Tom's Guide: Windows 8 Tips & Tricks

Windows 8 has been out for almost six months but many users are still getting to grips with the drastically different user interface this new iteration of Windows ushered in. To help you get the most out of Windows 8, the Tom's Guide team has put together a list of tips and tricks for the OS. Check out 'Windows 8 Tips & Tricks' for the full list.


Months after its release, Windows 8 continues to irritate and confound longtime Windows users. However, those willing to do a little unlearning and relearning have made the most out of the new OS's hybrid of traditional keyboard and mouse controls, as well as its touch-driven interfaces. Here are a few of our favorite little tips, tricks, and habits to make Windows 8 that much easier to use.

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  • soundping
    Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap!"
  • jisamaniac
    Tip 1 "Don't install Windows 8."
  • John Nemesh
    Tip #2: If you DO have Windows 8 installed already, format your drive and install a proper OS.