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Tutorials, how to guides, books, apps, hardware and reviews for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

How To Update The BIOS Of Your Computer's Motherboard In 5 Steps

BIOSOne of the most important things that you should not mess up is updating the BIOS of your computer's motherboard. Yes, the process is not that complicated even though it is not easy either but there are so many things to you must get right, that it might seem overwhelming. We decided to help and share a list of best practices that will help you update the BIOS without problems from your very first try. Let's get started:

Configure How Windows Update Works In Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Windows UpdateWhen your PC is online, Windows automatically checks for important updates and installs them using the Windows Update service, depending on the way it is configured. As always with Windows operating systems, Windows Update has a default set of settings for the way it works and you can customize them. In this guide we will share how to find all the available settings for the Windows Update service and how to customize them so that it works the way you want to.

6 Ways Of Learning Your Computer's Motherboard BIOS Version

BIOSYou may need to know the exact version of the BIOS that's installed on your computer's motherboard. Traditionally, this meant that you had to restart your computer, manually enter the BIOS and check the version information that it displayed. This is just one way of doing it and definitely not the quickest. If you're using a Windows computer, there are several other ways of learning the BIOS version and, in this article, we will share them:

How To Manage Your Installed & Hidden Windows Updates

Windows UpdateWindows Update is an essential part of Windows that is permanently improving the operating system and the quality of your user experience. After using your computer for a long time, you will end up with plenty of updates installed. If you want to find information about them, when they were installed and what they do, you can review all your installed updates. Also, you can restore those updates that you have hidden at some point. This tutorial will share how to do both these things:

The Best 5 Free Alternatives To The Sound Recorder

sound recorderWindows provides an application called Sound Recorder. It is rather simplistic and it doesn't offer any sound editing features. Also, in Windows 8.1 you will find a touch version of this program which has another downside: the recording pauses automatically if you minimize the app. This can be a real annoyance and you will want to use a better program for recording sound. To help you out, we quickly tested some free sound recorders for Windows and now we would like to present the best that we could find.

How To Manage The Passwords Saved By The Internet Explorer App

Internet ExplorerUsers who work with a large number of services on the Internet know that having to log in every single time you visit a particular service or website is annoying. For this reason modern web browsers offer you the option to have them save your passwords and autocomplete the login for you the next time you visit a website. In this article we will show how to manage your saved passwords when using the Internet Explorer app for Windows 8.1.

6 Ways To Add More Storage Space To Your OneDrive

OneDriveMicrosoft's OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services. It offers its users 15 GB of free storage space right from the start. However, this is what you get just by signing up. More space can be added through various methods and some of them do not imply any costs. In this article we will point them all out for you. Well, at least the ones we know of.

3 Useful Tips & Tricks For Using Sticky Notes

Sticky NotesIf you are using Sticky Notes for quick note taking on a regular basis, we would like to help you take things to the next level and show a few advanced techniques for working with Sticky Notes. In this article we'll show you how to restore the delete dialogue box if you have set it to be hidden, how to backup your notes and how to copy text from other applications to Sticky Notes while maintaining the formatting.

OneDrive At The Core Of The Windows 8.1 Experience - What Does it Mean?

OneDriveIn Windows 8.1, you don't need to install a desktop client for OneDrive, nor any app from the Store, like you do in Windows 8 or Windows 7. OneDrive is now part of the operating system and sits at the center of your computing experience. What does this mean and what are the consequences of this strong integration? Let's find out in this overview:

How To Import Or Export Bookmarks When Using Internet Explorer

Internet ExplorerUsually people like to choose one web browser and stick with it for a long time. However, if you feel like the latest update destroys your experience or you realise that another browser suits your needs better, you will probably want to change your browser. To make the passing from one browser to another a little bit easier, all the browsers we use today offer an option to import or export bookmarks. In this article we will share how to import or export your bookmarks when using the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11.

The Best 5 Free Alternatives To Microsoft's Paint

PaintWho doesn't know what Paint is? It has been around since you had your first Windows computer and all those years didn't bring that many major changes to this application. Maybe you have some great memories of using it, but we think it's time to try something new and better. In this article we will share 5 free alternatives to Microsoft's Paint. They won't be real competitors to Adobe Photoshop for example, but they sure are more powerful than Paint is and you can do more with them. Let's get started:

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