All your favorite apps from Windows Store are just a click away. You can go directly to the Windows Store from your Start screen by clicking the Windows Store icon. Shop our ever-expanding catalog of apps in a variety of categories ranging from games to books, to news, to pretty much anything you might ever need. Purchase and downloading is a breeze.
Your new Microsoft Signature Experience PC comes with a fully activated, ready-to-go anti-virus program called Windows Defender. To access your anti-virus protection type Windows Defender in the Windows Start screen. This program is always on and working to keep your new PC protected. Best of all, unlike competing anti-virus software, Windows Defender never expires and continuously updates itself for free so that your PC is better able to withstand a majority of the latest cyber-threats.
Chances are, one of the first things you'll want to setup is your email. If you have configured your new PC with a Microsoft account, then your email associated with your account is automatically setup. Dont'have a Microsoft account? Not to worry. Setting up your email from Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Google, AOL, Yahoo and others is simple. Just click on the mail app on the Start screen and add your accounts. It's that easy.
Windows 8.1 now lets you not only customize the desktop with your favorite picture, but you can now also customize the Start screen with the same picture too! This makes for a fun transition from the Start screen to the Windows desktop and back! It's simple to set:
Select it and you'll immediately see the Start screen customized to the same wallpaper! Enjoy!
With OneDrive you can store and access your photos, documents, and other important files no matter where you are. Your Windows 8.1 PC comes with 7GB of free OneDrive storage. If that's not enough, you can purchase up to 200GB of additional OneDrive storage.
When you right-click on the Start button, you can quick access commonly used Windows 8.1 dektop tasks such as restarting your PC, searching for files, launching the Control panel and more.
Alt+Tab: Bring up a window enabling you to cycle through all the apps running.
Windows + Tab: Brings up a sidebar on the left side of the screen enabling you to select between Windows modern apps and the desktop (if it is running).
Move cursor to top-left-of-screen: to see a sidebar on the left side of the screen to select your running apps.
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for those who want to forgo the Start page and boot their PC directly to the desktop. Here's how:
Here's how to pin your favorite app to the Start screen for quick access.
Getting the data from your old machine to your new PC is only a matter of a few clicks.
To start the process from:
-Windows 8 or Windows RT, type Transfer from the Start screen.
-Windows 7, type Transfer into the search window from the Start Menu.
From Windows XP or Windows Vista, download Windows Easy Transfer from: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer
Next, choose a method for transferring items to your new computer and follow the screens based on the method you selected.
Run Windows Easy Transfer from your new PC
Should you experience a technical glitch of some sort, you can quickly reset your PC. To reset your PC type "Recovery" in Search. Open the Recovery app and select the best option that will address your issue.
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