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  1. Howard Walker

    Windows 10 This Microsoft Account does not exist

    You are not the only one Mike. It would seem that as my old email address, which was the base one for my Microsoft account, is now defunct, and I added a new one to my profile, two computers and my phone are using the old email as an account and the other (my main one) is using the new account...
  2. Howard Walker

    Windows 10 This Microsoft Account does not exist

    Well that's nice to know and thanks for telling me! Bet 99% of the world does not know that very important fact. Seems to be the typical approach these days. If you bought it you could do what you liked with it, but if you rent it then you may as well forget about using it how you like. Get a...
  3. Howard Walker

    Windows 10 This Microsoft Account does not exist

    Only one problem - if you don't know your account name or password then you cannot log in on this page. Luckily I had previously managed to log in to an account that I did not know existed, made a guess at the password and was able to reset my phone, email and telephone numbers.Just got to go...
  4. Howard Walker

    Windows 10 This Microsoft Account does not exist

    I have three computers on a network. I also have a common account for Skype that worked on them all until Microsoft bought out Skype. Last Monday while logging in to Skype with my usual frequently used and long held username and password, Skype refused to continue until I had entered my...
  5. Howard Walker

    Windows 8.2 Rumors Likely True: Start Menu Returns

    MIke - It is totally new to most people world wide. The only reasons that MS produces new operating systems is to create new business, or just because they can. I set my windows 8.1 up to look like windows 7,and never ever look at the apps that clutter the home page. Windows XP did everything...
  6. Howard Walker

    Windows 8.2 Rumors Likely True: Start Menu Returns

    I hated windows 8, but 8.1 when properly set up (and it takes a while to work out how to do it) works just like my windows 7, complete with a slightly different start menu. I have been using it alongside windows 7 on my other machine and notice little difference. Both machines are normal monitor...
  7. Howard Walker

    How would you rate Windows 7

    Buy a Mouse! H
  8. Howard Walker

    Re-Enable legacy F8 boot to safe option in Windows 8/8.1

    There is a snag with the shift F8 method that make people think that it does not work. Windows 8 authors were so sure that it would not be needed so it only looks for an F8 at start up for about 5 microseconds. If you have a fast computer like mine, its long past the looking session by the...
  9. Howard Walker

    How would you rate Windows 7

    I hated it to begin with, but once you are used to it its nearly as good as XP and a thousand times better than Windows 8.
  10. Howard Walker

    Fk Windows "Automatic Maintenance"

    What are the symptoms? I have not noticed anything like this with my windows 8.1
  11. Howard Walker

    Windows 8 and Outlook.com

    I hate web sites that don;t tell you anything about what they are selling and then try to install their stuff on your machine. That is what happens when you click on the incredimail link. Seems to work like a virus. May be OK but it should give you a proper intro before trying to take over your...
  12. Howard Walker

    How do you print from a browser in 8.1

    David, The print icon idea is great. Makes it so much easier to have a shortcut on the page. As to mail, I am still deciding whether to buy Office or just Outlook on a disk as opposed to Outlook.com. I don't like any of the web mail things, as I have always kept my mail on my machine, with...
  13. Howard Walker

    How do you print from a browser in 8.1

    Thanks for all your suggestions. It turned out that the printer needed a driver installing on the windows 8 machine, even though it was showing up on the network. As soon as I installed that, win8 found the printer and everything came together. Sorry for the delay in answering, but the win 8...
  14. Howard Walker

    How do you print from a browser in 8.1

    Neither does it appear if I use a right click.
  15. Howard Walker

    How do you print from a browser in 8.1

    The menu that is shown above does not have the print option when I use it on windows 8.1. Its fine on windows 7.
  16. Howard Walker

    How do you print from a browser in 8.1

    I have always been able to print from my browser to my network printer. It shows up on the system in my new win8.1 system, but when I try to use CTRL + P to print from Firefox, nothing happens, and its not an option using the context menu. So am I not supposed to print anymore unless I use the...
  17. Howard Walker

    Windows 8.1 Which freeware are you using to replace MS Office?

    I use Office 2003 still. I binned Windows 8 as failed OS. I may get the next version when it has been running for a few years. Took me 3 years to use Win7, and they never de-bugged that with its silly filing system. This new app on my kindle is the same. May work after a while, but its currently...
  18. Howard Walker

    Apps versus Programs

    May be an old buffer, but I have been programming computers for the last 50 or so years, so can anyone answer this question: Whats the difference between an app and a program?
  19. Howard Walker

    Windows 8.1: What's New, Video, and Screenshots

    I don't have a phone or a tablet - but I have three different computers all used for serious work. The video seems to imply that I have to use Bing as a search engine, and also use cloud drive. Bing is probably the worst search engineever and does not exist at all on my systems, nor will I ever...
  20. Howard Walker

    Using the same Windows 7 Key on multiple computers

    Simple solution. Never buy a computer with the OS pre-installed. It limits your choices dramatically. If your new machine uses lots of different components - which it will, then even with an original genuine os disk, odds are that when you have it installed, it won't activate, as I believe that...
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