For the record, I absolutely HATE Windows 8. I hate it!!! I thought maybe I just needed to get used to it, but I just hate it even worse the more I use it. I hate how it requires everything to be done online, how they removed everything that used to be a constant, how it's not really even a computer anymore - but just a big phone. Probably the biggest annoyance is the simple removal of the old Microsoft games like basic Solitaire (sorry, the way they replaced them is asinine). But... I am stuck with it now, so here is an article that gives a little bit of help. There are plenty more out there.
An article on '20 Must-Know Windows 8 Tips and Tricks.'
A few to remember...
Log in without a username or password
To speed up the log in process, you may want to disable the
username and password log in screen. This can be done by opening the run
windowwhich you can do by hitting (Windows) + Rand typing in "netplwiz"
to access the User Accounts dialogue. Un-check the box near the top
that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this
computer." Click OK and enter the user name and password one last time
to confirm your choice, and you are all set for easy access to your