Windows 8 is finally here — and everywhere you go, people are talking about it. Most electronic retailers are now carrying Windows 8 devices (laptop & tablets) pre-loaded & ready to use, and people are beginning to purchase them and take them home.
Windows has been the backbone of the world’s computing experience for decades. With over 400 million users worldwide, people have grown used to some standard elements in their Windows experience — like a Start Menu, for example.
Most previous versions of Windows have had the Start Menu. Going back to 1995, it’s been a given that you could find it at the lower left corner of the screen. For Windows 8 new users, finding out the Start Menu is no longer there may be a bit of a shock.
Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and relax. The Start Menu isn’t really gone — it’s just been transformed into something more useful: the Start Screen.
If you read our previous blog post on Windows 8, you know that Geek Squad has been preparing for this for a while now. Check out our second Windows 8 “Two Minute Miracle” video, “Here Comes the Smart Screen!”
For further tips and walkthroughs on how to use your Windows 8 device, check out Geek Squad’s Windows 8 tips and tricks section (geeksquad.com/Windows8) for 11 walkthroughs and “Two Minute Miracle” videos to help make your transition an easy one.Agent Ron has been battling the forces of unruly technology run amok since 2001, prior to Geek Squad’s acquisition of Best Buy. When not busy creating video & technical training content for Geek Squad Agents in the field, Agent Ron enjoys home brewing, international travel, and learning how to cook new cuisines.