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Category: Windows 8 | Read 14,787 times | Last Modified on December 11, 2012
If you are having problems launching a Windows 8 App from the Start Screen, we have put together a list of troubleshooting steps you can try. Typically, if you are having this problem, when you double-click on a Windows app Windows will look like its doing something, but the app does not launch. You will not receive any errors or any other alert that indicates why the app has not started. When following the steps below, please do them in the order given.
Category: Windows 8 | Read 159,055 times | Last Modified on December 11, 2012
System Restore is a recovery feature in Windows 8 that allows you to restore your computer to a previous state. This is useful if your computer starts to function poorly or crashes and you cannot determine what the cause is. To resolve these types of issues, you can use System Restore to restore your computer back to a previous state that was saved before your problems started occurring. This will allow your computer to start operating correctly again.
Category: Windows 8 | Read 20,394 times | Last Modified on December 11, 2012
If you try to play a DVD in Windows 8 you may have noticed that you are unable to do so. This is because Microsoft removed free DVD playback from Windows 8 due to the costs of licensing the codecs necessary to properly play DVDs. Instead, if you wish to play a DVD you must first upgrade to Windows 8 Pro using the Windows 8 Pro Pack, or if you are already using Windows 8 Pro, install the Windows Media Center Pack. Once you install the feature pack you will be able to play DVDs in Windows 8 Media Center.
Category: Windows 8 | Read 8,627 times | Last Modified on December 13, 2012
Windows 8 includes a new menu called the Power User Tasks menu that allows quick access to various power user functions in Windows 8. This menu can be accessed from any screen and includes options such as the classic control panel, event viewer, and the elevated command prompt. This makes it easier for a user to quickly perform advanced tasks in Windows 8.
Category: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista | Read 5,742 times | Last Modified on December 13, 2012
Windows allows you to customize how the time is displayed in Windows so that it includes leading zeros or changes it from 12 hour to 24 hour format. In order to do this, you need to change these settings within the Region control panel. The Region and Language control panel allows you to customize how the time is displayed on your computer, how currency is shown, and how numbers are formatted. Using this control panel we can control how the time is displayed and customize it exactly as we wish.
This tutorial will explain how to connect Surface to a public or private wireless network. This will allow you to connect to the Internet and use the full features of the Surface tablet.
Windows has a feature called Narrator, which is a screen reader for the visually impaired. This program will read dialog boxes, text, and Windows controls to make it easier to use Surface for those who have difficulty seeing. To enable Narrator, you can press down and hold the Windows key, and at the same time, press the Volume Up button on the left side of the Surface.
Do you want to share screenshots of your new Microsoft Surface screens? To create them, you do not need to purchase any programs or download any applications. Instead you can use a built-in Microsoft Surface button combination to create the screenshot and save it directly into your Pictures folder. As the Touch Cover and the Type Cover do not have a Print Screen key, the Microsoft Surface instead uses a different combination.
Category: Windows 8 | Read 8,726 times | Last Modified on December 11, 2012
The Windows 8 Start screen has a new feature called the Charm Bar that offer quick ways to access various functions in Windows 8 as well as the ability to share information with others. This Charm Bar is available on every screen in Windows 8, including the Classic Desktop. To access the Charm Bar, simply hover your mouse over the upper right and bottom right corners of your screen.
Category: Windows 8 | Read 60,381 times | Last Modified on December 11, 2012
When you purchase a new computer, one of the most daunting tasks is figuring out how to transfer the data from your old computer to your new one. Windows comes with a feature called Windows Easy Transfer that makes this process a lot easier. The best and fastest way to do this is via an external USB hard drive. External hard drives cost around $50 dollars for 500GB drives, which will be suitable for most people. If you do not wish to spend the money on the new hard drive, then you can use a network to transfer the files, but that gets to be a little tricky. For the purpose of this guide we will be using an external hard drive.
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