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How To Disable Startup Programs In Windows 8.1

There are a couple of reasons why you would want to stop some programs from loading with Windows. Maybe Windows is booting very slowly and you want speed up the boot by disabling unnecessary startup programs; or maybe a recently installed application is automatically starting with Windows and showing annoying …

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How To Create Restore Point In Windows 8.1

Restore Point, a feature first introduced with Windows ME is one of the unique and best features of the Windows operating system to quickly restore system files to a previous state without making changes to saved data. Windows automatically creates one restore point every week and also creates restore point …

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How To Transfer Big Files From PC To PC

There are a couple of ways to transfer files from one computer to another. Transferring files using USB drives is one of the common and most popular methods since it doesn’t require configuring computer settings. While one can always share files between two PCs without a USB drive, you need …

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How To Boot From ISO File

Now-a-days, many of us use advanced backup tools such as Redo Backup, Macrium Reflect, and Acronis True Image. Almost every good backup software out there lets you create rescue media so that you can quickly restore a previously created backup image without booting into Windows. While it’s always a good …

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Download Aero Glass For Windows 8.1

Microsoft has dropped Aero glass transparency, start button and start menu features from Windows 8 operating system. Even though according Microsoft, the recently released Windows 8.1 update is largely based on consumer feedback, it has only restored the Start button and users who would like to get other features have …

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How To Install Windows 8.1 Without Microsoft Account

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new way of signing-into Windows. In addition to the local account, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 let you sign-in using a Microsoft account. That is, you can use your Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN, or Live email ID to sign-in to Windows. The advantage of signing-in …

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How To Change The Start Button In Windows 8.1

Microsoft has restored the Start button with Windows 8.1 update. While the Start button in Windows 8.1 takes you to the Start screen instead of Start menu and the new Start button isn’t what users were looking for, nevertheless it greatly enhances the look of the taskbar and desktop. A …

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How To Migrate Apps From Windows 8.1 Preview To RTM

Even before the release of Windows 8.1 Preview to the public, Microsoft had announced that Windows 8.1 Preview users wouldn’t be able to migrate desktop programs and apps downloaded from the Store to Windows 8.1 RTM. Now that Windows 8.1 RTM is released, many users who have downloaded Windows 8.1 …

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How To Disable Auto Brightness In Windows 8.1

Automatic brightness or adaptive brightness is one of the features introduced with Windows 8 to automatically adjust the screen brightness in real time on computers that ship with ambient light sensor. In simple words, this feature automatically updates the display brightness as ambient light changes. Even though this is a …

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How To Change SkyDrive Folder Location In Windows 8.1

SkyDrive has been deeply integrated into Windows 8.1. Users who have chosen to sign-into Windows 8.1 using Microsoft account can sync PC settings across all devices using SkyDrive. In Windows 8.1, you don’t even need to install a dedicated SkyDrive desktop client, as you can manage your SkyDrive right from …

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How To Change Folder Background In Windows 8.1

In Windows XP, we could change the folder background colour without having to install third-party tools. In Vista and Windows 7, one could set a custom picture as folder background with the help of third-party tools such as Folder Background Changer. A quick search on the web reveals that there …

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How To Disable Automatic App Updates In Windows 8.1

Microsoft has introduced a host of new features with Windows 8.1 update. There are well over 50 cool features in the latest version of Windows operating system. One of them is automatic app updates, a feature that will help users who have installed hundreds of apps from the Store. Unlike …

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How To Use Start Screen As Start Menu In Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, Microsoft has made a couple of changes to the Start screen, the Start menu replacement introduced first with Windows 8. Microsoft has introduced a new Apps view in Windows 8.1 which displays all installed apps and desktop programs. But with default settings, when you press the Windows …

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Advanced Appearance Settings For Windows 8.1

It’s a well known fact that Microsoft has removed tens of handy features from Windows 8 operating system. Start menu, Explorer toolbar (command bar), DVD playback, desktop gadgets, Aero glass transparency, Windows classic theme, and advanced appearance settings are some of the features missing from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. …

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How To Change Drive Letter In Windows 10/8.1

After installing a fresh copy of Windows 10/8 or installing a new hard drive, you might want to change the drive letter of a partition or CD/DVD drive. For instance, if you have named a drive as Office Documents to save all your work related documents, then you might want …

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How To Create Windows 8.1 Bootable USB On Mac

There are a couple of reasons why you would want to create Windows 8.1 bootable USB flash drive on your Mac. Maybe you’ve decided to install Windows 8.1 on Mac without Boot Camp; or maybe your PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO …

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Download Windows 7 Themes For Windows 8.1

PC users who have upgraded to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have been complaining about the lack of Start menu, Explorer toolbar, and Aero glass theme (visual style) ever since the release of Windows 8. Microsoft has restored only the Start button in Windows 8.1 update, and end users who …

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3 Ways To Pin Folders To Taskbar In Windows 8.1

While one can easily pin a folder to the Start screen in Windows 8.1 by right-clicking on a folder and then selecting Pin to Start option, Windows 8.1 doesn’t let you pin folders to the taskbar with default settings. Only programs and application shortcuts can be pinned to the taskbar …

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How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 From Windows 8 For Free

The recently released Windows 8.1 operating system not only ships with new features but also addresses some of the announces of Windows 8 operating system. The ability to skip the Start screen and boot directly to the desktop, the Start button, and better Start screen personalization options are some of …

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Download Windows 8.1 ISO From Microsoft

Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 RTM to the public and is available as a free update to existing Windows 8 users. While Windows 7, Vista, and XP users have to purchase Windows 8.1 in order to upgrade to newest version of Windows, Windows 8 users are eligible for the free …

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How To Open Windows Mobility Center In Windows 8.1

This past weekend, I assisted one of my friends in upgrading Windows 7 installation to the recently released Windows 8.1 version. The upgrade was smooth, even though the operation doesn’t keep installed programs and one needs to install all programs all over again after completing the upgrade. After upgrading to …

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How To Repair Windows 8.1 Installation (The Easy Way)

Windows XP, a version of the Windows operating system that is going strong thirteen years after its 2001 release, came with a handy feature to repair the corrupted Windows installation. If you ever installed or reinstalled Windows XP operating system, you probably remember the option titled Repair Windows installation that …

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Download Windows 8.1 90-Day Trial Copy

It’s been close to a month since Microsoft released Windows 8.1 RTM update to the public. Microsoft’s newest version of Windows operating system, which includes over 50 new exciting features, is an attempt to improve the previously released Windows 8 version and is available as a free upgrade to all …

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Windows 8.1 Boot Screen Logo Changer

We already know it’s possible to change the Windows 8.1 boot screen logo that appears just before the lock screen when you turn on the PC. The method, slightly complicated though, involves editing or replacing the original system files, and require you download a couple of tools to extract system …

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Windows 8.1 Start Screen Customizer

The Start screen, first introduced with Windows 8 has been enhanced with Windows 8.1 update. The Start menu replacement now supports more tile sizes, lets you uninstall multiple apps at once, and also allows you set desktop background picture as Start screen background image. By now, everyone who cares would …

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How To Install Windows 8.1 On SSD

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are not only faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) but also last longer. While many new PCs that are available in the market today come with SSDs, most of the PCs that have been purchased in the past couple of years can also be upgraded …

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WinReducer 8.1 Now Available For Download

The developer behind WinReducer 8 has recently updated the program and it now officially supports the recently released Windows 8.1. For those who aren’t familiar with WinReducer, it’s a free software designed to help you customize Windows 8.1 setup ISO by integrating drivers, software, updates, new themes, and tweaks. Users …

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How To Reset Windows 8.1 Start Screen To Its Default

The Start screen, Start menu replacement introduced with Windows 8, has been enhanced in many ways in the recently released Windows 8.1 update. In addition to new tile sizes, Bing search, personalization options, the Start screen in Windows 8.1 doesn’t get cluttered, as Windows 8.1 doesn’t automatically pin all installed …

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3 Free Tools To Get Windows Experience Index In Windows 8.1

It’s a well-known fact that Microsoft has dropped the GUI version Windows Experience Index (WEI) from its latest Windows 8.1 operating system. Windows Experience Index, a feature first introduced with Windows Vista, evaluates and then rates your PC’s hardware. As some of you may know, even though the GUI version …

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Create PC Settings Shortcut On Desktop In Windows 8.1

The updated PC settings, the modern UI Control Panel designed especially for touch devices, in Windows 8.1 includes settings for lock screen, SkyDrive, sync, share, search, user accounts, network, recovery and device settings. With default settings, one can launch PC settings by clicking Settings on the Charms bar and then …

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How To Make The Start Screen Transparent In Windows 8.1

The updated Start screen in Windows 8.1 can be customized in many ways with and without the help of third-party software. Even though Windows 8.1 doesn’t automatically add shortcuts of installed programs to the Start screen by default, you can pin your favourite programs and apps to the Start screen, …

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How To Download Windows 8.1 Update 1 Right Now

At BUILD 2014, Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 8.1 Update and announced that the Update will be rolled out to Windows 8.1 users on April 8th. As you might know, Windows 8.1 Update has been made available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and users with one of these subscriptions can download …

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How To Install Windows 8.1 Update 1

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft is trying to address the mistakes that it had committed while developing Windows 8. Even though, Microsoft hasn’t re-introduced the Start menu with Windows 8.1 Update and will bring back the same with in a future update later this year, the newly released major …

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How To Easily Uninstall Windows 8.1 Update 1

Less than a week ago, Microsoft officially announced and released the widely leaked Windows 8.1 Update at its annual BUILD conference. The Windows 8.1 Update (also known as Windows 8.1 Update 1) is completely free and adds a couple of features to Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 Update is Microsoft’s attempt …

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Official Windows 8.1 Update Direct Download Links

In the first week of April, at its annual developer conference, BUILD, Microsoft officially announced the wildly leaked Windows 8.1 Update, a free update for Windows 8.1 to make it more keyboard and mouse friendly. During the event, the Windows 8.1 Update was made available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. …

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Download Windows 8.1 Update ISO File From MSDN

The day has finally come! Millions of PC users who’re eagerly waiting to upgrade their Windows 8.1 systems to Windows 8.1 Update can now update to the newest version of Windows operating system via Windows Update. The first major update to Windows 8.1 can also be downloaded using these Windows …

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How To Clean Install Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8.1 Update has finally been released via Windows Update to all existing Windows 8.1 users and is a mandatory update. PC users who’re running Windows 8.1 can now get the major Update either via Windows Update or by manually downloading the same. As you likely know, this is a …

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