In all its awesomeness, Windows 8 does have its fair share of hurdles to get over. The most obvious are frustrations people are having when trying to learn how to use Windows 8. It really is like learning how to ride a bike all over again, at first glance. This video will hopefully help you make the transition a little better!


  1. Have used win 8 for exactly 1 day and have mastered it. Cannot believe what people are complaining about…i actually prefer having the metro screen as the start menu and the desktop clean. I’ve always used the desktop as a “tray” when doing work anyway and this makes it perfect for that. Whiners are making me sick right now. Actually it’s really apparent how bias the writers who hate it are with some complaining about pixel hunting and how horrible the mouse controls are…total bs. My design programs work significantly better and faster and I did not do a clean install. Overall really like the changes and improvements. One complaint…Seriously no built in deskpins (awesome app) yet?

  2. Coming from XP, the Win 8 preview, and now full Windows 8 on all my PCs has been a real shock. Sort of like bringing an Amazonian Indian to Times Square for New Year’s Eve (or the launch of Windows 8). But a shock in a good way. So much easier to navigate with mouse and keyboard. And Windows 8 really does breathe new life into older Pentium based hardware. If for no other reason than increasing speed and performance with IE10, it is worth the $39.95 to upgrade. Somehow I think that’s what Microsoft was thinking.

    I have a lot of older software. Office 2003, Quicken 2004, and so on. Every program installed flawlessly (the Office 2003 installs throw up a OBDC error, but I never used that stuff anyway), and works without any glitches. Adobe 5 was the only app that wouldn’t install properly, but being more than 10 years old I was not all that surprised. Replaced with PDF Writer 10 last night. Better program, and designed with the Modern ribbon, so it fits perfectly with Windows 8.

    The Start screen is a joy to view, with new information popping up all over the screen. And the desktop is the desktop. From what I have seen of Win 7, looks about the same. All of my printers at home and at the office were immediately recognized. I didn’t have to do a thing. I also have a bunch of Access 2000 apps running; Order Mgnt, Inventory, Marketing, etc., and aside from a couple little niggles that I identified while running Win 8 preview, they all work as they should. And all a little bit faster on those aging office workstations. Can’t wait to upgrade the other 15 machines in out office.

    I have said it before. Change for the sake of change is not change at all, it’s just different. Windows 8 is real change, and all for the better. A familiar interface on touch and non-touch devices, so anyone can get to what matters most to them with a click or swipe. It’s going to be a grand couple of months. Thank you Microsoft.

  3. A lot of people are just uncomfortable with change – and I can accept that. But people are dissing W8 without having TRIED it or even given it a chance. I’m less worried about critics now (except in how they can influence people) and I’m more interested in what people will be saying in 6 months, 1 year.

  4. I’m having a real problem here. Its time to replace my old netbook. The mouse buttons are acting up and I really want a screen with more pixels. The new combo Win8 machines with Touch screens look pretty cool…except I only have a netbook budget :-(

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