Windows 8

Windows 8 is a version of Microsoft Windows (an operating system developed by Microsoft) for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. It was announced at CES 2011, and followed by the release of three pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 uses version 6.2 of the Windows NT kernel.

Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its user experience on mobile devices such as tablets to better compete with other mobile operating systems like Android and Apple's iOS. Windows 8 features a new touch user interface and shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, featuring a new Start screen with a grid of dynamically updating tiles that represent applications. The Start screen replaces the "Start menu" of earlier Windows versions. There is a new app platform with an emphasis on touchscreen input, and the new Windows Store to obtain and/or purchase applications to run on the operating system.

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General Windows 8 Tips Article #
How to disable the lock screen in Windows 8 TKB:1040
Install Apps from unknown sources other than from the Windows store TKB:1041
How to Log in automatically in Windows 8 TKB:1003
How to replace the Classic Start menu in Windows 8 TKB:1004
Windows 8 key shortcuts TKB:1005
How to Launch programs fast TKB:1006
Intelligent screengrabs TKB:1007
Image file within Explorer won't open in a Photo Viewer TKB:1008
How To Create A Portable Windows 8 Enterprise To Go Workspace TKB:1013
Bypass Windows 8 Start Screen On Startup & Jump Directly To Desktop TKB:1028
How To Add & Remove Shortcuts From Windows 8 Win + X Menu TKB:1029
How To Turn Off SmartScreen Filter For Windows 8 TKB:1030
Create Custom Refresh Point In Windows 8 With Recimg Tool TKB:1031
How To Enable Windows 8 Hibernate Option TKB:1032
How To Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection In Windows 8 TKB:1033
Getting Started With Windows 8 Article #
Getting Started Windows 8 Tips TKB:1009
Windows 8 new options and features TKB:1010
Windows 8 Customisations TKB:1011
Some Explorer tricks In Windows 8 TKB:1012
Local Group Policy Editor Tweaks Article#
Disable Uninstall Option For Windows 8 Modern UI Apps TKB:1014
How To Hide Specific Windows 8 Control Panel Tools Or Applets TKB:1015
How To Turn Off Windows Store In Windows 8 TKB:1016
How To Disable Lock Screen & Lock Screen Image TKB:1017
Disable Lock Screen App Notifications For All Users In Windows 8 TKB:1018
Enable Account Lockout Policy And Set Lockout Threshold & Duration In Windows 8 TKB:1019
How To Disable Sync Settings For All Users In Windows 8 TKB:1020
How To Restrict Account Users From Changing Personalization Settings In Windows 8 TKB:1021
How To Prevent Windows 8 Account Users From Changing Internet Setting TKB:1022
How To Enable Windows 8 Store On Windows To Go PC TKB:1023
Windows Registry Hacks Article#
Change The Maximum Number Of Tile Rows On Start Screen TKB:1024
Set Border Size Of Desktop Windows TKB:1025
Set Custom Desktop Icon Vertical & Horizontal Spacing TKB:1026
Windows 8 Start Screen Animation Registry Hack TKB:1027
Windows Registry Hacks Article#
Error 0x8007232B 'DNS Name Does Not Exist' when Activating Windows 8 TKB:1090