I need to learn the "deep" nuts and bolts of Win 8 so I can figure out how to replace XP-Pro-based work habits I've developed over many years with equally efficient Win-8-based procedures. My goal will be to make Win 8 function efficiently as much as possible for work use. I will need to try to find ways to make old XP-compatible programs function under Win 8.
What educational materials do you recommend to acquire this level of knowledge? I have Win 8 loaded on a spare computer so I can experiment without affecting my production work.