Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
Richard Howell replaced an old computer with a Windows 8 laptop. His mail provider only supports the POP email protocol, which Windows 8's email program doesn't support. What's he to do?
This tiny utility gives you lots of control over your boot options, including bringing back the Windows 7 boot loader.
The gift-giving season has reached a head, and there's a strong possibility that you now find yourself with a new Windows 8 tablet, laptop or hybrid. Does the new OS confuse you? Allow us to assist.
Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" platform provides everything you need for a competent entertainment PC in an extremely small package.
Microsoft's stock Windows Defender app protects your Windows 8 PC against all sorts of nasties, but OEMs can disable the software to install an antivirus trial. Here's how to turn it back on.
Is your hardware on the fritz after upgrading to Windows 8? Updating your drivers could fix the problem. We tell you how and where to find the most up-to-date drivers for your rig.
You can run Windows 8 in a virtual machine, dual-boot it with your current OS, or install it outright. We explore the pros and cons of each option.
How Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise users should encrypt their external drives—for free.
Want to dip your toes in Microsoft's modern UI before plunging head-first into Windows 8? You can do it for free, without uninstalling your current OS.
By default, Microsoft (inexplicably) hides this option in the new OS. Here's how to restore it.
Tired of entering your password every time you boot your PC? Here's how to turn that option off.
Windows 8 offers superb support for touch, including full 10-point multitouch gestures. We guide you through choosing the right combination of touch device and monitor.
Windows 8 is great for running today's games, but what about classics from PC's golden age of gaming? The results are mixed.
We spare no details in our deep-dive look at Windows 8's Mail and Calendar apps.
This five-hour video class teaches you everything you need to know about migrating to, navigating, and understanding the new OS.