The ‘Windows 8’ Archives
Posted August 26, 2015 by

Windows 10: Pin a Settings Shortcut to the Start Menu

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If you often visit one particular section inside the Settings app in Windows 10, you may want to create a shortcut for it and pin it to the Start menu for easier access. You can pin a whole section from Settings and even sub-sections to the Start menu like any other app. Here is how […]

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Posted March 12, 2015 by

How Do I Hide Any File in an Image on My Windows Computer?

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Hiding files on your computer is a clever idea, and you can easily find ways to do it. After all, you do not want prying eyes snooping around in your confidential files. However, finding hidden files on a computer is common knowledge. In fact, you can read a Tech-Recipes tutorial on how to show or […]

Posted January 20, 2015 by

Microsoft Windows: How to Create a God Mode Folder in Windows

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The Windows operating system is full of hidden features and tricks. Using these hidden features can save you a lot of time and increase your productivity. One of the most useful features which is not widely known in Windows 7 and Windows 8 is God Mode.

Posted January 16, 2015 by

How to Check the Memory of an External Graphics Card in Windows 7

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You have two types of graphics memory in your computer systems: internal graphics memory and external graphics memory. The internal graphics memory is part of the system’s motherboard. The external graphics memory belongs to the hardware of a dedicated graphics card which is installed separately on the motherboard. Graphics memory is needed to run high […]

Posted November 22, 2014 by

Chrome: Use Google Data Proxy to Save on Airtime

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Cell phone companies typically do not offer unlimited data plans anymore.  Unlimited plans were offered in some markets when only 3G was available, but with 4G, users can use up large amounts of GB in a short time.  This usage creates a strain on the cellular network as its capacity is not unlimited. Also, in […]

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Microsoft Windows: Force Windows to Show File Names with Extensions

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The default setting of Windows is not to show file extensions. Getting the operating system to show file names with extensions all the time is actually beneficial. It helps us easily identify the types of files we have, and we can quickly rename an extension, if needed.

Posted October 19, 2014 by

How Do I Free Up Space on My C Drive?

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If your C drive is getting full, follow the steps in this tutorial to erase unnecessary files, and free up drive space.

Posted July 22, 2014 by

View and Edit Two Files Side By Side in SQL Server and Notepad++

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Notepad++ is the editor that programmers prefer most because it is fast and lightweight. It is also bundled with tons of features and smart plugins. Notepad++ can be downloaded for free and is available on Windows as well as other operating systems. There are various tips and tricks that you can use to increase your […]

Posted April 26, 2014 by

How Do I Limit the Apps and Games That My Children Can Use on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8?

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If you let your children use a Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 device, make sure to set up the parental control to filter out inappropriate apps so that your kids can download games and apps safely from the app store. Continue reading to find out how.

Posted April 7, 2014 by

How Do I Change the Default Program Files Directory in Windows?

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By default on a Windows system, new programs will be installed into the Program Files folder inside the system drive. Therefore, if you always install software on a different drive, you have to provide the path manually to the desired location during the setup process of each program. Luckily, there is a way to force […]