With Windows 8.1 Now being released as an official update via the Windows Store, many users are wondering how the new operating system has fundamentally changed the way it interacts with Windows 8.
The truth is, Windows 8.1 is not a reimagining of Windows 8. Instead, Charms is an updated version of the Start Screen and app platform, making the operating system such a significant break from previous versions of Windows.
Here are some How-To’s you’ll need after updating to Windows 8.1. Remember, while Windows 8.1 is available in stores starting today, users don’t have to pay for the update if they already have Windows 8 installed on their desktop, laptop or tablet.
How to Open Multiple Internet Explorers in Windows 8.1
With the Windows 8.1 update, users finally have the ability to open multiple windows in Internet Explorer 11’s Windows Store app. In this tutorial, users learn how to find all the right buttons to make multitasking a breeze in Internet Explorer 11.
How to Add a Slideshow to the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1
Unused Windows 8.1 devices can now be turned into makeshift digital picture frames to showcase portraits of friends and family. Here’s how to turn on the option in the Windows 8.1 Settings App and automatically pull photos from Microsoft’s SkyDrive service.
How to Stop Notifications in Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 fixes many of Windows 8’s shortcomings. Unfortunately, none of it has to do with the way it handles notifications. Here’s how to permanently put an end to annoying notifications in Windows 8.1.
Resizing Live Tiles in Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 allows users to resize Live Tiles to get the best layout for their daily use. Here’s how to create your own custom Live Tile configurations and make your device your own.
Disable Start Screen in Windows 8.1
The Start Screen in Windows 8.1 is a little more customizable, but that doesn’t mean all Windows users won’t be looking at it. Here’s how to turn off the Start Screen and get back to focus on the Desktop you already know and love.
How to Install Apps in Windows 8.1
In this tutorial, we walk you through installing and updating Windows Store apps for use on desktops, laptops, and tablets.
How to Add Background to Start Screen in Windows 8.1
Even though they are on by default, users no longer have to look at the dull dark colors of tattoo designs in the background of the Start Screen. Here’s how to throw them for a background photo you like from the desktop.
Windows 8.1 is now a free update available to all Windows 8 users via the Windows Store. Before trying to use any of these tutorials, you’ll have to take the time to download them.