Now that your system is all tweaked, be sure to make a backup!
As always my preferred backup program is Acronis True Image.
It is my hope this guide has made using Windows 8 a little better for you,
Learn Windows 8 – Official Microsoft Guides
For home users:
How to download Windows 8
See how to upgrade your current PC to Windows 8 Pro. �
See if your PC can run Windows 8, and get a free compatibility report. �
Purchase Windows 8
Order a backup DVD, enter promo codes, and start the download. �
Install Windows 8
Find out which installation option is right for you.
Set up Windows 8
Choose a few settings and start using Windows 8. �
Get to know Windows
What’s new? The Start screen, Windows Store, Microsoft account, and more. �
Search, share, and more
Use the charms to get to the things you need most often. �
See what’s changed
Get the basics—settings, search, shut down, Start, and closing apps. �
Customize the Start screen
Create, add, arrange, resize, and group tiles on Start.
See how to use apps
Find and use app commands to do those everyday tasks. �
Switch between apps
Open another app by simply picking it from a list of recent apps. �
Use two apps at the same time
Snap two apps next to each other and use them at the same time. �
Set up your PC
Devices, apps, files, favorites, mail, and settings. Set up your PC in no time. �
Set up your devices
Connect printers and other devices in new ways both wirelessly and wired. �
Install your apps
Reinstall the apps you already own and get new apps from the Windows Store. �
Move your stuff over
Your files, favorites, and settings can be easily transferred to your new PC.
Migrate your mail and contacts
Move your email and address book to the cloud. �
Change your personal settings
Change your background, colors, and pictures to make your new PC yours.
For advanced users or IT types:
This is a series of downloadable training videos.
Take advantage of free, online, fast-paced training courses designed specifically for experienced IT professionals with jobs that demand that they know how to best leverage the emerging features and technologies in Windows 8.
Module 1: Tips and Tricks for IT Pros
See what’s new in Windows 8 for the IT professional from the new user interface and keyboard shortcuts to the Windows App Store and Internet Explorer 10.
Module 2: Windows 8 Deployment
Learn how to simplify Windows 8 planning and deployment, and ease your migration from earlier versions of Windows.
Module 3:Access to Windows
Explore virtualization scenarios for Windows 8, specifically with regard to Windows To Go, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Client Hyper-V.
Module 4: Anywhere Productivity
Explore common Windows 8 mobility scenarios including providing a consistent user experience across devices, virtual machines, and session-based desktops.
Module 5: Windows Apps
Learn how to deploy applications in Windows 8, sideload apps for individual users or all users, and centrally manage apps once deployed. �
Module 6: Recovery and Security
Learn how to better control, secure, and manage Windows 8 PCs with BitLocker, UEFI, Secure Boot, and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT).
I’ve worked my butt off on the research and creation of this guide (hours and hours and hours and…). Please don’t rip-off my work.