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Windows 8 Tips and Windows 8 Tutorials to help improve your computing experience.

How To Bypass The Windows 8 Password Screen

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 …

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How To Enable Windows 8 Kiosk Mode

Windows 8.1 has a feature that allows you to limit user access to a single application, turning the computer into a kiosk, rather than a fully-functional PC. This is a great option for children or if you have a presentation …

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Windows 8 Power User Tips

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 …

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Download Windows 8 ISO From Microsoft

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 …

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Change The Default Location Of Your Documents Folder In Windows 8

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 …

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Create A System Image With Windows 8.1

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 …

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What’s New In Windows 8.1

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 …

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Best Windows 8 Keyboard With Hotkeys and A Touchpad

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 …

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Windows 8 Training Guide

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 …

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The Real Reason Why Windows 8 Has Failed

Windows 8 might be the best thing that has ever happened to you in all your computing life. In reality, however, many people consider it a flop. People are clinging to a dying Windows XP or their beloved Windows 7 because …

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Windows 8 Cheat Sheet

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 …

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Windows Blue 8.1 Boot To Desktop Feature

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 …

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Windows 8 Printer Installation For Local And Network

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 …

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One Thing Windows 8 Does Right: Parental Controls

Windows 8 Parental Controls are one of the few great features that have gone unnoticed thanks to the unpopularity of its new Graphical User Interface. Parental Controls on a computer are an absolute must in this era of social media …

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Make Windows 8 Hurt Less

Never before has there been such a polarizing Operating System. Everyone hated Windows ME and Vista–but there are those that love Windows 8 and those that absolutely abhor it. This will likely be the new style of Windows going forward. …

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Windows 8: The Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of Operating Systems

Windows 8 is getting a bad rap. It does a lot of really great things, and in may ways is far superior to a beloved Windows 7 that liberated us from a bloated, buggy Vista OS. But it has a darker, …

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Five Essential Windows 8 Survival Tips

Windows 8 is different. There’s no getting around it. But just because it is different doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad Operating System. Users running previous versions of Windows can perform the following simple steps to make the most out …

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Add Shutdown Sleep Hibernate and Restart Shortcuts To Windows 8

Windows 8 can be frustrating for users accustomed to running a traditional Windows Operating System. The lack of a start menu can make simply shutting down the computer a chore akin to building an addition onto your house. But you …

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Is Windows 8 Really Innovative

With the recent release of Windows 8, are users finding it as innovative as Microsoft wants you to believe? Or have we seen this all before? Windows 8: Innovation or Déjà vu infographic

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Hardware Must Adapt Or Die In The Windows 8 World

You can say what you want about Windows 8, but the new OS is forcing a change in the way we use computers. Because Microsoft is moving away from traditional desktops and laptops, hardware manufacturers need to find a way …

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Should You Upgrade To Windows 8

Windows 8 was recently released and many friends and relatives have been asking whether Windows 8 is for them. My first response to the release of any new technology (hardware or software) is yes–upgrade immediately. But I am an early …

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