Tom's Guide: 15 Tips and Tricks for Windows 8

Windows 8 has been a long time coming. However, now that it's finally here, consumers are going to have to get to grips with Microsoft's re-imagining of the desktop landscape. While much of your Windows knowledge will fare fine in Desktop Mode, there are some aspects of Windows 8 that are totally different to previous versions of the operating system. To help you through, the Tom's Guide team has put together '15 Tips and Tricks for Windows 8.'

Sure, Windows 8's Start screen represents a whole new approach towards personal computing (at least for Windows users) but once you get on top of things, working your way through the interface should be a breeze.

We've been using Windows 8 for a while now, so allow us to share some helpful tips and tricks that will make your experience with the operatingsystem better. As always, feel free to leave suggestions in the comment area below.

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  • More Windows 8/RT/Surface articles less Apple please
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  • Here's the only tip you'll ever need:

    Format the hard drive.
    Install Windows 7 (or Linux, if you prefer).
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  • More Windows 8/RT/Surface articles less Apple please
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  • Here's the only tip you'll ever need:

    Format the hard drive.
    Install Windows 7 (or Linux, if you prefer).
    10
  • Windows 8 is a great, for mobile devices.

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