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Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT): Benchmarking tool

Windows System Assessment Tool or <b>WinSAT.exe</b> in a built-in performance benchmarking tool that lets Windows users measure the performance capabilities …

Here’s how Windows 8.1 Update tries to give you the right UI on any device | Ars Technica

And how to tame it when it doesn't.<p>The Windows 8.1 Update that introduces a bunch of interface changes to Windows 8.1 is designed to enhance the …

Fix: Windows 8.1 Update fails to install

Many users have been reporting that the newly released <b>Windows 8.1 Update has failed to install</b> on their Windows 8.1 computers. In this post we will …

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Exploring Windows 8.1 Update – Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements

Welcome to Ask PFE Plat's coverage of the next chapter in Microsoft's on-going refinement of Windows. As with 8.1, we continue to evolve and improve …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Tip: Manage Disk Space

Among the many small improvements in Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a set of new settings in PC Settings that help you manage your PC. And key among these …

Some tips and tricks for using the Windows 8.1 Update [UPDATED!]

Last week at Build, we announced Windows 8.1 Update. This update is a collection of refinements that makes Windows 8.1 feel more familiar and …

Lost Administrator Rights

Since the last month, I have came around many users who have lost administrator rights on their <b>Windows PCs</b> and thus they were not able to manipulate …

How To Clean Install Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8.1 Update has finally been released via Windows Update to all existing Windows 8.1 users and is a mandatory update. PC users who’re running …

Four Places to Find Your Windows 8 Product Key

Advertisement<p>Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs no longer have a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker with their product key printed on it. This helps …

Disable Windows' Annoying Adaptive Brightness Feature on Your Laptop

Many modern Windows laptops now come with light sensors that automatically adjust the screen's brightness based on ambient lighting. The feature …

Windows PowerShell 4.0 Book and Guides from Microsoft

Microsoft has released <b>Windows PowerShell 4.0 Book and Reference Guides</b> and they are now available for download from the Microsoft Download center. …

8 ways to customize the look of the Lock Screen in Windows | Digital Citizen

The first thing you see when you start your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 device is the <i>Lock Screen</i>. After Windows boots, it shows you the <i>Lock Screen</i>; …

Windows 8 Crashing? How to Easily Troubleshoot Blue Screen & Other Issues

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Chocolatey brings Linux-style package management to Windows

Delight in Chocolatey, a Linux-style package manager that makes it much simpler to install Windows. See why developer Tony Patton has jumped on the …

Five Tips For Managing Your Security In Windows 8.1

Advertisement<p>As we recently covered, Windows 8.1 is Microsoft’s most secure release of the operating system so far. The company has completely …

How to Use Your Windows 8 PC Anywhere – Without Taking It With You!

Advertisement<p>Windows 8 is supposed to be the first version of Windows that’s not just tied to a PC. Some of the broad outlines were visible with …

Microsoft Details Sleep Study Tool for Windows

Microsoft this week detailed an obscure command line tool for Connected Standby (now InstantGo)-based PCs and devices that will help identify which …

Easily Fix These Common Windows 8.1 Frustrations

Advertisement<p>Windows 8.1 can be frustrating to use. No, not just because of how different it is — Windows 8 was very different, but Windows 8.1 shows …

6 Modern Security Tools For Windows 8

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Prevent Hard Drive from going to Sleep in Windows 10/8/7

In this post, we will see how you can prevent your primary, secondary or external hard disk drive or USB from going to sleep on a Windows 10/8/7 …

5 Hidden Secret Features Of Windows 8

Editor Ratings:<p>User Ratings:<p>[Total: 0 Average: 0/5]<p>Here is a list of <b>five secret features that Windows 8 hides under its sleeves</b>. You can use these …

What are DLL Files, and How Do They Work?

Most of the time we only come across DLL files when a given software is unable to work due to the lack of some <i>.dll</i> file. After this prompt, we go …

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 | Digital Citizen

While connecting to a broadcasting wireless network in Windows is a very simple process, the same can't be said of a hidden network. By not …

Change DNS Presets On The Fly With ChrisPC DNS Switch

Advertisement<p>DNS servers are the intermediate agents that resolve human-readable URLs to IP addresses. By using alternate DNS servers that are …

How to Activate File History in Windows 8 to Recover Files

Did you know that Windows 8 has a Time Machine like Mac OS X? Windows 8 supports a feature called File History that lets you retrieve accidentally …

Xirrus WiFi Inspector for Windows 8: Troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks

If you are looking for a tool that can analyze and troubleshoot your problematic Wi-Fi networks, Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is the right application to …

Your system does not have Intel Rapid Start Technology enabled

In just a day or two after having purchased a new Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron 15 7537 laptop, I started receiving this error message box, every tile I …

Automatically Change Windows 8 Start Screen Color

Editor Ratings:<p>User Ratings:<p>[Total: 0 Average: 0/5]<p><b>ColorSync</b> is a freeware for Windows 8 which <b>automatically changes the background color of Windows 8</b> …

How To Add Windows Experience Index in Windows 8.1

Editor Ratings:<p>User Ratings:<p>[Total: 0 Average: 0/5]<p><b>Winaero WEI Tool</b> is a freeware for Windows 8 which lets you a<b>dd the classic Windows Experience</b> …