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Windows 8 is the newest OS from Microsoft
February 6, 2013
10:45 am
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Gerald Oliva
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Hey Guys, love your site. I just got a new Vaio computer with windows 8. I don’t like it but then again I don’t have a positive response to change. When will you be coming up with tutorials on the Windows 8 operating system?

Thanks…….Gerald

February 6, 2013
4:13 pm
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MrsGeek
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Thanks Gerald,

Windows 8 tutorials are on our radar screen, but nothing definite yet.  Meanwhile,we found this nice Windows 8 video by someone else that gives a good introduction.

March 4, 2013
10:02 am
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Patricia May
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Thank you for the site referral.  Just watched it,  it is very easy to understand and there is other Win8 links to watch on the same page.

April 12, 2013
3:45 pm
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Priscilla Ware
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the win 8 tutorial video link.  I am really struggling with Win 8, tried to return my new HP Envy laptop but there are NO Win 7 machines available and I really need a new laptop.  I was told by the GeekSquad that because I bought an HP Envy that it could be reconfigured to Win 7.  I have not been able to find anyone with Win 7 disks and my old Win 7 laptop did not come with disks only a business card sized card with a registration number.  Looks like I am cooked!  So, I’m trying to live with Win 8.  This video helped a lot, BUT, I am very anxious for YOUR Win 8 tutorial.  Your stuff is the BEST!

PriscillaKiss

April 15, 2013
10:04 am
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Ginny Patterson
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Confused I’m also in dire need of a Windows 8 course.   Just got the new Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet.  I’ve only had it 3 days and I’m totally confused.  It’s soooo totally different from any other Windows version.  I’m going to download Picasso to the tablet but have already read several blogs that it is not compatible with Windows 8.  Does anyone know anything about that?

Ginny

April 15, 2013
10:43 am
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MrsGeek
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Ginny,

Jim is using Picasa successfully on his Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet.  That is … the Surface Pro – with the real Windows 8 – not the Surface RT.  Picasa works just fine with Windows 8 – it does not work with Windows RT.  It’s easy to know which one you have – the Surface RT costs $5-600 and the Surface Pro is over $1,000.

As for working with windows 8 – yes, it is very disconcerting at first to look at a screen and not have the slightest idea what to do!  The two things that I rely on are:

  1. the Window key – bottom center of the Surface – takes you back and forth between the ‘Live Tiles’ Start screen, and the Desktop screen
  2. Search: from the Start screen (Live Tiles) … just start typing what you want ‘excel’ ‘picasa’ etc.  You will get a list to choose from then just click.

Realize the ‘Live Tiles’ screen *IS* your start menu.  Did you watch the video we recommend

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