Windows 8

Remove Programs from the All Apps Screen in Windows 8

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One annoying feature I have noticed in Windows 8 is that when you install a new program, the All apps screen ends up getting cluttered with a bunch of useless links to not only the program, but to all kinds of other files associated with that program. For example, I installed a program on Windows […]

Automatically Login to Windows 8 with Microsoft or Local Account

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With Windows 8, there are now two ways to log into your computer: via a Microsoft account that syncs your settings and apps across Windows 8 PCs and via a local account that has been the standard since the beginning. For my computer at home, I’ve always removed any passwords and set it up so […]

Change Default Web Browser in Windows 8

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Windows 8 comes with two flavors of Internet Explorer 10, one for the Metro UI and one for the desktop. If you don’t care to deal with either version, then you can go ahead and install a different browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. However, choosing to set the browser as the default browser […]

How to Clean Install Windows 8

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In Windows 8, performing a clean install is a very simple and easy process, unlike previous versions of Windows. In Windows 7, you had to go through about 10 steps in order to do a clean install. In Windows 8, the process has been simplified and can be done from within Windows 8 itself! In […]

How to Boot to Windows 8 System Recovery Options

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Windows 8 has drastically redesigned the boot menu to not only look more modern, but also to be a lot easier to use. I have to say they have done a good job. All older versions of Windows used the basic DOS text interface to choose options like Safe Mode or Advanced Boot Options. Most people […]

Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 8

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As with other versions of Windows prior to Windows 8, you can run a program in compatibility mode in order to run older programs that were written for older versions of Windows in Windows 8. In Windows 8, there is also a new tool called the Compatibility Troubleshooter, which walks you through getting an older […]

Windows 8 – Change Startup Programs

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To change the startup programs in Windows XP and Windows 7, you had to open the System Configuration utility by clicking on Start, then typing in MSCONFIG. Clicking on the Startup tab showed you all of the startup items and you simply unchecked the ones you didn’t want to load when Windows boots. In Windows […]