It’s no surprise that Windows 8 tips and Windows 8.1
installation and upgrade articles are the Windows posts that generated the
most reader interest in 2013. Thanks to our Windows contributing writers and
readers for your contributions this year.

1. Quick Tip: Take fast screenshots with Windows 8 shortcut

Capturing and saving a screenshot in Windows 8 can be as
simple as a basic keyboard shortcut.

2. Quick Tip: Change to a local account in Windows 8.1

Did you end up with a Microsoft live account after updating
to 8.1? Here is how to re-establish a local account.

3. Get the ISO you need to create your own Windows 8.1 DVD

Here is the complete procedure for downloading a Windows 8.1 ISO using a
Windows 8 product key.

Mark Kaelin highlights what Microsoft had up its sleeve for Windows 8.1.
Greg Shultz shows you how to create a Recovery Drive in Windows 8 for both
a flash drive and an optical disk.
Mark Kaelin provides facts about Windows 8.1 Preview.  
Should we use a Local account to sign into Windows 8 or should we use a
Microsoft account? Neither choice is wrong; Greg Shultz explains.


Shut down Windows 8 by just pressing a key on your keyboard, pressing a
button on your computer, or closing the lid on your laptop.
Greg Shultz walks you through the entire Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade
procedure using the Windows Store.
Greg Shultz shows you how to use System Image Recovery tool from the
Recovery Drive to restore your hard disk.