Learn how to use Windows 8 – Beginners Tutorial & Guide


  1. Hey Anand,
    The consumer preview of windows 8 was launched just 8 days back and you’re already an expert. Informative post.

  2. Oh my God! This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen in many years. I have very little interest in using anything but a desktop at home, and I can’t imagine wanting to touch the screen! I sit 2.5 – 3 feet from my 24 inch monitor and my arms aren’t that long! And as for using the mouse, who told MS that the corners are the easiest place to navigate to? I want to move as little as possible, not have to slide all the way across a the screen to reach a corner! In five years MS will be a minor player in computer OS. Apple, please, have the biggest, baddest Mac you’ve got waiting for me!

  3. I have been learning for a week now and learned most of above. I like the compatibility feature as several programs I have tried to load don’t want to run.
    Also I have no sound. Windows 8 does not recognize the imbedded sound card on my motherboard. Still not important as I learn on the 8. May have to install a compatible audio card.

    Thanks – Johan

  4. Seems like all professionals will have to move elsewhere… 🙁
    I can’t see how am I doing to to any useful work on such a system. But the kids are going to love it.

  5. window 8 still suck– it noting but a updated window 7 plus metro– it not build for laptop or desktop–/ just how many people have touch screen / not many -/- so metro a waste for most people –a other ME and vista

  6. i am new to window 8…as i click the xbox video..it says your PC IS OFFLINE PLEASE CONNECT TO INTERNET AND TRY AGAIN…and at that moment im having an internet connection…what should i do?please help..thanks

  7. I just joined the modern world again and bought a new laptop with windows 8.
    I am slowly but surely learning how to navigate my way around. Can someone please help me learn how & what it means to switch from “Metro” to “Desktop?” When I 1st started learning my way around, a gray bar would show up at the bottom with a wrench, a push pin & a couple of other ones. I cannot get that to show up now. Apparently I need to make that pop up to change from “Metro” to “Desktop.” I right click, but only the side bar comes up. My daughter needs to play her “ABC Mouse” before the trial part ends. Thank You. If anyone has expertise you may also email me. (karen_price@mail.com)

  8. Pressing the “Win Key” will switch between the Metro and the Desktop.

    The WinX Menu appears when you right click in the bottom left corner.

    The Grey bar or the Charms bar appears to the right side of the screen.

    Hope that helps. 🙂

  9. I have a problem with finding my devices that I connect to my laptop, I have to go to device manager in order to find my devices. then I have to update the device and then it is fine to use. Normally I would connect my USB and then I am good to go. Please let now what I am doing wrong.

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