI and MPG, didn't work with Windows Media Player, didn't work with the Windows 8 Video player. Clicking on the "help" button brought me to a long page on Xbox music. After reading for a while, ......

Posted On Friday, September 26, 2014 2:28 PM | Comments (0)

Windows 8 and "Formerly known as Metro" apps, an experience with PDF app

I'm slowing and surely getting used to Windows 8. It is no doubt a slow process since I still run daily on an XP machine, a Vista machine, and 3 windows 7 box. A new quirk I found regarding Windows 8. I never thought it was important to learn how to close a "formerly known as Metro" app (what do we call those these days?). Then I attached a portable drive to my laptop and opened up a PDF file, and I couldn't safely remove the hard drive afterwards because I did not know how to close the PDF reader ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:26 PM | Comments (4)

Windows 8 Initial User Experience

Today is the second day I'm using a Windows 8 laptop.  Load up time is fast, and changing applications is very smooth.  However, I keep finding myself hitting the windows key (double-clicking a PDF file, and, what?  How do I get back?)

Other than that, the experience has been fine.  So far this has not been any worse than other windows upgrade experience I had so far.  No bad news is good news here.

Posted On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:23 AM | Comments (2)

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