Windows 8 DIY: Demystifying the Start Screen

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-29-2012 06:59 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:35 PM by Geek Squad Agent (6,396 Views)

Windows has been the backbone of the world’s computing experience for decades. With over 400 million users worldwide, people have grown used to some standard elements in their Windows experience — like a Start Menu, for example.


Most previous versions of Windows have had the Start Menu. Going back to 1995, it’s been a given that you could find it at the lower left corner of the screen. For Windows 8 new users, finding out the Start Menu is no longer there may be a bit of a shock.


Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and relax. The Start Menu isn’t really gone — it’s just been transformed into something more useful: the Start Screen.




If you read our previous blog post on Windows 8, you know that Geek Squad has been preparing for this for a while now. Check out our second Windows 8 “Two Minute Miracle” video, “Here Comes the Smart Screen!”


For further tips and walkthroughs on how to use your Windows 8 device, check out Geek Squad’s Windows 8 tips and tricks section ( for 11 walkthroughs and “Two Minute Miracle” videos to help make your transition an easy one.

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