Windows 8 – Did You Know?
While people are still debating whether to get Windows 7 or Windows 8, we’ve seen that more and more people are getting Windows 8. Below are some pointers to assist in making it a more user friendly experience.
LOGGING INTO WINDOWS 8
When users enter the password to log into their Windows 8 account, there is a little image, as seen below, which is on the right side of the password field.
What is it?
By selecting the highlighted box, the user is able to see the characters of the password they entered in so far (to check for accuracy) without compromising the security.
CONNECTING WINDOWS 8 TO A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT
When creating a new user within Windows 8, it offers the option to set up a local account or a Microsoft account.
A local account is quicker and easier, yet we generally recommend creating the user as a Microsoft account.
In case the user forgets the password, you can change your password from the Internet on a different computer (so long as the computer is connected to the Internet). Additionally, the [app] store may require a Microsoft account for downloading.
FINDING A PROGRAM OR DOCUMENT WITHIN WINDOWS 8
Those of us who are comfortable with Windows 7 know that you can select the START button and start typing and it will automatically search your computer for programs, documents, videos and music related to your search request.
With Windows 8, simply go the metro look and start typing!
It’s that simple! When you start typing, a search automatically appears and searches based on your search criteria.
SHOULD YOU UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 8 TO WINDOWS 8.1?
We found the updating to Windows 8.1 is generally a good idea since it’s more user friendly.
How do you get the update?
The update is available for free through the [app] store.