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Making the Mail app’s links open in the desktop’s Internet Explorer

Q: When I click on an e-mailed link in Windows 8’s Mail app, the Start screen’s version of Internet Explorer opens. I prefer that the link open in the “real” Internet Explorer that runs on the desktop. How can I make the desktop’s version of Internet Explorer open when I click a link in the […]

Do I need to change my e-mail address to create a Microsoft Account?

Q: If I sign up for a Microsoft account in Windows 8 or 8.1, do I have to change my email address instead of staying with my current e-mail address? Will I have to pay a monthly fee, and will I have to notify everyone of my new email address? A: In a word, no. […]

Pinning a program’s shortcut to the Windows 8 desktop

Pinning a Start screen tile to your desktop, rather than the taskbar.

How do I right-click on a touch-screen tablet?

Q: I have a new Windows tablet PC, but I’ve always used Apple computers until now. Now I want to transfer a large number of files from my Mac to my tablet PC using a flash drive. I have several questions, but to let you know the extent of my ‘dummy-ness’, what is a ‘right […]