Windows 8

IE 10 Tile on Start Screen Opening Desktop instead of Metro IE?

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If you’re running Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10, you probably have realized by now that there are two different versions of IE: one that is a full-screen Metro app and one that is just a desktop version that we’ve always had for years and years. Normally, if you go to the Start screen, you’ll […]

Fix Black Screen on Windows 8 Laptop with Intel HD Graphics

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If you have been playing around with Windows 8 recently and tried installing it on a laptop that has Intel HD graphics, you may have been surprised when you try to boot and end up with a black screen! At least I was! I have a Dell laptop and installing Windows 8 was fine with […]

Device Association Framework High CPU Usage in Windows 8?

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If you have recently starting using Windows 8, you may have run into an issue where everything starts to run really slow. If you ended up looking at the processes running in Windows 8, you may have noticed a certain process eating up a lot of your CPU. At least that’s what happened to me […]

Change Default Media Player and Photo Viewer in Windows 8

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I’ve been running Windows 8 for a few weeks now and I recently ran into an issue when trying to play some video files. I take a lot of video from my Panasonic HD camcorder and the files are all .M2TS files, which the Video app in Windows 8 can play, but not Windows Media […]

Turn on Fast Startup Missing in Windows 8 Power Options?

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If you have a PC running Windows 8, you definitely want to make sure your machine is booting as fast as possible. By default, Windows 8 enables a feature called Fast Startup or Hybrid Shutdown that can load Windows 8 as quickly as 7 seconds on certain hardware. Basically, it performs a partial hibernation of […]

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 8

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Starting in Windows 7 and continuing into Windows 8, Microsoft has removed the feature whereby when you shared a folder, it would change the folder icon so that you could immediately tell it was being shared. Instead, they moved this info to the Details pane, which is shown at the bottom of Windows Explorer in […]

Get Windows 8 Explorer in Windows 7

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in Windows 8, one thing I really like is the new ribbon interface in Explorer. I know there are a lot of people that probably hate it, but for some reason I do like the ribbon look in Office and now in Explorer on Windows 8. It’s just easier to click on those buttons than […]

What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8?

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In Windows 8, the name for a lot of features in Windows 7 has changed. For example, Windows Anytime Upgrade is now called Add Features to Windows 8. Disk Defragmenter has now been changed to Optimize Drives. ┬áNot really sure why the name changes were necessary, but if you’re looking for something in Windows 8 […]

Difference between Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 8

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If you haven’t heard already, Windows 8 has one huge chunk of software missing that used to be included by default: Windows Media Center. Due to media decoding licensing costs that OEMs have to pay for DVD playback capabilities, Microsoft has removed Windows Media Center from Windows 8 completely. There are two ways to get […]

Create a Desktop Shortcut to All Apps in Windows 8

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Windows 8 removed the Start Menu and now if you want to see all the apps that you have installed on your system, you have to go to the Start Screen, right-click and then click on All apps. I personally find this very annoying since previously I could just click on Start and All Programs! […]