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Windows 8 allows you to pin your favorite news feeds, sports teams and more to your Start Screen so you can quickly view the information that's important to you.

Hi. I'm Jeff, an Agent with the Geek Squad.

Windows 8 is a revolutionary step forward in personal computing. With this next step, there are several changes in how the system works. Today we'll show you some examples of cool things you can do in Windows 8.

Windows 8 allows you to do a lot of cool things. You can pin specific people from the People app so you can have quick access to their status updates or to quickly communicate with them. You can also pin specific news feeds from the News app, and specific sports teams from the Sports app. To pin an item from a supported app, simply access the app Commands Bar and select Pin to Start.

Always forgetting your password? Then you'll love Picture Password. This allows you to sign in to your Windows 8 device using any combination of circles, lines or taps (also known as "gestures") on a picture of your choosing. To set up a picture password, go to PC settings, select Users and then click on Create a picture password.

Did you forget the gestures for your picture password? Just click the Switch to password button on the log-on screen.

Thanks for tuning in. We hope this has helped you understand some of the cool features of Windows 8.

To learn more about the basic features of Windows 8 check out our other 2-Minute Miracles for tips on how to make the most of your new Windows 8 computer, tablet or smartphone.

Need a helping hand? Check out Geek Squad Tech Support for unlimited access to Agents for all your Windows 8 and computing needs, with 24/7 Agent support online, over the phone at 1-800-GEEKSQUAD (1-800-433-5778), or at a Geek Squad Precinct in a Best Buy store near you.

To pin something to the Start Screen:

  • Access the menu bar from a supported app
  • Select Pin to Start

The Picture Password feature allows you to sign into your Windows 8 device using any combination of circles, lines, or taps on a picture of your choosing instead of typing a password.

To set up your Picture Password, follow these simple steps:

  • Navigate to PC Settings
  • Select Users
  • Select Create a picture password
  • Configure your password

Note: If you want to type your password instead of using Picture Password, you can press the Switch to Password button on the log-on screen.

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