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Windows 8 Tutorials Mega-Thread

Hey there Tom's Hardware Community!
 
Are you having issues with Windows 8?  Did you take the plunge into the Metro UI and need help?  Are BSODs, downgrading, driver issues and performance problems getting the better of you in the latest version of Windows?
 
Well, fret no longer fellow Tomsian!
 
The Tom's Hardware Community has come to the rescue with a compendium of Windows 8 Tutorials to show you how to fix and tweak and remedy any ol' problem you might be having in Windows 8.
 
Check out our large and still-growing list of Tutorials on Windows 8 here on the forums:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1660654/windows-tutorials.html
 
You can also add your own to our new Tutorials section at:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-247.html
 
Or, if your Windows 8 question isn't covered already, let us know about it in the Windows 8 category and get yourself an answer post-haste!  http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-73.html
 
Visiting official representatives from Microsoft and dozens of Windows 8 experts are standing by to help you customize and configure your Windows 8 experience to your liking.  I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to make a desired transition to the new OS as easy (and painless) as possible! :)
 
See you on the forums, friends!
 
Warm Regards,
Joe Pishgar
Community Manager, Tom's Hardware

  • kawininjazx
    How to use windows 8, format and install windows 7.
    Reply
  • spentshells
    Take disc insert into garbage.
    Reply
  • ojas
    Is there a tutorial saying: "Just don't upgrade unless you have a good reason to and save yourself the trouble"?
    Reply
  • blarg_12
    Marketing people keep pushing even after the train has already fallen into the chasm.
    It's OK, M$ will come out in a couple years and lambast Windoze 8, despite pushing with all their might right now.
    Reply
  • Shaun o
    Windows 8 Tutorials really?
    Look like a list of fixes to me.
    And what does that tell me to do prey tell. Stick with windows 7 thank you.
    Noted.
    Reply
  • Cryio
    I don't find Windows 8 complicated at all. I didn't knew were a few things were the first time I tried it, but I mananged it.
    Reply
  • internetlad
    love how 90 percent of the "enthusiasts" on this site are bashing windows 8 when it's just windows 7 with a couple new menus.
    I bet of all the persons so gravely opposed to the new os, at least 75% of them haven't even used 8 (maybe they've seen somebody else using)
    I've been using 8 alongside 7 since the RC, and 8 is as stable and efficient as 7, that's the bottom line. If somebody can't figure out how to navigate the new start menu interface and touch-oriented menu system, they're either somehow legitimately confused by mild UI changes, they're simply hating on change because they hate change (it's cool to hate) or they're sheep yelling "8 SUCKS, LONG LIVE 7" and haven't even touched a PC with 8 on it
    Reply
  • riccollo
    @internetlad,
    I tried using it for a solid month on a brand new Lenovo. Here's a news flash for you, it's a buggy piece of shit. Seriously, it's a piece of shit. Seriously.
    Coming from a longtime hardcore windows user (since 3.11) using Window 8 is like trying to write a college thesis using your non-dominant hand while hanging upside down and swinging with a monsoon wind.
    They took a perfectly serviceable OS and stapled a tablet interface on the top of it in order to cram the Windows store down the throats of the world. This isn't me being cynical, this is actually what happened. This is what they think of their users. Never mind usability, never mind sanity, never mind your loyal customers--we're nothing more than piggy banks that microsoft is trying to shake to get their 30% cut of every sale of software.
    Or are you a troll?
    Reply
  • riccollo
    @internetlad,
    I tried using it for a solid month on a brand new Lenovo. Here's a news flash for you, it's a buggy piece of shit. Seriously, it's a piece of shit. Seriously.
    Coming from a longtime hardcore windows user (since 3.11) using Window 8 is like trying to write a college thesis using your non-dominant hand while hanging upside down and swinging with a monsoon wind.
    They took a perfectly serviceable OS and stapled a tablet interface on the top of it in order to cram the Windows store down the throats of the world. This isn't me being cynical, this is actually what happened. This is what they think of their users. Never mind usability, never mind sanity, never mind your loyal customers--we're nothing more than piggy banks that microsoft is trying to shake to get their 30% cut of every sale of software.
    Or are you a troll?
    Reply
  • spentshells
    10772597 said:
    love how 90 percent of the "enthusiasts" on this site are bashing windows 8 when it's just windows 7 with a couple new menus.
    I bet of all the persons so gravely opposed to the new os, at least 75% of them haven't even used 8 (maybe they've seen somebody else using)
    I've been using 8 alongside 7 since the RC, and 8 is as stable and efficient as 7, that's the bottom line. If somebody can't figure out how to navigate the new start menu interface and touch-oriented menu system, they're either somehow legitimately confused by mild UI changes, they're simply hating on change because they hate change (it's cool to hate) or they're sheep yelling "8 SUCKS, LONG LIVE 7" and haven't even touched a PC with 8 on it

    Do you know how I know you don't know what you are talking about????
    Reply