Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

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How to find the secret Start Menu built into Windows 8.1

Yes, it's true. You can add a Start menu--of sorts--to the Windows 8.1 taskbar without installing a third-party program. All of the code is built into Windows itself. You just have to know the trick that makes it appear.

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How to get Windows 10's best new features today

A Start Menu, the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows, and more are coming to Windows 10, but you can get the best features today thanks to some helpful software.

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Buying a new PC? Don't worry, Windows 8 is just fine.

I hated Windows 8 from the start. But now I can wholeheartedly recommend Microsoft's troubled OS.