Operating System Archive

5 Ways To Make Your Computer Blazing Fast

No matter how powerful your computer may be, you should know that one day it is going to slow down and performance will be significantly lower compared to how it performed when you first got it. While this may make a lot of people worried that something is broken

Top Ten New Features of Windows 8.1

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The Microsoft Windows operating system has been in existence now for almost thirty years, having had its first inception at the end of 1985. Its newest version, Windows 8, was released at the very end of 2012, and in July 2013 Microsoft announced that the formation of Windows 8.1,

Boot Straight to the Desktop in Windows 8.1

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Windows 8.1 With the release of Windows 8.1 you now have the option available to you to boot straight to the desktop instead of Metro. Follow the steps below. Step 1 Right click on your Taskbar and select “Properties.” Step 2 Click on the “Navigation” tab and then select

Microsoft Starting to Update Core Windows 8 Apps

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While we really enjoy a lot of the new things that Microsoft is developing, including Windows 8, it’s no secret that many of the core Windows 8 apps are very lacking to say the least. I know that Brian and I both really would like a more cohesive and

“Access Denied” Error After Windows 8 Upgrade

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During my upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 I received an “Access Denied” error on my secondary storage drive. Easy and quick fix below. Fix “Access Denied” Error Step 1 Right click on your second hard drive and go to properties. Step 2 Go to the “Security” tab.

How to Login with a Local Account instead of Domain Account

This is something that we use every day. It is a short little trick to login with a local user account instead of a domain account. By default, when a username is entered into a domain joined machine, and there is also a local account with the same name,

Destination Path Too Long Error When Moving/Copying a File

If you are receiving an error “Destination Path Too Long” when trying to copy or move a file to a folder, try the quick trick below. The reason you are receiving the error is because Windows Explorer will fail to copy/delete/rename any path-name longer than 256 characters. The instructions

Creating Computer Icon for Taskbar in Windows 8

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Follow the instructions below to create a computer icon in Windows 8 in which you can pin to your taskbar. Taskbar Icon Step 1 Right click on your desktop, go to New and click on “Shortcut.” Step 2 In the “Type the location of the item:” box paste the

How to Cancel Chkdsk if Stuck in a Loop

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If you tried running chkdsk and have been having issues with a bad virus or malware, it is possible that chkdsk could fail and get stuck in a loop. Follow the instructions to disable/cancel check disk so that that computer won’t be constantly rebooting. Chkdsk Step 1 You will

Things Microsoft Forgot with Windows 8 and WP8

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Now don’t get me wrong, we are a full supporter of Microsoft products as seen by our blog posts, so I apologize if this seems like a rant. We have been running Windows 8 since the first dev preview and also have WP8 phones. This is just a list