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How to Organize Apps and Create Groups on the Windows 8 Start Screen

17/11/2012 19:48
  The new start screen in Windows 8 can easily look cluttered as more apps are installed. Finding what you need becomes difficult unless you have a keyboard and type in the name of the app which will bypass the start screen tiles. Your best option for both touch and keyboard users is to...

How to Touch the Windows 8 Metro Interface

17/11/2012 19:48
  Windows 8 introduces a new touch paradigm that is different from other touch devices on the market. To help you get started I have outlined the basics of touch on Windows 8 that are used throughout the new Metro interface. Not all touch gestures are compatible with every Metro...

How to Uninstall a Metro Style App

17/11/2012 19:48
  Metro style apps can't be removed using the traditional add / remove programs Control Panel applet. Instead, right click on the app's tile and then click Uninstall.  Then click Uninstall on the confirmation screen.  All Metro style apps that were uninstalled can be...

How-to Recover Closed Browser Tabs

17/11/2012 19:48
  If you are a browser tab ninja you can easily have dozens of tabs open at any moment. With that many tabs you can easily close the wrong one. That can be very annoying because sometimes you don’t even know the URL that was open. The good news is just about every modern browser has the...

How to Install Windows 7 and 8 using a USB Flash Drive

17/11/2012 19:47
  Physical DVD drives are becoming a thing of the past as the size of our PCs continue shrink and new form factors are emerging. Microsoft distributes Windows 7 and Windows 8 on physical discs or images of DVDs called ISO files that are typically burned...

How to Install Windows 8 ISO from a USB Flash Drive

17/11/2012 19:47
  Physical DVD drives are becoming a thing of the past as the size of our PCs continue shrink and new form factors are emerging. Microsoft distributes Windows Windows 8 on physical discs or images of DVDs called ISO files that are typically burned...

How to Install Windows 8 without a Product Key

17/11/2012 19:47
  For the first time since Windows XP, Microsoft is forcing users to enter a product key before Windows can be installed.  This can be very annoying for legitimate users that simply want to install Windows 8 for testing.  I find myself installing Windows 8 frequently and this is...

How to burn CD and DVD images (ISO files) from the Command Line

17/11/2012 19:46
  Windows 7 and 8 includes a free image burning utility called the Windows Disc Image Burner that allows you to quickly write CD and DVD images. The utility has a graphical interface but can be run from the command prompt by passing the proper parameters. To start burning a CD or...

How to Buy Windows 8

17/11/2012 19:46
  Windows 8 is available in two editions for consumers: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.  32 and 64-bit versions are available but I highly recommend installing the 64-bit version. Unless you have some very old hardware, skip the 32-bit versions.   There are a few...

How to Close Metro Style Apps

17/11/2012 19:46
  Metro style apps in Windows 8 can be closed just like traditional desktop apps.  Although, the reasons for closing a Metro style app are different. When a Metro style app is no longer in use its process will automatically be suspended.  While suspended CPU and memory resources...
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