There are numerous posts on the keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8. I’m not going to regurgitate those. Here are the common things you’ll want to do.
Shut Your Computer Off, Network / Wi-Fi, Volume, Keyboard
Press Windows+I which brings up the Settings bar (below left).
Search, Change Application Settings, Manage Devices
Windows+C which brings up the Charms bar (above right). Want to find a song or artist in Music, use
The rest of the story
If you want to read about other short-cuts and print a handy-dandy cheat sheet, visit the Windows Experience Blog.
Want to get the most out of IE10, then How-To Geek’s The Best Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most out of Internet Explorer 10 is exactly what you need. There’s also Internet Explorer 10 Shortcut Keys In Windows 8 which has some Windows 8 stuff also.