Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
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.
Get more done in less time on your desktop or tablet by mastering Windows 8 touch controls and their keyboard/mouse equivalents.
Now that Windows 8 is installed on your desktop machine, it's time for a primer on what to do, and where to go, during your first half-hour of operation. Learn basic navigation, as well as some additional setup tips to streamline your Windows 8 experience.
This handy batch software installer now supports Classic Shell, a Start button/menu combo for Windows 8.
One PC power user's account of what you can expect from upgrading to Windows 8.
Windows 8 is all about the apps. Here are some suggestions on what you should download first.
We show you how to tweak Windows 8 for optimal performance on your aging desktop or laptop PC.
Slick freebie Pokki makes the Windows 8 desktop a much more familiar and convenient place. And it comes with its own app store!
Yep, all Windows 8 users will need to relearn how to turn off their PCs. Microsoft hid the option in the strangest place.
With the Windows 8 launch just around the corner, you may need a hardware upgrade to prepare for the new OS. We show you how to build a fast, Windows 8-ready system you can be proud of that won’t break the bank.