5 Survival Tips for Your First Day with Windows 8
By Melanie Gass ‘The Microsoft Princess’
Windows 8 has sold over 100 million licenses since its debut on October 26, 2012, but that doesn’t mean everyone who has it found their way on day one. For example, my 12-year old neighbor received a new Windows 8 laptop for his birthday. Two days later he knocked on my door and asked “Aunt Melanie, where’s the power button?”
Here’s my top 5 tips to survive day 1:
1. Desktop: There is a tile on the start screen called desktop. Find it and click it.
2. Locate a Program: The software you use is now called an app. When you need one, move your mouse to the bottom right corner while in the desktop, and choose search. Type in the name and open it.
3. Pin programs to desktop: When you find a program and want to access it instantly, pin it to your desktop. Right-click the open program along the bottom of the screen in the desktop and choose Pin this program to taskbar.
This excerpt appears with permission from The Microsoft Princess.