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Topic # 113150 8-Jan-2013 10:43 Send private message

Hi Ive been working with computers for over 20 years so Ive picked up a few things on the way. However Win 8 has me stymied.
A mate died and his partner wanted me to set up her new Asus Win 8 notebook. No problem I thought.
Problems from start: wifi intermittent, skype/market not updating (skype unusable).
Found the main cause for above crappy McAffee software.
After about 8 hours battling with the latest and greatest from Microsoft am now left with one final problem: 
I have imported all her contacts into the Asus 'Contacts' folder. One would think they would then be available to mail, but no, it appears they must also be imported into 'People'.
Unfortunately, you cant seem to get contacts unless you manually enter, or have a Facebook account or similar.
There is no import option from Windows 8 contacts to 'People' that I can see. HERE is a typical users comments to MS (its worth a read, as the attitude of support staff is interesting).
There appears no settings for the user account within People that allows the User Contacts file to be used.
I trust there is a solution to this very basic requirement, and if so, please lets know here.
Thanks very much.
Al.



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  Reply # 741506 8-Jan-2013 11:22 Send private message

If you are signing into the Windows 8 machine with a MS account (Hotmail/Xbox/Windows live ID/Outlook.com), then login into outlook.com with that ID and you can import your .csv file on the website which will later show up in the people hub when you log off and log back in with the same MS account.

If you are not signing into the Windows 8 machine with a MS account but a local account like you do now in windows 7 or windows xp then I strongly suggest you do create an MS account or sign in with an existing one as it's simply *magical* to see your contacts, personal settings etc roam across from one windows 8 machine to another windows 8 machine in another part of the world when you login into it.






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  Reply # 741513 8-Jan-2013 11:32 Send private message

billgates: If you are signing into the Windows 8 machine with a MS account (Hotmail/Xbox/Windows live ID/Outlook.com), then login into outlook.com with that ID and you can import your .csv file on the website which will later show up in the people hub when you log off and log back in with the same MS account.

If you are not signing into the Windows 8 machine with a MS account but a local account like you do now in windows 7 or windows xp then I strongly suggest you do create an MS account or sign in with an existing one as it's simply *magical* to see your contacts, personal settings etc roam across from one windows 8 machine to another windows 8 machine in another part of the world when you login into it.

Thanks I was aware of that, which does not still answer the question, assume she does not have an MS account, nor does not want one.



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  Reply # 744373 14-Jan-2013 09:36 Send private message

After setting up a Facebook account; yes its true Windows 8 will not import contacts to its people/address book, even if you have the contacts in contacts folder in Windows 8, they are unusable!.

I imported her contacts into facebook. Despite the account is shared on MS People, there are no contacts shown, but within Facebook just a few minutes after importing the contacts and making sure nobody was checked to be invited Freinds started bombarding her email address.

I dont have the time nor inclination to go any further with this.
Ever since WinXP MS has gone downhill IMHO.
Oh, BTW for security I wanted to remove the Facebook account from Win 8 People Account see below - it wont remove the Facebook account!
Cheers,
Al.

How do I remove an account?
  1. On Start, tap or click People.
  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)
  3. Tap or click Accounts.
  4. Select the account you want to remove.
  5. Tap or click Remove account.

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