The ‘Windows 8’ Archives
Posted February 25, 2013 by

Windows 8: Prevent Hot Corners Switching through Recent Applications

The application switcher on Windows 8 is a useful tool for people who need a fast way to switch between apps. However, through its upper left-hand corner trigger, it is often brought up by mistake.

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Posted February 19, 2013 by

Windows 8: Automatically Shut Down Computer at Night

By using Window 8’s Task Manager you can easily schedule your computer to turn itself off at night when not in use.

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Posted February 18, 2013 by

Windows 8: Calibrate the Colors of Your Display

Calibrating your display will help ensure that colors are displayed correctly on your monitor.

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Posted February 18, 2013 by

Windows 8’s Bandwidth Lifesaver: Block Pictures and Animations

When severely restricted in bandwidth, browsing the Internet through text only can be a lifesaver.

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Posted February 17, 2013 by

Windows 8: Force Your PC to Index Encrypted Files

If you have encrypted files on your PC, they do not show up in search results. This means that if you forget the location of your encrypted file, you will not be able to find it or open it. This tech-recipe will show you the way to force Windows 8 to index your encrypted files.

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Posted February 14, 2013 by

Download Free AntiSpyware Software from Microsoft

Microsoft is deep into the spyware market. If you have Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, you can download antispyware software from Microsoft for free. If you have Windows 8, the security software is already included.

Posted February 14, 2013 by

Debug Your Memory with Windows Free Memory Diagnostic Program

If you are experiencing random crashes, failing memory is often to blame. This Tech-Recipes tutorial explains how to test your system’s memory for free.

Posted February 14, 2013 by

Windows 8: Change the Color of Events in Calendar

If you sync multiple accounts with the Calendar app in Windows 8, the app will automatically set the color for events from each account differently. While that is enough to help you identify events from different accounts, you should consider changing the colors to your favorites. Manually setting the colors will help you know which event […]

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Posted February 14, 2013 by

Windows 8: Prevent Windows Update from Restarting PC

Seeing the “PC will restart in 15 minutes to complete the update” window can be a nuisance. The simple registry hack described in this tutorial will remove it.

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Posted February 13, 2013 by

Windows 8: Single-Click to Open Folders

Single-click to open a folder has been a useful feature of Windows for quite some time now. This tutorial will show you how you can enable it within Windows 8.

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Posted February 12, 2013 by

Windows 8: Prevent Access to the Control Panel with Group Policy Editor

Disabling the Control Panel on a computer is especially useful on shared or public-facing computers.

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Posted February 10, 2013 by

Windows 8: Block Adult Web Content from Children

The Family Safety feature within Windows 8 helps you control the Internet content that can be viewed from your computer’s browser.

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