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Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ & Usage Tips

Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ & Usage Tips

Are you intending to upgrade to Windows 8, but don't know how to go about doing it? Fret not, here's a list of commonly asked questions about the upgrade and installation process; we also offer a few usage tips for those getting to know Windows 8 for the first time.

Windows 8: Built-in Apps & the Power of the Cloud

Windows 8: Built-in Apps & the Power of the Cloud

Find out why your Microsoft account is like a portable, personal PC as we explore the various cloud-connected, built-in Modern-style apps in Windows 8 (such as Mail, Calendar, People, and SkyDrive) in this fifth installment of our Windows 8 series of articles.

Windows 8: Common Touch Gestures, Multi-tasking & On-screen Keyboards

Windows 8: Common Touch Gestures, Multi-tasking & On-screen Keyboards

Even if you're used to a smartphone or tablet, the many gesture possibilities in Windows 8 can be confusing initially. Here, we show you the most important ones, and reveal their mouse and keyboard equivalents. We also explore a cool new feature called 'snap multi-tasking', and tell you if it works well.

Search for Files, Share Content & Access Settings Quickly with 'Charms' in Windows 8

Search for Files, Share Content & Access Settings Quickly with 'Charms' in Windows 8

What are Charms in Windows 8? Simply put, they consist of five 'shortcuts' to frequently used functions, including search, share, the Start screen, devices, and settings. If you're upgrading to Windows 8, now is the time to get yourself acquainted with these lucky charms.

Windows 8: Lock Screen, Start Screen, Desktop & the Merits of a Microsoft Account

Windows 8: Lock Screen, Start Screen, Desktop & the Merits of a Microsoft Account

Windows 8 is as different from Windows 7 as Windows 95 was from Windows 3.1; and once again, it starts right from the graphical user interface. In this article, we explore the new ways of signing into Windows 8, the tile-based, Modern UI-inspired Start screen, and why you should register for a Microsoft account.

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