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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Power User How To Series

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One dramatic change Microsoft has introduced in Windows 8 is the Metro style user interface, a reimagining user experience of Windows. The new Metro user interface has been carefully designed and built and therefore very intuitive to new and experienced Windows users. However, the change also requires users, myself included, to learn or re-learn new ways of working with applications and the Windows environment in general, from some basic tasks of turning your PC or tablets or slates off to resetting your device to default settings without losing apps and user data and settings.

 

To help users quickly ramp up their experience of working with Windows 8 and find shortcuts of getting things done, I will start this “Windows 8 Consumer Preview Power User How To Series” or “Win8 HowTo“ for short or Twitter hash tag “#Win8HowTo”.

 

A collection by Dr.Z, a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist, that currently includes the following:

 

Windows 8 How-To Posts

 

Windows 8 How To: 1. Switch Between Metro UI and Desktop Mode

Windows 8 How To: 2. Switch Between Apps or Snap Apps

Windows 8 How To: 3. How to Power Off Your Device

Windows 8 How To: 4. Show and Access the Control Panel

Windows 8 How To: 5. Show and Access Administrative Tools

Windows 8 How To: 6. Show All Apps

Windows 8 How To: 7. Switch Between Windows Accounts and Local Accounts

Windows 8 How To: 8. Set up a Picture Password

Windows 8 How To: 9. Set Up a Printer

Windows 8 How To: 10. Customize Metro UI – App Tiles and Groups

Windows 8 How To: 11. Install Language Packs for Multilingual Support

Windows 8 How To: 12. Show and Use “Run” Command

Windows 8 How To: 13. Show and Use cmd Prompt (DOS Mode)

Windows 8 How To: 14. Show and Use PowerShell

Windows 8 How To: 15. Show and Use Desktop Applications

Windows 8 How To: 16. Install .NET 3.5 and Windows Live Essentials

Windows 8 How To: 17. Add New Tab or New InPrivate Tab in Metro Style IE Browser

Windows 8 How To: 18. Configure WiFi Connection and Airplane Mode

Windows 8 How To: 19. Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives

Windows 8 How To: 20. How to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode

Windows 8 How To: 21. Install and Uninstall Metro Style Apps

Windows 8 How To: 22. Enable or Disable Sharing Between PCs Using HomeGroup

Windows 8 How To: 23. Find and Use Windows Help and Support

Windows 8 How To: 24. Show and Configure Free Anti-Virus App (Windows Defender)

Windows 8 How To: 25. Show and Enable Split Touch Keyboard (On-Screen)

Windows 8 How To: 26. Set up Remote Desktop Connection

 

MSDN Blogs

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user interface has been carefully designed and built and therefore very intuitive to new and experienced Windows users.

the change also requires users, myself included, to learn or re-learn new ways of working with applications and the Windows environment in general

 

Aren't these statements an oxymoron??

 

And it sounds like they could apply to comparing Windows 3.1 and Windows 98, Windows 98 and Windows XP, Windows XP and Windows 7. New, easier to use, and you will have to relearn how to do everything you use to do. :hysterical:

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