How to learn Windows 8?

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Discussions
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,818
Re: How to learn Windows 8?

HDProman wrote:

Many thanks to everyone, I have made a decision based on all your good advice.

I will learn to use Windows 8 as Microsoft intended and only then include the desktop mode.

I may be misunderstanding, but using nothing but metro apps is not the way it is intended to be used.  The desktop is still very much a part of the OS, there are just other aspects available.

After I have the basics down I will look into using something like the Classic Shell.

I have ordered Windows 8 the missing manual and per your suggestions I will use the videos available from Microsoft.

After all the above I then most likely will upgrade to Windows 8.1 and should be in a good position to evaluate whether or not the upgrade is an improvement.

Thanks again to everyone, you have been a big help.

Floyd...

Sounds like a good plan.  You may even find you don't want/need classic shell.  If you have any questions feel free to come back here.  I'm sure I or others would be happy to help.

BobSC Veteran Member • Posts: 3,714
Re: How to learn Windows 8?

dradam wrote:

HDProman wrote:

Many thanks to everyone, I have made a decision based on all your good advice.

I will learn to use Windows 8 as Microsoft intended and only then include the desktop mode.

I may be misunderstanding, but using nothing but metro apps is not the way it is intended to be used. The desktop is still very much a part of the OS, there are just other aspects available.

Yeah, because who would want to learn one UI when he can learn two!

/sarc.

dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,818
Re: How to learn Windows 8?

BobSC wrote:

dradam wrote:

HDProman wrote:

Many thanks to everyone, I have made a decision based on all your good advice.

I will learn to use Windows 8 as Microsoft intended and only then include the desktop mode.

I may be misunderstanding, but using nothing but metro apps is not the way it is intended to be used. The desktop is still very much a part of the OS, there are just other aspects available.

Yeah, because who would want to learn one UI when he can learn two!

/sarc.

It's all one UI, there are just a few more possibilities available now.

BobSC Veteran Member • Posts: 3,714
Re: How to learn Windows 8?

dradam wrote:

BobSC wrote:

dradam wrote:

HDProman wrote:

Many thanks to everyone, I have made a decision based on all your good advice.

I will learn to use Windows 8 as Microsoft intended and only then include the desktop mode.

I may be misunderstanding, but using nothing but metro apps is not the way it is intended to be used. The desktop is still very much a part of the OS, there are just other aspects available.

Yeah, because who would want to learn one UI when he can learn two!

/sarc.

It's all one UI, there are just a few more possibilities available now.

No it's not. There are two distinct interfaces with different rules. The old one is grafted onto the new. Almost like an afterthought. "Say bubba, don't you think people are going to want to run all the old software they already own?" "Golly, I didn't think of that! We better include a way for them to run it..."

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