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Daylight Saving Time in Windows

Daylight Saving Time in Windows 8 / 7

At some point during the year, some of may see a notification when you click on the Taskbar clock in Windows 8.1. The notification could be something to this effect: Daylight Saving Time ends on (date) at (time). The clock [...]

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Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes

If your Windows 8 system gives you a message Failure configuring Windows updates, Reverting changes, Do not  turn off your computer message, then this post may help you troubleshoot the issue. Failure configuring updates. Reverting changes. Do not  turn off your [...]

Privacy Options in Windows 8.1

Change Privacy options and settings in Windows 8.1

Very few of us may have bothered to have a look at these settings, but Windows 8.1 does offer some privacy control options that let you control how applications can access your information, which ads can be shown, and more. [...]

Windows as a service

Windows As A Service – A Discussion

After the success of offering Microsoft Office as a Service – in the form of Office 365, is it possible for Microsoft to offer its operating system, Windows as a Service? The article tries to find out answers, while talking [...]

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Exit Explorer using Taskbar Context Menu in Windows 8.1

There may be times when you may want to terminate explorer.exe. Maybe your explorer hangs or freezes frequently and you need to exit or restart explorer. To do this, you will normally start the Task Manager. Select explorer.exe from the processes, [...]

GPT GUID Partition

What is GPT Partition or GUID in Windows 8 / 7

What is GUID Partition Table or GPT? In this post we will see what is a GPT partition and how they compare to MBR disks and also how to format, remove, delete it or convert GPT disk to MBR disk. GUID [...]

Windows Evolution

Windows 10 Under The Cover Changes revealed

Microsoft Principal Application Development Manager (Windows and Security), Oliver Niehus on October 1 via a blog post offered users a glimpse of features set to be introduced in the upcoming version of Windows 10. The post highlights changes that largely [...]

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How to uninstall Windows 10 Technical Preview

A few days back, Microsoft released Windows 10 Technical Preview to the public for testing purpose. In order to remove general annoyances and bugs, Microsoft is offering us these preview versions. If you’ve already installed Windows 10 on your system, [...]

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Improvements in Windows 10 for Business and Enterprise

Sincere effort from Microsoft in trying to create a single OS capable of working across multiple devices such as phones, tablets and PCs, without hassles, visible in Windows 8 has led to Windows 10. A special focus has been on [...]

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Download Scary Sounds App For Windows 8.1

Halloween is around the corner, and if you are looking for a scary app, try the Scary Sounds App For Windows 8.1. Since Microsoft introduced the Windows Store, thousands of different varieties of apps are available for download. Some of them [...]

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Windows 10 announced; new features unveiled

Microsoft announced its Windows 8 Successor, titled as the Windows 10, in a press event at San Francisco. Deciding to skip a version number, Microsoft chose to name ‘Windows Threshold’ as Windows 10 instead of Windows 9. Where did Windows [...]

Windows Patching best practices

Microsoft Windows Patching best practices and guidance

Updates for systems running Windows operating system and its products are identified as Service Packs, Hotfixes and Security patches. These updates offer a fairly quick and prescribed solution or a workaround for a problem in question. However, these updates regardless [...]

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Enable, Disable Win+L Shortcut Key on Windows 8 / 7

If you find the Win+L shortcut or the WinKey+L or Windows Key + L hotkeys, getting in your way, you may want to consider turning off or disabling this combination key. To do this, you will have to edit the [...]

Administrative Templates .admx files for Windows

Download Administrative Templates for Windows 8.1 Update

Microsoft has now made available for download Administrative Templates .admx files for Windows 8.1 Update and  Windows Server 2012 R2 Update. Administrative Templates are files with the .admx extension used by Group Policy in Windows. They are basically registry-based policy [...]

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Correct way to disable IPv6, and avoid 5 second Boot delay

Many Windows users ans IT administrators have opted to disable IPv6 to solve Internet connectivity issues, or on the assumption that they are not running any applications or services that use it. Yet others have disabled it because they feel [...]

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