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How to Access Your Windows 8 Account

Windows 8 allows several people to use one PC but keep everyone's work separate. Only the Administrator accounts can set up new users or install new programs. [more…]

Five Tips for Taking Your Windows 8 Laptop or Tablet on the Road

If you're planning to travel with your Windows 8 laptop or tablet, there are a few tips and customization settings you need to know, including how to turn Airplane Mode on and off, how to tell Windows [more…]

Adding Your Social Media Accounts to Windows 8

Windows 8 lets you automatically connect to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and other social services. If you link these accounts to your Windows 8 PC, Windows 8 will sync your mail, appointments, [more…]

How to Install an App in Windows 8

Windows 8 offers a Store app on the Start screen that lets you browse new apps by category, price, and noteworthiness. Most apps are free, but very few cost more than [more…]

How to Find the Desktop in Windows 8

Windows 8 treats the desktop just like any other app. Once you launch the desktop, it works just like it did in previous versions of Windows. The Windows 8 desktop lacks a Start button but otherwise looks [more…]

How to Create User Accounts in Windows 8

Windows 8 lets you set up a user account for each person who uses your PC. Windows 8 offers three types of accounts (Administrator, Standard, and Guest). Only Administrator accounts can add new accounts [more…]

How to Create and Join a HomeGroup in Windows 8

Windows HomeGroups allow individual users to limit which types of files they want to share on a home network. This video shows how a Windows 8 HomeGroup works, how to set one up and limit access, and how [more…]

How to Choose a Default Program in Windows 8

Windows 8 doesn't always know what program to launch for your files, or it may automatically open a program that you don't prefer. Fortunately, Windows 8 also makes it easy to select the right program [more…]

How to Use Internet Explorer with Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with two web browsers (one on the Start screen and one on the desktop) that both call themselves Internet Explorer. The two versions share your browsing history, cookies, and temp files [more…]

How to Use Family Safety in Windows 8

The Family Safety feature of Windows 8 lets you control which websites your children visit, how much time they can spend on the PC, which games and apps your kids can access, what they can purchase from [more…]

How to Set Your Windows 8 Password

Using a password keeps your files and information private if more than one person shares a Windows 8 PC. Passwords are more important than ever because some Windows 8 accounts can have a credit card attached [more…]

How to Set Up a Home Network with Windows 8

Discover how to set up a home network in Windows 8 that lets you share files, printers, and a single Internet connection. This helpful video takes you through the steps from gathering your network ingredients [more…]

Using the Windows 8 E-Mail App

Windows 8 comes with an app for sending and receiving e-mail. A glance at the start screen's mail tile shows you the latest email by name and subject. The mail app works with hotmail, Windows Live, and [more…]

How to Open the Charms Bar in Windows 8

The Charms Bar is a menu with five icons (Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings) that you can call up from anywhere within Windows 8. This video walks you through what each of the five icons on the [more…]

How to Use the Windows 8 Music App

The Windows 8 Music app is a lot different from the Windows Media Player of old. This video shows you how to use the Music app to arrange, filter, and listen to the music you want to hear from your computer's [more…]

How to Use Windows Media Player on Windows 8

The Windows Media Player, the familiar music and video player that lived on previous versions of Windows, lives on in Windows 8. Find out how to use WMP to listen to music, browse your pictures, and watch [more…]

How to Use the Control Panel in Windows 8

You can change your PC's settings using the desktop's Control Panel or the Charms Bar's Start button. The Control Panel is the more advanced and complex version of the two. [more…]

Ten Common Windows 8 Problems and How to Fix Them

If you're having problems with Windows 8, you might be able to take care of them yourself. This video shows you ten or so ways to fix your computer woes, both big and small. If you're interested in getting [more…]

How Is Windows 8 Different from Other Versions of Windows?

In this interview, For Dummies author Andy Rathbone talks about how Windows has changed over the years and how the Windows 8 interface differs from those previous versions. [more…]

Is it Difficult to Transfer Files from an Old PC to a Windows 8 Computer?

Windows 8 makes it pretty easy to transfer files from your old computer to your new Windows 8 computer. In this video, Windows 8 For Dummies author Andy Rathbone talks about the data transfer abilities [more…]

Should I Upgrade to Windows 8?

Upgrading an operating system can be touchy, stressful business. Should you upgrade to Windows 8? In this video, Windows 8 For Dummies author Andy Rathbone gives his opinion on when or if you should upgrade [more…]

The Benefits of Windows 8's Internet Connectivity

Listen to Windows 8 For Dummies author Andy Rathbone talk about his favorite feature of Windows 8: Its Internet connectivity. In this video, Rathbone illustrates how that connection to the Internet makes [more…]

Windows 8 Works Well with Tablet Computers

In this video Windows 8 For Dummies author Andy Rathbone discusses how the Windows 8 environment was created to work expecially well with tablet computers. [more…]

Navigate Windows 8 on Your Tablet

Windows 8 hides frequently used menus from earlier versions of Windows. See how to find them on your tablet, as well as how to find frequently used apps, how to use the Charms bar, and more Windows 8 tips [more…]
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