Windows 8 cheat sheet: Visual tour

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduces a brand new interface that feels designed more for tablets than for laptops and desktops. We'll help you find your way around the new OS and make the most of its features.
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The new lock screen

When you start up Windows 8 or wake it from sleep, you'll get your first inkling of the changes the new OS brings. The new lock screen sports a big graphic image and displays changing information such as the date and time, the local weather and the number of new emails you have.

This slideshow accompanies our story Windows 8 cheat sheet. Click through to that story for many more details about working with the new OS.

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