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Posts Tagged ‘windows 8’



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

Anna from Payson, Utah writes: I would like to get rid of having to type in a long password every time I open windows 8. I have tried several methods to get rid of the password but nothing is working, like typing in a big long thing with lots of letters in it starting with an N I believe then going to settings and user. Can you tell me of an easy way to get rid of the password I must type each time I open windows 8. I am the only user on this computer so I have no need for a secret password. Thank you so much for any help you can give me. Continue reading

With the end of support for Windows XP only a year away, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade now to a newer operating system by offering a 15% discount through their Get2Modern offer. Continue reading

One thing that has bothered users of Windows 8 is the seeming disappearance of the Snipping Tool, the handy little program that lets you grab screenshots. This was particularly bothersome to me, since I recently purchased a Surface Pro and the tiny little keyboard doesn’t have a PrtScn key. The good news is that the Snipping Tool is still there, it just seems like Microsoft is trying to hide it from you. It’s now buried within the Windows System32 file, but there’s a really simple way to find it. Continue reading

Navigating 8

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Windows 8 is out, up and running. Here are some tips for navigating the first major overhaul to the interface in Windows’ history. Continue reading

Microsoft is putting a priority on providing up-to-date security patches for applications purchased from the Windows App Store. Continue reading

Still happy with your old computer and Windows XP? You aren’t alone. People are holding on to computers and using older operating systems longer these days, here’s why… Continue reading

Recyle Bin Vs. Permanently Delete

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Annie from Willet, NY writes: How do you get items to go directly into the “Recycle Bin” instead of being “permanently deleted?” I accidentally deleted family photos thinking they were going into recycle bin, only to finally read the statement “do you want to go permanent delete?” I tried looking at the recycle bin properties, but there are no options to put in the bin. I have Windows 8 OS. Thanks! Continue reading

I have Windows 8. When I use movie maker, I see an option to put to movie on YouTube, but no option to make a DVD. How can I make a DVD? Continue reading

Windows 8: E-Mail Send To Options Broken

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

AJM from Illinois writes: Under the File Menu, the send To Options for-Page by email & Link by email are greyed out on my Windows 8 PC. I have this feature on my old Vista PC. How can this be corrected? Thanks Continue reading

Do you have Windows 8? Are you frustrated with the new interface and how they moved and changed pretty much everything? In early testing Microsoft allowed (via a registry hack) users to re-enable the start menu but before the release of Windows 8 removed this feature. Thankfully some very creative people over at Classic Shell have released a freeware utility which can… Continue reading

Microsoft is launching Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription-based version of the popular Microsoft Office products. Instead of spending up to $400 for a full suite of Office programs, you purchase a yearly subscription for $99. Continue reading

CES 2013 saw the first hands-on with the Surface Pro from Microsoft. This tablet is not the Surface released months ago running a limited Windows 8 RT edition, but the full desktop version of Windows 8 with support for all of the hardware & software of a traditional laptop. Dell however released a far more interesting… Continue reading

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