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Windows 8 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul Sanna

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1. Starting and Stopping Windows 8

In This Chapter

• How to Start Up Windows 8

• How to Sign In to Windows 8

• Handling Special Windows 8 Start-Up Situations

• Departing Windows

• Dual-Booting Concepts

If you have just brought home a new computer with Windows 8 preinstalled, or if your computer has just been upgraded to Windows 8, maybe you’re thinking, “Now what?” The obvious answer is to power up your computer and sign in to Windows 8. Like everything else in Windows 8, though, the power-up and sign-in phases are quite different than those in prior versions of Windows, especially Windows 7. And if you haven’t used Windows before, the start-up process appears unique. For these reasons, this chapter walks you through the steps necessary to ...

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