Windows 8

Here are a few useful resources to help you with Windows 8:

8 Worst Windows 8 Annoyances and How to Fix Them –  Laptop Magazine
How to Make Windows 8 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 –  Laptop Magazine

Start menu replacements:

  • StartIsBack
    • Recommended:  Uses built-in Windows code, vs. adding a background service.
    • Make sure you select the right version, for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
  • Start8 download – Stardock
  • Classic Shell

Run “Modern UI” (a.k.a. Metro) applications in a window — with a Close button!

  • ModernMix download – Stardock
    • If you install a different start menu, such as StartIsBack, then don’t install Start8 when offered.

Switching to Windows 8 Made Easier  –  Ask Bob Rankin

50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets  –  TechRadar

 

Windows 8 News

Why Enterprise Is Avoiding Windows 8  –  Forbes,  May 19 2013
Windows 8 Blamed for Biggest PC Shipment Plunge Ever –  Laptop Magazine,  April 10 2013
Windows 8 in Google News