General computer tips and How-to's
Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 2
Welcome to the second part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks. In this part, we learn how to: personalize the display, change lock screen background and profile picture, pin applications to the taskbar, restore libraries, and use Windows 8.1's split screen mode. Follow the instructions below and learn how to use these functions with this operating system.
Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 1
As compared to Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1 has several new features. In the first part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks, we take a closer look at various features that may be useful for new users who are becoming familiar with this operating system. We provide five tutorials, which explain how to 'boot' to the Desktop, open a Command Prompt, disable Help Tips, manage Application Groups, and open a file using different applications. Follow the instructions below and learn about these new features included in Windows 8.1
If someone in your house or office has created a wireless network password which neither of you can remember, this guide will show you how to recover it from the computer which is already connected to that network. This, however, will only work if you have local administrator rights on your machine. By following this guide you can fix the problem without having to reset the wireless access point.
By default, Windows 8 is configured with a blue theme, nature wallpaper, and windows with wide borders - an appearance that may not satisfy all users. Fortunately, it is possible to customize the default settings to create your own theme. In this step-by-step tutorial, we describe how to configure the width and color of the windows' borders, desktop background, and how to save the preferred theme.
Windows 8 is configured with certain apps installed by default. Fortunately, very few occupy more than 100 MB on your hard drive, however, some third party apps can be several times larger when installed. In order to keep your computer clean, it is important to know the size of installed apps and how to uninstall them if necessary. This tutorial describes how to view the list of installed apps, size of each, and how to uninstall them.
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