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How To Install Windows 8 Guide

Guest_Jim_*    -   April 4, 2013
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Setting Up Windows 8:

Windows 8 is now installed, but before you can use it you must complete some configuration steps. The first is to select the color of the interface and give your PC a name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we get to some of the more important settings: sharing over a network, Windows Update, sending information to Microsoft for analysis, getting information from Microsoft, and setting up your user account. Some of these preferences can be set for you by simply clicking the 'Use express settings' button, but I went with the Customize option. Now, you can always change these settings from within the OS, but these options may not be so nicely collected together then.

Only you can decide what you want to set these options to be.

Setting up your user account is different from prior versions of Windows where the account was typically local. In Windows 8 you can have it tied to your Microsoft Account, and you need it to be if you want to use the Windows Store to download and manage applications. Of course you will need an Internet connection to sign into your account, but if for some reason one is not available, you can use a local account. Local accounts are more limited in what they can do because they cannot access to the Windows Store, but if you are worried about privacy or just do not want data syncing to your Microsoft account, this is what you will want. For this guide, I chose to use a Local account.

Once the account type is selected you will have to sign into it, and then you will finally have arrived at Windows 8.




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