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Windows 10 Gets New Privacy Settings

A new preview version of Windows 10 went live today, build 17115. And although it brings nothing major in terms of new features, Microsoft has introduced new privacy settings for the OS. The company actually highlighted a

How To Create A Recovery Boot Drive USB In Windows 10

For a rainy day! Although Windows 10 is the most stable and reliable operating system Microsoft has ever put out, it still is a good idea to be prepared for when things go wrong. Because they just

Here Is A Simple Tip To Boot Directly To All Apps View In Windows 8.1 Preview

Windows 8.1 comes with a dedicated option that allows users to skip the Start screen and boot directly to the desktop when they start their computers or Windows powered devices. Additionally, a separate setting opens up the

Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop – Skip Metro Suite

You know, I predicted this would happen. Back in May, I said the following: It is clear to me that forcing users who just aren’t ready for Metro to see it every day is going to be

Yikes – tip to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8

  Laptopmag have posted a tip on how to somewhat bypass the metro interface when you start your PC. Here’s how they do it. Create an Explorer script file that launches the desktop. Open Notepad and paste

How Does Windows 8 Boot Faster?

So we all know that Windows 8 will boot a lot faster than previous versions of Windows. It will boot in about ten seconds (That’s compared to what could be anywhere from forty-five seconds to five minutes

Windows 8: Boot your machine near-instantly

Microsoft seems to be putting a premium on improving the start times in Windows 8. A March 2010 Windows Planning Survey polled 545 customers about 21 user activities, and found that starting the computer tops the list