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Windows 8 Users - What has been the hardest thing to get used to about Windows 8?

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For me the hardest thing to get used to is the idea of not having a "Start Menu" which is really the core of Windows navigation. It's going to take some getting used to for us mouse and keyboarders but I can understand why Microsoft are trying to phase out the "Start Menu". Just reverting back to Windows 7 for a few minutes and you soon get a feeling that it's a process to access the data/applications you use regularly. Another aspect of Windows 8 I like is how it is oriented towards keeping your core applications/files within your fingertips. Windows' previous to this have been a complete mess in comparison. So Overclockers, what is the hardest thing to get to grips with with Windows 8?
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How often do you really use the start menu? Only thing I really ever used it for was to shut down, reboot, search and control panel all of which are easy to access on Win 8.

Windows Button + C + Settings + Power = Shut down and reboot
Windows Button + Q = Search
Windows Button + C + Control Panel (or desktop icon) = Control Panel

Is it really that difficult? Or just different?
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How often do you really use the start menu? Only thing I really ever used it for was to shut down, reboot, search and control panel all of which are easy to access on Win 8.

Windows Button + C + Settings + Power = Shut down and reboot
Windows Button + Q = Search
Windows Button + C + Control Panel (or desktop icon) = Control Panel

Is it really that difficult? Or just different?

It really just takes getting used to, not having the start bar is like only ever driving with a clutch and then being thrown into an auto. (That analogy would have worked a lot better if we were back in time during Windows 95 when they first introduced the Start Menu)
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Make the Windows button your friend and it because rather easy. biggrin.gif

Windows 8 Shortcuts here

Some tips & tricks
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Originally Posted by 32oz View Post

Make the Windows button your friend and it because rather easy. biggrin.gif
Windows 8 Shortcuts here
Some tips & tricks
Thanks dude, that's actually super helpful. I already knew a few of the basic shortcuts for 8 but this has helped a lot. Cheers.
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