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In pictures: Windows 8.1 brings back Start menu, tweaks interface

Today at the Build developer event, Microsoft sought to address a string of complaints from users with the new Windows 8.1. Here's a quick look at some of the first screen shots from the operating system. Read more

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At last! Microsoft has bowed to consumer demand and returned a Start button of sorts to Windows 8.1.

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Choose your desktop background as your Start screen background in Windows 8.1, creating a sense of unity and familiarity.
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Search in Windows 8.1 is powered by Bing and scours a variety of sources both on your computer and off.
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Windows 8.1 imporves the Search engine to help you get things done, fast and easy.
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In Windows 8.1 Preview, SkyDrive is connected more deeply to your PC or tablet.
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Multitasking made easier with Windows 8.1.
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More than two apps can share the screen at the same timethe result is greater productivity, with apps working together and more efficiently to complete complex tasks.
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Your Start screen gets even more personal in Windows 8.1
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In pictures: Windows 8.1 brings back Start menu, tweaks interface

Today at the Build developer event, Microsoft sought to address a string of complaints from users with the new Windows 8.1. Here's a quick look at some of the first screen shots from the operating system. Read more

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