Windows 8

7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8

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Previously, I had written about 12 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 on Online Tech Tips and today I’m here to write about a few more! With the new Metro UI in Windows 8, keyboard shortcuts make a lot more sense to use now. Previously, I had never used keyboard shortcuts with any prior version of […]

Fix Missing Windows Metro Apps in Windows 8

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If you recently upgraded Windows 8 Release Preview or Windows 8 Consumer Preview to Windows 8 RTM, you may have run into a couple of strange problems like missing apps and tiles. Some users have reported that the Desktop tile was missing from their Start Screen and a bunch of other preinstalled apps like Windows […]

How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 8

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Even though Disk Cleanup is not a very often used tool in Windows, it still does come in handy and I have found that it does a good job of getting rid of some stuff that other cleaners can’t. In Windows 8, you can open Disk Cleanup in a number of ways. In this post, […]

Refresh Windows 8 Experience Index

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Just like previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 also rates your system on a scale from 1.0 to 9.9. Note that the scale has changed from Windows 7. Before it used to be from 1 to 7.9. The score is broken down into several categories including Processor, Memory, Graphics, Gaming graphics, and Primary hard disk. […]

Boot Windows 8 to Desktop Instead of Start Screen

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In Windows 8, when you type in your login credentials, you will be presented with the new Metro interface Start Screen as shown below. In order to get to the desktop in Windows 8, you have to click on the Desktop tile. This is really not a big deal for me, but a lot of […]

Remote Desktop into Windows 8

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I’ve got several machines running Windows 8 at home and there are times when I would like to quickly remote into one of my Windows 8 machines so I can change some settings or install something, etc. In Windows 8, you can enable remote desktop and connect to your machine from Windows 7, Vista, and […]

Install Purchased Apps from Windows Store on Another PC

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I’ve been using Windows 8 for a few months now and one thing that I have done is purchased a few cool looking Metro apps from the Windows Store. If you have ever purchased an app on an Apple device, you are probably familiar with the fact that you can then download that same app […]

Enable Windows 8 Hyper-V

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In Windows 8 there is a new feature called Hyper-V that is basically the same thing as XP Mode in Windows 7. It allows you to run as many guest operating systems on your Windows 8 host machine. However, Windows XP mode was based on Windows Virtual PC, which was the consumer version of their […]

Install and Setup a Website in IIS 8 on Windows 8

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I’ve had Windows 8 installed for a while now and I finally decided to try and setup a small test site using IIS 8, the latest version of Internet Information Services that runs on Windows 8. In this article, I’ll show you how to install IIS 8 on Windows 8 and setup a new website. […]

How to Reinstall a Metro App in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, I have found it quite frustrating figuring out how to install, uninstall and reinstall Metro apps! It’s not hard or anything like that, just not super intuitive! In this post, I’ll show you how to install a Metro app, uninstall a Metro app and reinstall a Metro app. Install Metro App in […]