To accept these settings and continue, select Use express settings. You can change any of these settings later, after you finish setting up. If you'd like to change some of these settings now, select Customize. For more info, select Learn more about express settings. To learn about how these settings affect your privacy, select Privacy statement.
Sign in Next, you'll be asked to sign in. If you already use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 8 or Windows RT, your account name will be filled in for you. If you previously used a local account, you can still use it to sign in If you have a Microsoft account Enter your Microsoft account email address, if needed, and your password.
We'll send a security code to the alternate email address or phone number you've set up for this account, and you'll need to enter that code to verify that you're the owner of the account. This helps us protect your account and devices when you access sensitive info.
If you don't have alternate contact info set up for the account yet, you'll be asked to provide it now. If you have a local account To sign in with your local account, enter your password. You can always connect to a Microsoft account later, and we recommend giving it a try. Simply put, your Microsoft account is the glue that holds together so many useful features of the new Windows. With an account, you'll be able to get apps from the Windows Store, automatically sync your settings and documents between PCs, back up your photos to the cloud so you can get to them from anywhere, and see all your contacts from multiple email and social networking accounts together in the People and Mail apps.
Photos you take with this PC are saved to your camera roll folder on this PC, and a smaller copy of each photo is automatically backed up to your OneDrive. When you create a new document, the default save location is OneDrive. But you can always choose to save individual documents locally or on another drive. The company released recovery media and instructions which could be used to repair the device, and restored access to Windows RT 8.
Human Revolution , Hitman: Absolution , and Metro Microsoft released a patch to fix the bug on certain games in November , and acknowledged that it was caused by "changes to mouse-input processing for low-latency interaction scenarios". Myerson stated that these changes would occur in a future update, but did not elaborate further. Microsoft also unveiled a concept known as " Universal Windows apps ", in which a Windows Runtime app can be ported to Windows Phone 8.
While it does not entirely unify Windows' app ecosystem with that of Windows Phone, it will allow developers to synchronize data between versions of their app on each platform, and bundle access to Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox One versions of an app in a single purchase.
The ability to deploy Windows 8. It is part of Windows 8's support lifecycle, and upgrading to Windows 8. This requires a Windows 8. Unlike the traditional Windows service packs, the standalone installer, which could be downloaded once and installed as many times as needed, requires a Windows 8.
Retail copies of Windows 8. Microsoft stated that the change was in response to customer feedback, and to allow more flexibility for users. Pricing for the retail copies of Windows 8. It is subsidized by Microsoft's Bing search engine, which is set as the default within Internet Explorer and cannot be changed by OEMs. However, this restriction does not apply to end-users, who can still change the default search engine freely.
Boot to Desktop: You can now log in directly to the desktop, skipping the tiled interface entirely. No more intrusions into the desktop. The Start Button Returns: Start menu replacements will continue to function on Windows 8. Show All Apps By Default: Luckily, you can hide the Start screen and its tiles almost entirely. The only real difference is that the Start menu is now a full-screen interface. You can now right-click the Start button to access Shut down, Restart, and other power options in just as many clicks as you could on Windows 7.
This can make the transition between the Start screen and desktop much less jarring. Please know that when you pay for Windows 8, what you're actually paying for is the product key used to activate Windows 8.
In other words, even if you do download Windows 8 from someone other than Microsoft, whether it's a clean and legitimate copy of Windows 8 or not, you'll still need a valid Windows 8 product key to use the operating system.
Don't Download Windows 8: Replace It A much better option for those of you with lost or broken, but valid, copies of Windows 8 or 8. In your case, there's no reason to pay full price for another copy of Windows 8 or risk being infected with malware. If Windows 8 came preinstalled on your computer, and you did have DVD or flash media but now it's damaged or lost, contact your computer maker for a replacement.
Depending on their policy, your computer maker might provide you with Windows 8 media for free or a small fee. While not a replacement for Windows 8, please know that you also have the option to create a Recovery Drive for Windows 8 using a friend's Windows 8 PC, all for the cost of a small flash drive.
Your Recovery Drive can be used to perform all the diagnostic and repair functions that a full copy of Windows 8 can. Here's how to create a Windows 8 or 8.
Before you begin, even a lot of the additions feel like they should have been there from the very start with Windows 8. Downloading and installing these updates might take a few minutes, contact Windows 8.1 support. It would be very unfortunate to install Windows 8.1 8 on your computer and be automatically Windows 8.1 with a virus. If you need more help, here are some things to keep in mind. Connect to the internet. History[ edit ] Windows 8. This helps us protect your account and devices when you access sensitive info. If you have a local account To sign in with your local account, enter your password.
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