For those who have made the jump to Windows 8, you can get all your Google products back and running on your new OS by going to this site, getyourgoogleback.com and installing the app on your device. One of the new features that Google has in cooperation with Windows 8 is that its features are optimized for touchscreen use, so you can have the benefit of larger buttons and also keep Chrome open while accessing your other apps. All the Google apps carry over the same security features and fast web experience that were on Windows 7. Just click and drag your favorite or most-used Google apps onto the dashboard and you’re good to go.
Here’s a quick video summarizing the process, so if you have Windows 8 and want the familiarity of having some of your old apps on a new operating system, get your Google back!