Introduction to Windows 8

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Introduction to Windows 8

  1. 1. De-Mystifying Windows 8 Presented by Katt Matthews Junita Lyon
  2. 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions#Comparison_chart
  3. 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions#Comparison_chart Upgrade chart from Windows7 versions The Windows 8.1 release date is October 17 - it will be available to existing Windows 8 users for free on Windows Update. Some of the expected features to include: boot-to-desktop feature, better file zipping, upgraded apps, more preferences for customisation, more functionality to the start screen and search facilities and much more. Read more here: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows- blue-update-to-build-on-and-improve-windows-8-1131737
  4. 4. • Has the look and feel of a tablet of iPad • No start menu – now has a start page • Corners and the sides of the screen are the new • access points
  5. 5. Lets take a look at the start screen, where to find things in windows 8 and some of the cool new features… An Application share of Windows 8
  6. 6. Lets take a look at some apps and the app store… Tutorials on how to use the App store: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f4gkqKRZoY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTanQh9YkQg
  7. 7. So still cant get used to the windows 8 look and want some of your favourite windows 7 features back ? Like the start menu…. http://www.classicshell.net/ Classic Shell
  8. 8. http://winaero.com/download.php?view.33 A free tool called Skip Metro Suite. Once installed, launch the program and verify 'Skip Start Screen' is ticked. You can also disable the corners and sides of the screen so when you go to the corners and sides the menus wont automatically show up just by ticking boxes. Skip Metro Suite
  9. 9. http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ Stardock Start 8
  10. 10. http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/software-and-web-apps/how-to-make-windows-8- look-like-windows-7-50009546/ This will give you a number of different ways you can bring back your favourite parts of windows7
  11. 11. Links used in this presentation plus more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions#Comparison_chart http://www.classicshell.net/ http://winaero.com/download.php?view.33 http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/tutorial-using-windows-8 http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/software-and-web-apps/how-to-make-windows-8- look-like-windows-7-50009546/ http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows8 http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/getting-started-your-guide-to-windows-8 Excellent videos from Youtube to get you started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E1UxI5I_jo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0EspF7mY6w Tutorials on how to use the App store: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f4gkqKRZoY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTanQh9YkQg - very good A step by step tutorial on how to get the start menu back using different programs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIgkthLogZY - very helpful to watch

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