Switching to a new Windows 8 PC

laptop with windows 8

You know that Windows 8 uses a Start screen (as shown in the picture above) – instead of the Start menu.

There are many more differences between Windows 7, Vista, XP and this new version of Windows. For example:-

Windows 8 doesn’t come with Adobe Reader – it uses its own PDF reader (by default) – but you can download Adobe Reader easily by clicking here

Windows 8 doesn’t come with a DVD player – but you can install one for FREE, such as VLAN available for download from here

Windows 8 uses a new type of application called ‘Metro apps’ which use the full screen and were designed for touchscreens (as was the Start screen). However, many prefer to use the original applications such as Windows Media Player and Windows Photo Viewer – this means changing the ‘file associations’ which can be fiddly – so a step-by-step article on how to do this will appear very soon on this blog.


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Posted on May 13, 2015, in Learning Zone and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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