Enable “Pin to Start Screen” Option for any Object in Windows 8

By  · Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 0 Comments

Windows 8 by default allows you to pin programs and applications to your start screen. But this pinning is limited to executable files (.exe), management console (.msc), shortcuts, folders. But with a simple registry tweak you can enable this option for any object, be it a picture or a document, or a saved page. You can pin anything to your start screen just by right clicking on it. Simply

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Reset Screenshot Counter in Windows 8

By  · Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 0 Comments

Windows 8 has this built-in feature of taking screenshots just by pressing Windows + Prt. Sc. keys. We have already covered the usefulness of this feature and how it differs from the previous version of Windows, in detail. In a nut shell, pressing Windows + PrintScreen keys together will save a screenshot of your current screen in Pictures > Scrennshots. Files are saved as Screenshot

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Install Desktop Gadgets and Sidebar in Windows 8

By  · Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 18 Comments

If you are used to desktop gadgets being a windows 7 user but missing them in Windows 8 then here is a detailed tutorial on how to get desktop gadgets and sidebar in Windows 8. Though Microsoft has not enabled desktop gadgets by default in Windows 8 yet there are some unofficial software that allow you to install windows 8 desktop gadgets. After installing these utilities, you will get sidebar

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How to Disable Charms Bar and Program Switcher in Windows 8

By  · Friday, Feb 1, 2013 15 Comments

With the new version of Windows i.e. Windows 8 – Microsoft has introduced New Start and Metro Style Modern UI. So unlike previous Start ‘Menu’, you get a start screen and have to switch between this screen and your running applications. For this switching, two controls are provided on the left and right edge of the screen. So as your move your mouse pointer to the top right

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Install .NET Framework on Windows Server 2012

By  · Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 0 Comments

We have already discussed how to install various versions of .NET framework on Windows 8 but if you are using its server edition i.e. Windows Server 2012 then you can also install .NET framework in it. To install .NET framework in Windows Server 2012, follow these steps: Step 1: Open  Server Manager and click on Manage and then click on Add Roles and Features. Step 2: After clicking

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Top 15 Differences Between Windows 7 and Windows 8

By  · Monday, Nov 26, 2012 1 Comment

Windows 7 was released back in 2009 and this really was a huge jump from its predecessor, Windows XP. Masses readily accepted this change and in no time it was Windows 7 everywhere. But with the launch of Windows 8, trend is not that rising as it was earlier in the case of Windows 7. It is not that Windows 8 is a fail launch but the main reason behind this is the reluctance towards adopting new

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Windows 8 Uses BIOS to Store Your Product Key

By  · Monday, Nov 26, 2012 2 Comments

Do you remember those stickers at the bottom of your notebook or somewhere on your desktop computer? Well this sticker actually has the product key from Microsoft to activate your product. For most of you they must have gone fade now if you purchased your machine a while ago but now with Windows 8 these keys will be stored in your BIOS, eliminating these stickers. These stickers have two main

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Install .NET Framework 3.5, 3.0 or 2.0 in Windows 8

By  · Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 5 Comments

Windows 8 brought the latest version of .NET Framework. With windows 8, you get .NET Framework 4.5 which is an upgrade to to its predecessor 4.0 version. This framework runs all latest applications but still there may be some old applications which will ask you to install older version of .NET framework. If any of the application in windows 8 asks older version of .NET framework then you

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Disable Charms Bar Hint – Accidental Opening of Charms Bar

By  · Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 0 Comments

Charms bar is the actually the handy toolbar that pop ups on the right side of your screen as you move your mouse to top or bottom right corner. This bar provides many useful features such as search, power menu, PC settings and many others. But this bar can be annoying sometimes as it accidentally pops up, the moment you move your mouse pointer to top right or bottom right corner, even if you

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Should You Install 3rd Party AntiVirus on Windows 8?

By  · Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 0 Comments

If you are keen about your computer security and want it to be flawless, then you should use some solid anti virus for your PC’s protection against threats. With Windows 8, Microsoft has bundled Windows Defender as a complete PC anti virus but a lot of people ask should they continue using Windows Defender or opt for some third-part antivirus? Well if you are more of a Microsoft fan and

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