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    Default Question on my new laptop

    I feel like I should be more technologically inclined, but alas, I am not. I bought one of these new fangled laptops for when I go back to school and it has a touch screen and windows 8. Is there anyway to shut off this stupid touch screen or keep it from going back to the app thing. I just want it to stay on the desktop, every time I move my hand wrong it like skips back over to the weather app.

    I hate technology.

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    Default Re: Question on my new laptop

    You can pretty much stay in desktop mode on Windows 8, but it takes some work.

    Google "windows 8 desktop mode". It you feel uncomfortable with some of the things that you'll be told to do, take the PC back to where you bought it and have them do it.

    Or, you can have someone install Windows 7.
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    All I can tell you is it that it took me some time to get used to using one. I still don't use the pop-up onscreen keyboard, and use the mouse about 60% of the time. milt
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    No kidding, I can't stand those touch screens!......Everytime I touch the screen of my Commodore PET it gets smudges on it!

    One day I'll upgrade to a 64.....but right now, that's just dreaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grtlksmarlin View Post
    No kidding, I can't stand those touch screens!......Everytime I touch the screen of my Commodore PET it gets smudges on it!

    One day I'll upgrade to a 64.....but right now, that's just dreaming.

    B.E.F.
    lol.. so many people aren't old enough to understand that reference

    (I was a TRS-80 guy back then)
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    Default Question on my new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by grtlksmarlin View Post
    No kidding, I can't stand those touch screens!......Everytime I touch the screen of my Commodore PET it gets smudges on it!

    One day I'll upgrade to a 64.....but right now, that's just dreaming.

    B.E.F.

    I know what those are, just have never seen one ha. I also didn't see my first computer until 2005, a year before I graduated high school, when our school finally got computers. I didn't own one until 2007 a few days before I left for Iraq the first time. This stuff is pretty new to me.

    Thanks for the help guys, I've got it figured out pretty good how to stop it flipping out on me atleast. I just need it to run Microsoft office and internet and think I've been able to set that up.

    Ryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhayden View Post
    lol.. so many people aren't old enough to understand that reference

    (I was a TRS-80 guy back then)
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    Default Re: Question on my new laptop

    I started with a Timex Sinclair 1000. We've come a long way.
    I have a desktop and a laptop, but use my tablet almost exclusively. Once you get use to it, you'll like the touch screen. It's faster and easier. Give it a week or so, get comfortable with it, and you may not want to lock it out.
    Either way, congrats on a new computer, and the decision to go back to school. That may get frustrating too. Keep your eyes on the prize. It will all be worth it.
    " I'm just a cook " Casey Ryback, Under Siege

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    My first "computer" was a Rockwell Scientific calculator (they were called computers back then), back when Rockwell was considered a leading high tech company around 1976......Big blue LED numerals, and if I recall correctly was something like $75.00 (a car payment or more).

    Man was i the catz azz........until it was stolen a few months later.

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    My first computer use was an Apple iiE , 5th grade at Oak Grove Elementary in Medford Oregon. 5th grade was 1984 I believe so the iiE was pretty progressive for Medford 549C school district

    Who remembers the open apple and closed apple commands

    open apple S = save

    My first intel based computer DS386 I hated windows so bad I uninstalled so I could use DOS. The circle has came around, I hated windows 8 so bad I bought a Macbook air.
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