Getting Started with Windows 8

  1. Capt.Jack Sparrow

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    Windows 8 Download and Install


    Windows 8 is the upcoming version of Microsoft Windows. On 29 February 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the beta version of Windows 8, build 8250.

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    System Requirements:
    1. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
    2. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    3. Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    4. Graphics card: Microsoft Direct X 9 graphics device or higher
    Note: To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.

    For detailed product and feature information, download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide

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    The files will be downloaded in ISO format. You can burn it to a DVD using ImgBurn or you can burn it to a USB stick Download Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and follow the on-screen steps.


    Windows 8 How To Series (Post from TechNet & MSDN Blog)

    Windows 8 How To: 1. Switch Between Metro UI and Desktop Mode
    Windows 8 How To: 2. Switch Between Apps or Snap Apps
    Windows 8 How To: 3. How to Power Off Your Device
    Windows 8 How To: 4. Show and Access the Control Panel
    Windows 8 How To: 5. Show and Access Administrative Tools
    Windows 8 How To: 6. Show All Apps
    Windows 8 How To: 7. Switch Between Windows Accounts and Local Accounts
    Windows 8 How To: 8. Set up a Picture Password
    Windows 8 How To: 9. Set Up a Printer
    Windows 8 How To: 10. Customize Metro UI – App Tiles and Groups
    Windows 8 How To: 11. Install Language Packs for Multilingual Support
    Windows 8 How To: 12. Show and Use “Run” Command
    Windows 8 How To: 13. Show and Use cmd Prompt (DOS Mode)
    Windows 8 How To: 14. Show and Use PowerShell
    Windows 8 How To: 15. Show and Use Desktop Applications
    Windows 8 How To: 16. Install .NET 3.5 and Windows Live Essentials
    Windows 8 How To: 17. Add New Tab or New InPrivate Tab in Metro Style IE Browser
    Windows 8 How To: 18. Configure WiFi Connection and Airplane Mode
    Windows 8 How To: 19. Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives
    Windows 8 How To: 20. How to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode
    Windows 8 How To: 21. Install and Uninstall Metro Style Apps
    Windows 8 How To: 22. Enable or Disable Sharing Between PCs Using HomeGroup
    Windows 8 How To: 23. Find and Use Windows Help and Support
    Windows 8 How To: 24. Show and Configure Free Anti-Virus App (Windows Defender)
    Windows 8 How To: 25. Show and Enable Split Touch Keyboard (On-Screen)
    Windows 8 How To: 26. Set up Remote Desktop Connection
    Windows 8 How To: 27. Backup your Files Using File History
    Windows 8 How To: 28. Restore Files Using File History
    Windows 8 How To: 29. Restore System to a Previous State Using Restore Point
    Windows 8 How To: 30. Restore your Device using Refresh and Reset
     
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    Awesome post Jack, thanks for all the work you do for W8 guides. :)
     
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    Thanks Bel!
     
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    Microsoft has just released Windows 8 Release Preview. According the Microsoft the system requirements are:
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    You can upgrade to Windows 8 Release Preview from Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Developer Preview, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. But not all the setting or application will be retained

    Download:
    Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit & Windows 8 Release Preview 32-bit

    For more Info check the FAQ
     
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    Great post to get all the important links for Windows 8 at one place. Thanks for shraing.
     
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    By the way, im not sure i understand what 32/64 bit compatibility means? im not really tech savvy can anyone tell me what that compatibility is all about? i read about it on designertechsoftware.com

    i also read that windows 8 pro is better for the Web because of the new cloud software? which is better cloud, or google drive?

    thanks! :)