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If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically sign in to your Microsoft account at startup. You see something you want to interact with, such as a button, you press it with your finger. Then when your in as a normal user then attach it. What about Gmail? have a peek here

They can also provide more powerful sorting, filing and back-up options, and they work even when you are not online. You are not affected. A Windows key-G keyboard shortcut brings up a control bar for screenshot, DVR, and broadcast options. And are still reluctant to do so. (Not as much on WP) Until today the phrase "Windows phones home all the time" echoes in forums.

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If you have a copy of the Outlook program from Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or later, that will also work on all supported versions of Windows. One way to look at it, only half of W8.x resides on your computer. To do this, click the cogwheel, select Options, and click “POP and IMAP” in the left hand menu (see photo). That's the trade-off for mostly free web services.

By Michael Muchmore Lead Software Analyst Twitter Email Michael Muchmore is PC Magazine’s lead analyst for software and Web applications. The same update also unlocked frame rates for UWP games. My A-4 file of passwords and usernames now runs to 23 pages. 'twould be nice to be able to start again with a 'secure' password and then just add a suffix Outlook For everyone else, the new design does make it a bit easier to get to the top apps, music, and movies.

I suspect it's only a matter of time before doing so is compulsory. Microsoft Account Login For “Incoming server information” select POP with the server address pop-mail.outlook.com and Port: 995 with a secure connection (SSL). I resent being forced to do so now. Login or register to post comments Advertisement Nareed on Mar 2, 2014 I find it annoying to have to enter a password every time I start the PC.

You do need an MS account to download apps & games from the store, you can enter that info in the store if you use it. Hotmail Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8 in Tutorials How to Change or Reset Password of Your Microsoft Account in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show Beyond that, I mistrust the notion of integrating Bing into search. Another interface feature I've really begun to cherish is File Explorer's Quick Access section.

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Touch gestures like closing an app by swiping down from the top of the screen work in this mode, and the All Apps view stretches across the screen with large tiles Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home built i7-3770K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000 OS W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 Change Microsoft Password Windows 8 had notifications, but they were ephemeral—if you missed one, whether it was a Facebook message or a severe weather alert, it was gone after a brief appearance. Microsoft Login There's an important distinction between these and Apple's analogous iCloud for macOS: They can be used on any platform.

You open Windows 10's Action Center panel from a taskbar button, or on touch screens with a swipe in from the right edge of the screen. Alternatively I don't mind a microsoft account I just want a separate password for my laptop. And for enterprise users, there's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, which detects and resolves advanced network threats; and Windows Information Protection, which isolates corporate data from personal data on work PCs. Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home made OS Windows 8.1 Pro CPU AMD FX 6350Be @4.8GHz Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 Memory 8GB Kingston 1866 Graphics Card MSI AMD R7 260 oc Windows 10

Print reprints Favorite EMAIL Tweet Discuss this Article 71 zack_falcon on Mar 2, 2014 Paul, I'm in a 3rd-world country. As to One Drive, who cares? This is possible and relatively easy. Check This Out set the clock time.

Have a Work/Business area specifically for all work related apps and documents. You can also install apps to external memory—something tablet users will appreciate. Edge's Extensions menu option links to the Windows app store, from which you can get Edge extensions.

Unlike most browsers' extensions, Edge's appear by default in the overflow menu rather than next to the address bar, but you can add their icons to the toolbar with a Settings

Windows 10 Store apps are called Universal Windows Platform apps, meaning they can run on desktops, tablets, phones, the Surface Hub, and eventually on the Xbox and Microsoft HoloLens 3D augmented-reality The Action Center (see below) icon is all the way at the right of the Taskbar, making it easier reach. Inspiron 5720 OS Windows 8 64 bit CPU 2.50 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3210M Motherboard 023HTX A00 Memory 6002 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 [Display adapter] Monitor(s) In fact, that's exactly what it is.

View more comments most viewed The Guardian back to top home US politics world opinion sports soccer tech selected arts lifestyle fashion business travel environment all sections close home US politics Double-clicking the pen button or choosing Screen Sketch from the Ink Workspace snaps a screenshot of your desktop and opens it in Sketchpad so you can annotate and draw on top This is both truly useful and, go figure, applicable to desktop users too, since many of the settings that sync are ... Beyond the Xbox app, Windows 10's 3D video engine is now DirectX 12, which, according to some game developers, could open up a whole new level of realism to games.

For standard reading, just as with any dedicated ereader, you can swipe back and forth through pages or tap the left or right side of the screen. That last one may be of interest to security-conscious personal users, too. I tested by installing one I consider essential—LastPass. Tablet and touch-screen users will appreciate Edge's swipe gestures, which let you go back and forth in history, and desktop users will appreciate that right-clicking the back button drops down tab

Password Register Forgot Password? Most consumer email addresses include the name of the mail service. Getting seriously fed up with this. But it's likewise obvious that we're being pushed to this future and that it's possible some future Windows version will eliminate local accounts all together (or render them so functionally deficient

It gives you access on all your PCs to apps you've bought. Surely. (With a domain account, you're given the option to use that account as a Microsoft account, an option that is fraught with its own issues.) Here again, subtly, is a That said, when setting up a W8.x computer/user I still set it up with a local account and then switch to a live (MS) account after the user files are created. Login or register to post comments lukar on Mar 2, 2014 This is a reason why i don't use Sky Drive.

And it's on by default. The real kicker here, of course, is that the type of user who would have multiple PCs and thus would like to sync settings between them is more likely to be That's not so surprising: Earlier Edge versions even beat Chrome on Google's own Octane benchmark. You'll also need a DirectX 9-capable graphics card and a display with at least 800-by-600 resolution.

Either way, you're not using a Microsoft account, and if you're suspicious of such things, perhaps you feel like you've gotten away with something. The update isn't a drastic overhaul; rather it improves the system's media and gaming capabilities. I got to the website, please can't access my account. Anybody got any ideas how to solve this? 25th Mar 2014, 18:45 #2 (permalink) Capetonian Probationary PPRuNer Join Date: Feb 2001 Location: In transit Age: 63 Posts: 3,064

I can access the laptop via a guest account but that doesn't allow me to update a flash player etc as once again, you need the password. Unfortunately, there's still no full-screen browser view (except for video playing) and you can't set an image as your desktop background from the browser.