Essential explanations and step-by-step guides to the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

What is Windows 8?

Our guide to Microsoft's latest operating system.

What are the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8?

Windows 8 looks quite different from Windows 7, but it is easy to use when you get used to it.

How to use the Windows 8.1 Start Screen

Learn how to use the Windows 8.1 Start Screen for opening programs, apps and shortcuts.

How to get a Microsoft Account

Microsoft Accounts replaced Windows Live ID and you will need one of these to use Windows 8.

How to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Find out how to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.

How to use File Explorer in Windows 8

File Explorer in Windows 8 looks a little different to previous versions of Windows, this guide will show you how to use the new features.

How to shut down Windows 8.1

It's important to shut your computer down properly, here's how to do it in Windows 8.

How to use the internet on Windows 8.1

A guide to using Internet Explorer 11 on a computer running Windows 8.1.

Sut mae defnyddio e-bost ar Windows 8

Mae Windows 8 yn cynnwys ap Post newydd y mae modd ei ddefnyddio gyda rhai o'r mathau mwyaf poblogaidd o gyfrifon e-bost.

Beth yw’r gwahaniaethau rhwng Windows 7 a Windows 8?

Os ydych chi wedi prynu cyfrifiadur newydd yn ddiweddar, mae’n debyg eich bod erbyn hyn yn ceisio mynd i’r afael â Windows 8.

How to use email on Windows 8.1

A very thorough guide to using the Mail app on Windows 8.1 computers.

What’s new in Windows 8.1 and 8.1 update?

Find out what you can expect if you download the Window 8.1 update.