Since we all know that nothing adverse ever happens to computer operating systems the following information will never be needed. Therefore, it is for informational purposes only. NOT!
This information comes from Ed Bott‘s Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals: Technical Overview, available for free from the Microsoft Press.
If you prefer the Desktop to TileWorld (AKA the Start Page), it is easy to change a single setting in Windows 8.1 to boot directly to the Desktop, skipping TileWorld.
Here is how:
Navigate to the Desktop. A quick way is to press the combined “Windows Key + D” keys. Right-click on a blank area [...]
Change the Start Page background to the same image as the Desktop wallpaper.
This makes moving between TileWorld (aka the modern full-screen apps) and the traditional Desktop less visually jarring.
To change the background
Go to the Start Page by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and then [...]
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I bought the [...]
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Historically, we used on-premises hardware with on-metal software to perform our personal and business computation. Many of you still use this computational model, perhaps with some cloud-based service, like Dropbox or Carbonite, added. But on-metal software is giving way to virtualization, where hardware [...]
The Microsoft SharePoint teamed just released the SkyDrive Pro Windows client application.
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