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Write Win 8 Tutorial, Win a Tom’s Goodie Bag

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Help out your fellow community members with your knowledge and you could win some swag!

Here at Tom's Hardware, much of our strength comes from experts like you.  With a community of millions, there's no better resource out there for tech support, because chances are, one of our users has had the same problem and knows how to fix it.  With more and more folks taking the plunge and upgrading to Windows 8, we thought it would be nice (and well-timed) to promote a little community contest in the Windows 8 section of the forum.
 
From now until March 8th, post a new Tutorial or How-To in Windows 8 on our forum, and if yours is one of the Top 5 most popularly read posts with “How-To:” in the title by that date, you win a Tom's Goodie Bag!  What's in Tom's Goodie Bag, you ask?
 
- Tom's Hardware Hammer (with hidden surprise uses!)
- Tom's Guide Flashlight
- Computing.net 8gb USB Flash Drive
- Tom's Games Light-Up Yo-Yo
- Bestofmedia Squishy Stress Ball
 
Your How-To can be about anything relating to Windows 8 that you think your fellow Tom's users might find useful.  Boot problems, customization, installation, icon placement, you name it - so long as it's accurate and helpful.  To make sure your submission counts, be sure to include "How-To:” in the title of your post.  The Top 5 Winners will be contacted via private message by yours truly for details on where we can ship your pile of awesome off to.
 
Good luck, and see you on the forums!
 
Yours,
Joe Pishgar
Community Manager, Tom’s Hardware

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  • 37 Hide
    olaf , February 13, 2013 3:50 PM
    Delete it and install Windows 7. End of tutorial.
  • 30 Hide
    DjEaZy , February 13, 2013 3:51 PM
    olafDelete it and install Windows 7. End of tutorial.

    ... and burn the copy of Windows 8...
  • 22 Hide
    tiamos , February 13, 2013 7:37 PM
    Step 1: Insert windows 7 install cd
    Step 2: Boot from windows 7 install cd
    Step 3: Install Windows 7
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  • 37 Hide
    olaf , February 13, 2013 3:50 PM
    Delete it and install Windows 7. End of tutorial.
  • 30 Hide
    DjEaZy , February 13, 2013 3:51 PM
    olafDelete it and install Windows 7. End of tutorial.

    ... and burn the copy of Windows 8...
  • 22 Hide
    drenyx , February 13, 2013 3:57 PM
    eh, they beat me to it.
  • 21 Hide
    pbrigido , February 13, 2013 4:01 PM
    Step 1. Turn on Windows 8 computer
    Step 2. Install Classic Shell
    Step 3. Try to enjoy
  • 22 Hide
    Immoral Medic , February 13, 2013 4:19 PM
    hydac7Yeaa ! yes yes burn it I tried it (on desktop) , hated every second of it - back to win 7


    Don't forget to dance around the fire....naked...
  • 4 Hide
    nukemaster , February 13, 2013 4:22 PM
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    dimar , February 13, 2013 4:24 PM
    pbrigidoStep 1. Turn on Windows 8 computerStep 2. Install Classic ShellStep 3. Try to enjoy


    4. Open Classic Shell settings
    5. Select Windows 8 Setting
    6. Select "all" for Disable active corners
  • 20 Hide
    stingstang , February 13, 2013 4:30 PM
    First comment was exactly what I would have said. It is def. the people's choice for best tutorial.
  • 1 Hide
    CaedenV , February 13, 2013 4:36 PM
    ... I want one of those hammers... hmmmm....
  • 16 Hide
    diddo , February 13, 2013 4:50 PM
    Same as comment 1 and 2, plus yelling loud "go home Ballmer, you are drunk!"
  • 5 Hide
    jpishgar , February 13, 2013 4:55 PM
    Note: Tutorials cannot be in the South Park Underpants Gnome format.
  • 17 Hide
    tirvon , February 13, 2013 4:57 PM
    dimar4. Open Classic Shell settings5. Select Windows 8 Setting6. Select "all" for Disable active corners

    9. Format C: drive
    10. Install ANY other OS.
    11. Take a nap.
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    blazorthon , February 13, 2013 4:58 PM
    nukemasterWhy not, I like the idea of a Toms Hardware Goodie Bag! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] n8-corners


    Good job on that one. I put in one of my tutorials too:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/4122-73-start-menu-quick-launch-windows-tricks
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    jpishgar , February 13, 2013 5:59 PM
    Several people have asked me now, and yes, you *can* write and enter more than one How-To.
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    DjEaZy , February 13, 2013 6:27 PM
    pbrigidoStep 1. Turn on Windows 8 computerStep 2. Install Classic ShellStep 3. Try to enjoy

    dimar4. Open Classic Shell settings5. Select Windows 8 Setting6. Select "all" for Disable active corners

    tirvon9. Format C: drive10. Install ANY other OS.11. Take a nap.

    ... in classic shell the search don't function fully... and in windows h8 the desktop UI is down right ugly...
  • 22 Hide
    back_by_demand , February 13, 2013 7:17 PM
    All the stupid comments aside, you are asking for us to write up a Windows 8 tutorial
    ...
    And our payment will be a goody bag, probably value around $30?
    ...
    That's your job, you write, we read
  • 22 Hide
    tiamos , February 13, 2013 7:37 PM
    Step 1: Insert windows 7 install cd
    Step 2: Boot from windows 7 install cd
    Step 3: Install Windows 7
  • 17 Hide
    lradunovic77 , February 13, 2013 7:42 PM
    Windows 8 is Unusable

    Step 1: Insert Windows 7, Format Disk
    Step 2: Install Windows 7
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    jpishgar , February 13, 2013 7:45 PM
    Quote:
    you are asking for us to write up a Windows 8 tutorial and our payment will be a goody bag, probably value around $30? That's your job, you write, we read


    Absolutely not. There's zero guarantee you'll win the goodie bag. This little contest is mostly for users who were already probably going to write one in the first place, or who may have already helped out in the Windows 8 subsection and had a response that would make a great How-To.

    Our job is to not only bring the tech news to you, but to foster an environment where users can help each other with hardware and software. There's a lot more of you than there is of us, and users helping users is one of the reasons our forums have exploded to the size they have over the past few years. You don't have to participate if you don't want to - I'm sure there will be other ways to win goodie bags and the items inside in the future.
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    yamahahornist , February 13, 2013 8:10 PM
    olafDelete it and install Windows 7. End of tutorial.


    Give this man a Goody Bag!
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