If you do not want users on a computer to be able to use the Lock option in the Windows 8 Start Screen user tile menu, you can disable it via a policy in the Group Policy Editor or via a Registry key. Please note that if you remove the lock option from the user menu it will still be available in the Ctrl+Alt+Delete screen.
This tutorial will guide you through upgrading Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 to Windows 8. As Windows 8 can be temperamental when performing upgrades on older computers, it is important to make sure your computer is compatible and has the proper hardware requirements before upgrading. The easiest method to determine if your computer will have problems upgrading to Windows 8 is to use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. The upgrade assistant will scan your devices and applications to make sure there will not be any conflicts that will prevent you from properly upgrading to Windows 8.
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Sometimes when you create a Hyper-V virtual machine, you may name it with a name that is not accurate or that you no longer wish to use. This article will provide three methods to rename a Hyper-V virtual machine so that it uses the name that you want.
If you enjoy Facebook and want to continue using it, there is a way you can restrict your personal data from being transmitted through the Facebook API to third-party companies and Apps. This tutorial will provide information how to restrict your data from being used by 3rd parties.
Notepad++ is a terrific Windows notepad replacement, but just like any application, it sometimes has a problem and no longer starts properly. If you find that Notepad++ is crashing when you start it, in my experience there are typically two things that could be wrong; either a problem with a previous session or a problem with an installed plugin.
A new feature in Windows 8 is the ability to use a short video clip as your account picture instead of a static image. This feature, though, does come with some limitations that include videos will only play on the welcome screen and will not be animated on the Windows Start Screen, the videos will be restricted to having 5 seconds in length and will loop continuously, and you will not be able to use any existing videos as your account picture. Instead you must create it via your webcam from within Windows settings. If these limitations do not bother you, then this tutorial will walk you through creating a video and assigning it to your account picture.
Cortana is a virtual assistant, similar to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, that is built into Windows 10. Using Cortana you can ask it to look up information, schedule appointments, send emails, start applications, and much more. The best part is that you can also do all of this hands free using voice commands so that you can work on other things and still have access to your Windows 10 computer.
To increase security, Twitter offers a feature called Login verification, which is their version of two-step verification. With Login verification enabled on an account, a user will not only need their password to login, but will also require a code sent to your mobile number at the time of the login.
As stories continue to come out about how Facebook account data is being used without your permission, many people have decided to wipe their Facebook profiles, deactivate, or even delete their Facebook accounts. If you are no longer using Facebook, are concerned about the privacy risks associated with your Facebook data, or just want to delete your Facebook account, you can use these instructions to learn how to permanently delete your Facebook account.