Today I have decided to update the Windows 8 blog that I recently wrote when Windows first came out. I’m just going over
a few pointers that will help you get started. The first thing that you will see after switching on the computer for the first time is the Lock-screen. To move the lock-screen, push down on the space bar or press the Enter button.
The next step you have to maneuver past is setting up a Hotmail account, if you already have this, just log in like you would on your account. Setting up a Hotmail account is only needed if you want the windows 8 to keep settings on all your devices. You do not have to set up an administrator account, to get started. For setting up a limited account you can use your Gmail or Yahoo Account. After you have created a User Account, you will see what is the new look for Windows 8 “Live Tiles” for the Start Menu.
If you are looking for the desktop, you will have to go no further than the start menu. Click on the Live Tile marked “Desktop” You can rearrange these live tiles by clicking on them, and then moving them wherever how you want them. If you want to remove a live tile, you can do this by right clicking on the tile, this gives you the option to unpin from the Start Menu, Uninstall, or make it smaller
Once on the desktop, Look for the windows explorer or File folder. This will be on the bottom on the Taskbar. From here you can get to computer, Pictures, Music, pretty much anything.
By moving the mouse pointer to the top right and then down, you activate the Charm Bar. This can also be accessed by clicking down on the Windows Key and the Letter C. which lists the following areas of interest Search, Share, Start, Devices and settings. Under Settings ,you will be able to shut-down, restart , adjust volume, Access Control Panel, Personalization, and PC Information.
Under Settings you will find PC Settings for changing the lock-screen picture, Ease of Access, Windows Update, if you are on another page and wish to get back to the start menu,just move the mouse pointer down to the bottom left hand corner and the start menu will appear.
If you Looking for the applications feature, move the mouse pointer to the top right hand corner than move it down clicking on search this will display the applications of programs on your computer.
Microsoft Windows comes with MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials ) Windows Defender. If you prefer to reload a different Anti-virus, you can do this by first going to the search bar and typing in Windows Defender. Once Windows Defender is loaded go to Settings, Uncheck the box next to Turn on Real Time Protection to shut Windows Defender off Save changes. Restart the computer and install your favorite Anti-Virus.
Below are links.
Free Avg Anti-virus
Free ZoneAlarm firewall and Anti-virus
People that run into a problem with windows 8 trying to watch a DVD, this article will explain what you need to do