Miguel Leiva-Gomez

Miguel is an eccentric techie who loves to open up any subject to do with computers in the appropriate conversation. With more than a decade of experience, Miguel still doesn't grow tired of computers and their components. Think of a subject, and he'll have the know-how on it, even when you're talking about whether to declare a "char" pointer or "string" in C++. He now runs his own blog called The Tech Guy where he just blurts about computers in his own free time.

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How to Add Safe Mode to The Windows 8 Boot Menu

How to Add Safe Mode to The Windows 8 Boot Menu

Safe mode is present in every Windows version since Windows 95, but getting it to work in Windows 8 is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can add the option to start in safe mode to the boot menu when you turn on your computer. Let’s see how!

6 More Tweaks To Make Life Easier In Windows 8

6 More Tweaks To Make Life Easier In Windows 8

Are you constantly looking for ways to navigate and circumvent issues you are having with Windows 8? Here is a list of tweaks you can perform either on the Metro or desktop interface of Windows 8.

How to Resize Metro Tiles And The Metro Interface Itself [Windows 8]

How to Resize Metro Tiles And The Metro Interface Itself [Windows 8]

The Metro UI in Windows 8 is supposed to make the navigation better and easier, but when you can’t resize the tiles and the interface, you know this is going to be a frustrating experience. Luckily, there is a way to resize the tiles and it is pretty easy to do it. Here are the steps.

7 Tricks To Fix The Metro Annoyances [Windows 8]

7 Tricks To Fix The Metro Annoyances [Windows 8]

We’ve already covered Windows 8 to death, but I don’t think we’ve really covered the essential “tricks” you can do to better modify your experience. Today, we re going to show you several tricks you can use to improve your usage experience, and that is if you’re considering upgrading.

Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8 With These 4 Applications

Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8 With These 4 Applications

Are you just as frustrated at the lack of a Start menu as I am? Do you find it inconvenient to be forced to enter the Metro UI (the one with all the little squares) every time you want to get somewhere you’d rather go through the desktop for? How about some applications that could bring the Start menu back?

Things You Must Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

Things You Must Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

As the date for Windows 8’s release draws near, many people are starting to wonder if they should upgrade to this newer version. Today, we’re going to discuss what you should know before upgrading so you can prepare your PC beforehand.

Windows 8 Final: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

Windows 8 Final: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 is going to be released on October 26th, We have a look into the good, bad, and ugly side of this operating system so you can decide whether you want this running on your computer.

How to Run Windows 8 on Your USB Drive

How to Run Windows 8 on Your USB Drive

Previously, you can install Windows from your USB drive, but not run from it. This tutorial shows you how to run Windows 8 from your USB drive, much like a Linux Live CD.

5 System Info Gadgets For Windows 7

5 System Info Gadgets For Windows 7

Sometimes, you want to know whether your hard drive, network, or GPU are being overused without having to deal with a ton of third-party applications that simply take up screen space. With these gadgets, you get control over the information you want while saving that screen space. Let’s have a look!

Microsoft Office 15: Is It Worth It?

Microsoft Office 15: Is It Worth It?

Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Microsoft Office (15) that would operate seamlessly on the Metro interface. There’s just one question: Is it worth using?

Ways to Make Google Chrome Run Faster in Windows

Ways to Make Google Chrome Run Faster in Windows

In many forums, I’ve seen people complain about how Google Chrome is starting to really stink after a while of using the program. They report that the program works kind of quickly at first, but starts acting sluggishly after heavy usage. Considering that Google Chrome is the first browser ever to open a new tab […]

8 Apps You’ll Love When Windows 8 Comes Out

8 Apps You’ll Love When Windows 8 Comes Out

Windows 8 is just around the corner, and many people are still rather wary of the new Metro UI that Microsoft intends to introduce. Today, I’m not going to try to convince you to use Windows 8. In fact, this article will just be about some Metro apps you might find enticing. Let’s have a […]

MTE Explains: How Firewall Works (Windows)

MTE Explains: How Firewall Works (Windows)

While firewalls are not particular to the Windows operating system, many Windows users feel the utter need to use a firewall. However, they don’t know enough about how it works to tell what it’s doing for them. If you’re wondering what makes a firewall tick and how it’s protecting your computer, this article is for […]

Windows 8 vs. RT: What Should You Use?

Windows 8 vs. RT: What Should You Use?

Although Windows RT isn’t available for PC models, we have the luxury of speculating whether you should get a device with either operating system because Windows 8 Professional is going to come pre-installed in one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets. We’ve gotten a few more details on how the two OS versions work. Now, we’re going […]