Ok, finally decided to load Win 8 and have some concerns.

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ok, finally decided to load Win 8 and have some concerns.
In reply to kcbeatty, Dec 13, 2012

I just got a Dell xps 8500 with Win 8.  I set it up only through a local account and never went through the MS sign-in process.  I've connected with my router no problem and just unpinned and uninstalled what I didn't want as a tile on the new interface.  I have a tile for Desktop that I immediately click on after logging in.  So I have a normal desktop but without a Start button.  If I really need a hidden program I just go back to the tile desktop, right-click and click on All Apps (they are no longer call programs) and find it in there.  I use Chrome for the net, Thunderbird for my email and OpenOffice for my WP and spreadsheets.  I have PS and Premiere and I haven't had a problem with any program yet.

Just keep it a local account,  don't touch any MS programs and I think you can use it pretty much like Win 7.

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