Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

  1. #1
    plainmike
    Guest

    Default Remarkably Stupid Question

    I bought a computer with Win8.1/IE11 preinstalled. I would like to add a signature to Outlook. I have searched high and low and the only information I can find on this issue concerns set ups other than mine. Everywhere I go the first step is to hit the Start button. As you know, in Win8.1 there is no Start button, only a Start page with tiles of all your apps. When I launch IE in Desktop, I automatically go to my home page (MSN) which is of no use.

    Can anyone tell me how to insert a signature in Outlook when you are running Win8.1/IE11? Can anyone tell me why Microsoft updates things then doesn't support the updates? You guys are my last shot.

    Mike

  2. #2
    Senior Member TechnoMage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Central Florida, USA
    Posts
    2,017

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Just as a guess, it sounds like you first need to install "The Classic Shell" so you will have a Start Button, Start Menu and all them goodies that we used to have, but 8.1 has taken away. I won't set up windows 8 or 8.1 without it.
    Download it here:
    http://classicshell.net/

    Outlook? Did you install some version of MS Office?

    TM
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 05-03-2014 at 01:14 PM. Reason: Adding a Link to Classic Shell
    A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.
    Backup! Backup! Backup! Ghost rocks!

  3. Windows 8 Forums Ads
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,222

  4. #3
    plainmike
    Guest

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Ok, this is even stupider. Does anything change as far as Win8.1/IE11 other than it's appearance? Do I get my start button back or do I get the option of switching between Win8.1/IE11 and Win7/IE10?
    The answers to my question I have found so far start with "hit the start button and launch IE" just like I remember doing when I had Win8. If I install the shell will it have the effect of transporting me back to the (easier for me anyway) world of Win7/IE10 (or whatever I was running at the time)?
    Mike
    Last edited by plainmike; 05-03-2014 at 01:27 PM. Reason: clarify the question or at least try

  5. #4
    Senior Member TechnoMage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Central Florida, USA
    Posts
    2,017

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    First off.....the Classic Shell, which I guess you've still not installed, does nothing about I.E. which most of us have not used in years, because of its many security holes. Only a few hard-heads insist on still using the one Browser that even MS tells you not to use, until they have fixed a ten year old sink hole.
    Someone should be fired for that one!!!

    I find it totally incredible, that in all these years and all the hundreds of so-called Fixes that they've done to IE, they still had that one un-repaired security Hole. Cheeech!
    A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.
    Backup! Backup! Backup! Ghost rocks!

  6. #5
    plainmike
    Guest

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Yes, I have Office 365

  7. #6
    plainmike
    Guest

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Truthfully, I don't understand why Microsoft would produce something like Win8.1/IE11 and not bother to support it.
    As for Outlook, I use it. I have limited computer knowledge (you might think of me as a techno-boob) and when I first learned anything about computers it was when MSFT had MSDOS and then, eventually, Windows. So, this is the only operating system of which I have (admittedly limited) knowledge. I suppose I could use Chrome but Google kind of freaks me out. It's great that they offer a variety of applications for free. It's creepy that they use everything they learn about you to make their money. (BTW for those who use Gmail and all the other applications Google offers, it takes the position that it owns what you produce on it's apps and everything you have in their "cloud". If they suspect you of wrong doing, in their eyes, they completely shut you out of everything you have stored with them. For example, if you attach a cute picture of your 8 month old on a bear skin rug, the algorithm might deem that child pornography and then "poof" you just lost your draft of the great American novel you had on Google Docs.)
    Anyway, this is the only operating system I half way understand and the only applications I more or less "get".
    If you can offer any guidance I'd appreciate it.
    Mike
    Last edited by plainmike; 05-04-2014 at 08:23 AM. Reason: correct a misused word

  8. #7
    Senior Member TechnoMage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Central Florida, USA
    Posts
    2,017

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Google bugging you? Want more privacy?

    Then DON'T use Chrome.....don't use Google as your search engine and for Goodness Sake, don't use any Cloud Storage.

    Use Firefox as your Browser, ixQuick.com as your (safe) Search Engine and if you want storage, get an external hard drive. Keep your valuables close to you, not off in a Cloud somewhere. That's the best advise this old Tech can give you.

    Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
    TechnoMage
    A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.
    Backup! Backup! Backup! Ghost rocks!

  9. #8
    plainmike
    Guest

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Thank you. I will take advice from anyone with a few battle scars and mileage any day.

    Mike

  10. #9
    Moderator Drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,760

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Mike,

    To put a sig in Outlook:

    Open Outlook
    > File
    > Options
    > Mail
    3rd item down is Signatures button takes you to the dialogue box to Create or Modify Signatures for messages.

    Not seeing how this ties into anything about IE11 or the OS.

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Attachment 3004

  11. #10
    Moderator Drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,760

    Default Re: Remarkably Stupid Question

    Do not add Classic Shell. There is no need for such things. I will be glad to help you learn 8. I have some tutorials in the Forum that will help you, also.

    You are fine just using IE11 as opposed to any other browser.

    Again, your Outlook query does not relate to the OS or the browser.

    The only thing for which MS has recently dropped support is XP. All recent products are supported.

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Attachment 3005

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread: Remarkably Stupid Question - Windows 8

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Featured Pages:    Windows 8 | Windows 8 Forum | Windows 8 Install | Windows 8 Error | Windows 8 Download | Windows 8 System Requirements | Windows 8 Themes | Windows 8 Key | Windows 8 Drivers| Windows 8 Security | Windows 8 Hardware | Windows 8 Networking | Windows 8 Performance | Windows 8 Sound | Windows 8 Software | Windows 8 Tutorials | Windows 8 Virtualization Virtual Desktop Windows 8 | Windows 8 Registry | Windows 8 Backup | Windows 8 Recovery | Windows 8 Restore | Windows 8 Firewall | Windows 8 Aero Theme | Windows 8 Blue Screen | Windows 8 Activation| SEO by WebProfits