Windows 8 Coverage

Three years after Microsoft redeemed for the sins of Vista with the launch of Windows 7, another new Windows is upon us. Quite unlike its conservative predecessor, Windows 8 represents a huge departure from the way things used to work. A touch-based “Modern UI” interface now lies at the heart of the Windows experience, which brings a wave of tablet hardware to go along with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the tectonic shift the Windows universe is undergoing – and where it will take us.

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Windows 8 finally gets its official Facebook app

At the Microsoft Build conference, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that an official Facebook app is on the way to Windows 8. It's been a long, hard wait, W8 users - and now it's over.

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How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings

With this guide, you'll be able to restore your Windows PC to the settings that it had when you first bought it. We cover every version of Windows since Vista.


Common problems with installing Windows 10, and how to fix them

Most Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will upgrade to Windows 10 without incident. If you haven't, give this guide a look to see if you can solve your problem.


Not convinced Windows 10 is for you? Here’s how to revert to an older version

Windows 10 is an excellent operating system, but it's not perfect. There are several ways to revert back to an older version if you're like, and it's easy if you upgraded from Windows 8.1.


These are the best ways to print-to-PDF in Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7

Printing to PDF in Windows can be a hassle if you don't have the right software. We run you through how to convert files to PDF in Windows 7,8, and 10 with or without Adobe Acrobat.


6 built-in Windows tools you might not know about

Windows has a ton of behind-the-scenes programs and features that you might not know about. Here are six that will be particularly useful for regular users, and might replace paid or free third-party programs.


Windows 10: Our complete guide to Microsoft’s next OS

Microsoft plans to recover from Windows 8 with a new OS supporting mouse, touch, and voice input, expanding and refine the Metro interface, and adding a replacement for the Start menu. Here's what we've heard about Windows 10 so far.


How to a take a screenshot on a PC with Windows 7, 8, or 10

Whether you need an image to send to tech support or simple way to save them, there will undoubtedly come a time when you'll need a screenshot of your desktop. Here's our quick guide on to take a screenshot on PC without any unnecessary, bloated software.


Run Windows operating systems on your Mac with this simple install guide

Even Apple fans occasionally long for Microsoft's live tiles or the ability to play Minesweeper. To help, we've put together this simple walkthrough for installing Windows 7, 8, or 10 on a Mac computer.