Windows 8 Tips

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Tip: Use The Original Modern Options Bar In Windows 8.1 Update 1

Modern times, modern options. If you have installed the upcoming Update 1 (also known as the Spring 2014 Update) for Windows 8.1, then you are…

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Tip: Customize The Win+X Menu With This Free Utility

Like most things in life there are two type of Windows 8.1 users. Those who live and breathe the Modern UI, and those that stay…

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Tip: Give Your Android Phone A Windows 8 Styled Makeover

Fan of Windows 8 on your computer, but still stuck with an Android phone for some reason? Or want to give someone you know that…

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Tip: Use VLC Player’s Hidden Tools To Easily Create Video Clips

Ever felt the need to make clips of short sections of a video you are watching? Welcome to the club. The needs are many, sending…

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Tip: Launch Metro Apps Straight From The Desktop In Windows 8.1

Those that live by the sword, die by the sword. Same goes for fans of Metro UI in Microsoft’s modern operating systems. Most fans of…

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Tip: Add Tabs To File Explorer In Windows With Clover

Microsoft may have added a million and one features in the newer versions of Windows, but there is still room for some slight improvements here…

Installing Windows 8 Pro
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Windows 8 Pro install and upgrade tip – Clean Install

So a pretty obvious tip here but this one is based on my recent experience. I recently upgraded my primary PC to Windows 8 Pro and…

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FREE Windows 8 eBook at Windows8update.com

The good folks at Windows8update.com have just released a new Windows 8 eBook that’s free to the public. The eBook called “Windows 8 -…

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Lynda have released a new Windows 8 class – Windows 8 Essential Training

Training Site Lynda has a new online course out right now. It’s called Windows 8 Essential Training. Windows 8 is a significant departure from previous…

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Demos Show Vastly Increased Boot Speed on Windows 8

I found this demo showing differences in boot speed between Windows 8 and Windows 7.  Ignoring the hokey music for a second, the difference in…