Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, brings a newly, redesigned interface and may have taken a trial or two to get completely used to. AND, there’s no start button! Get started with learning about useful features from the operating system and even growing to love the Start screen.
- System Requirements
If you plan on upgrading to Windows 8, you can start with Microsoft’s Download Assistant to determine if your computer meets the requirements to upgrade to Windows 8. It is likely that your computer will be good to go if you are already running Windows 7.
You can also check your system with the below requirements for Windows 8 to see how it measures up:
- Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
- RAM: 2 GB RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 20 GB available hard disk space
- Resolution: 1366 × 768 screen resolution (for use w/ snap apps)
- Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
- To use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch
If you’re unsure whether software or hardware that you have is compatible with Windows 8, you can check your compatibility here.
- User Accounts and Security
- Navigating Windows 8
- What are some features and capabilities of Windows 8?
- How do I use the Charms in Windows 8?
- There’s no start button. How do I use the Start Screen?
- How can I get back to my desktop?
- How do I access the Control Panel in Windows 8?
- How do I search for files in Windows 8?
- How can I access Help and Support in Windows 8?
- How do I shut down my Windows 8 computer?
- Network and Wireless Connections
- Installing and Using Apps
- Connecting Devices
How do I install a printer?