Windows 8

Windows 8 was a successful Microsoft operating system that many people retained when Windows 10 launched. If you’re still using it on your device, you can check our articles here for guides, tips, upgrades to the latest version, security, and more.

Windows 8: What I Think Microsoft Is Missing

You have probably read a good dozen or even more Windows 8 related articles in the past week. With the release of the developer preview came a huge increase in articles and […]

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How To Use A Picture Password Or Pin As Your Windows Password

Windows 8 comes with options to use Windows Live accounts as user accounts on the system, or to use a local account with no ties to the Internet. If security is an […]

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Windows 8 Product Key, When Resetting, Reinstalling

The installation of the Windows 8 operating system should not pose problems to the majority of users. Installation is pretty straightforward and users do not need to enter a product key during […]

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Metro Controller, Disable Metro UI, Ribbon Explorer In Windows 8

The Windows 8 developer preview release that was offered publicly by Microsoft a few days ago caused quite the stir. There were users who loved the new Metro UI interface and other […]

Should you Install the Windows 8 Developer Preview?

I've been using the Windows 8 Developer Preview now for a few days on three different machines, a desktop, a laptop and a tablet, to get a good overall view of how […]

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Windows 8, How To Automatically Log On using a local account

One of the first things that I configure on a new personal computer that only I use is the automatic system log on. This bypasses the Windows logon screen completely to load […]

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Windows 8 And Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft has integrated Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 3 with the recently released version of Windows 8. If you look close, you will find two different versions or styles of Internet Explorer […]

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Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle, Disable, Enable Metro UI

The Windows 8 Developer Preview has been released less than two days ago. We already published our fair share of tutorials that include Windows 8 installation instructions and things that I love […]


What I Do Not Like About Windows 8

In 5 Things I Love About Windows 8 I listed five features of Microsoft's upcoming operating system that I really like. If you read that article you may have noticed that those […]

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5 Things I Love About Windows 8

Microsoft demoed the Windows 8 operating system publicly for the first time yesterday on the Build Conference. While that presentation was concentrating on developing applications and compatible hardware for the operating system, […]

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How To Install Windows 8 From USB Key

Microsoft has just released a developer preview of their upcoming operating system Windows 8. Users from all over the world can download the preview and install it on their systems. There is […]

Windows 8 unveiled with a focus on Metro

Windows chief Steven Sinofsky unveiled Windows 8, well some of it anyway, to the world today and put most of the focus on touch and the new Metro interface that we've seen […]

Windows 8 Download, Developer Preview

Microsoft today will release a developer preview of Windows 8 to the public. The developer preview will be available starting 8pm tonight Seattle time and will include 32-bit and 64-bit builds of […]

How will Microsoft Market Windows 8 tomorrow?

Tomorrow (Tuesday 13th September 2011) sees the official unveiling of Windows 8 from Microsoft at their BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.  The keynote address, which goes out at 9am PT | 5pm […]

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Windows 8 Fast Startup: Faster Boot Times

I like the idea of booting a computer in a very short amount of time, even though I do not think that it will make such a big impact on desktop PCs. […]

Microsoft Talks Ribbon, Metro UI in Windows 8

Since the beginning of last month, Microsoft started pushing out blog posts over on the Building Windows 8 blog. This is more or less a repeat of the marketing efforts when the company […]

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Microsoft Reveals Details About Windows 8's User Interface

Metro UI; That's the name of the new user interface that Microsoft plans to ship with the Windows 8 operating system when it comes out next year. What we did not know […]

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Finally: Windows 8 Supports Native ISO Mounting

I like the ability to mount ISO images on my operating system. Have used this feature for a long time. Up until now, I had to install a third party ISO mounting […]

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New Windows Explorer Will Ship With Windows 8

Microsoft is currently pushing out new announcements like crazy on the Building Windows 8 blog. We know for instance that the company will improve file management features like copying in the new […]

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Windows 8 Get Improved File Management Features

The default Windows file management tool Windows Explorer is in dire need of an overhaul. This includes - in my humble opinion - changes to the interface but also capabilities of the […]


Mosaic Project For Windows

Microsoft's attempt to establish an alternative user interface in the upcoming operating system Windows 8 has received praise and criticism. Many believe that it will be offered in addition to the existing […]

Metro Sidebar For Windows 7, Vista

I'm not really fond of the new Metro design to be honest. While it may work fine on mobile devices and touchscreens, I just cannot imaging myself using that interface on my […]

Microsoft 'Connected Devices' Rumours Update

At last week's Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft detailed it's ongoing strategy to bring a connectedness to all the different types of devices in its product ranges.  This makes sense to a certain […]

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Windows 8 To Be Unveiled In September

I'm pretty excited about Windows 8, Microsoft's next operating system. That does not mean that I'm perfectly happy with Windows 7, the company's current operating system. Windows 7 is a great operating […]

Windows 8 Video Demonstration At Computex 2011

The first Windows 8 video, that Microsoft posted on June 2 on YouTube, offered a sneak peek of the touch interface of the upcoming Microsoft operating system. It caused quite the confusion, […]

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Microsoft Publishes First Official Windows 8 Video

Information about Microsoft's next version of Windows has been limited to indirect sources including job postings, Windows 8 leaks or third party sites that got insider information. Yesterday, Microsoft published a first […]

Watch out! The Future is Coming!!

There's been so much news in recent weeks about stuff that's going to turn into our computing future that I'm hardly surprised most people have failed to join the dots. If you […]

What's In A Name: Will Windows 8 Be The Name Of The Next Windows?

Microsoft is keeping tight lipped about the name of the next windows. Many users assume that it will be named Windows 8. Others use the name because it is convenient at the […]

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Windows 8 To Include User Account Roaming

Would not it be nice if you could just log on to any computer with Windows installed and directly work with your custom settings and preferences? This is apparently becoming reality with […]

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Windows 8 Gets Hybrid Boot

You probably know what hibernation is, right? Instead of shutting down the operating system you can use hibernation to save the content of the RAM to the hard drive to speed up […]

Must Microsoft Offer a Direct Upgrade Path from XP to Windows 8?

Microsoft came under heavy fire with the launch of Windows 7 for not offering a direct migration path from XP. The older operating system, which is now ten years old, is something Microsoft […]

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Windows 8 Aero Automatic Window Colorization

I like simple colors when it comes to the user interface in Windows. I do not need transparency, fancy color schemes, shadows and other effects. That's why I use the Aero Basic […]

Does it really matter if we don't upgrade our PCs anymore?

There are all manner of images, screenshots and leaked details coming out now about Windows 8 and we already know a lot about what Microsoft want this product to be.  We know […]

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Windows 8 Modern Reader, A Built-In PDF Reader?

The Firefox web browser will be getting a built-in PDF reader, and so will Windows 8. A built-in PDF reader in Windows faces challenges that similar readers in browsers usually do not […]

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Yuck! Windows 8 Explorer Gets Ribbon Interface

I have to admit that I do not like the ribbon interface that much. You can see it in action in Microsoft's latest versions of Office or Windows 7 applications like Paint […]

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Windows 8 Screenshots Leak, Show New Features

Several Windows 8 screenshots have leaked in the past, but they never revealed any new features of the upcoming Microsoft operating system. Some may have shown minor user interface changes, like the […]

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Windows 8 Direct Experience Mode

We do not know an awful lot about Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 8. Heck, we do not even know if it will be named Windows 8 (Update: it was named Windows […]

Windows 8 will NOT be out January 7th 2013... Here's Why

It's been reported by MicrosoftFeed that Windows 8 will be out on retail shelves on 7th January 2013.  NeoWin have said that "None of this information is verified or is confirmed but is […]



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