Windows 8 Support
Over the past few weeks, I was lucky enough to test-drive some Windows 8 laptops and even though I have used this operating system intermittently for months, I still find it difficult every time the Metro Interface of Windows 8 appears. For any user who is new to Windows 8, anyone who is already familiar with some earlier version of the Windows operating system, the tile based interface of Windows 8 can be startling, confusing and ultimately prove to be much frustrating. With a few steps from the Windows 8 help team, you can make your Windows 8 computer more similar in its operation and appearance.
Forget That Metro Exists
It is better to switch to the Desktop mode of Windows 8. This makes it much easier for the conventional Windows user to install and access his or her favorite software. You will be able to return to the Metro mode anytime you wish. Meanwhile, in the transition period, you can stick to the Desktop mode.
To switch to the Desktop mode, just click on the Desktop tile that is placed at the lower left hand corner of the screen. Alternatively, you can press the Windows and D keys together to reach the desktop.
Install A Start Button
After reaching the desktop, you will be able to notice that there is no Start button in the desktop. It is rumored that the forthcoming Windows 8 update from Microsoft will bring back the Start button, but for the time being, you only have third party software to the rescue. Win8 Start Button is a very good free utility that can provide the users of Windows 8 OS with the choice of Start-button themes, which include all the old favorite themes.
Windows 8 OS
Boot Straight To Desktop
You can always boot straight to the desktop. This saves you from the hassle of landing in Metro, then clicking on the Desktop tile to reach the desktop. Microsoft is not providing the Windows 8 users this option, but the above-mentioned Win8 Start Button does. It is the default operation that you have to do while installing the Win8 Start Button. This means that there is nothing extra that you have to do as a user. The next time you reboot the computer, you will find yourself looking at a much more familiar Windows interface.
These are some of the tips that can help you ease your transition to Windows 8 OS. For further assistance, you can contact the Windows 8 help team.
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