Windows 8 is a new and exciting experience. Like any new experience, it helps to be guided through it. HP is here to help. “Getting Started with Windows 8” is an HP non-exclusive app that helps you learn the basics and directs you to more information and support.

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Version notes

Version number:

•Defect fixes •Supports 23 languages


  • This app will teach you about:
  • How to navigate in Windows 8
  • The new Windows 8 start screen
  • Finding apps and files
  • Moving between the new Windows 8 Start screen and the classic desktop
  • Windows 8 apps
  • Windows 8 store
  • The new control panel and task manager
  • Using touch
  • Charms and menus
  • Modifying the Windows 8 start screen
  • And much more

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
HP Inc.
© Copyright 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Approximate download size
2.86 MB


Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
Español (México)
Suomi (Suomi)
Français (France)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Nederlands (Nederland)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Русский (Россия)
Svenska (Sverige)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)

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Platform: PC

Windows 8

When I bought my laptop it came with Windows 8 now it is not there. Back in April 2015 I tried fixing a problem and I think I may have delete it. How do I get it back so that I can get Windows 10. Please help. Rating 5

6 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

I don't know what all the. . .

fuss is about Windows 8. It's simply a charm, well to a usual event. . . Any computer is better than nothing when you're short on dough to purchase. As usual HP has surpassed what I can be thankful for. You just have to get used to it. . . Garsh, it won't bite I'm sure! Amen!

4 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

19 years of computing isn't helping me now!

This has been the most difficult challenge for me since I first started using a computer 19 years ago. I am totally greatful to the techs at HP for all their help. I must am having the most difficult time getting my head around the functionality of Windows 8 Former instructor on computers up to Windows 7

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Best touch and hybrid OS I have ever seen or used.

The almost immediate improvement in productivity realized by the ability to manipulate documents as if they were actually on paper is simply amazing. Adding in the ability to run older Windows applications which, even though they don't support touch natively allow input via touch is remarkable. Too much FUD about Windows 8, especially when they released the 8.1 update. Love this OS and especially love the way it works on hybrid and full touch systems. Better than Windows 10 on a Surface Pro in my personal opinion.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

getting started

this is more then any mind building app could ever be. I have been working on this about 3weeks and still can't run it yet.



J. K.

Platform: PC

Windows Eight Sucks!

I have had this computer over as year now and every time I've tried to use it all I get is frustrated. WHY would you sell a touchscreen program with a desktop PC? It makes no sense. I feel like I have to learn to use the computer all over again. Just doing simple things I did before (like troubleshoot the sound) are twice as many steps and it doesn't even fix the problem. Somebody owes me $800 and an apology! If I could give this a zero I would.

9 out of 12 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

HP Envy Touch Screen Review

Its going to take a little longer to learn all of the functions, but its well worth the time. IT is a very user friendly machine. One thing I cant figure out is how to keep the screen unlocked at all times?

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

unsure at 63

I feel that after having the old versions for so long that this will take me forever and a day to be even close to the bottom with it. I know with practice it will or might become easier, but for now it's just downright hard to navigate. Maybe some of us need to hold classes. {bright idea)

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Please direct me to better set of Windows

That I can manage. Being new to windows then Less games and more tools & educational. As u may know I'm vary new at this. Rate about




Platform: PC

Over all Windows

It is the worst purchase that I have ever made. It is graphics heavy and confusing because there is so much action the meat of the task you are trying to accomplish is lost in app city. All support is in India and the accents are sometimes difficult to understand and males are definitely condescending to females.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.



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