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    Apparently there is a plan to make Search...

    Apparently there is a plan to make Search automatically invoke Bing. I can't see that being allowed by the EU.
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    And even if you the Secretary will disavow any...

    And even if you the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions...
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    That must be the Citadel of Gallifrey, can you...

    That must be the Citadel of Gallifrey, can you not see the Panopticon? :)
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    A thought here - Blue will almost certainly make...

    A thought here - Blue will almost certainly make some very significant changes, perhaps even as far as completely removing Metro and the Charms on computers, so IMHO it might not be worth investing...
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    Here's one:...

    Here's one: http://cloud.addictivetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Windows-8-Charms-Bar-Settings1.png
    The charms are the five icons in the rightmost column - Search, Share, Start, Device and...
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    Not really. Charms are four icons which appear in...

    Not really. Charms are four icons which appear in both desktop mode and Metro mode of Windows 8 whenever the mouse pointer is drifted into the top right or bottom right corner of the screen. They...
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    Microsoft prepares U-turn on Windows 8

    UK Financial Times newspaper
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/330c8b8e-b66b-11e2-93ba-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2SbfAtDUL

    "Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8...
  8. Is that statement correct? Does it apply in all...

    Is that statement correct? Does it apply in all browsers, or perhaps only in the Metro version of IE, or only in a Metro app?
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    There are various ways, including: with the...

    There are various ways, including:
    with the relevant message selected, press the Delete button on the keyboard;
    or:
    right-click the relevant message, then select the Delete option from the...
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    George, why not Thunderbird?

    George, why not Thunderbird?
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    Dell have a free downloadable version of Windows...

    Dell have a free downloadable version of Windows 8 For Dummies available. You have to supply some contact information for marketing purposes though. I thought it was a good book, full of useful...
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    The first line says the scan finished. The...

    The first line says the scan finished.

    The second line says the scan didn't find anything wrong.

    The third line is the standard MS-DOS prompt which tells you which directory (folder) you are...
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    I'm confused. Does the expression "killing the...

    I'm confused. Does the expression "killing the desktop" imply that - if it happens - future versions of Windows won't be able to run any conventional EXE programs? It seems very difficult to believe...
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    George, If you haven't already done so, as a...

    George,

    If you haven't already done so, as a precaution IMHO it would be well worth running a full scan with MalwareBytes AntiMalware, which is free of charge http://www.malwarebytes.org
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    I'm finding it extremely difficult to keep up...

    I'm finding it extremely difficult to keep up with the latest plot developments in this thread but am I right in thinking that at the moment George's computer boots up into normal Win8 and he wants...
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    George, Have you tried Googling for: f8...

    George,

    Have you tried Googling for:
    f8 windows 8
    Some of those links suggest various possible solutions to the F8 problem but I don't know if any would be effective in your situation. Might be...
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    Try Googling for vista disable uac Most...

    Try Googling for
    vista disable uac

    Most instructions say you need to reboot after killing the beast.
  18. Sticky: Dell are offering free downloads of "Windows 8...

    Dell are offering free downloads of "Windows 8 For Dummies". However, in order to obtain it you need to supply your name and contact details for marketing purposes. IMHO this is a very useful book...
  19. This Microsoft thread...

    This Microsoft thread...
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    Joe, This is very different to the various...

    Joe,

    This is very different to the various utilities which boot Win8 in desktop mode, restore the start button and disable the charm icons. This one runs Metro apps on the desktop in windows...
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    Dell are offering a free electronic copy of "Windows 8 For Dummies", but you have to supply your name and contact details for marketing purposes. IMHO the book is a very useful guide, full of good...
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    Here's an alternative solution - a utility which...

    Here's an alternative solution - a utility which runs Metro apps on the desktop, windowed, with minimise, maximise and close buttons:
    http://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/index.asp
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    According to what I've read, ALT/F4 will close...

    According to what I've read, ALT/F4 will close the current app. (Personally, I'm hopeless at remembering obscure key combinations but they appeal to some people.)
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    This Wikipedia article explains it:...

    This Wikipedia article explains it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum
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    Sorry to hear the news. Just a thought - have...

    Sorry to hear the news.

    Just a thought - have you considered a Chromebook as an alternative?
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