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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 [...]

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 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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Disable Reset Internet Explorer Settings option in Windows

Today, we will see how to disable Reset Internet Explorer Settings button and prevent users from resetting Internet Explorer Settings in Windows 8 using Registry and Group Policy Editors. In order to solve multiple issues you faced with Internet Explorer (IE), [...]

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Prevent users from changing Password in Windows 8

There may be times when you may want to restrict or prevent users from changing Password in Windows 8. The reasons could be many – maybe you have two users using the same user account to log into Windows, and [...]

System Reserved Partition Windows

What is System Reserved Partition in Windows 8 / 7

When you install Windows 8 or Windows 7 on a clean formatted disk, it first creates a partition on the disk at the beginning of the hard disk. This partition is called the System Reserved Partition. Thereafter it use the [...]

Change Browser Mode in Internet Explorer 11

Change Browser Mode in Internet Explorer 11

Browser Modes in Internet Explorer were meant to give site owners and developers time to fix their web applications. An HTTP header or a meta tag could force newer editions of IE to behave like its older versions. The Browser [...]

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Disk Footprint Tool (dfp.exe) in Windows 8.1

Disk Footprint Tool is a new tool that was introduced in Windows 8.1. If you open C:\Windows\System32 you will see a small 31 KB exe file called dfp.exe or the Disk Footprint Tool. You can use the Disk Footprint Tool [...]

Cipher command line tool

Cipher command line tool in Windows 8 / 7

Cipher.exe is a built-in command line tool in the Windows operating system that can be used to encrypt or decrypt data on NTFS drives. This tool also lets to securely delete data by overwriting it. Cipher.exe command line tool Whenever [...]

Auto-select language encoding

Auto-select language encoding setting in Internet Explorer

Whenever you visit a website, the web page tells the browser which language encoding to use. The browser uses this information, and renders the page. If the page does not include this information, it will find out the correct language [...]

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Disable Spell Checker & Auto-Correct in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 and later editions, there is a built-in spell checker that is embedded in your system. The spell checker and auto-correct is supposed to work over different sections of Windows uniformly. In many scenarios, you might find the [...]

Install Group Policy Management Console

Install Group Policy Management Console in Windows 7 | 8

In this post we will see how to install Group Policy Management Console or GPMC in Windows 7 | 8.  GPMC simplifies the management of Group Policy in Windows systems, by making it easier to for IT and System Administrators to understand, [...]

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InstantGo Power State in Windows 8.1

InstantGo in Windows 8.1, replaces the Connected Standby of Windows 8. The feature as we all know defined how a device could handle sleep mode since, it allowed devices to run continually and keep alive the network connection even when [...]

Network context menus in Windows 8.1

Network context menus in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 now offers you a context menu for Networks, that let you easily carry out certain operations for your computers networks and manage them. If you have successfully applied the Windows 8.1 Update, you will see some new options. [...]

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Clean up WinSxS Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2 with new Update

The WinSxS folder seems to be one stop solution for storing files added to your OS via Windows Update. The Winsxs folder, stores multiple copies of dll‘s in order to let multiple applications run in Windows without any compatibility problem. Microsoft releases [...]

Windows 7 New Features

Guide: New features available now in Windows 7

I was surprised to see a Windows 7 New Features Get Started guide being made available as a download at Microsoft Download Center. Then the key word struck me in its description – This guide describes some of the New [...]

Work Folders in Windows 8.1

Set up Work Folders in Windows 7

If you have wanted to set up Work Folders in Windows 7, then this post is sure to interest you. Microsoft introduced Work Folders in Windows 8.1. This new feature is basically a Bring Your Own Device enhancement, that will [...]

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