Category: Windows Tutorials

Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

Check out Antoine Leblond’s post about the upcoming release of Windows 8.1.

Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there’s a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly

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Why & How to Back Up Your Important Files and Photos

In today’s day in age, when we have gigabytes (or even terabytes) of important items in digital form, it is very important to regularly back up all of your “can’t lose” files to an external backup drive (or an online storage solution). There’s an infinite number of problems that could suddenly render your computer and its locally stored files useless. Viruses, system crashes, and hardware failures are just a few of this potential problems that could occur without warning.…
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Regain your hard drive space: remove unnecessary Windows programs

Windows PC software uninstallationRemember when you first purchased your computer? You got it all set up, and on your first time using it you noticed a host of programs that came pre-installed on your computer, many of which you knew you would never use. On top of that, think of all the software that you installed, some of which have been forgotten and unused.

You are not alone. All of us have programs and software that we either don’t need or don’t use. Often, over time, this extra, unnecessary bulk can begin affecting the speed and performance of your PC, especially if you …

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How to make your PC boot faster

speed up my PC boot timeIf you turn off your computer often, it’s likely that you turn it on just as much.  Sometimes computer load times seem to take so long that you could eat breakfast and perform morning exercises, while still waiting to use your PC. It can be like you’re waiting on a turtle.

While computers have come a long way since the days of floppy drives, there are still things you can do to help shave off some seconds and make your computer boot faster. As a result, you can save time, headaches, and possibly money to make your PC boot faster.…

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How to help your parents learn how to use technology

Screenshot of the interface on Google's new Teach Parents Tech site.

For older generations, the first computers that came out served specialized purposes and niche needs.  It was no wonder they didn’t bother to learn about them until they became more powerful and more useful. Now computer are almost a necessity.

For this reason, more often than not, older people (such as your parents) will probably just call someone (like you) to fix it instead of learning the process themselves.  Everyone also has that one or two friends that have no idea how to use technology.  Either way, this post …

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