So you own the latest iteration of Microsoft’s greatest Operating System. Windows 8 has come in with the new ability to install or upgrade your machine to the same completely online. But that leaves some of you in a spot of bother. What if you did not have an internet connection stable enough to download [...]
We have already covered on how you can set up a Wi-Fi hotspot on a Windows 7 machine. But with Windows 8, the option to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot is no more available. One of the useful networking features found on Windows 7 was quietly taken away in the newer offering. Not to worry, we [...]
If you are reading this article, it means that you are not among the chunk of Windows users who now don’t miss that good old Search from Windows Start button any more. You are still searching for a more basic way to access Windows 8 Search options. Although the default search options in Windows 8 are [...]
Backup and restore, these two actions are the most important when we deal with our precious information like data, documents, presentations, photos, eBooks and more. We are always 200% serious on taking a backup of our personal digitized data for future restoration in case of system failures. Windows 8 offers a new and dynamic set of backup and restoration [...]
How do you know when it’s time to update one of your Windows drivers? Do you wait for an email letting you know that there is a new update available or do you check manually from time to time? Maybe you don’t even update your drivers at all, which is a really bad idea. Computer [...]
Do you like to display widgets on your desktop? They’re really great for keeping up with important data and information that only requires a quick glimpse now and then. Unfortunately, Windows has decided to move away from desktop gadgets, so the sidebar is pretty much obsolete. Earlier this year, Microsoft even advised all users to [...]
Syncing files and folders between multiple desktops, mobile and tablet devices is an absolute pain. Thanks to file sync services such as Dropbox, Microsoft Live Skydrive and Google Drive, I can automatically backup and sync files, music, documents and folders between two computers. I use a laptop that runs on Windows 8 while lately I [...]
Some good news for Windows users who use Google Chrome as their default browser and always wondered whether there is a way to save Windows battery life by tweaking the Google Chrome settings to consume less power. The answer is a clear yes and the best part is that you don’t have to be a [...]
Chocolatey is an ultimate automation tool for Windows which brings the power of installing applications from command line interface in Windows just like apt-get of Debian/Linux.
I have been using Windows 8 since Microsoft released their Consumer Preview and lately, switched to Release Preview of this new operating system with its signature and the most debatable Metro Start Screen. Common concept is that Windows 8 Metro Start Screen is ideally suited for touch screen devices and not so enjoyable with keyboard and [...]
Unlike Windows 7, Windows 8 takes more time to log you in and if your Windows 8 user account is protected by a local password or through your Windows live password, the procedure is 3 step. First, you are shown the Windows 8 lock screen, then the Windows 8 login screen and after you have keyed in [...]
Hit the Shutdown button couple of minutes back and still waiting for your laptop to go dead completely? Nagged watching a rotating cursor? This is more acute when you are about to close a hectic business day to your bed and Windows shutdown is taking extra bit of space of your life, every single day. Thankfully, there are ways [...]
Xpadder is one such tool that can make your gamepad behave like your keyboard(for the game sake). Assign any button or stick from your gamepad to any key of your keyboard and then the fun begins.
There are different ways to find large files and folders on your system . The easiest way to do is install a file scanning application on your system and scan all the hard drives for large files and folders. Once you have scanned the entire hard drive and system partitions for unnecessary files or duplicate [...]
Whenever you connect a USB drive, a camera, an external SD card reader, a monitor or any other external hardware device, Windows scans the device and the information of the device is stored in the system registry. This is mainly because of two reasons. First, Windows keeps a record of earlier devices that was connected [...]