Cool Things to Do with Windows 8
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Windows 8 lets you to do some cool new stuff. It also allows you to do old tasks in exciting new ways. In this video we'll talk about interacting with the Start Screen and logging in to your Windows 8 system.
 
To get started, you will have to navigate to the start screen. For tips and tricks to get there efficiently, check out our tech tip. From this screen you can do a lot to make navigating to your common tasks easier.

  

What You'll need

  • A PC running Windows 8

Procedure

Windows 8 allows you to pin people, news feeds and even your favorite sports teams to your start-screen. This will help you quickly get to information about the things that are important to you.

To pin something to the start-screen:

  1. Access the menu bar from a supported app
  2. Select "Pin to Start"

Always forgetting your password? You'll love the new Picture Password feature. This allows you to sign in to your Windows 8 device using any combination of circles, lines, or taps on a picture of your choosing.

To set up your Picture Password, follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to PC Settings
  2. Select "Users"
  3. Select "Create Picture Password"
  4. Configure your password

You can unlock your computer with this new method, or press the "Switch to Password" button on the logon screen to enter your standard user password.

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Need More Help?

Windows 8 offers a lot of new ways of interacting with your computer. If you have questions, Geek Squad Agents are always standing by! Follow us on Twitter, or Chat With an Agent now.

As always, you can find Geek Squad Agents at your nearest Geek Squad Precinct, on the phone at 1-800-GeekSquad, or standing by to chat online 24/7/365.