The ‘Windows 8’ Archives
Posted January 19, 2013 by

Window 8: Enable Mouse Pointer Shadow

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Previous versions of Windows had the mouse pointer shadow option enabled by default. For some reason, Microsoft decided to get rid of it on the newest version of Windows. By following these steps, you can easily enable it.

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Posted January 18, 2013 by

Windows: Speed Up Shut Down Time via Registry

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You may have an obvious delay between the press of the shutdown button and the actual shutdown of your Windows operating system. This registry tweak works in all versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Posted January 17, 2013 by

Windows 8: Using Group Policy to Prevent Screen Saver Changes

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If you have a number of computers on your network, you may not want users to have the ability to change the screen savers on their systems.

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Posted January 16, 2013 by

Windows 8: Extend Laptop Battery Use by Changing the Critical Battery Percentage

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Windows laptops have three battery settings: low, reserve, and critical. Once your PC reaches low battery power, you are notified that your computer is running out of charge. When you are notified that your PC is on reserve power, saving your documents and preparing for your PC to power down is a good idea. Once […]

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Posted January 13, 2013 by

Windows 8: Disable USB Storage Devices

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USB hardware access is one of the most forgotten security vulnerabilities. Locking out USB is an essential security measure in many circumstances.

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Posted January 10, 2013 by

Windows: Schedule a Repeating Alarm

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Do you constantly find yourself forgetting an appointment or important meeting? Using Window’s Task Scheduler, you can create an alarm for yourself without having to download any extra software.

Posted January 8, 2013 by

Windows 8: Create a Virtual Hard Drive

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Creating a virtual hard drive (VHD) is useful if you need an extra place to lock down your files.

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Posted January 7, 2013 by

Windows 8: Remove Control Panel Items

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The Control Panel is a useful tool. From here, you can modify a number of settings. However, sometimes you will encounter useless settings that cannot be configured. It makes sense to remove these items.

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Posted January 6, 2013 by

Windows 8: Displaying a Message on the Startup Screen via the Registry

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Users and administrators can insert a message on the startup screen of Windows 8 by simply editing the registry.

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Posted January 5, 2013 by

Windows 8: Change the Duration of Displayed Notifications

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Notifications in Windows 8 are displayed at the top right of the screen and, by default, only last five seconds. This tutorial will show you how you can adjust the duration to a length of time that works best for you.

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Posted January 5, 2013 by

Rename an Email Account in Windows 8 Mail

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Every email account that is added to the Mail app in Windows 8 will be given the name of its email service. This can cause confusion when you add multiple accounts from one service. To effectively manage the accounts list, you should renaming the accounts more specifically.

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Posted January 1, 2013 by

Windows 7 and Windows 8: Turn Off All Unnecessary Animations

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Windows animations are beautiful but they are distracting and can significantly slow underpowered machines.

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