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#1 Jove

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 02:50 PM

Hi !

 

I want to use skype but do not want to use previous Windows account, and would not know how to recover informations necessary to do that and am sure I'll get stuck in the middle, as I have tried that when I had Windows Live and XP etc.

 

Can I get a skype app to replace the Windows sign in to Skype app.with MS account ?

 

I want the regular style I used to have with my user name and password to sign in.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 02:58 PM

The Skype Metro app only allows you to sign in by an MSC account (Hotmail, Live.com, Outlook, etc)

The Desktop Skype will allow you to sign in with your original Skype name and password.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:15 PM

Hi Rocky

 

I picked up the DELL Inspiron, . . are you talking desktop version for this Lap top ?

 

If I do install that version, must I uninstall the MS Skype that is now installed ?


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:41 PM

Actually I downloaded the new shiny app I guess that it is called for desk top and meaning my Inspiron DT?

 

ahh I really am mixed up now

but where will I find it because I saved it

I'll go and look for it

but really can use a tip or two to get me started ninto an 8 navigation mode.

 

I now have it in the house and because I am now using an aerial to reach the signal

the lap top does not have an aerial so I have the computers now in 2 different locations

 

I can't load the wireless aerial app, into the Inspiron because there isn' a disc player, etc.

 

so will appreciate your assistance if you have the time to get me out of the rut and onto the highway.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:53 PM

Windows 8 machines have two systems included.

1) The standard Windows that we have always known and used, now referred to as the "Desktop".

2) The other system with all the rectangular tiles, is mostly referred to as the Metro apps, although that is not the official name.

If you want, you can refer to it as "The Tiles".

 

So..... when I suggested to install the Skype Desktop program, that means that it is not the same thing as the Metro app with the same name, which does not allow you to sign in by your original Skype name and password.

On the other hand, if you are saying that you have Skype installed on your Desktop and you can't sign in with your original Skype name and password, that's a whole other issue.

Is that what you are saying?

If not, then download Skype from the link in my previous post and all should work like a charm.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

Yes sir, I will do that since it is saved in downloads

and so I will look for it on the desk top, . .

 

let you know how it goes

thanks much


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:41 PM

yep I got that, . . very good, . .

now I have tried to turn off the narrator but have not succeeded, I need my volume for some things,

but I do not need the useage and constant spelling,  of what I type.  letter by letter,

how do I turn this feature off ?

although it has some virtue, I suppose, but I don't need it now.

 

Is there a W-8 tutorial some place on this PC ? that might cover such as a novice like my self might be or should I use help and support as my guide

I must have done something wrong when I turned the narrator off before ??


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 06:04 PM

You can access the Narrator's controls/settings from "Ease of Access" in the control panel.

There are some tutorial apps available.

I'll see if I can find you the names.

Do you have Windows 8 or 8.1?

What is the make and model of your machine.

 

The reason that I haven't responded to your aerial question, is that I don't understand what you're saying.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:57 AM

there are free sites out there you can download window 8 book pdf files. that can help u understand windows 8 more. its a bit tricky, but once u upgrade 8 to 8.1, its a bit more easier.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:14 AM

There are excellent Win 8 and Win 8.1 free tutorials in the app store.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:37 PM

I think he's talking about his wireless dongle....and he can't install the driver for it because his Inspiron doesn't have a cd drive?



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:39 PM

That makes sense.

 

To the OP. Tell me the name and model of your wireless dongle and I'll get you the webpage where you can download the drivers, assuming it's a known brand name.

I'm surprised that your Wifi dongle requires you to install a driver.

All those that I've plugged into Win 8 machines, Windows automatically installed the drivers.

What is the reason for the Wifi dongle. Is the built in Wifi in your laptop that weak?

Or have I completely misunderstood your situation?


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