Windows Aero became a popular interface for PC users with the release of Windows Vista in 2007, but only a portion of it still remain in Windows 8. For users who want to utilize Aero features in Windows 8 and are not sure how to do so, here are the methods you can use to enjoy Aero features.
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If you have dual boot Linux and Windows, you will notice that GRUB 2 will replace your current bootloader as the default bootloader. This article shows you how to configure the boot menu of Windows 8 and return it as the default bootloader. This is useful if you prefer something a little more familiar.
The progress bar is supposed to make your life better by informing you how much more time it requires to finish the job. However, most of the time, it is inaccurate and it could show 99% for the last 5 minutes. We understand your frustration, which is why I’m going to explain exactly why these things happen.
The good thing about the Windows 8’s Modern interface is that you can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen. However, if you pinned too many apps to the screen, navigating them can be a chore. On a tablet, you can move around in the Start screen by swiping left/right. On the desktop, you […]
Have you ever used Skype and your voice can barely be heard by those you call? If so, you may need to boost your mic. Boosting your mic in Windows 8 can make it much easier for those you’re on a call with to hear you. If someone on the other end says you’re speaking too low, boosting your mic is a quick and easy solution.
Windows may well be the most popular operating system, but there are plenty of reasons to look further afield and try out some of the alternatives. If you have ever considered the idea of trying out Linux, but are not comfortable with wiping Windows completely from your computer, here is how you can dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux.
The Homegroup feature had been around since Windows 7. It allows you to easily share files, folders and media with another Windows PC without having to go through complicated setup. In Windows 8, Homegroups are easy to create, even more so than they were in Windows 7. In this article, we will show you how to create homegroup in Windows 8.
Microsoft has rolled out a brand new update to the Bing Desktop that puts the app on steroids. Some new features in this update include inline search, weather report, Facebook integration and more. Check out our Bing Desktop review for more details.
In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can easily add up to 2 additional clocks to the notification area. This is useful if you are working with people in other time zones. On the desktop, click the clock in the notification area, followed by “Change date and time settings”. Click the “Additional Clocks” tab. You […]
It is disappointing that Microsoft didn’t make it easier to add shortcuts in “My Computer” area. There’s so much real estate there that’s not being used. It’s natural to be able to add program shortcuts there. Here is a workaround to create a shortcut in “My Computer” that works with today’s most popular operating systems!
Windows Performance Monitor is a tool created by Microsoft to analyze Windows performance over a period of time. Using this tool, you can find out how your system performs over time and what you can do to improve the performances. In this article, we will show you how you can use the Performance Monitor effectively in Windows 8.
The leap from Windows 7 to Windows 8 introduced a handful of compatibility issues with software and drivers. Most of these issues can be fixed by using the Windows 8 compatibility mode. The Windows compatibility mode has seen few changes since its inception but is a more useful tool in Windows 8.
If you are taking screenshot of a web page, you will find that in most cases, it will only capture the visible part in the screen. Here is how you can capture screenshot of entire web page, directly in Windows.
Network security is one of the main focus areas when creating or monitoring a network. The network administrators carry out random audits of network traffic by capturing the network data and analyzing the packets being transmitted from one host to another. In this article, we will discuss how to capture and analyze network traffic using the NetworkMiner tool.
Deleting a file from your computer may be the simplest thing to do, but do you know that the file still exists on your computer? Here are some tools that you can use to securely delete files in Windows.
After some months of buying my own passive polarized display, I’ve realized that anyone new to this kind of hardware is probably going to have a hard time figuring it out. The learning curve isn’t incredibly steep, but there’s not much information on how to get passive 3D movies to play just how you want them.
There are plenty of benefits for partitioning your hard disk. You can install new operating system on it, or use as an backup location. This article shows you the guide to partition your hard drive in Windows 8, without any external tool.
Windows Device Manager is good, but it does not provide detailed information about the installed devices. ServiWin let you manage Windows drivers with the detailed information that Windows Device Manager doesn’t provide.
Do you know that a simple task such as opening PDF files can infect your computer with malware? This is a very common method used by hackers to install malicious software on your system and gain access to it. Here is a list of PDF files that are known to be infected and one you will want to keep in your blacklist.
Knowing detailed information about the WiFi networks around you can be beneficial for diagnosing problems and just getting an idea of what others are doing in your area. WifiInfoView is a free utility that lets you see detailed information about Wifi networks from SSIDs to MAC addresses to router models and more.