Posts under Windows 8 tag.

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 […]

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 […]

Difference between Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro & Windows 8 RT

Microsoft has announced the different versions of Windows 8 SKUs. It has also confirmed that Windows 8 will be the official name of the new operating system. Many will be happy to see that Microsoft has reduced the number of offerings to […]

How to download and install Windows 8 Language Packs

Many users like using computers in their native language and Windows allows you to install several language packs. So, if you are planning to change the window menus into your native language, check whether your Windows 8 provide that language […]

How to create and install Windows 8 themes

Windows 7 used the .themepack file extension for its themes, whereas Windows uses a new file extension .deskthemepack. While you can apply Windows 7 themes on Windows 8, Windows 8 cannot be applied on Windows 7. This is because Windows […]

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Boot directly into Windows 8 Desktop using Explorer script

While our Metro UI Tweaker allowed you to tweak Windows Developers Preview to boot directly on to the Desktop, disabling the Start Screen, it does not work in Windows 8 now. This is because Microsoft does not probably want users to […]

Tips on how to Search in Windows 8

If you are already using Windows 8 you might be well aware of its highly styled and well-designed Metro screen. The start menu which earlier in Windows 7 displayed shortcut icons on your Windows Desktop has been replaced by a display […]

Extended Monitor and Dual Screen Options in Windows 8

Since Windows 8 is a new operating system from Microsoft, users are trying to find out different options on Windows 8 and learning how to use them.  In this post I will be taking about the settings available for Dual […]

Pin Recycle Bin to Taskbar in Windows 10/8

As you all know that we have been exploring and posting regularly about new possibilities that exist in recently the released Windows 8 CP edition. You may have noticed, that you cannot pin the Recycle Bin or Computer folder icons […]

How to boot in Safe mode while dual booting Windows 8

If you are dual booting Windows 8 with Windows 7, you might find entering Safe Mode a bit tricky with Shift + F8.  You have to Run msconfig.exe, tick the Safe Boot option and then restart to get the Safe […]

Enable .NET Framework 3.5 On Windows 8

In my recent post, I’ve touched upon the .NET feature in Windows 8. It is necessary for running many a software in Windows, but it is disabled by default. If you try to require some software or app which requires […]

Things I Dislike In Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Today, its been a month since release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Thanks to all the hard work and development done by the Windows team, we finally have Windows 8 Consumer Preview running on our computers. Most of the new […]

Edit, customize or remove Windows 8 CP Watermark

Users of Windows 8 Consumer Preview must have noticed the Watermark on their Windows 8 CP Desktop. While it wont matter to most, some may not like to have it display on their desktops. Here’s a small tool using which […]

Backup & Restore files using File History in Windows 8

Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a feature called as Shadow Copy or Previous Versions. This allowed users to restore earlier versions of their files using the Backup and Restore feature. In Windows 8, Microsoft has introduced a feature called […]

Access and Launch Metro Apps from Windows 8 Desktop or Taskbar

Change is the law of nature and it seems that Microsoft is strictly following it. I’m saying so because of the new features introduced in Windows 8 – the most important being the Start Screen and Metro Apps, which are radically different […]