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Saturday, 12 October 2013 07:27 AM
By default Windows 8 comes with a blue theme and a nature wallpaper together with windows which have wide borders - such looks might not satisfy all users. Luckily there is a possibility of changing all the default settings and making your own theme. In this step by step tutorial we will explain how to change the width and color of the windows borders, desktop background and saving the preferred theme.
Saturday, 12 October 2013 07:15 AM
Windows 8 comes with some certain apps installed by default. Luckily almost none of them take more than 100mb. However there is a possibility of installing third party apps which will probably take several times more storage on your disk. In order to keep your computer clean it is important to know the size of installed apps and how to uninstall them if needed. This tutorial will explain how to view the list of installed apps, size of each one and how to uninstall them.
Saturday, 12 October 2013 07:03 AM
Windows 8 has a new feature called Windows apps. This information has already been provided in our previous article "Viewing the size and removing apps in Windows 8". One of the mentioned apps has taken place of Windows Media Player as a default opening application for music files. In this tutorial we will explain how to change it back to Windows Media Player as it was in the previous versions of Windows
Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:52 AM
After Windows 8 has been released, many computer users have noticed that the advanced boot menu access using F8 key has been removed. Main reason for this is because Microsoft has implemented a new booting system for Windows 8, it allows to boot Windows a bit faster and as a result the advanced boot menu including one of the choices - Safe Mode is gone. In order to boot into Safe Mode you must first boot the Windows normally and then restart into Safe Mode. However, there is an option which allows to make it available again. This tutorial will explain how to enable or disable the F8 boot menu on Windows 8.
Monday, 07 October 2013 02:00 AM
The first time user boots a fresh copy of Windows 8 there is nothing on the desktop but a Recycle bin icon. By default Windows 8 doesn't show any other icons (My Computer, Documents, etc.). In order to add the additional icons like My computer, User documents, Control panel and such you must change some certain desktop settings. This tutorial we will explain how to add/remove wanted desktop icons.
Sunday, 06 October 2013 08:52 AM
Regular computer users usually lack knowledge about malware and methods used by Cyber criminals for infecting computers connected to the Internet. Cyber criminals are tricking PC users into installing rogue programs by hiding file extensions and using deceptive icons. By default Windows 8 does not show file extensions and the developers of rogue programs commonly exploit this default setting. For example you could download .exe file which has an icon of MS Word file and is named "something.doc". Since Windows 8 does not show the file type on the end of the name, you will probably get tricked into opening such file without realizing that this could be malware. This tutorial will explain how to change Windows 8 settings to view file name extensions.
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