I'm not exactly sure how to best describe this issue, so please bear with me.
On one laptop (A), I did a manual installation of 8.1 Pro with an ISO I purchased directly from Microsoft. On a different laptop (B) I purchased from Dell, which included a license for 8.1 Pro, I upgraded from 7 to 8.1 using the system restore disk provided by Dell. I'm noticing small but significant differences between the interfaces of the two machines, and I need help determining how to get the latter the behave more like the former. Here are some examples of the differences.
- On A, when I log in, I am delivered directly to the desktop, whereas on B, the first thing I see after logging in is the start screen.
- On A, when I move the cursor to the top of the screen of a Metro app, I see a title bar which includes minimize and close buttons, but on B, I do not. Instead, when I move the cursor to the top of the screen, the cursor changes to an icon that looks like a hand, and I can drag the app to either split the screen, or close by dragging all the way to the bottom of the screen.
- On A, the top-right section of the start screen includes username button, a power button, and a search button. On B, only the username button is visible. The only way I have been able to find to power down the computer through Windows is by logging the user off, and clicking the power button on the login screen.
Both systems are updated, use track-pads (not touchscreens), and I have confirmed that they are both running 8.1 Pro. Can anyone help me identify how these settings are being managed, and tell me how to change them?