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How to Use Popular Aero Features in Windows 8

How to Use Popular Aero Features in Windows 8

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.

How to Configure the Boot Menu of Windows 8 with EasyBCD

How to Configure the Boot Menu of Windows 8 with EasyBCD

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 User Guide to Dual-Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

The User Guide to Dual-Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

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.

How to Use Windows 8 Compatibility Mode to Run Old Programs

How to Use Windows 8 Compatibility Mode to Run Old Programs

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.

How to Add or Remove Language Packs in Windows 8

How to Add or Remove Language Packs in Windows 8

Most Windows PCs come with English as their default language. However, you can add or remove language packs as necessary and Windows 8 makes it easier than ever. While in Windows 7, only the Ultimate or Enterprise version comes with the ability to install additional languages via Windows Update, language packs in Windows 8 can be quickly downloaded and installed without much trouble.

How to Clear the Printer Queue in Windows 8

How to Clear the Printer Queue in Windows 8

A clogged printer queue is not something you want to deal with. Many who are in such situations watch helplessly as their ink and paper go to waste when their printer incessantly print old documents that they may not even need anymore. Fortunately, it is possible to fix this problem. This article shows you two quick ways to clear printer jobs from the queue.

How to Optimize Drives in Windows 8 to Improve Performance

How to Optimize Drives in Windows 8 to Improve Performance

Microsoft has revamped the functionality of its Disk Defragment tool. Optimize Drives in Windows 8 not only defrags your disks but can also help TRIM SSDs. This can free up a lot of space not being reintegrated into your PC as well as help improve the overall performance of Windows 8.