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Windows 8 tutorials, tricks and tips.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How to Unlock a Drive using BitLocker Recovery in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to use BitLocker recovery to unlock an encrypted OS drive, fixed data drive, and removable data drive in Windows 8.
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This tutorial will show you how to use the BitLocker Repair Tool to recover your data from a damaged encrypted OS drive, fixed data drive, or removable data drive in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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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.
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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.
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How to Enable or Disable Store in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable access to the Store for all or specified users in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Restore the Start Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to restore the Start Menu back to Windows 8 and 8.1 using your choice of free programs.
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How to Check or Uncheck All Items in Disk Cleanup in Windows 8

This tutorial will show you how to have all items checked or unchecked by default in Disk Cleanup for all users in Windows 8.
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How to Capture a Screenshot Directly in Windows 8 and 8.1

This will show you how to capture a screenshot of everything on your display(s) and have it instantly saved as a PNG file directly into your Pictures folder in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
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How to Use File History Cleanup to Delete Older Versions of Files in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to use File History cleanup to delete all backed up file versions older than the number of days you specify in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Set a Default Start Background Image for All Users in Windows 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to set a default Start screen background image for all users that cannot be changed in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

This will show you how to do a clean install of Windows 8 (ex: System Builder copy) or Windows 8.1 on your PC.
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How to Add Shut Down Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1

This will show you how to add or remove Shut Down Computer to the context menu of the desktop, inside folders, and inside drives for all users in Windows 8 and 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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