How Will You Use Windows 8?Since Windows 8 is so different, it will probably change the way you use your computer. This may take a while to get used to, but keep in mind that these changes are designed to make your computing experience easier and smoother.
For example, if you've used previous versions of Windows, you may be accustomed to launching programs by clicking on the Start button. In Windows 8, you'll use the Start screen instead. On the other hand, you'll still be able to use the Desktop view to organize your files and folders, and to open older programs.
Launching an app from the Start screen
Most people will have to use both the Start screen and the Desktop, depending on the task. You'll probably have to switch back and forth, which may be disorienting at first. However, if you mainly use your computer to browse the web, you may spend almost all of your time in the Start screen.
Switching from the Desktop to the Start screen