There is no instruction manual for Windows 8 so how do you learn how to use the new operating system and its different ways of doing things? For a limited time (until November 23) you can take advantage of a free online course from Lynda.com. It consists of 5 hours of short videos on all the basics of setting up and using Windows 8.
I have watched some of these and the quality is excellent. Go to this web page where you will see a list of links to short videos on various Windows 8 subjects. Each can be viewed separately so you can break up your training into short sessions. How long each video lasts is indicated so you can plan your instruction time.
Note that you do not have to click the button that says “start free trial”. Just click the subject that you are interested in. Subscribers do get some practice exercises but otherwise the lessons are free to view with just a click
If you have or are thinking of getting Windows 8, don’t miss this chance to become acquainted with how it all works.
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This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.