4 General Problems of Windows 8.1 and Solutions

We have seen many new features and improvements in Windows 8.1 operating system. These features help us to boot directly to the desktop, provide improved start screen, re-designed Windows store, and enable multi window mode for navigating modern apps. But, we have also found many general problems within Windows 8.1 preview which we can’t be solved immediately.

Mail app doesn’t support POP mail account

The default Windows Mail app doesn’t support POP mail account in Windows 8.1. Although POP mail is one of the most accepted email protocols in the present days. To fix this problem in Windows 8.1, a user can install a third-party mail app or use Windows Live Mail on the desktop mode.

windows 8.1 pop mail missing

No Windows Explorer for Modern UI 

You can’t admire Windows 8’s Modern UI for a long time because it doesn’t support feature of Windows Explorer. Actually, Windows Explorer is used to browsing folders and copy or delete files simply. But, several integrated default apps on Windows 8.1 work only with desktop mode.

To remove explorer related problems, when you insert a pen drive or SD card or USB hard drive in Windows 8.1 system, the use desktop screen to manage the plugged external devices.

no explorer in windows 8.1

No system tray on Start Screen

You know status and notification detail using a system tray on every Windows version. Now the system clock, battery level, Wi-FI connection status, and even key notifications are secreted in Windows 8.1. You can view the system tray only through Windows 8.1’s desktop mode. But if you are using a modern app, you will need to start the Charms menu to view every current status.

windows 8.1 no status info

Different Role of Internet Explorer 

Internet Explorer has been a default browser on every Windows OS. But Internet Explorer is performing the role as a dissimilar browser in Windows 8.1 and it is accessible either through Modern UI or desktop mode. Then the user gets different sets of tabs, fonts, view styles, setting menus which make them as two different programs. Windows 8.1 has added some new features in Internet Explorer like unlimited tabs and multi-window support in Modern UI, but these latest features are not found within desktop-based Internet Explorer.

internet explorer differrent role

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  1. Hi sunita
    and really thanks for this usefull help
    after I scan my windows 8.1 by sfc/scannow as you said in the tutorial
    in the 76% procces give me this eror :

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
    of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
    example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
    supported in offline servicing scenarios.

    do you know how could resolve this file eror to fix it ?
    thanks again
    have fun time

  2. Hello
    and thanks for this usefull tutorial
    this is my problem on windows 8.1 pro preview
    my charms search hanging
    when I search something in search and after I use its result when I want to close it and right click on search app top left corner my windows hanging and should to restart to resolve hanging ….why ?
    do you know any way to use and close it without hanging ?
    please help me if you know and please wright your answer in English
    have fun time