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. […]

Remove Dotted Border Around Icons on Windows Desktop

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Have you ever noticed that sometimes Windows will give your desktop icons a dotted line border? It’s really annoying and definitely doesn’t look good with the neat and sleek Aero interface. Her’e what I mean: Grrrr! I’m one of those picky Windows users who likes things to be a certain way and I just hate […]

Scale Down an Image in Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android

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So you just downloaded some pictures from your new fancy Canon T4i or Nikon D5100? Well, get ready for some huge pictures with lots of resolution! You’re talking about 16 to 18 megapixels and resolutions up to 4,928×3,264! That’s just ridiculous for most people, but nowadays you’ll see a lot of people with DSLRs like […]

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 […]

Dock or Snap Metro Apps in Windows 8

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In Windows 8, there is a cool new feature where you can snap Metro apps to either the right or left side of the screen and continue using other apps simultaneously. Here’s my Windows 8 machine running the News metro snapped to the right side while checking out the weather in the normal view. So […]

Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets

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In Windows 8, Microsoft is moving away from desktop gadgets. Instead they want developers to write Metro-style apps, which also have the ability to be docked to the right-side of the display like a gadget. Of course, if you were happy using gadgets in Windows 7, you can continue using them in Windows 8 and […]

Create a Windows 8 Backup Image

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Windows 8 has some cool new tools for fixing your PC without having to go through all kinds of crazy boot screens and command prompts like in older versions of Windows. The two main features you may have heard of are Refresh PC and Reset PC. Refresh PC is kind of like doing a repair […]

Log on as Administrator in Windows 8

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By default, the local Administrator account in Windows 8 is disabled. There are certain programs that require the user to be logged in using the local administrator account in order to install software or perform some action on the computer. Even though you normal user account is considered an “administrator” account, you will still be […]