Forum Thread: Exploring Windows 8.1!!

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Step 1: Start Menu

First we will take a look at the windows 8/8.1 start menu

As you can see it's quite a bit different then the start menu in earlier versions of windows

Step 2: Windows Store : Part 1

Next we'll take a look at the Windows Store

  1. Windows Store Homepage
  • Games Category
  • Social Category
  • Entertainment

Step 3: Windows Store : Part 2

  • Photo
  • Music & Video
  • Sports
  • Books & References

Step 4: Windows Store : Part 3

  • News & Weather
  • Health & Fitness
  • Food & Dining
  • Lifestyle
  • Shopping

Step 5: Windows Store : Part 4

  1. Homepage Categories
  • Games
  • Social
  • Entertainment
  • Photo
  • Music & Video
  • Sports
  • Books & Reference
  • News & Weather
  • Health & Fitness
  • Food & Dining
  • Lifestyle
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Finance
  • Productivity
  • Tools
  • Security
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government

Step 6: Side Bar : Part 1

Now let's take a look at the Side Bar

  1. Search
  1. Open a program
  • Type in the name of the program in the search bar
  • Click on the program to open it
  1. Share
  1. Start
  • Goes to the Start Menu
  1. Devices
  • Play
  • Print
  • Project

Step 7: Side Bar : Part 2

  1. Settings
  • Control Panel
  • Personalization
  • PC info
  • Help
  • Networks (Internet Connection)
  • Volume
  • Brightness
  • Notifications
  • Power

--Sleep
-- Shutdown
-- Restart

  • Change PC Settings

--PC & Devices
-- Accounts
-- OneDrive
-- Search & Apps
-- Privacy
-- Network
-- Time & Language
-- Ease of Access
-- Update & Recovery
-- Control Panel
-- Personalize
-- Lock screen
-- Account picture
-- Picture password
-- View recently used settings

Step 8: Apps

Next let's take a look at Apps

  1. A list of all the apps on your computer

a) To get to your apps :

  • Go to the Start Menu

-- Click on start in the bottom left corner

-- Click on the drop down arrow on the bottom left

Step 9: New Apps : Part 1

Now let's take a look at some new Apps on Windows 8

  • Alarm Clock
  • Finance/Money
  • Food & Drink
  • Games

Step 10: New Apps : Part 2

  • Health & Fitness
  • Help + Tips
  • Maps
  • Music

Step 11: New Apps : Part 3

  • News
  • Reader
  • Reading List
  • Sound Recorder

Step 12: New Apps : Part 4

  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weather

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