Windows 8 consumers Preview (Consumer Preview) has been released , this version is more mature version of the installation experience of a friend I am sure many, Here we give some application tips, I hope you can let everyone experience Windows the function is more convenient.
1, lock screen
Started, the user will first see the lock screen interface for Windows 8, whenever the system starts, restore or logged in, lock screen will appear. If you are using a touch screen device, and then swept away with your fingers and then enter the password you can log in the system. If it is not touch screen devices, then use the mouse to click on to sign-on system.
2, Metro main screen
When the user to log on to Windows 8, the new Metro startup screen will appear above was covered with tile-like program. Of course, if you do not like an application, you can right-click to remove them, and then rearrange the location of the application in accordance with their own preferences.
3, a simplified Start menu
Metro user interface with the Start menu, which contains some simple options such as setting, equipment, sharing and search.
4, run any program
Hold down the Windows key or Win + F can be called the search window, type the name of the program can open the specified application.
5, the task switching
Metro screen does not have the taskbar, so users can easily find those applications that are running this case, the user simply hold down the Alt + Tab keys to be able to view the running application, but hold down the Win + TAB key to switch from one running application to the next application.
6, close the application
Metro application does not contain a "Close" button, In fact, this is Microsoft deliberately designed to run another application, the application will be suspended when a lack of resources, the system will automatically close the application procedure.
Of course, users can manually close the application, hold down Ctrl + Alt + Esc to can open the Task Manager, right-click on the excess application to choose to terminate the task can be.
7, shut down the system
If you want to shut down the system in the Metro interface, you can simply bring up the Settings dialog box, click the power button, then close the can. Of course, if you are in the desktop state, you can also hold down the Alt + F4, and then shut down, restart, switch user or canceled options.
8, the Metro Internet Explorer,
Click on the IE Metro pane, a full-screen version of the browser will appear, it is a touch-friendly browser, mouse users, of course there are also some advantages: right-click the Web site can be fixed to the Metro screen, for example, open a new the browser tab or switch to the old label.
Of course, if your favorite old IE interface, you can simply start the IE browser on the desktop or hold down the Windows key and then one can.
9, multi-screen display
Under normal circumstances, the Metro application is running full-screen, but if you are running a touch-screen device, it can also simultaneously view two applications.
10 inquiries on weather
Under normal circumstances, the binding of the Metro application by right-clicking reconfiguration. By default, the weather application is show in Anaheim, California weather, if the user wants to view the local weather, just right click option to add the city, type the nearest city name can.
11, the spell checker
Metro applications have the spell check function, with the Office. Violations words below will display a red wavy underline error, right-click you can see the suggested alternative, users can also add these words to their own dictionary.
12, Run as Administrator
Some applications only be run under administrator privileges, simply right-click the application, click the "Advanced", select "Run as administrator" option.
13, hibernation or sleep
By default, hibernate or sleep options do not appear in Windows to close the dialog box, but the user can restore them.
Start the Power Options program (powercfg.cpl,), click in the left pane select the power button on the health, if you see "Change is currently unavailable" link, click on it, select the option of "sleep or sleep Click Save Settings, then hibernation or sleep "option will appear in the dialog box is closed.
14, automatic login
Tired of manually to log on to Windows 8? Here is automatically to log on to Windows 8: Hold down the Windows key and press R, type netplwiz and then press Enter to start the User Account dialog box. Clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer "check box, click" OK "button.
15, Windows 8, Windows shortcut keys
Although Windows Metro user interface is designed for touch screen, but it supports most of the old Windows shortcut keys.
Win + C: Show Charms, such as setting, equipment, share and search options;
Win + D: Start the desktop;
Win + E: Start Explorer;
Win + F: Open the search;
Win + I: Open the settings;
Win + L: Lock your computer;
Win + P: switch your monitor to a second monitor or projector;
Win + R: Open the run box;
Win + U: Open Ease of Access Center;
Win + W: Search your system settings;
Win + Z: When you open a full-screen Metro application, right-click context menu is displayed;
Win +: zoom in;
Win -: reduced;
16 Quick Start application
If you are accustomed to using a keyboard device, do not want to scroll to find the desired application, then do not worry, Windows 8 also supports a useful old shortcut.
To open the desktop, start media player, right-click the taskbar icon, select fixed this program to the taskbar. Close the Media Player, drag the taskbar icon to the left, with whom the taskbar button to close, then hold down the Windows key again to switch to the Metro user interface.
Hold down the Windows key, press 1, you will see the desktop appears, media player started. Of course, the user can hold down the Windows +2 or 3 key to start the second (the default is IE) or the third icon (the default Task Manager).
17, all installed applications
Windows 8 is no longer displayed the Start menu, which means that users can not easily see all non-Metro application. Unless the user hold down the Windows + F keys to view the search dialog box, you will see an alphabetical list of installed applications, click to start it.
18, the shutdown shortcut keys
The fastest way to shutdown is through a shortcut, start the desktop application, right-click an empty part of desktop, click New - Shortcut.
Enter shutdown.exe-s-t 00 is shut down your computer;
Enter shutdown.exe-h-t - 00 is a dormant computer;
Click Next, enter a shortcut name, click Finish.
19, to restore the "Start" menu
If you do not like the Metro user interface, then the following ways to revert to a more traditional Windows look and feel: Start REGEDIT (registry) and then browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer, double-click RPEnabled, then parameter values from one tone to remove the Metro, the new taskbar and Start menu, and so on.
In addition, set RPEnabled parameters a value of 2 is removed the Metro to restore the Start menu and Windows 8 most of the other improvements reserved.
20, since the desktop to start the Metro application
Most of the time spent on the desktop does not mean abandoning the Metro application, create a folder called "applications" on the desktop, then open it you will find in each Metro screen application icons and other Windows applet. If you want to open a specific Metro application, then open this folder, double-click the application icon.
Win + Tab: Switch between open applications.
21, since the USB flash drive to install Windows 8
If you want to install the Windows operating system from a USB flash drive, instead of the DVD, the Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool can help you. Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool the user can point to Windows 8 ISO file, then it can create a bootable USB drive, Windows installer.
Windows 8 system-wide use IE SmartScreen security features, check the download file to ensure their safety. However, if users do not want to SmartScreen function can also be adjusted, press Windows + R key, type control.exe in the Enter to start the old control panel.
Open Action Center panel, click Change the the SmartScreen set so that the user can open warning, but avoid disturbing their own, or turn off SmartScreen function.
If you are using 64-bit Windows 8, then a copy of its Internet Explorer running is 64-bit mode, but requires the user to manually open.
Click on the Tools - Internet Options - Security, select the security zone you want to adjust, start the 64-bit mode is selected, click OK, you can restart.
24, the virtual machine
After installing the Windows 8, you also have access to Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization capabilities, it allows you to create and run virtual machines. To start OptionalFeatures.exe, check the Hyper-V, and then click OK to enable the Hyper-V features.
Switch to the Metro user interface, slide to the right of the Hyper-V tile to begin to explore this feature.
25, the early introduction of anti-malware features
Windows 8 starts, it is able to selectively decide to initialize which the driver refused to load a suspicious or unknown driver to protect your computer from infection.
However, users need to manually start the anti-malware capabilities, start GPEDIT.MSC browse to Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - System - the early start of malicious software, double-click the right side of the start to initialize the driver installation strategy, choose your the desired option to.
Of course, I need to remind everyone, if this anti-malware are not careful to prevent a legal driver, then your system may crash.
26, Windows 8 files history
Windows 8 contains a well documented history, it can back up selected files by any user.
27, the USB drive
Connect USB drive to Windows 8 system from the menu, select "Configure this drive to backup the file history, by default, the user's library, contacts, favorites and desktop content will be the backup.
28, the control panel
Click the new control panel tiles in Metro Windows custom process started. For example, clicking personalization, you can change your lock screen picture; click the "user" tile at the top of the screen, you can change the picture on behalf of your account.
29, picture password
Windows 8 allows users to create the picture password, select a picture, and then in the above drag to draw a wavy line, a straight line and circle combinations, then, only able to reproduce this model people are able to log in to the system.
Click Control Panel - Users - to create a picture password.
30, simplifies the search
By default, Windows 8 in their search results contains a bound application, if you do not want to see some applications, then click on Control Panel in the Metro on the screen, select Search, select the application you do not want to see . As a result, the list of users will be more easy to manage.
31, the touch keyboard
By default, the touch keyboard is very useful for users, for example, play a sound when the user typed the first letter of every word beginning with automatically adjusted to the upper-case, double-click the spacebar when to leave space and so on. If a feature you do not like, then go to Control Panel - Custom keyboard to meet your needs.
32, selective synchronization
Windows 8 across each system to synchronize the settings, it sounds good, but very easily lead to privacy issues, it will synchronize internet history, passwords etc. If this does not meet your needs, you can customize the Metro Control Panel to customize synchronization, click Synchronize PC settings and select your preferred option.
33, complete control panel
Hold down the Windows + R key, type Control.exe and press Enter to directly open a complete control panel.
34, the Windows Explorer
Now, in Windows Explorer contains a Ribbon user interface.
35, to hide the Ribbon
If you feel that the ribbon takes up too much space, the following is to hide the ribbon method: Hold down the Windows + R keys, type gpedit.msc press enter, click Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Windows Explorer zone in the region.
Double-click the "Minimize the ribbon to start Windows Explorer, to enable this feature.
36, the Quick Access Toolbar
The latest Explorer contains a Quick Access Toolbar allows users to easily access the "New Folder", "Minimize" and "undelete" option.
37, disk error checking
When the error check the drive, Windows 8 also provides an additional option, a "scan drive" option, a new scan and repair "option, can repair computer problems.
38, improved file copy
Explorer to copy files, users will be able to see an enhanced dialog box, which provides more information, if there is a problem, the user can click the Pause button to suspend the period of time. If there is conflict, then the user can decide to retain or cancel which files.
39, the Mount the ISO file in Windows 8
Want the look of an ISO file? Right-click Explorer, click on the Mount and then you can view a virtual drive, the user can open the files it contains, or add more files.
40, 8 the Windows folder options
There are new changes to Windows 8, Folder Options, Toolbar menu disappeared, but if the user clicks on the file - Change Folder and Search options, then, the old-style dialog box appears.
Of course, users can customize the old control panel to load Folder Options: Hold down the Windows + R key, type Control.exe and then press Enter to start the Control Panel, choose the large icon view in the list, then click on the file Folder Options to open the dialog box.
41, to open a new process
Windows 8 Explorer looks more stable, but once you crash, the user can by following these steps to open them: click on File - open a new window - open a new window in a new process, the Explorer will be in a separate Explorer.exe process running in a new window.
42, restart Explorer
If Windows Explorer 8 is locked for some reason, so users do not need to close Explorer and restart, simply hold down Ctrl + Alt + Esc to select Explorer and then click restart can.
43, virtual installation problems
If the virtual machine to install Windows 8, you will likely encounter some problems, such as VMware Workstation, can not successfully complete the task, while Microsoft's own Virtual PC and Virtual Server to fail. In this, the user's best choice is to run the latest version of VirtualBox, of VMware Workstation on the Mac and the Parallels 7 may also work properly.
44 to address the performance issues
If your Windows 8 system running slow, but do not know what reason, then, then the new task manager is likely to help you solve the problem.
Hold down the CTRL + Shift + Esc or right-click the taskbar and select Start Task Manager to start the new version of Task Manager, Processes tab will show you are currently using a detailed view of CPU time, memory, hard disk drives and network bandwidth, The Performance tab will show you a graphical view of the use of resources, application history dialog box will show you which application is the most resource-consuming.
45, the Metro application can not start
If you click on a Metro application, but it does not start, this may be because of display problems. It is reported that the Metro application does not support lower than the 1024x768 screen resolution, so you should try to increase your screen resolution.
If that does not work, then update your video driver. In addition, user account problems is also common cause of Metro's application can not start, try to create a new user account through a different e-mail address.
46, the old task manager
If the new version of Task Manager does not meet your needs, you can hold down the Windows + R key, and then to enter TaskMGR press Enter to start the old Task Manager.
Open the desktop control panel, open the 16-bit application support for small applications, click OK to run the old 16-bit applications in Windows 8.
48, Windows 8 crash
When the Windows blue screen crash, will appear the following screen.
49, Device Manager events
If you experience a drive or hardware-related problems in Windows 8, then start the Device Manager, navigate to the associated equipment, right-click it and select Properties and click the new event label, you can see where Windows is installed the driver, and related services.
50, repair Windows 8
If Windows 8 Stop work, then the following several new ways to make Windows 8 to resume normal work.
Windows 8 starts, select the Metro Control Panel application, click on the "General" select "refresh" option to re-install Windows and at the same time keep your data, if you select "Reset" option, then you can restore Windows and remove your data and applications.If the Windows can not start, then 8, then start since your original installation CD, select your language and keyboard, click the "Repair your computer" and select "Troubleshooting", since you can re-install or reset your computer. Click the "Advanced" option, you will see that since the previous restore points to restore the Windows tool or system image file and an "Auto Repair" option to solve the common startup problems in Windows.
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