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How to set up and use File History in Windows 8

The practice of creating backups of important file is always considered as a good idea, as you never know when you may need them. However, the activity is ignored by many users. In fact, statistics reveal that less than 5% of […]

Notable changes in Windows 8 Release Preview

It has been almost a month since Windows 8 Release Preview was released. Obviously, the current release is considered as being more stable than the previous release i.e. Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Today in this article, we’re going to discuss […]

Compress Files, Folder, Drive in Windows to save Disk Space

To save disk space, the Windows operating system allows you to compress files and folders. When you compress a file, using the Windows File Compression function, the data is compressed using an algorithm, and re-written so as to occupy lesser […]

More amazing features of the Microsoft Surface Tablet

We have already posted about the launch of the Surface Tablet from Microsoft, seen its images, and the basic specifications of each of the variants. Now we will see some more amazing things about the Surface Tablet ! These have […]

Show Hibernate in Power Button options in Windows 8

In Windows 8, by default, the Hibernate option is not activated in the Power Button options. Users may notice that there is no hibernate option in Windows 8. The default options available are Shutdown, Restart, and Sleep. I am sure many […]

Download Windows 8 Release Preview Product Guide

How Windows 8 will be a boon to Business, has been explained in this new guide released by Microsoft. Titled simply as the Windows 8 Product Guide for Business, this guide how Windows has been reimagined in its 8th avatar […]

Windows 8 Parental Controls – An Overview

Parental Controls in Windows 8 allow better monitoring of your children’s activities than in the previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7. Unlike Windows 7 where you can place controls on a PC to PC basis, the parental controls can […]

Windows Reader: Windows 8 Built-in PDF File Viewer Features

Earlier, Windows never shipped with a built-in PDF viewer. It shipped an XPS Viewer in Windows 7. But starting with Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to include a PDF reader called as Windows Reader.  Windows Reader is Microsoft’s first and very own built-in […]

What is file fragmentation and how does it occur in Windows

Windows has its own defragmenting tooland you might have used it already. When it comes to Windows file storing algorithms, the operating system makes a case for excess fragmentation through its temporary files. And probably that is the reason why it […]

Conversation View Feature In Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most used email clients for the Windows operating system. It is kind of a ‘set up and forget’ type of client that allows you to send and receive emails and SMS easily. It has […]

How to Enable or Disable Proximity Feature in Windows 8

Windows 8 introduces a new experience called as Proximity. The Proximity Service enables applications on your Windows 8 PC to exchange information with another PC when you bring your PC and the target device very close to each other. Windows […]

New Shortcuts, Shell Commands and CLSID in Windows 8

Windows has a set of certain folders which are identified by unique strings referred to as CLSID or Windows Class Identifiers. These folders can be accessed by using the CLSID identifier codes that Windows assigns to each individual folder in […]

Credentials Manager in Windows 10

Windows Credential Manager & Windows Vault

Windows 7 introduced a feature called as the Credential Manager. This is not exactly a new feature and is similar to technology in past versions of Windows like Vista or XP, in the sense that it stores your passwords, which […]

Windows 8 Enterprise Features & Capabilities

People are already buzzing with anticipation about the latest Windows 8 release. And we have been talking about every kind of development being made on Windows 8 since the launch of its developers preview. And no doubt we have already […]

How to Run as different user in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows Vista, you had the ability to Run a program as an Administrator. But to run programs as a different/another user, you had to use the command line. In Windows 10/8/7 however, you can now perform both actions: Run […]