Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:55pm

Can one assume that OneDrive working exactly as in Windows 8.1 means that one must be logged in with a Microsoft Account to get the Explorer Shell to work? As opposed to how it works in Windows 7...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:24pm

For many (real) people, a Chromebook is all the computer they need, because they do not need a computer, they need an internet appliance. If it is inexpensive and attractively made, it will sell...

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:41pm

You might want to add the Thinkpad Yoga to the list. It offers OneLink dock support, Wacom active digitizer, and TrackPoint (which beats a trackpad hands down). Screen is the 1920x1080. Microsoft...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:59am

Now, if they would only allow me to use SkyDrive/OneDrive with a local account, as I could at Windows 8, all would be forgiven.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:23pm

The family plan available through AT&T is something that Microsoft should copy immediately. I initially bought into the Zune, because the Music Pass allowed me to keep 2 teenage kids in music...

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 1:07am

One of the nicer features of the Zune software and Xbox Music on Windows 8 was the graphics presented during playback. It seems that this feature was lost in the upgrade to 8.1. Is there something...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 3:44pm

If you consider it a small tablet that makes phone calls, it might make more sense. I've never been a big proponent of Bluetooth headsets (Having lived in Manhattan in the days when people walking...

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:51am

Skydrive, it seems, is the only service that does not offer the ability to connect separately. I know it is a bit more baked in, than say Mail or Music, but this is a bigger issue, and I think it...

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 7:37pm

With regards to upgrading and keeping your local account, one should note that Skydrive will not work without a Microsoft ID. This is a fairly serious downgrade of the upgrade, as the tighter...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:53pm

From Microsoft itself:

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:49pm

Well I found the answer to using a Local Account here:

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:27pm

What is the very well hidden way around this? I have heard that one can bypass it by disconnecting from the internet, but not sure which step that needs to be. I would assume once the install is...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:19pm

If you were using Local Accounts, at least your account is now a Microsoft Account and you need to use your Microsoft ID password. You can change it back, if you ignore the dire warnings. You may...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:04pm

So why is it suddenly mandatory to use a Microsoft ID to install an upgrade? Does anyone else think that maybe Microsoft is Scroogling us?

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 5:35pm

Do any of these tablets have two USB ports?

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 5:39pm

"Hands-on with Windows 8.1: Xbox Music App" was a fairly harsh review. Are there improvements in RTM that did not make the preview for your opinion to change? or have you simply grown accustomed...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:08pm

Has anyone told the folks at Skype that they were bought? Shouldn't the tool work best on the platforms of the parent company?
Perhaps they can create a whack-a-mole type Xbox game, that...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 8:00am

Oddly, Zune is the reason I am invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. After purchasing our oldest an iPod, it took about two months of music purchases to realize that was an untenable financial...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 1:00pm

SQL Server Express and Visual Studio both take significant time (hours) to reinstall and bring up to date with patches.

From experience, I can say that restoring from a system image is...

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 1:15pm

Will they be selling Microsoft Signature PCs? That would put this over the top.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:54am

I have three upgrade licenses that I have not installed yet. If I wait to install until after 8.1 is released, will it install 8.1? or will it install 8.0 which will then have to be patched?

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 9:55am

I have been running Windows 8 since the first week of the customer preview, on a six year old Gateway desktop that cost maybe $450 in the day. Windows 7, ran slowly on this machine. Windows 8 made...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 9:09pm

The start button without the start menu will be worse than no solution at all for those who want the old interface back...all of the 1.3 billion users currently running non touch hardware.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:49pm

People do not use computers for the operating system, they use them to get things done.

There are one billion plus Windows computer users, and they are not using Metro applications,...

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 2:10pm

How about the ability to create a task or event in calendar from an email. This is easily done in Live Mail or Outlook.

Until "metro" provides a "magical" experience, better than that of...

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 1:41pm

Depending on what non-Windows Store applications are on your computer, reinstalling and patching them can be a very tedious and time consuming task. Which can negate time savings over a old style...

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

I run a variety of Windows 8 systems, and for non-touch, single screen devices, I think that Start8, or a similar tool makes it much easier to navigate. If I am using a touch device or one with...

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 4:13pm

Google offers a competing on-line, soon to be offline, solution, which they would like people to use (gotta get more information on everyone)...Apple does not. Google has a vested interest in...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:38pm

If I had the title of Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft Windows, and had just had a billion dollar spend, I would be looking to impact my options. Awareness of the Windows 8 product is being...

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:18pm

Good point, I had missed that.
On the other hand, if @plantaganet wants to use these for execs, then my guess is that they can be purchased with pro for and additional price, or he can...

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