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Where is Help feature?

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    Where is Help feature?


    Sorry to ask such a basic question, but this is a hard one to google for, since 'help' has a lot of different uses.

    I'm trying to help an elderly relative with his new Windows 8 PC, and I have never used Windows 8. He can't find the Help feature, the equivalent of 'Start -> Help and Support' in previous versions of Windows.

    Could someone please tell me how a user accesses Help in Win8?

    Thanks

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    @SimSportPlyr

    Go Charm Bar (i.e., new interface go-to bar) > Search. Click on Apps section. Scroll right. Look up first column on the right.
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    1. You don't have to go to the charms bar to search. Just start typing while you are on the Start Screen

    2. You can still press F1 for help, just as you could in pretty much every previous version of Windows.
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    znod and Kebero, you're awesome. Thanks!!!
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by SimSportPlyr View Post
    znod and Kebero, you're awesome. Thanks!!!
    You are very welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimSportPlyr View Post
    znod and Kebero, you're awesome. Thanks!!!
    Not a problem.
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