Apps / Software :: Aerial View In Maps App Is Old

Mar 10, 2014

The Maps app that is on the start screen shows an aerial view of my neighborhood that is at least three years old. It says copyright 2014 but it is obvious the image is very old.

This is a new computer updated to Win 8.1. Does the app need updating?

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Upgrade - Can't View Installed Bing Apps

Aug 19, 2013

My upgrade from 7 Pro to 8 Pro was smooth.

I tried to use location on the Bing weather app and it was over 100 miles out. Couldn't figure out how to solve this so uninstalled it.

Then I did something obviously stupid, I did a restore. I thought that by 'all apps' WIndows 8 did not mean programs, but it evidently does (a slight rewrite would make that clearer to those of us who don't identify all apps as including programs).

Ok, I had to reinstall programs, a nuisance but that's all. However, all my Bing apps are now gone.

They appear in 'Your apps' in the store as in my computer named DOUGW-PC but a search doesn't find them. Reinstalling doesn't do anything either. I can install new apps and they show up fine.

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Windows 8.1 All Apps View - How Do Apps Get Into Desktop Category

Sep 6, 2013

In windows 8.1 start screen, if I go to the all apps view & sort by category, the first category is 'desktop'. What determines which apps are listed here? Only some of my desktop apps are listed. Can I edit the list? Likewise, if I sort by name, the first group of apps includes only a subset of all my apps - can I edit that list?

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Apps / Software :: Copied DVD To HD - How To View On TV Using WD Viewer

Jun 23, 2014

I have copied my DVDs using CloneDVD2 to my Hard drive. What I do now to view them on TV using WD from my Hard drive. They are in lots of files/chapters instead of one movie format. I assumed once copied I could just drop them into my movie file location to view.

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Split Screen And View Two Metro Apps At Same Time

Jan 29, 2013

Windows 8 allow us to split the screen and see two metro apps at the same time. I miss the windows' windows ( windows without windows is quite stupid for me ), but I like metro. Is there any way to split the screen many times, horizontally and with different ratios? ( not only 80:20 )

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Desktop Icon Not Appearing In Windows 8 All Apps View?

Sep 15, 2014

The Desktop and Character Map icons are not showing in the windows 8 'all apps' view(when I press my win key).

How can I get them back?

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Maps App Opened Sometimes Automatically?

Oct 23, 2013

when I boot win8.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Forgets Thumbnail View In Explorer

Dec 24, 2013

My Windows 8.1 64 bit started forgetting the view settings from a folder.So if I go in a folder and I set it to List-View for example,whenever I close that folder and I reopen it the view is set automatically to Details view.And this applies to every folder in my computer except Desktop.It drives me crazy,especially in my pictures folders.

Also with this problem another one came.I can't set a program to open some files,so the file associations for some files is broken. For example i can't set qTorrent to open torrent files.It just won't open them and the files apear as white documents just like I hadn't had a Torrent program installed already.I find it weird that both problems appeared together.

I previously had to reinstall windows on my machine,because of this problems.It worked normal at the begging,but today these problems appeared again.I tried scanning SFC Scan with no result.

Update:I also just discovered that Metro apps are not working anymore...what the heck its wrong with my windows.

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Apps / Software :: Windows Media Player View Options

Jun 10, 2013

I'm trying to get windows media player to display the albums view as icons but for whatever reason that option's grayed out.

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Upgraded To Windows 8 Pro - Cannot View Personal Files In New Apps Screen

Jan 3, 2013

I've upgraded from Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 Pro (not clean install) today and I can't now view my personal files in the new apps screen. E.g If I go into the photo app it says there are no pics available. I thought I'd lost the data but when searching around I noticed a folder had been created on the new desktop which was the same name as my PC name in Windows 7. Clicking into this folder took me to Users folder -> and my folders which contain all the music and photo files etc.

If I launch Explorer, On the left hand side of the Explorer screen (where it displays the Library docs) I am unable to select any of these or drag files to these from the folder described above. Also, when connecting my iPhone, it asks if I want to import my pics. I know all of these have already been imported but it doesn't recognise this and tries to import them all again, I assume into the new location in Windows 8.

Is this something to do with permissions. I've used my hotmail account to set up as a new Windows 8 profile and this has Admin rights. Or do I physically have to copy he data to the new location where personal library files are held in Windows 8.

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Apps / Software :: Outlook 2010 - How To View OST File On New PC (windows 8)

Mar 5, 2013

I retired from HP last week and I have my Outlook .OST file that I can't figure out how to view on my new PC, which also has Outlook 2010 pointed to my Gmail account

How can I view all the emails in the .ost file?

I have Windows 8, Office 2010 and a 64 bit HP PC.

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Apps / Software :: Windows Store Shortcuts On Start View Screen

Feb 22, 2014

I was installed some apps from Windows Store (TuneIn, Adobe Photoshop Express, etc...), and... I cant find they shortcuts ...

C:UsersUsernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms
C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

I wonder... is it possible to delete shortcut from Apps view screen but to remain in on Start view screen?

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Tablets :: Offline Maps For GPS On Asus ME400C

Aug 23, 2014

So far I am extremely happy with my Asus table and Windows 8.1. Everything I have tried to do was simple and easy except one thing. Since for some (stupid reason IMO) reason few of the Windows tablets have the GPS enabled the ME400C included so i am forced to use a Bluetooth GPS. But I have found few maps that are off line. I have tried about every app I can find and the most promising was HERE that has offline maps but it doesn't seem to support the GPS, at least I haven't been able to get it to see my BT GPS. Any good combination of the works with a Bluetooth GPS and has offline maps?

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Dell :: Windows 8 Maps And Weather Location

Feb 25, 2013

Is there any way to persuade Windows to find where I am? Windows situates me a few counties away.

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How To Keep Store / Maps App (or Others) From Starting Automatically In Background

Jul 9, 2014

I noticed that when I log on to my user profile Maps and Store app load in the background and use too much memory and cpu for my liking. Is there a way to keep that from happening without loosing the apps completely?

I also noticed that there used to be many projects/threads that tried to get rid of as much metro as possible. Where have they all gone? Nobody actually uses these crappy apps, right? I'd love an option to use (boot option or different user profile) Windows 8.1 without all the metro crap to have as much power left for games as possible. I noticed that when I rename twinui.dll that saves quite some memory but explorer shell won't load.

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Network / Sharing :: GPO Drive Maps For Offline Files

Nov 5, 2012

I'm on a domain enviroment running on Windows 2008 R2 domain controller, I've just updated my laptop with Windows 8 Pro ( al other PC here are still Windows 7 ) and I'm facing a litle issue with GPO drive maps.

I have many Drive maps object affected to my users that work fines, the problem I have is when I disconect my laptop from the network and reboot, all network drive disappears and I don't have access to any of my "offline" files on those drives.

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Network / Sharing :: Unable To View XP Computers In Network View On 8.1 PC

May 1, 2014

We have a 10 pc'c 6 of which run XP Pro two of which run Win7 and two run Win 8.1. I have set us all up as a workgroup with homegroup disabled on the two Windows 8 pc's. I have set profiles on the win7 and Windows 8 all to have shared file on, discover devices on and in the advanced sharing set up all setting are share file on/password off etc. All is fine except one of the Windows 8 pc's simply will not show any of the other pc's within the workgroup other than the other Windows 8 pc.

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Can't View Properties Of A File

Sep 12, 2013

I can't view the properties of my files, when I right click on a file and choose its properties... I could see the properties of a folder though...

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App View Gone - Cannot Get Any Info On Screen

Aug 11, 2012

I cannot get any info at the Apps screen. I can move all around the screen, I can search for anything but apps. I went to uninstall and all the programs are there. I in my eagerness to clean up things stopped some program which controls the apps screen. I can call up the task Manager , then wait a minute and all my icons start to populate. I then close the task Manager and I can run any program I want. Some I don't have a desktop icon I just go the program files and select the one I want. Also my grandson uses this PC. He goes in as a different user and its all there, he can get all his apps to display on the screen. How can I get the apps screen back and populated with my programs?

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View Thumbnails In Explorer?

Nov 7, 2012

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 on my Boot Camp partition (i'm aware that Apple hasn't officially released drivers for 8 yet, i'm still running the Windows 7 Boot Camp drivers and so far it seems stable).

I've ran into a little problem in the Explorer. As i'm using an SSD, i have my Windows partition fairly small (~50GB) so i keep all of my photos on my Mac partition and don't duplicate them over.

When trying to browse through these photos on the Windows side, i can see the file name and the icon, and they open perfectly in Windows Picture Viewer, but within Explorer they all show the same default Windows "Mountain by the lake" icon.

I've been into Folder Preferences and told it only to display thumbnails and not the icon but still no luck...

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How To Find A Way To Get More Than One Window To View

Mar 24, 2014

I upgraded to Windows 8 from XP a week ago and have not found the differences too difficult.

However, I have fiddling about for hours trying to find a way to have more than one window to view.

What I am trying to do is view my electric/gas & at same time I have my excel spreadsheet open on top, so I can input figures. In XP I was able to to do this.

In Windows 8, I seem to be permanently in full screen view & keep losing previous windows and I do not have tabs in the task bar or anything else to say what is open. Have I missed some setting? Controlling the windows.

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Shortcut To Switch To Metro View

Sep 7, 2012

I need to make a short cut I can place on my desktop to switch to Metro view.

Is there any way to do this?

I have looked hard but can find no info on how to do this.

I do not want to use the keyboard short cut it must be a short cut OR a batch file.

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View / Sort By Settings And Thumbnails?

Nov 22, 2013

Why windows can't remember my view settings, sort by settings and thumnails ?

I have different types of view settings for different folders but everytime I restart my computer they change. Same thing with thumbnails expect they seem to last a couple days before disappearing, sometimes a thumbnail will appear on a different folder then it was set to.

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Folder View - Album Art Of Music

Aug 4, 2013

When you have music in a folder, usually the folder picture would be that of the album art of the music in the folder or just the file. Usually it would be just one picture sticking out of the folder. Recently when I gained more music, some of the album folders displayed two pictures sticking out instead of one. I have tried everything and also checked that all the tags and details are identical but made no difference. I attached two images. The first is how I would like the folder to look like, the second is how the wrong folder looks like. All music files are .mp3

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How To View PDF And Excel File On The Screen

Apr 14, 2013

How can I view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen at the same same time? Every time I open a PDF file, everything shuts down, excel for the PDF. Whenever I click off the PFD, I see everything else, but the PDF is gone. I'm trying to get some info from the PDF to Excel, but it's really hard to do this in Widows 8. In Windows 7 and previous versions, I could see more than one thing on my screen at the same time. Now, the PDF simply takes over control of everything else, so you see the PDF and that's it and that's all.

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How To View Windows Store On Non Win 8 Computer

Oct 29, 2012

I want to see what applications are available (and screenshots if possible) before I decide to take the plunge and upgrade my laptop to windows 8.

For example, is there a decent lightweight DVD (and maybe bluray) player, that doesn't have a crapload of useless and redundant features?

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Folder View Always Goes Back To Details

Feb 2, 2013

I made the mistake of buying windows 8 assuming it was just windows 7 fixed up, wow was I ever wrong The problem I am trying to solve at this moment is I set my folders to show medium icon view and no matter what it always reverts back to details (default view) I have reset all folders and applied to all folders but it changes back. The same thing happens for example.....

I like to see file extensions but it changes by itself ,it is strange that sometime it will keep my changes for a time but it will always go back to default. I have also gone back to the factory setting 3 times thinking I did something wrong cuz one time I couldn't get the preview pane (pain) or the navigation pane to remove. The only thing Im using at the moment that didn't come with the system is the Classic Shell Windows 8. My OS is windows 8 X64. I have always tweaked the system I was running at work or home but this OS doesn't wanna cooperate at all.

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How To View Videos In Full Screen

Mar 30, 2014

I'm running with Windows 8.1 and still trying to get used to it, my issue now is that on some but not all videos on FB that I try to view in fullscreen it only last a matter of seconds before freezing up automatically going wacko back to the original posting and then scrolls on it's own...........

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Nov 11, 2013

Is it possible to get thumbnails larger than the extra large already there in folder view?

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How To Maximize Control Panel To View - 8.1

Mar 21, 2014

Control panel stays minimized windows 8.1. How can I maximize it so I can view it? Please do not say click on it in its minimized state coz that isn't working.

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Change PDF Viewer Used To View Files?

Jan 28, 2014

If I download a .PDF document and then open it from the browser (Chrome) downloads area, the PDF is opened using the inbuilt Windows 8 PDF viewer in the Metro interface. I would like to change that so I can open it using a PDF viewer of my choice (say Nitro for example) and preferably on the desktop instead of metro.

how to do that?

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