Using the Services tab in Windows 8’s Task Manager, you can view the complete list of system services, view which services are running, handle basic management tasks and even open up the main Services tool, if you need to handle more in depth tasks. Here’s how it works.
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Recently I have encountered weird problems with some modern Windows 8 apps. A few of them (not all) were malfunctioning. When I was launching these apps they never started and, after a second or two, I was back to the Start screen. I did a bit of research with the help of the Event Viewer. It was saying that those apps crashed with the 0xc0000005 exception code and that the atidxx64.dll file installed by my AMD/ATI video card driver was the cause of the problem. What was going on? How to solve this problem?
If you have a network where multiple devices and operating systems are used, you might not be able to use the Homegroup for easy network sharing. In such scenarios, you need to share your folders and devices using different procedures. For example, sharing a printer with the network involves a different and lengthier set of steps. Here's how it works, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Installing Windows network shared printers in Mac OS X is easier than it used to be. However, some users will need a bit of help the first time they go through this procedure. To help them out, we decided to publish this detailed step by step tutorial.
Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt and for good reason - it allows you to perform many administrative tasks with ease. But what are all the possible ways to launch it? Have you thought about that? I did, and I have come up with 7 methods for launching this tool. Do you know other methods?
After prolonged use, it may happpen that some of your system’s environment variables are no longer valid and it would be best to change their value or delete them. Even though the process is not complicated, it might not be so intuitive at first. Here’s how it works.
In a previous tutorial, we have shared how easy it is to insert private characters with Character Map. But, what about making your own special characters in Windows? Yes, you can do that. In this guide, I will show how to create and save your unique symbols using Private Character Editor. They can be inserted into any document, whenever you need. Let’s see how it works.
Windows Phone 8 devices generally have English plus your native language as the default keyboard input languages available for typing messages and emails. In today’s world many of us know more than one language and we communicate with people all over the world. In such scenarios we need more than one keyboard input language installed on our phone. How do you add a new keyboard input language in Windows Phone 8? Let’s find out in this tutorial.
The Control Panel is one the most used features in Windows and for good reason. With each new version of Windows, it was expanded to include more tools and configuration items. Also, many usability improvements were made. However, there are quite a few users who love the classic way of viewing Control Panel items that was used in the old Windows XP. If you are one of those users, here are all the ways to switch between the different Control Panel views available in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
When you have problems with your network and/or Internet connection, don’t hesitate to use the troubleshooting wizards bundled with Windows 7 and Windows 8. They are easy to use and they can help you identify what’s wrong and how to fix your problems. In this tutorial I will show how to start these network and Internet troubleshooting wizards and how to work with them in order to fix problems.
The process called mapping, assigns a drive letter on your computer to a location on a remote system allowing you to access and save files over the network easily. We have shown how to make these links permanent by reconnecting them every time you log on, which assures they’ll never disappear on you. However, it also means you’ll get annoying messages from your tray if the network drive doesn’t exist anymore. If your connected drives change or go away - or you just don’t want them connected anymore - you’ll have to go ahead and unmap or delete the connected locations. In this article you will learn how.
If you have lost your Windows 7 or Windows 8 license key, you can still recover it from the computer or device where it is installed. Many programs were developed for recovering Windows 7 product keys but not that many work on Windows 8. That’s why I decided to test a couple of programs, identify those that work also with Windows 8 and share them with you. You never know when you need to recover your lost license key.