windows 8 Help and Support

(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

Windows 8 Help and Support.

Microsoft had over come this option in the  latest windows 8.1 update. There is a power button provided on the top of you Metro screen.

Now the question is what is a Metro screen. This is a modern User Interface where the users can see the programs in a tiled view.

The Metro screen has almost all the programs chosen by the user in the front.

There is a hidden metro screen in Windows 8 where the users have to press the right click and click on ALL APPS.

ALL APPS appears on the right bottom corner. When we select ALL APPS , the classic programs of Windows like Paint, calculator, notepad, word pad, System tools and if you have installed any other programs like Microsoft Office word,excel, outlook,publisher,visio.

The Windows 8.1 has a different view to see all these programs. We need to click on the Down arrow key appears on the bottom left.

This will bring all the programs in your computer.

History about Windows8

Windows8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of Windows NT family of operating systems. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. It was announced at CES 2011, and followed by the release of three pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability on October 26, 2012.[5]

Windows 8 introduced major changes to the operating system’s platform and user interface to improve its user experience on tablets, where Windows was now competing with mobile operating systems, including Android and iOS.[6] In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft’s “Metro” design language, the Start screen (which displays programs and dynamically updated content on a grid of tiles), a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services (including the ability to sync apps and settings between devices), and Windows Store, an online store for downloading and purchasing new software. Windows 8 added support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware, to prevent malware from infecting the boot process.

Windows 8 was released to a mixed reception. Although reaction towards its performance improvements, security enhancements, and improved support for touchscreen devices was positive, the new user interface of the operating system was widely criticized for being potentially confusing and difficult to learn (especially when used with a keyboard and mouse instead of a touchscreen). Despite these shortcomings, 60 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold through January 2013, a number which included both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new PCs.[7]