Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
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.
How we assembled an inexpensive gaming rig that delivers solid frame rates and is poised for future upgrades.
Windows 8's frustrating quirks continue long after you've mastered the Modern interface. We explain how to address the worst annoyances.
The new OS brings some new shortcuts to the table, and learning these five might help you navigate more easily.
Three free utilities to customize Win8, make it look like OS X, or eliminate the Start Screen entirely.
Did you buy Windows 8 Pro? If so, you're entitled to the Windows Media Center Pack for free—but only for a limited time.
Win8 StartButton is the latest third-party attempt to fix one of Windows 8's most broken features.