Slideshow: The Windows 8 Action Center

Accessing Windows 8's Action Center from the Start screen is easy

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Windows 8's Action Center basically serves the same purpose as the Action Center in Windows 7 by providing you with a centralized location to view alerts and keep track of all the tasks that keep your system in tip-top shape. However, Windows 8's Action Center has been streamlined to further centralize and simplify standard maintenance operations. In addition, you'll discover that there are several new features. In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, I'll take a look at some of the new features in Windows 8's Action Center.

Getting started

Launching Action Center in Windows 8 is easy. On the Start Screen, type Action, select Settings, and click Action Center.

All images by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic.

By Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.