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Make sure you are using a local account instead of a Windows Live account.
PC Settings > Users > Switch to local account

Gotcha, thanks!
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Windows Charms -> Settings -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> "Change your account name"

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Make sure you are using a local account instead of a Windows Live account.
PC Settings > Users > Switch to local account

Thanks!!
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Just tested out the updated mail application for the first time since the Release Preview. And I can honestly say its amazingly useful now, I refuse to login through a web browser anymore. The application even has security filters built in to protect you. The coolest thing I have found is that the app now automatically corrects your text case (if you type "something i am" it automatically changes to "something I am"). Also the built in spell checker is a nice bonus. The messaging app I still feels useless, along with the people application. The people application serves not much of a purpose for me. The messaging app lacks a contact list within the app itself, so you have to search for a contact not knowing if he is online or offline beforehand. The messaging app needs a online contact list built into it, then it would be more viable for use. Figure I would share my experience with others, if you haven't tried out the mail application yet. I suggest you first make sure its updated through the Windows store. And then give it a spin, it will even automatically check for new emails and place a number on the metro tile of how many new unread messages you have.
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Just got Win 8 Pro today.

Very nice it is. Above is proof.

There's just 15 app updates to get now.. smile.gif Then more playing with Win 8
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I got it installed on all my 3 PCs (Mine, Family, and HTPC). I'm liking it but there are some things that are just weird. Anyways please add! Thanks! thumb.gif
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Besides the fact that upgrading to Windows 8 screwed up my steam games and forced me to do a clean install, its a really nice operating system. The startup time is amazing. On my SSD, it loads in maybe like 3 seconds and then I'm straight into everything. I almost feel like I'm on a tablet because it takes about 3 seconds to pick up an ipad and swipe the unlock feature and then wait for it to load the main app interface. Additionally, while I'm using desktop mode, the whole windows theme makes my computer feel like a friendlier place with more features even though its basically the same thing as Windows 7. Internet Explorer 10, for example, will fill up the whole top of the screen and it gives this impression that the web browser is completely integrated into Windows and not just another application. Also, the redesigned media center and similar stuff look like they would be something nice to customize when compared to the bland, old media center. Finally, there is no more need for Microsoft Security Essentials because the pre installed Windows Defender does the same job.

Maybe the only gripe I have is the awkwardness of putting my cursor at the corners to access some of the newer interface features. More fancy buttons on the keyboard would help so much.

Hopefully, the apps will have some cool stuff that I would actually want to spend my time on.
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Welcome jetpuck73 and royalkilla408! cheers.gif
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I'll join the club.

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Has anyone been able to find a way to make the taskbar a solid color without the transparency? I am running Windows 8 Pro as a clean install.
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