Beginner: How to launch programs in Windows 8 (quickly)

If you are a beginner you may wonder – how do you actually launch programs in this OS?

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Unlike earlier version of Windows, the beautiful Windows 8 does not have Start menu, thats means you can’t easily see all the non Metro programs on the system. For users who have been using Windows lately, it might be a different approach. In this tutorial, we are showing you how to disable message Windows 8 needs to restart.

Steps to launch programs

1. First, open the Charms bar by moving your mouse pointer over the right cornor of your screen. Alternatively you may press Windows key + C on Start screen to open Charms bar. Then select Search.

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2. Next, on your left pane you will see all the installed programs. Click on the program icon to launch it. Beside, you can also pin your favorite program to the Start screen or to the task bar (in the desktop) by right-clicking and select Pin to Start or Pin to task bar at the bottom of the screen. That are the complete steps to launch program in Windows 8.

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Although Start button is missing, you can easily launch or navigate programs in Windows 8. You can pin tiles to the start screen or to the task bar.

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