Category: How To

April 17, 2012 /

(Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET)If the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is the first time you’ve had a chance to use Windows 8, you might feel a little lost at first. The best way to learn how to get around the new Metro design and settings, may be to use the new keyboard shortcuts. Charms Win+C: All charms Win+Q: Search charm Win+H: Share charm Win: Start charm Win+K: Devices charm Win+I: Settings charm Search Win+Q: Search apps (tip: an even easier way to search apps is to just begin typing from the Start screen) Win+W: Search settings Win+F: Search files Apps…

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March 10, 2012 /

  Without a Start button, properly shutting down Windows 8 can be a bit of a chore. If you want to shut down or reboot your Windows 8 PC by just clicking on a tile from the Start screen or a shortcut on the desktop, here’s how: Step 1: Right-click on a open area of your desktop, then go to New and select Shortcut. (Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET) Step 2: In the location box, type shutdown /p to shut down Windows 8 immediately or shutdown /r /t 0 to reboot Windows 8 immediately. Click Next to continue. Step 3:…

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March 7, 2012 /

Transferring large amounts of data through a portable device like pen drives can be time consuming. With slow speed of writing and reading it is some times irritating. Now, I am going to tell you a process through which you can increase the performance of your pen drive without using any extra software; you just need to have windows installed on the system. Follow the following steps: 1. Connect your pen drive to the USB port on your system. 2. Format the pen drive using either exFAT format or NTFS(Since FAT32 doesn’t support large files). Note:- Remember exFAT will not…

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February 19, 2012 /

Here’s a freeware utility for Windows 8 Developer preview that allows you to change the background of Windows 8 metro start screen within a few clicks. Also Check Keep Both Old Start Menu and Metro at the Same Time [Windows 8] You don’t need to have knowledge of Windows system files to use this tool. Just download and run ‘Windows 8 Start Tweaker’ on your Windows 8 dev build and change the background of start screen to whatever you want. You can choose any image file to replace the default metro start screen background. The tool is created by a…

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February 19, 2012 /

If you accidentally delete or rename a file or folder, you can restore a previous version of that file or folder, but you need to know the location where the file or folder was saved. This feature is somewhat similar to “TimeMachine in Mac”. To restore a file or folder that was deleted or renamed, follow these steps: Open Computer. Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder, right-click it, and then click Restore previous versions. If the folder was at the top level of a drive, for example C:, right-click the drive and then click…

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January 28, 2012 /

Data loss is a serious problem and occurs often if you are into playing with your system and like to install and try new OS now and then. It might have happened with you that you lost your drives and other data while trying to make new partitions or modify the existing partitions. It occurred the same when I was trying to modify one of my system’s partition. I lost three of my partitions, god knows what happened that I lost those drives. Now once you loose your data you might be having some data which is very important to…

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January 14, 2012 /

If you downloaded Windows 8 Developer Preview and playing with it, like millions of others right now, there are some things you might be probably not impressed with. The most obvious one is the Metro start screen.Some people might be facing problems with the new interface, so you can change to something like windows 7 interface via a registry hack. The workaround currently circulating around the Internet is as follows: Open registry editor and navigate to the following key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer Change the value of the DWORD key RPEnabled from "1" to "0" Close regedit and will get your old start…

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