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Windows 8 Power User Tips

Windows 8 Power User Tips

| July 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Windows 8 is a much more powerful Operating System than it is given credit for. While on the surface it may seem like users have lost a lot of functionality from their beloved Windows 7, power users need not fear as Windows 8 can still be tweaked to your satisfaction. These Windows 8 Power User […]

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Download Windows 8 ISO From Microsoft

Download Windows 8 ISO From Microsoft

| April 27, 2014 | 15 Comments

You can download Windows 8 ISO files and burn them to a disk. The Operating System is available for download by Microsoft and you can use it to reinstall Windows 8 or create a Windows 8 .ISO disk that can be used to repair existing installations. In most cases, many of us got Windows 8.1 […]

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Change The Default Location Of Your Documents Folder In Windows 8

Change The Default Location Of Your Documents Folder In Windows 8

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

You can change the default location of your data folders in Windows 8. So rather than your Documents being saved by default in the C:\Users\Username\Documents locations, you can instead save it to a separate partition or hard drive. You can do the same for your Music folder, the Pictures folder and the Videos folder. Why […]

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Create A System Image With Windows 8.1

Create A System Image With Windows 8.1

| October 27, 2013 | 7 Comments

You will eventually need to perform a system recovery in Windows. It’s only a matter of time. The easiest way to do this is with a Windows image. A Windows image will have you back up in minutes, as opposed to hours trying to reinstall with recovery DVDs. An image is a copy of everything […]

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What’s New In Windows 8.1

What’s New In Windows 8.1

| October 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

Windows 8 is dead. Long live Windows 8.1! Never has an Operating System been so polarizing. While many people loved Windows 8, there were just as many that loathed it. The jump from Windows 7 to 8 was so jarring for many users, they resorted to downgrading back to Windows 7 in an attempt to […]

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Best Windows 8 Keyboard With Hotkeys and A Touchpad

Best Windows 8 Keyboard With Hotkeys and A Touchpad

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Keyboards are not all created equal. Especially when using a touchy-feely Operating System like Windows 8. The best Windows 8 keyboard is one that has either an integrated touchpad or Windows 8 hot keys. The following are from Logitech and are great Windows 8 keyboards. Our Picks For The Best Windows 8 Keyboards Our pick […]

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Windows 8 Training Guide

Windows 8 Training Guide

| July 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Windows 8 is a polarizing Operating System. Some people love it, some people despise it. Newcomers struggle how to navigate Windows 8′s confusing Graphical User Interface, can’t figure out how to shut down applications and don’t know where to find the control panel. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a Windows 8 Training Guide […]

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The Real Reason Why Windows 8 Has Failed

The Real Reason Why Windows 8 Has Failed

| May 17, 2013 | 8 Comments

Windows 8 might be the best thing that has ever happened to you in all your computing life. In reality, however,┬ámany people consider it a flop. People are clinging to a dying Windows XP or their beloved Windows 7 because there is a thick, greasy funk around Windows 8 and no one wants to be […]

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Windows 8 Cheat Sheet

Windows 8 Cheat Sheet

| May 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

Welcome to the PCTechBytes Windows 8 Cheat sheet. We will update this page frequently as we discover new ways to enhance your Windows 8 experience. Show Administrative Tools in Metro Admin tiles are turned off by default. To display these helpful tools, hit the Windows key+C to open the menu while in Metro. Choose Settings. […]

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How To Bypass The Windows 8 Password Screen

How To Bypass The Windows 8 Password Screen

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

You can bypass the Windows 8 password screen by editing the User Account requirements. Generally speaking, you should always have a password to login to Windows–especially if your PC is accessible by others or if you have a laptop that could become lost or stolen. But Windows 8 created a new level of annoyance by […]

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Windows Blue 8.1 Boot To Desktop Feature

Windows Blue 8.1 Boot To Desktop Feature

| April 21, 2013 | 76 Comments

Can Windows Blue save us? I’ve tried to be a Windows 8 evangelist. I am an early adopter and one of the few that actually liked Windows Vista, so I’m use to being laughed at and ridiculed for my choice of Operating Systems. Windows 8 has been a hard sell, however. There is simply too […]

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Windows 8 Printer Installation For Local And Network

Windows 8 Printer Installation For Local And Network

| April 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

The process for adding a printer in Windows 8 is very similar to adding a printer in any other version of Windows. But with anything like Windows 8, navigating to the proper menus can be a daunting task. You might be able to install your Windows 8 printer simply by plugging in the USB cable […]

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