A lot of people are confused when it comes time to upgrade their computer and do not know if they should upgrade to Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional. For most people the answer is simple, XP home, as it is more than sufficient for their needs. Some people do, though, gain the extra benefit to the features found only in XP Professional.
Windows 8 includes a feature called picture passwords that allow you to login to your account by using gestures on an image with your finger or your mouse. This is especially useful for tablets where you want to avoid typing if you can. Instead of typing in a password, you select a picture and then create three gestures on it to act as your password. When you create the picture password you can use gestures that consist of taps, circles, or lines. Once the picture password is created you can then login to your Windows accounts by performing these gestures in the same direction as when you created them. That means if you circled an object counterclockwise you would need to circle it counterclockwise to login. Circling it clockwise would not count as a successful gesture. This method allows for tremendous variation in possible passwords on a given picture and allows you to avoid having to use the virtual keyboard.
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.
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Windows 8 has a new lock screen that allows you to display information from your Windows apps while the computer is locked. This allows you to lock down your computer, but at the same time have useful information displayed as it occurs. At the same time, some of this information may be private and you may not want it to be visible while the computer is locked. This tutorial will explain how to customize the lock screen so that it only displays the information you specifically want.
In the event that you need to lock down the Windows 8 Start Screen background image or just do not want a user to have the ability to change it, you can disable it via a policy in the Group Policy Editor or via a Registry key.
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.
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.
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