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Posts Tagged ‘windows 8’



In The News 8-23-2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

In The News – 8-23-2013 A release date for Windows 8.1, Google blocks the Windows Phone YouTube app and signs point to a new Kindle Fire release. Continue reading

Kathie wants to know how to get to the classic desktop view in Windows 8. We show her the simple step that takes you there. Continue reading

Can I Copy A Windows 8 App To XP?

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Bill wants to know if he can copy an app from Windows 8 and put it on Windows XP. Continue reading

In The News 8-08-2013

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

In The News 8-08-2013 – Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive, XP stays strong as Windows 8 inches up. Continue reading

Microsoft is hoping to offering $100,000 in prizes to game developers who create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Continue reading

Can I Run PaintShop Pro X In Windows 8?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Artha wants to know is she can run Corel PaintShop Pro X on a Windows 8 machine. We look at her options. Continue reading

How Do You Snap Apps In Windows 8?

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Ray wants to know what snap apps means in Windows 8 and how to do it. We’ll explain in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

It’s easy to put your favorite websites front and center on the Windows 8 Start Screen. We break down the easy steps in this article. Continue reading

How To Resize Windows 8 Taskbar

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hugh wants to re-size the Windows 8 taskbar. We give him the easy steps in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

Lowell wants to know if the Windows 8 Metro version of IE works with a mouse. We’ll explain the difference between the programs. Continue reading

How Do I Get My E-mail Profile Back?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Alice needs Windows 8 help. Her e-mail address was changed and she wants to reset. We explain how to do it. Continue reading

Windows 8: Is Wordpad Available?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Sheila wants to know if WordPad and Notepad are available in Windows 8 and when Windows 8.1 is coming out. She’s got questions, we’ve got answers in this article. Continue reading

Windows 8 Passes Vista, XP Still Popular

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Windows 8 has finally passed the equally unpopular Windows Vista in the number of users, but Windows XP is still hanging in there. Continue reading

Windows 8 features two versions of Internet Explorer. I’ll explain why and look at some differences between the two. Continue reading

Windows Store Updates Nook App

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Windows Nook App is getting a big update along with a big discount for users. We detail the changes and the price cut. Continue reading

Updating Windows 8 Apps

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Windows 8 – learn how to keep your apps up-to-date, even though Microsoft won’t let you auto-update. How to spot when updates are available and the easy steps to get them. Continue reading

Windows 8 Bing Weather App

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Take a tour of the nifty Bing Weather App for Windows 8. There have been a lot of complaints about Windows 8 apps, but this one is pretty nice. Continue reading

Windows 8: Is There A Timer?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Hazel’s Windows 8 computer shuts down after a period of time. I’ll explain how to change the sleep settings to keep that from happening. Continue reading

Pat from Oregon asks: I just had to buy a new computer and, of course, it is running Win 8. What I want to know is can I remove some of the tiles on the start screen? There are some I’m not interested in and don’t ever plan on using them. Thanks for any help you can give me. Continue reading

Microsoft has a new program that allows students to ask friends and family to chip in and buy them a new PC. The company is dubbing it a “student PC crowdsourcing program.” Continue reading

Users hoping that Microsoft would bring back the Start Button with the Windows 8.1 update are going to be disappointed. Instead, Microsoft will offer something called a Start Tip, a Windows logo that appears when you hover the cursor over the lower-left corner. Continue reading

Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Robert from Rock Hill SC writes: I recently purchased a tablet with Win 8 operating system. This unit has one “micro USB” outlet. I am attempting to connect the tablet to my desktop via a USB connector. The desktop runs on Win 7 Home Edition. Neither unit will acknowledge the other unit. Can you tell me if the issue is because the Win 7 and Win 8 are not compatible. Or, is the problem maybe because of the micro USB? Thank you very much in advance. Continue reading

A super quick tip for those frustrated by the lack of a Start Menu in Windows 8. There is a way to pull-up an almost-Start Menu by hitting a couple of keys. Continue reading

In The News 5 -17-2013

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

In The News for 5-17-2013 – Regal Cinemas offers closed-caption glasses, Google combines cloud storage space and Microsoft says it’s time to lay off criticizing Windows 8. Continue reading

Windows Credential Manager is a handy feature that allows you to store passwords, certificates and other credential for automatic logon in Windows. Continue reading

Don from Illinois writes: I recently purchased a HP desktop with Windows 8. When I go to a site that says remember me and check that option and come back to that site it does not remember me. Also when I check save preferences or other items on a site it does not remember them next time I visit the site. Is there anyway to fix this. With XP I didn’t have this problem. Continue reading

Lynne writes: What is the charm bar in Windows 8, and where do I find it? The Charms Bar is simply a menu with icons that that show you what actions you can take on your current screen. It pops up to the far right of your screen in Windows 8. For some reason, the developers thought “Charms Bar” was a better name that menu. There are three ways to pull up the Charms Bar… Continue reading

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