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Takeaway: Greg Shultz shows you how to create the CLSID shortcut to the Apps screen and set it up like a Start button. After my You don’t really need a Start Menu in Windows 8 article was published, the ensuing discussion really took off sprouting points from both sides of the issue.
I didn't say the *ONLY* reason not to use Win8, but it is _symbolic_ of what is wrong with Win8.
Takeaway: Greg Shultz shares his most-often used Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts and shows you how to discover your own favorite Windows Key shortcuts.
This screenshot gallery is also available as a post in the Windows and Office Blog . As you may remember, Windows 7 came with Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode allowing you to download and install a fully functional copy of Windows XP SP3 in a virtual machine running inside of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate.
Now that Windows 8 Enterprise is available to the public as a 90-day evaluation and Windows 8 Pro is available for Microsoft TechNet subscribers, we decided to collect links to the Windows 8 articles we’ve published since the release of the Developer Preview.
What do you do with a new operating system?
Windows 8 is a touch-focused operating system that also works quite well with your traditional keyboard and mouse with a lot of new Metro-focused keyboard shortcuts. You need to learn and get familiar with them in order to learn and get most out of it.
Takeaway: Navigating Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard will definitely take some getting used to, but Greg Shultz gives you some hints to get you started. As I said in last week’s post , even though Microsoft Windows 8 with its Metro user interface is primarily designed for use on a touch-screen tablet, Microsoft kept the mouse and keyboard user in mind when they reimagined the operating system.
Takeaway: Yes, you can indeed resuscitate the Classic Start Menu in Windows 8.