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 new section that is dedicated to user privacy. Emphasized its importance. These changes to...

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 might — at the most inopportune moment, no less. This is where a recovery drive comes into play. If necessary, you can use...

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 possibility of launching an “All Apps” mode on the Start screen that displays all the...

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 an overwhelming turn off. People spend a lot of money for a PC, they should be able to configure it the way they want. It would be a sign...

  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 or type in the following text: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=Explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop Save the...

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 in previous versions.) Sure Google’s Chrome OS can boot in 9 seconds, but who’s using Chrome OS? The fast boot time...

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 when it comes to ‘highest importance/lowest satisfaction in terms of speed and...