Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
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.
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.