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Author David Gassner also leads a tour of the Windows 8 user interface, using the new mouse and touch gestures; describes the life cycle and presentation of Metro style applications; and explores the Windows Store, where you can purchase apps, videos, and music.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the new features in Windows
  • Downloading the Windows 8 installer
  • Creating an installer DVD or USB drive
  • Installing Windows 8 side by side with Windows 7
  • Installing on a virtual machine
  • Starting Windows 8 for the first time
  • Using the Windows 8 boot menu
  • Using Metro apps
  • Docking two Metro apps
  • Using Windows 8 charms
  • Docking and arranging apps on the Start screen
  • Using Windows 8 hot keys
  • Navigating the user interface with a touch screen
  • Using Internet Explorer
  • Getting stuff: exploring the Windows Store
  • Configuring Windows 8 with Settings and the Control Panel
  • Where to go from here
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