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.
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While Remote Desktop Connection is useful for you to connect to a remote machine, it is utterly useless if it takes forever to connect. Here are some things you can do to speed up the process.
The Windows Action Center is the place that monitor your system and keep it running smoothly. If you have seen a white flag showing up in the system tray, that is when the Windows Action Center is working in the background. This article show you how to make effective use of the Windows Action Center.
Windows lets users create, modify and even delete libraries, but for those who don’t know exactly how to go about it, it can be a confusing process. That’s where WinAero Librarian comes in handy and takes control of how you work with your Windows libraries.
Backing up allows you to recover and get yourself back into the swing of things smoothly and quickly. The key question is – which files, other than our personal data, should we back up to recover from a hard drive crash?
Windows App Boss is a handy tool to manage Windows 8 apps from the desktop. You can install, uninstall and even request a developer license from Microsoft through this program. It makes it easy for developers and the average PC user.
Windows 8 introduced several nifty tools to diagnose and troubleshoot issues on your PC. The Windows 8 Reliability Monitor allows you to see system errors, warnings, informational events and critical events that can help you troubleshoot problems in Windows.
Windows 8 comes with a number of new keyboard shortcut that you can use. Check out the list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts here. You can download the cheatsheet as well.
You may prefer the standard bubble notification than the new toast notification in Windows 8. Here is how you can disable toast notifications in Windows 8.
The Start Button in Windows 8 was eliminated, and while Windows 8.1 is promising to bring back the Start Button, what about the Start Menu?
There are no lack of communication apps for Windows 8. In this article, we will focus on the top 3 new communication apps for Windows 8.
One of the best features in Windows 8 is the ability to bring your “desktop” with you no matter where you use a PC. This article shows you how you can force sync app licenses to the cloud to access them anywhere.
The File Recovery option in Windows 8 allows you to create a system image and back up your files, folders and programs to an external drive or even to a new partition on your computer. If you set up Windows backup properly, it can be a powerful way to keep a backup handy in the event you need to restore not just your computer but also your files.
One of the biggest complaints Windows 8 users have is that there is no way to get the Start Menu back. Microsoft took away one of the most used features of previous versions and gave users no way to get around it. With programs like Power8, you can get the Start Menu back in Windows 8.
Did you know that you can sign into Windows 8 using a picture and gestures instead of a traditional alphanumeric password? Windows 8 has a feature called “picture password” that gives you a great alternative to logging into your computer with.
If your computer hang during the hybrid boot and shutdown process, you may want to disable the hybrid boot and shutdown feature in Windows 8. Here is how you can do so.
If you are using Facebook in Windows 8, you may have noticed most apps just follow the same old Facebook layout. If you are looking for a more visual way to experience Facebook in Windows 8, Metro Social may be the app for you.
Instagram is a great app to quickly take, edit and share photos on the go, but it is available on mobile device only. Instametrogram is an app for Windows 8 that allows you to view, comment and get geo-tagged photos from those you follow.
Upgrading to Windows 8 means saying goodbye to a popular screensaver, but you can add the popular Aurora screensaver in Windows 8 with these steps.
Microsoft has decided to make a significant update to Windows 8’s interface, dubbed Windows 8 Blue. let’s see what new features you will have in this new update.