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Miss the taskbar in Windows 8 apps?

Once you install Update 1 for Windows 8.1 on your PC, you’ll be able to summon the Windows taskbar—complete with buttons for your favorite programs, the Windows clock, and the notifications tray—pretty much whenever you want, even from a Windows 8 app or the Start screen.Read More