1. Getting Started with Windows 8

What You’ll Do

Introduce Windows 8

Start Windows 8

Use the Mouse or Gestures

Explore the Start Screen

Use the Start Bar

Use the Charm Bar

Explore the Windows Desktop

Use the Desktop Taskbar

Manage Desktop Windows

Use Tabs, Menus, and Toolbars

Choose Dialog Box Options

Use Windows Help and Support

Switch Users

Power Down

Introduction

Microsoft Windows 8 introduces a breakthrough user experience that is designed to help you intuitively view, find, and organize information on your PC whether it’s a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device. Windows 8 delivers better personal productivity and digital entertainment with a new touch-based interface to go along with the traditional Windows desktop. Before you get ...

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