Windows 8 logo from www.oostdam.infoWindows 8 is a very nice product to my opinion. It is based on the previous 7 version but it can use apps instead of programs, but there is a full compatibility. Every program that runs on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8 as well. This product is amazing. Microsoft improved it in so many ways that a new set of articles will appear on this site the next couple of weeks. I love it, and this experience is only based on the beta developer version. Lets hope the RTM and final release will be available soon. I'm afraid it will not be until autumn 2012.

In this article I want to tell you how to logon in the Windows 8 operating system, after you booted it, started it up for the second time after your installation. Yes, the mountains are beautiful and just below the date, you can also see that you are connected. But how do I log on? Almost everyone I showed this, started clicking on this mountain picture or pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Without any effect ofcourse... Now how can we logon to Windows 8? 

Rather simple actually:
Hold the left mouse button and lift the picture towards the top of the screen. Your logon will appear in the upper section of the screen.
If you are using Windows 8 in Metro mode (on a tablet) use your finger to wipe to picture away. 
Are you using only a keyboard? Or want to avoid RSI? Use the Ctrl+Shift keys to get to the credentials prompt.

The mountain screen before logon in Windows 8 -

At the left ( see letter A in the picture ) you can access the new "Ease of Access" that contains the Narrator, Magnifier, On-Screen keyboard, High Contrast and the Sticky-/Filter keys. At the right ( see the letter B in the picture ) is the Shutdown and Restart button. All ofcourse in the new color green, it looks like Microsoft is also becomming a "green" and "sustainable" company! 

I will explain in another article how to change this default mountain screen.

Hopes this article has helped you, and getting you enthusiastic for Windows 8 as much as I already am!


Ben OostdamBen Oostdam has been working with Windows systems since 1993. Worked for several companies as a system administrator, and is currently a Senior Support Engineer for Qurius Managed Services in the Netherlands specialized in System Center Solutions.

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