Refresh, Reinstall or Restore Windows 8

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In Windows 8, you actually have three main options for recovering the operating system: refresh, reinstall and restore. While all of these options can be used to recover Windows, they all operate a bit differently. Each of the following Windows 8 recover methods performs a specific type of operating system reset: Refresh Reinstall Restore By […]

HDG Guide – Storage Spaces and Pools in Windows 8

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Windows 8 offers a new feature called Storage Spaces that gives you more drive setup options than before. If you utilize external drives, multiple internal drives or even network storage, you can use the Storage Spaces feature to not only manage the drives, but also customize the setup of the drives. Here are a few […]

Install Windows Media Center on Windows 8

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If you’re one of the many people who installed Windows 8 RTM, you had to wait until October 26th before you could install Windows Media Center on your machine. I immediately tried to add the feature to Windows 8 and got the message that the product key I was using would not work. This key […]

20 of The Best TV Streaming Devices

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While smart Internet enabled TVs are becoming more popular, there are still a lot of homes that don’t have them. However, with technology advancing so rapidly, the demand for smart TV functionality will continue to increase. Right now, there are more options and devices than ever to stream Netflix, Hulu, games, apps and more to […]

Turn Off Clicking Sound on Touch and Type Cover for Microsoft Surface

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Got yourself a new Microsoft Surface in the last couple of days? The Surface is definitely an interesting new tablet, especially when you pair it with the new Touch Cover and Type Cover that you can use with it. The touch cover is especially cool since it doesn’t even really have buttons like a normal […]

Best CPU, Video Card and RAM Tuning Utilities

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If you want to optimize or configure your PC’s CPU processor, video card or even RAM memory for better performance, you have a few different options. Using some readily available freeware downloads from manufacturers and other software companies, you can easily tweak the performance of most of the components of your computer. AMD OverDrive If […]

Find the Best Deals on Computer Parts without Coupons

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Purchasing PC parts is for the most part a straightforward process. However, there are a few manufacturer pricing tricks and retailer pricing schemes that effect the price of PC components. In today’s post, we will review some essential tips for buying PC computer parts, which may help you save a few dollars and also help […]

Install .NET Framework 3.5, 3.0, 2.0 on Windows 8

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With Windows 8, .NET Framework 4.5 comes installed by default. Since .NET 4.5 is an in-place upgrade of 4.0, you can automatically run any applications that are geared towards .NET Framework 4.5 or 4.0. That’s fine, but what if you need to run programs that require older versions of .NET Framework? What’s the lowest version […]

DVRs You Can Use Without Needing a Cable Subscription

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I’ve stopped paying for cable about 6 months back and I have to say that I’m really happy. I’ve always been one of those people who thought cable was absolutely necessary and always ponied up the $100 or so to have about 300 or so channels. However, over time I realized I only watch a […]

HDG Guide – What to do with an Extra PC?

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I recently came across a great deal on a used PC. Before, I only owned one computer, but because this PC was priced so aggressively and I’ve been wanting to have an extra PC (with Windows 8 approaching), I didn’t pass it up. In today’s post, we will review the top 10 uses for an […]