Windows 8 Users Receiving How-to Emails From Microsoft

Consumers who set up a Windows 8-powered tablet or PC using a Microsoft account will receive two e-mails with tips and tricks on using the just-launched operating system.

The first e-mail, entitled "Getting Started with Windows," offers advice on utilizing the OS' revamped Start screen through a brief description of Live Tiles.

Elsewhere, another section explains the different charms situated in the Charms bar. Two other sections tells users how to switch between or view several Windows 8 applications.

Each section displays a "Learn more" or "Discover more" link where users can find more details on the operating system, accompanied by a how-to video relating to a given feature on Microsoft's website.

The second e-mail, meanwhile, is dubbed "Personalize your Windows". It shows users how to customize their Start screen, download new apps from the Windows store, work with built-in apps and create a picture password.


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  • Pyree
    How to "stop receiving e-mail from Microsoft" will be helpful.
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  • LuckyDucky7
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    Two emails explain foundation of the new operating system.


    Just the fact that this is necessary speaks volumes about Metro. Even on a tablet.

    Why does there need to be a tutorial that tells you how to close apps? Shouldn't a one-shot-deal tooltip be enough?

    Why is it more unintuitive than "click the X" (every sane desktop UI) or "push the button" (every mobile OS ever)?

    At the very least, this should have been built-in to the OS- not just an afterthought.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Is one of them how to add a Start button and another how to boot to Desktop?
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  • Pyree
    How to "stop receiving e-mail from Microsoft" will be helpful.
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  • alxianthelast
    ^That too!
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    There's a Youtube video that gut punches initial buyer's remorse by NewEgg. But still doesn't full sell the damned OS which is half backed if not outright a broken mess (as per usual).

    Couldn't have hurt MS to have included something like that as a primer during installation. 'Thanks for 4 million licenses though chumps' I'm sure someone over there cackled on the way to the bank.
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  • kinggremlin
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    'Thanks for 4 million licenses though chumps' I'm sure someone over there cackled on the way to the bank.


    MS is currently offering Windows 8 Pro upgrade download for $40. Plus the media pack upgrade that will be $10 next year is free.

    At that price, I picked up a copy. I don't like metro, but $40 is cheap enough that I don't care, and am willing to give it a try on a second PC I use as a HTPC. Having used it a bit now, if not for Metro, I would like a lot of the changes MS did with 8. I have no plans to switch my primary PC to 8, but I will continue to use 8 on the 2nd PC to see if it grows on me.
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