16 May

How to survive your first 24 hours with Windows 8

Windows XP end of life is going to be here before we know it. So now is the time to start thinking about your Windows migration strategy. But first you have to make a decision – will you migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Windows XP end of life is going to be here before we know it. So now is the time to start thinking about your Windows migration strategy. But first you have to make a decision – will you migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8?

As Aaron pointed out in a previous blog, “Windows 8 can be easily modified (IT rocket scientist skills not required) to look and behave nearly identically to Windows 7.” But, if you decide to do a Windows 8 migration and keep the new style Helen Bradley, at Small Business Computing has some great advice to give your users on “How to Survive Your First 24 Hours with Windows 8.” Including, how to find a program that doesn’t have a tile, how to find and use Charms, and how to run multiple apps from the start screen.

Then, when you’re ready for that Windows 8 migration, check out SmartDeploy for the fastest, most reliable Windows deployment.

About the Author

Spencer Dunford
As General Manager at SmartDeploy, Spencer Dunford applies over 12 years of creative IT wisdom to find solutions that solve the most complex and unique challenges for customers. When he isn’t leading our stellar sales and support team, Spencer can be found exploring the mountains on skis or two wheels with his family, and finishing his day behind the grill in his never-ending pursuit of the perfect steak.

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