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20 Tips and Tricks to get the most out of Windows 8

valtonray

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What do you do with a new operating system? If you’re a typical Maximum PC reader, you roll up your shirt sleeves and jump elbow-deep into every part of the OS you can get your hands on. You make manual registry tweaks to open up hidden elements of your new OS; you navigate through all of the different configuration options to see what’s changed, what’s new, and what you can personalize to your liking; you devote hours to playing around with all the different features.

Or, if you want a quick fix, you can read a guide like this.

We’ve gotten our arms full of data and dust in our attempts to unearth some of the more noteworthy features of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. And the following list of twenty awesome items represents the must-do tweaks and must-check-out, new features of Microsoft’s latest operating system.

This is but the start of our Windows 8 week festivities: Come back tomorrow and we’ll tell you about the 8 things we absolutely love in Windows 8!
Maximum PC | The Big Guide: 20 Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Windows 8
 

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lehnerus2000

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Thanks valtonray

Tip #11 could be handy.

Thanks for the link. :)
 

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whs

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Tips 11 and 12 work perfectly. Thanks for finding it.
 

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