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Switching to a new Windows 8 PC

laptop with windows 8

You know that Windows 8 uses a Start screen (as shown in the picture above) – instead of the Start menu.

There are many more differences between Windows 7, Vista, XP and this new version of Windows. For example:-

Windows 8 doesn’t come with Adobe Reader – it uses its own PDF reader (by default) – but you can download Adobe Reader easily by clicking here

Windows 8 doesn’t come with a DVD player – but you can install one for FREE, such as VLAN available for download from here

Windows 8 uses a new type of application called ‘Metro apps’ which use the full screen and were designed for touchscreens (as was the Start screen). However, many prefer to use the original applications such as Windows Media Player and Windows Photo Viewer – this means changing the ‘file associations’ which can be fiddly – so a step-by-step article on how to do this will appear very soon on this blog.

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Travelling around London

NEED TO TRAVEL BY TRAIN, TUBE OR TRAM ?

It’s great to have a map which shows all 3 forms of transport … and where they interchange.

Trains and tube map

Why not view a PDF copy on your PC or mobile device from www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/9444.aspx ?

(To zoom in and out of the map, or download it to your PC, you’ll need to hover over the bottom right of the screen to see the toolbar)

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Create your own PDF files … for FREE

If you want to save (or email) any web page, email or document, this is easy + quick using a FREE program like Primo PDF available from http://www.primopdf.com/

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of creating your own PDF files, contact me here

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