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I wanted to know how to do the following within Windows 8:

1.  place my computer on the desktop

2.  shutdown laptop with just keystrokes

3.  be able to do the normal stuff Win7 and XP was able to do.
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by:tailoreddigital
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Classic Shell will replace the start Menu and give 8 a 7 look and feel.
http://www.classicshell.net/


My Computer Icon,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wLbr_offjY


Shutdown Tile,
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2038647/how-to-create-a-windows-8-shutdown-tile.html
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by:Guru Ji
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Very First thing How to Place My Computer on Desktop

In order to Shutdown, you can just create a shortcut

1. Head to the Desktop mode by pressing Windows+D or clicking the Desktop tile.
2. Right-click on an open space on the desktop and go to New > Shortcut.
3. In the location field, type shutdown /p and then click Next, then Finish.
4. Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Pin to Start.

As per the normal stuff, There are several shortcuts in windows 8 which u can just use your keyboard to achieve it.

Here is the list of most top shortcuts keys to do normal stuff
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If you do not wish to give up the Metro screen, here are ways to do what you want:

Place my computer on the desktop:

http://lifehacker.com/5890227/add-my-computer-to-windows-8-start-screen >

"Be able to do the normal stuff Win7 and XP was able to do":

Windows 8 already does the stuff that Win7 and XP was able to do.  :-)

If you mean the start menu and access to stuff from the start menu, then use Classic Shell. In the Windows 8 Settings Tab in the Classic Shell Menu, check "Skip Metro Screen" to boot up directly to the Desktop with a Start menu.  Set your menu style as you like.
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