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Tutorials

Windows 8 tutorials, tricks and tips.

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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139,179

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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637,095

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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38,504

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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109,487

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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237,960

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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181,590

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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171,199

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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163,978

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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121,041

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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38,520

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.
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1,035,406

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.
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344,971

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.
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22,351

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.
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140,581

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.
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69,512

How to Use DISM to Fix Component Store Corruption in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

This tutorial will show you how to do an Inbox Corruption Repair with the DISM /Cleanup-Image tool to fix component store corruption in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
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1,010,675

How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1

Some programs and features included with Windows 8 must be turned on before you can use them. Other features are turned on by default. This tutorial will show you how to turn these Windows features on or off for all users.
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261,377

How to Uninstall Drivers in Windows 7 and Windows 8

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a driver for a device in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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33,415

How to Set a Default Folder View for All Folders in Windows 8

This tutorial will show you how to set a default folder view to be applied to all folders in Windows 8.
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95,536

How to Set a Default Input Method or Keyboard Layout Language in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to set a default input method or keyboard layout language from your language list to type in by default for your user account in Windows 8.
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141,793

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