Introduction: Exploring Windows 8.1!!

This Instructable will give you a quick overview of windows 8.1, all of it's features and programs

Step 1: Start Menu

First we will take a look at the windows 8/8.1 start menu

As you can see it's quite a bit different then the start menu in earlier versions of windows

Step 2: Windows Store : Part 1

Next we'll take a look at the Windows Store

1. Windows Store Homepage

  • Games Category
  • Social Category
  • Entertainment

Step 3: Windows Store : Part 2

  • Photo
  • Music & Video
  • Sports
  • Books & References

Step 4: Windows Store : Part 3

  • News & Weather
  • Health & Fitness
  • Food & Dining
  • Lifestyle
  • Shopping

Step 5: Windows Store : Part 4

1. Homepage Categories

  • Games
  • Social
  • Entertainment
  • Photo
  • Music & Video
  • Sports
  • Books & Reference
  • News & Weather
  • Health & Fitness
  • Food & Dining
  • Lifestyle
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Finance
  • Productivity
  • Tools
  • Security
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government

Step 6: Side Bar : Part 1

Now let's take a look at the Side Bar

1. Search

2. Open a program

  • Type in the name of the program in the search bar
  • Click on the program to open it

3. Share

4. Start

  • Goes to the Start Menu

5. Devices

  • Play
  • Print
  • Project

Step 7: Side Bar : Part 2

6. Settings

  • Control Panel
  • Personalization
  • PC info
  • Help
  • Networks (Internet Connection)
  • Volume
  • Brightness
  • Notifications
  • Power

- Sleep

- Shutdown

- Restart

  • Change PC Settings

- PC & Devices

- Accounts

- OneDrive

- Search & Apps

- Privacy

- Network

- Time & Language

- Ease of Access

- Update & Recovery

- Control Panel

- Personalize

- Lock screen

- Account picture

- Picture password

- View recently used settings

Step 8: Apps

Next let's take a look at Apps

1. A list of all the apps on your computer

a) To get to your apps :

  • Go to the Start Menu

- Click on start in the bottom left corner

  • Click on the drop down arrow on the bottom left

Step 9: New Apps : Part 1

Now let's take a look at some new Apps on Windows 8

  • Alarm Clock
  • Finance/Money
  • Food & Drink
  • Games

Step 10: New Apps : Part 2

  • Health & Fitness
  • Help + Tips
  • Maps
  • Music

Step 11: New Apps : Part 3

  • News
  • Reader
  • Reading List
  • Sound Recorder

Step 12: New Apps : Part 4

  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weather

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