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Windows 8 tutorials, tricks and tips.

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  2. Welcome to the Windows 8 Forums Tutorial Section
    Sticky Thread 10 Attachment(s) Welcome to the Windows 8 Forums Tutorial Section


    This will show you how to Register to Post, Post a Reply, Create a Tutorial, Navigate, use Search and Filter, use Category and Tutorial Tools in the Windows Eight Forums Tutorial section.
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    Windows 8 - Tutorial Index
    Sticky Thread Windows 8 - Tutorial Index


    This is a master index of all Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 and 8.1 Tutorials here at Eight Forums and from Seven Forums listed in alphabetical order to help you find a tutorial quicker.
    Author: Brink Comments 27 Views 227,598 Last Activity: 06 Jun 2012
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    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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    How to Create or Download a Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO



    If you purchased and have a retail Windows 8/8.1 product key, then this tutorial will show you how to create or download a upgrade Windows 8 ISO or full Windows 8.1 Update ISO file directly from Microsoft.
    Author: Brink Comments 638 Views 1,356,377 Last Activity: 09 Mar 2017
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    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
    Sticky Thread 16 Attachment(s) Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
    How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Eight Forums



    This tutorial will show you how to upload and attach a screenshot, image, or a file in your post here at Eight Forums.
    Author: Brink Comments 8 Views 45,941 Last Activity: 13 Dec 2013
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    Power Options - Add or Remove "Min/Max processor state"
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    How to Add or Remove "Minimum processor state" and "Maximum processor state" in Power Options in Windows



    This will show you how to add or remove the "Minimum processor state" and "Maximum processor state" setting under Processor power management in Power Options for all users in Windows.
    Author: Brink Comments 12 Views 118,042 Last Activity: 1 Week Ago
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    Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
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    How to Turn On or Off the Lock Screen Slide Show in Windows 8.1



    This tutorial will show you how to turn on and setup or turn off playing a slide show on your lock screen in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
    Author: Brink Comments 43 Views 90,234 Last Activity: 4 Weeks Ago
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    Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8
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    How to Change the Default Lock Screen Background Image in Windows 8 and 8.1



    This tutorial will show you how to change the default lock screen (aka: pre sign-in screen) background image that displays when no users are signed in to an image of your choice in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
    Author: Brink Comments 66 Views 220,125 Last Activity: 4 Weeks Ago
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    Hyper-V  Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8
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    How to Create a Linux Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 8



    This tutorial shows you how to install Linux as a guest operating systems with the Hyper-V virtualization platform included in Windows 8.
    Author: Kari Comments 18 Views 163,943 Last Activity: 12 Oct 2017
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    TRIM Support for SSD - Check and Enable or Disable
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    How to Check and Enable or Disable SSD TRIM Support in Windows 7 and Windows 8



    This tutorial will show you how to check the current status of TRIM support for SSDs, and to enable or disable TRIM in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
    Author: Brink Comments 8 Views 156,932 Last Activity: 18 Sep 2017
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    CPU Affinity Shortcut for a Program - Create in Windows
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    How to Create a Shortcut to Run an Application with a Set CPU Affinity in Windows



    This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that will always run an application with a set CPU affinity by default in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
    Author: Brink Comments 39 Views 132,418 Last Activity: 14 Sep 2017
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    Optimize Drives - Defrag HDD and TRIM SSD in Windows 8
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    How to Use "Optimize Drives" to Defrag HDD and TRIM SSD in Windows 8 and 8.1



    This tutorial will show you how to open and use Optimize Drives or a command prompt to defrag hard disk drives and TRIM solid state drives in Windows 8.
    Author: Brink Comments 26 Views 111,112 Last Activity: 12 Sep 2017
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    BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8
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    How to Turn On or Off BitLocker for Windows 8 OS Drive with or without TPM



    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off BitLocker to encrypt or decrypt the operating system drive in Windows 8 and 8.1 with or without a TPM.
    Author: Brink Comments 75 Views 340,313 Last Activity: 02 Sep 2017
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    Turn Off Display - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
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    How to Add or Remove "Turn Off Display" Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8



    This tutorial will show you how to add "Turn Off Display" to the desktop context menu item of all users to be able to quickly turn off all connected displays at will in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
    Author: Brink Comments 4 Views 30,067 Last Activity: 31 Aug 2017
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    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix
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    How to Fix "You've been signed in with a temporary profile" Error in Windows 8 and 8.1



    This will show you how to fix the "You've been signed in with a temporary profile" error a user may get after signing in to their account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
    Author: Brink Comments 156 Views 964,178 Last Activity: 09 Aug 2017
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    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1
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    How to Fix and Restore PC settings and "Change PC settings" in Windows 8.1



    This tutorial will show you how to restore PC settings on the Apps screen, and fix the "Change PC settings" link in the Settings charm in Windows 8.1.
    Author: Brink Comments 76 Views 316,966 Last Activity: 01 Aug 2017
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    Power Options - Add or Remove "When sharing media"
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    How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows



    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "When sharing media" setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
    Author: Brink Comments 4 Views 15,354 Last Activity: 11 Jul 2017
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    Wireless Network Security Key - Find in Windows 8
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    How to Find Your Wireless Network Security Key in Windows 8 and 8.1



    While your PC is connected to your wireless network, this tutorial will show you how to find the wireless network security key in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
    Author: Brink Comments 7 Views 130,045 Last Activity: 03 Jul 2017
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    Power Availability Requests - Manage in Windows
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    How to View and Override Power Availability Requests in Windows



    How to view and override power availability requests that are preventing the PC to automatically turn off display, sleep, Away Mode, and shut down in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
    Author: Brink Comments 34 Views 73,885 Last Activity: 26 Jun 2017
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    Repair Install Windows 8
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    How to Repair Install Windows 8 and 8.1 without Losing Anything



    This tutorial will show you how to do a repair install (aka: in-place upgrade install) to fix your currently installed Windows 8 without losing anything. For example, desktop apps.
    Author: Brink Comments 280 Views 435,409 Last Activity: 01 Jun 2017
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    Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
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    How to Require a Password after Display is Off for Specified Time in Windows 8.1



    This tutorial will show you how to require a password after the display is off for a specified time for your account on a Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 tablet or Surface.
    Author: Brink Comments 13 Views 62,876 Last Activity: 15 May 2017
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