Got my new computer a couple of days ago. WOW. It is really nice. It is taking me a while, though, to get the hang of Windows 8. It is so different. I am the only one that uses my computer so I have never have used a password to log on. Windows 8 insists on you using one. What a pain. Took some time and a lot of googling but I found how to do away with the password login. Had an" h" of a time opening a new email. I was using Windows Live Mail on my old computer, not on this one. Microsoft decided we need to learn a new one, again. Grrrrr. I went with Outlook.com. Very similar to Windows Live except it doesn't accept Pop Servers. Back to Google. After some more "hours" on Google, I finally got that figured out. As you can tell, Microsoft decided for some unknown reason to “hide" everything in Windows 8, even the start menu button. Finding anything from Control Panel to Shutting down or Restarting is hidden in Windows 8. Wonder what their thinking was? and what the heck was wrong with Windows 7. I really liked it. Some of this stuff is becoming easier but I still find everything more time consuming. My newest problem is saving pictures to a folder. Now Microsoft insists I use Skydrive. I am still very much undecided on whether I like it or if I am going to uninstall it. It will be interesting when I do daycare books at the end of the month. I was using Excel 2007. This computer came with Office 2010. Sure hope there isn’t a lot of difference there. One think I do like about this computer, no actually two things, NO DUCKTAPE and it starts every time without jiggling the screen or rebooting 10 times for it to come on. They say it is good to challenge your mind as you age to keep it working and alert. Well, after I figure all this out, I should be VERY alert and all brain functions should be good to go or I will be a total basket case. Hopefully, in a couple of months, I will decide that I like Windows 8 as much as I did Windows 7.
Keep your fingers crossed.