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Tutorials

Windows 8 tutorials, tricks and tips.

How to Turn Password Protected Sharing On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to turn password protected sharing on or off in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Use Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to use Windows Update Cleanup to delete outdated Windows updates from the WinSxS folder (component store) to free up hard drive space in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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72,542

How to Change Background Color of Default Sign-in Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to change the background color of the "default" sign-in screen that displays all user accounts in Windows 8, Windows RT, Window 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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182,712

How to Hide or Show Windows 8 Edition and Build Version Watermark on Desktop

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show a watermark displaying the Windows edition, build version, and Windows folder location on the desktop for all users in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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68,243

How to Fix User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User Profile cannot be loaded. Error in Windows 8 and 8.1

This will show you how to fix the User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User Profile cannot be loaded. error when trying to sign in to a user account in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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385,539

How to Create a Shortcut to Run an Application with a Specific CPU Priority in Windows

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that will always run an application with a specific CPU priority by default in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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146,470

How to Relocate User Profiles to another Partition or Disk in Windows 8

This will show you how to use Windows 8 System Preparation Tool to relocate user profiles to another partition or disk.
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995,987

How to Reduce the Startup Delay Time for Desktop Apps in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to change the startup delay time of your desktop apps that run at startup to what you want instead in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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102,067

How to Run SFC /SCANNOW Command at Boot or in Windows 8 and 8.1

This will show you how to run the sfc /scannow command at boot or in Windows 8 to attempt to repair corrupted or modified system files.
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706,358

How to Auto-mount a VHD at Startup in Windows 8

This tutorial will help show you how to have a VHD auto-mount as a drive at startup in Windows 8.
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120,192

How to Change Connection Priority of Wireless Networks in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to change the connection priority order of your wireless network profiles to how you like for all users in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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81,811

How to Adjust Visual Effects in Windows 8 and 8.1

This will show you how to adjust the visual effects settings for your user account to how you want to use for the appearance and performance of Windows 8 and 8.1.
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88,744

How to Install Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI)

This tutorial provides information on how an installation of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 would work using Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
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822,040

How to Back Up and Restore Local Group Policy in Windows

This tutorial will show you how to back up local group policy (GPO) settings in Windows, and restore to the same or any Windows computer.
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44,468

How to Turn Fast Startup On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1

This tutorial will show you how to turn Fast Startup (aka: hybrid boot or hybrid shutdown) on or off to help Windows 8 start up faster at boot after shutting down.
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1,689,161

Add Delete Files in Folder and Empty Folder to Context Menu of Folders in Windows

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Delete Files in Folder and Empty Folder" to the context menu of folders for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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21,011

How to Completely Delete a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 8, 8.1, and Server 2012

This tutorial will show you how to completely delete all traces of a Hyper-V virtual machine all at once from a host Windows 8, 8.1, and Server 2012 PC.
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65,644

How to Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 and 8.1

This will show you how to take ownership of a file, folder, drive, registry key objects in Windows 8 to control how access permissions are set on the object and for what users and groups permissions are granted.
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418,972

How to Add or Remove Dim display after in Power Options in Windows

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Dim display after setting under Display in Power Options for all users in Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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83,928

Add Lock Drive to Unlocked BitLocker Drives Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8

This tutorial will show you how to add Lock Drive to the context menu of all unlocked fixed and removable data drives encrypted by BitLocker in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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79,754

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