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Setting it up. Whew!

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#1 jenrou

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:44 AM

Well, finally got DH's new Dell with Win 8.1. None or very little instructions but slowly over 2 days I've got it set up. DH won't touch it! He doesn't like to use a mouse. He turns it around backwards and it doesn't make sense to him. :)

 

One thing that helped, in case anyone needs to know, is a free downloadable program Classic Start from CNET. When you load it, it changed the screens to look like Win 7 or another version so you can find things. It doesn't delete anything so I still need to turn off or delete things we don't want on the PC.

I love seeing the Start  button again!


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

This is great info to know, Jean. Thanks for sharing! :)



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:49 PM

Thank you Jean - this is very helpful and good to know.  


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:54 PM

They told me when I got my new Dell that 8 could look like 7 but I got 7 on mine because I heard 8 had problems so please keep us posted....I hope I didn't make a mistake getting 7.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

Debby, if I'm not mistaken, new pc's now with Ver 7 can get a free upgrade to 8 or 8.1. You'd want 8.1. Not sure where I read it, but probably while searching for info about 8.1.  I like vers. 7, but when I tried to upgrade to 8.1 after I read that, I couldn't. My hardware couldn't handle 8.1 on my old pc. When you try to upgrade, it will check your pc.

A lot of people are still buying 7. Hudson still won't even try the new pc! It took me forever to talk him into using my old pc and he still won't use a mouse or answer emails. He gets band notices in email, but calls them if necessary. HAHA


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:08 PM

Thanks for the info!


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