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 7 has replaced XP as the most popular version of the OS

While Microsoft are looking ahead to the release of Windows 10, the majority of PC users are still holding on to Windows 7 as their operating system of choice.

Does the death of Windows RT cast a shadow on Windows 10?

The legacy of Windows RT continues to haunt Microsoft. The company's newest operating system, Windows 10, is trying a different approach to combining the desktop with mobile, but does it make the same fundamental mistakes?

Want to ditch your Microsoft account? Here’s how to do it in Windows 8.1

Not everyone requires use of a connected Microsoft account in Windows 8.1. Here's how to change to a local account if you want to opt out of the company's ecosystem.

Finally, Windows 8.1 surpasses XP in usage

The latest data harvested from around the web shows Windows 8.1 is at long last the second most used OS in the world, behind Win 7 and ahead of XP.

Fancy a Windows 8 PC on a stick? You can have one today for just $100

A little known Chinese device manufacturer just stole Intel's thunder by putting a Windows 8-running stick PC up for sale for American buyers.

Out with the old, in with the new: Windows XP use falls sharply, while 8.1 soars impressively

In an unusual turn of events, Windows 8.1 usage has massively soared in October, and Windows XP has taken an abrupt plunge. Here are the latest numbers.

What’s the difference between Windows 8 and 10?

Though Windows 10 is currently in a very early state, there are already some clear differences between Windows 8 and Windows 10 that are worth discussing.

Windows 7 use surges, while Windows 8 and 8.1 popularity falls

Windows 7 is as popular as it has ever been. Windows 8 and 8.1? Not so much. Learn more here.