3. Using Windows 8—If You’ve Used Windows Before

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In this chapter you find out how to do your current tasks on a new Windows 8 computer.

Logging in with the New Lock Screen

Launching Apps from the New Start Screen

Using New and Traditional Apps

Exploring Improved System Tools

Configuring Options from the Charms Bar

Relearning Essential Operations

If you’ve used a computer before, it’s likely that you find Windows 8 a tad confusing. That’s natural; the Windows 8 interface is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

You see, Windows 8 represents a new approach to computing. Microsoft’s goal was to introduce a single operating system that provides ...

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