Getting Started with Windows 8

If you're new to Windows 8 getting started can be confusing. This free lesson offers tips on how to get started with this operating system.

The Charms bar

The Charms bar is a toolbar that lets you access your computer's settings, along with other options. You can access the Charms bar by hovering the mouse in the top-right or bottom-right corner.

Screenshot of Windows 8The Charms bar

Charms

The Charms bar contains several icons, which are called charms, and each one contains different options: