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Windows 8 Cheat Sheet

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 helpful tools, hit the Windows key+C to open the menu while in Metro. Choose Settings. […]

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Windows Blue 8.1 Boot To Desktop Feature

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 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

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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One Thing Windows 8 Does Right: Parental Controls

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 and other other potential pitfalls for unsuspecting children. Chances are you do not have this […]

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Make Windows 8 Hurt Less

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. While we expect Microsoft will tweak it and smooth some of the rough edges in […]

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

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, more sinister side. Despite its many advantages, Windows does some devious things that have turned […]

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Five Essential Windows 8 Survival Tips

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 of Windows 8. Steps To Instantly Improve Your Windows 8 Experience Buy A Touchpad Windows […]

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Add Shutdown Sleep Hibernate and Restart Shortcuts To Windows 8

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 can easily add shortcut tiles to your Metro interface and the Desktop to help make powering […]

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Is Windows 8 Really Innovative

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

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 to help consumers transition. Sure, you will still be able to use Windows 8 with […]

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