Talk about a complex thing to do: installing Windows over the network. Even installing it via a USB drive is simpler. However, this doesn’t mean it cannot be done. Using a free tool named Serva and a bit of time and attention, anyone can set up his/her network environment so that Windows installations are performed with ease, from one network computer. Here’s how the whole process works!
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What do you do when you have to insert special characters that can't be found on your keyboard? You use the Character Map tool found both in Windows 7 and Windows 8. It allows you to insert scientific notations, mathematical operators, currency symbols and characters from languages like Japanese Hiragana , Katakana, Korean Hanji and others. In this tutorial, I will show how to find the Character Map, share a few ways of searching for a character and how to copy characters to any Windows application.
In previous versions of Windows, the only tools available for restoring Windows to a previous state were System Restore and Windows Backup. Even though they are useful tools, you cannot use them to restore Windows to its initial, clean state. You have to perform a manual reinstallation of the operating system. And that is a bit of a pain. Windows 8 introduces a great new feature named Restore. With the Restore wizard, you can easily restore Windows 8 to its default clean state, as if you were performing a clean reinstallation of the operating system. Let’s see how it works.
We're continuing the series about Family Safety in Windows 8 by showing you how to further its protection by regulating what applications and games children can interact with. Family Safety makes it simple to block any program based on its intended age demographic or title. Take a few minutes to read through and you'll be able to guarantee your kids can't get into anything that they shouldn't.
Windows Phone 8 includes a nice new feature named Kid's Corner, designed to make it easy and safe for parents to share their phone with their children. In this guide, I would like to share what this feature is, how it works and how to use it to safely share content, games and apps with your children.
The Public folder was first introduced in Windows Vista and it has appeared in every version of Windows since. It is not much of a feature - just a folder with a slightly special setup that can be useful in certain scenarios. To help you understand what the Public folder is, how to use it and when it is useful to use it, we created this guide which explains the important bits you need to know.
Network locations were first introduced in Windows Vista. At that time, they somehow managed to feel half-baked and confusing to users. They were improved in Windows 7 and later on in Windows 8. Now they have a simple implementation and they are a very useful way to manage network connections and network sharing. Let’s learn together what they are, how they work and why they are useful.
A while ago I wrote about how I installed Windows 8 on my old Toshiba NB-505 netbook, which wasn’t really supposed to work with Windows 8. The installation went reasonably smoothly and when I finished the article, Windows 8 appeared to be working fine. I’ve had the opportunity to use that netbook for nearly a month now, so I thought I’d post an update on the experience. Is Windows 8 running well on a netbook? What issues will you encounter? Was it worth the effort? Should you do this at home?
Do you remember a day when all children wanted to do was get outside and play in the sun? Unfortunately, kids these days are more likely to spend every waking hour perched in front of a computer screen playing games. If you aren’t a fan of this trend and you want to limit your child’s computer use to reasonable hours and time limits, Windows 8 has the tools to help you. Using Family Safety, you can monitor your child’s computer use and prevent him/her from logging in after hours or spending too much time in front of the screen.
While you’ll certainly want your children to be able to take advantage of great things the Internet has to offer, you’ll also want to make sure they avoid the seedier sides of the web. One of the best ways to protect your child while online, is to enable web filtering. This allows you to choose which sites your child may or may not view as well as what sort of material is OK for him or her. Luckily, Windows 8 users don’t need to seek out third party software for this feature, it’s built right into Family Safety. Let’s see how it works.
On the Windows 8 Start screen you will find a small tile named Camera. It is a shortcut to a little Windows 8 app that can be used to record videos or take pictures. Even though its interface is very simplistic, it is not that easy to understand how to set it up and use it to record videos or take pictures. That’s why I decided to write this tutorial and help you out.
If your computer is running poorly and you can’t fix it, Windows 8 gives you the option to refresh the operating system without having to lose your files. In certain scenarios this is the best cure and the fastest way to make the computer run smoothly again. Let’s see how the Refresh feature in Windows 8 works and why it is useful.