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    5 meters can be extreme for an HDMI cable....

    5 meters can be extreme for an HDMI cable. Anything above 10-15 feet in length can cause problems. HDMI is a very shaky piece of technology. One possible solution is to look into Redmere cables,...
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    For me, the most important new feature in Win 8.x...

    For me, the most important new feature in Win 8.x is File History, the best backup process for the average user to protect personal data.
  3. 8.1 Update works fine. I had one problem that was...

    8.1 Update works fine. I had one problem that was caused by a security program I use (Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit) causing an issue with running Internet Explorer under the new update but the vendor...
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    I believe a number of motherboard makers updated...

    I believe a number of motherboard makers updated their firmware to better support Windows 8. I have an ASUS Sabretooth board and there have been at two BIOS updates for Windows 8.x.
  5. Doing a reboot seems to have fixed everything and...

    Doing a reboot seems to have fixed everything and IE is operating again. I reinstalled the updated MBAE and that seems to work OK with no effect on IE.
  6. I was running the old version of MBAE and...

    I was running the old version of MBAE and downloaded and installed this new version. It didn't fix my problem. Do you have to reboot after installing it? I may try uninstalling MBAE to see if it...
  7. Internet Explorer not working after Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Anyone know of a solution to Internet Explorer not working after installing Update 1 to Windows 8.1?

    I have tried all the suggested solutions I could find: turn off IE and then turn it back on,...
  8. I have pretty much the same problem with Internet...

    I have pretty much the same problem with Internet Explorer cited above. Internet Explorer no longer works after yesterday's updates and the update to 8.1.1. Fortunately IE is not my primary browser...
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    Yes, the Taskbar is my start menu. I have all of...

    Yes, the Taskbar is my start menu. I have all of the icons arranged on the Taskbar into groups (It would be nice to have separators on the Taskbar but I can live without them since they are not...
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    I'm in total agreement with you but some people...

    I'm in total agreement with you but some people seem to feel that the way they do things is the only way to do them.
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    I do know what efficiency means. I did organize...

    I do know what efficiency means. I did organize the Start menu in Windows XP and 7 when I used those OSes since I did use it occasionally and in its out-of-the-box condition, it was way too cluttered...
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    Maybe my problem is understanding why the Start...

    Maybe my problem is understanding why the Start button and Start menu are so important to so many people. I have been using various Windows releases since 3.0. When the Start button came along, I...
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    But there is no such thing as a touch only...

    But there is no such thing as a touch only computer unless you are talking tablets, which I am not. But even tablets can have a keyboard and mouse attached or work with an onscreen keyboard (though...
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    You do not need touch to use Windows 8. I have...

    You do not need touch to use Windows 8. I have been using it for months with a mouse and keyboard. It works fine. Touch is just another way to use it. The idea that Windows 8 works only with touch is...
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    What do you mean by "more pragmatic"?

    What do you mean by "more pragmatic"?
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    I don't know how anyone can say that XP is the...

    I don't know how anyone can say that XP is the best Windows. It is slow compared to Win7 or Win8. Is short on security. Doesn't support a lot of technology (USB 3.0 and hard drives above 2GB for...
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    DOS programs generally don't run in Win7 or Win8...

    DOS programs generally don't run in Win7 or Win8 64 bit versions since these most of these old DOS programs are 8- or 16-bit programs that can't be run in 64-bit Windows. I am not sure whether they...
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    Part of the problem is that many (most?) people...

    Part of the problem is that many (most?) people never bother or want to bother to learn the new features that come with each OS version. If more people had learned the new or changed features that...
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    You can easily remove any icons you don't want on...

    You can easily remove any icons you don't want on the Start screen or move them to the Taskbar, whichever you prefer. You don't have to have all those Start icons. They are just put there by default...
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    That's why I have never cared much for many of...

    That's why I have never cared much for many of Microsoft's built-in apps. I usually install something else.
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    I don't understand the "less efficient" argument....

    I don't understand the "less efficient" argument. I have been using Windows versions since 3.0 so I think I know all the previous versions pretty well.

    I do not find any lower efficiency in...
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    The thing is that it only looks like you need a...

    The thing is that it only looks like you need a touch screen in Win8 PC version. I have found I can do anything and everything with a mouse and keyboard. I can click on tiles, click on an image of...
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    You can run two apps side by side. See this for...

    You can run two apps side by side. See this for how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azTlSx3Mv3Q

    Plus, you can always install a Desktop .pdf reader and do it the way you always have in...
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    One of the features that I have used extensively...

    One of the features that I have used extensively in Windows 7 that was improved further in Win8 is the Taskbar. I like a completely (or nearly so) uncluttered desktop so I place all my frequently...
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    No. This isn't what that refers too. I receive...

    No. This isn't what that refers too. I receive the links as part of my normal e-mail. They are links since browsers try to open them but what comes up is a blank page. Here is an example:...
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