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February 1, 2014 12:24:17 PM

I am getting a new pc and i know Windows 8 is better but it is also harder to get used to it ( not sure how to spell getting used to sorry about that ) can someone give me a couple of tips and pointers which can come in useful.Im not asking you to tell me how everything goes just a few tips on how to get started so pls can someone tell me ?

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February 1, 2014 12:27:43 PM

You won't have to get used to it, if you are familiar with Windows 7, you can have it that way. How you ask? Well..
http://www.classicshell.net/
This adds a start button to the taskbar just like in windows 7, but more customisable. You'll have the options to hide the charms bar and all the features of the modern ui.
You can even boot to the desktop if you want too. It has all the features that Windows 7 had.
And that's it, then you're back to windows 7 except that you don't have the "aero theme" for windows.
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February 1, 2014 12:43:27 PM

Romeru said:
You won't have to get used to it, if you are familiar with Windows 7, you can have it that way. How you ask? Well..
http://www.classicshell.net/
This adds a start button to the taskbar just like in windows 7, but more customisable. You'll have the options to hide the charms bar and all the features of the modern ui.
You can even boot to the desktop if you want too. It has all the features that Windows 7 had.
And that's it, then you're back to windows 7 except that you don't have the "aero theme" for windows.


First i would complement your gaming pc very nice choice of parts.Now about your answer i see that i wasn't clear enough about what i want, so lets be clear on this I want to get used to it dont want to keep the Windows 7 i want to advance to the Windows 8 user interface i just want tips on how to get started with it but thank you for telling me this I didnt know its possible to make the 8 like the 7 if you can give me some tips on getting started with the 8 i would be even more grateful ( not sure if i spelled it right i was trying to say that i express gratitude ) ok ?
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February 1, 2014 12:43:39 PM

There are plenty of guides online concerning the key differences. It's fairly intuitive with 7 experience, although the bottom left & right of the desktop features do take some getting used to. I've built, and rebuilt a handful of PCs for family members and went with 8.1 on all of them. Until you figure your way around the OS, win + f will solve most problems. That's the global search hot key.

You'll in all likelihood use the Metro apps almost never. That is unless you have a touch screen. I'm a 8.1 fan with a 4 monitor setup but see little value is the Metro environment for real multitasking. Where Metro really shines is tablets and HTPCs.
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