Microsoft’s release of Windows 8.1 Preview addresses a number of issues that have bugged users of Windows 8 since it was made available, but many people have run into problems when attempting to install the preview software. If you have not been able to get the Windows 8.1 update installed, here’s what you need to do.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t you hate it when you need to get an urgent task done and yet your computer is taking ages to startup? This article shows you how to disable startup applications and make your PC run faster.
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.