Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

Windows UI designer explains why forcing Metro on all is great for power users

Sure, Metro isn't great for getting things done, but a Microsoft designer says that's the entire point.

Five Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Ready to upgrade from Windows XP? Here are some tips to making that transition seamless.

Can 200 million licenses be wrong? Windows 8 hits major milestone

License sales lag behind Windows 7, but are ahead of Windows Vista.

Hands-on with Mozilla's long-delayed Metro Firefox app: Good thing it's a beta

It's not all bad, but you can't call it good.

Microsoft names Satya Nadella CEO

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella its next CEO. The company's cloud and enterprise chief, Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer after a five-month search.

How to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 or 8 with the least cost, hassle, and downtime

(Sponsored) Create high quality Blu-rays right on your Mac with only a Blu-ray drive and one versatile application.

w8.1leaks primary

Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak: More changes for Start screen, desktop

Big changes in this update include improving the modern UI experience for traditional point, click, and type PC users.

Incoming Windows 8.1 update might boot to desktop by default for PC users

Live Tiles aren't dead, but they might be hidden in the next version of Windows.

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.

nokiaandmicrosoft2 primary

How to make Microsoft great again, one Nokia phone at a time

Five lessons Microsoft could digest from the business it's about to swallow.

Metro apps infiltrate the desktop in leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 images

Images from a prolific Windows leaker show Metro apps pinned to the desktop taskbar.

chrome logo

Latest Chrome build brings all of Chrome OS to Windows 8

The latest version of Chrome is a Trojan horse for Chrome OS.

skydrive icon

Microsoft offers new workaround for SkyDrive problems in Windows 8.1

The company has now posted troubleshooting steps on its official support discussion forum for affected users

library books

Organize your digital life with Windows Libraries

Windows' Library feature lets you transform the chaos of far-flung files into clean, centralized organization.