How to Change the Default Color Scheme in Windows 8

How to Change the Default Color Scheme in Windows 8

If you no longer like the default color scheme of the logoff and logon screens, you can modify it by changing a value in the Windows registry. When Windows starts up, it reads this value from the registry and sets it as default color scheme. In order to change the […]

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How to Enable Num Lock at Startup in Windows 8

How to Enable Num Lock at Startup in Windows 8

Num Lock is a keyboard feature which cancels the cursor-moving and scrolling abilities of keys on the numeric keypad allowing it to be used to input numbers. In case you have an external keyboard and you frequently use numbers in your daily tasks, then this article is for you. There […]

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How to Change the User Picture in Windows 8

How to Change the User Picture in Windows 8

The process of setting up or changing user picture in Windows 8 is very simple. When you setup the computer, Windows allows you to associate an image that shows up along with your name on the lock screen and the start screen. You are provided with two main options. You […]

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How to Restore a System Image in Windows 8

How to Restore a System Image in Windows 8

In case of a fully damaged Windows installation, you need to restore it from a backup image. In a previous article I covered how to make a backup image. To restore a system image in Windows 8, the first thing is to start the computer in System Recovery Console mode. […]

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How to Create a Backup Image in Windows 8

How to Create a Backup Image in Windows 8

Backing up you Windows installation is useful in case of OS failure where no repair options are available. In Windows 8, creating an image of you drive is very easy to do. The OS includes specialized tools that will help you with this task. Once a backup image is created, […]

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Using System Restore to Revert Windows 8 to a Previous State

Using System Restore to Revert Windows 8 to a Previous State

I previously explained how to create a restore point in Windows 8. Now you'll learn how to use System Restore to revert Windows 8 to a previous state. As I previously said, System Restore does not affect any of your personal information such as documents, music, videos, photos, etc. What […]

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How to Create a Restore Point in Windows 8

How to Create a Restore Point in Windows 8

System Restore is a very useful feature in Microsoft Windows systems. It allows user to revert the computer to a state it was in a previous point in time. The restoration process is needed when, for example, a bad or uncertified software causes problems to the system or a bad […]

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How to Use Charms in Windows 8

How to Use Charms in Windows 8

"Charms" is a great new feature in Windows 8 as part of its interface and design. Charms allows the user to take advantage of relevant options which stay hidden until needed. I consider this new feature similar to the right-click for full-screen applications with the difference that traditional right-click context […]

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How to Install Windows 8 to a VHD

How to Install Windows 8 to a VHD

To install Windows 8 to a VHD is very simple. Start a clean install process for Windows 8 but stop when you are asked "Where do you want to install Windows?". See the image below: Now you have to attach a VHD file to the installer. Windows 8 will recognize […]

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64-bit VS. 32-bit Windows 8 / 8.1-Which Version to Go For?

64-bit VS. 32-bit Windows 8 / 8.1-Which Version to Go For?

The very first versions of 64-bit windows operating systems are dating back in 2005 when Microsoft Corporation released Windows XP Professional 64-bit. Unfortunately, the attempt encountered implementation issues because of spotty driver support that widely limited its adoption on a large scale. Requiring 64-bit driver support, the kernel of Windows […]

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April 8, 2014-Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP. Are You Ready to Upgrade?

April 8, 2014-Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP. Are You Ready to Upgrade?

After 13 years, Microsoft is pulling the plug on its most popular operating system. As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates, patches, or other support for Windows XP. According to some estimates, nearly a third of all PCs are still running XP. So, what […]

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An Introduction to the Windows 8 Store

An Introduction to the Windows 8 Store

The increasing use of tablet computers and smartphones has coincided with the rise of digital downloading apps. It's a change in modern computing which is here to stay. Google Android and Apple iOS have found success in catering to this audience. Microsoft has been left lagging behind, though. With the […]

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