Windows 8

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

How To Change The Display Language Used By Windows Essentials

display languageWhile working with the applications included in the Windows Essentials package, I discovered that there are no options to change the display language in their configuration menus. That's when I started to ask myself: how can this be achieved without having to uninstall the applications and reinstall them in a different language? To my surprise, making this change is actually not that hard - you simply need to search for a hidden language selector application that's installed with this suite. This tutorial will explain how this works.

Simple Questions: What Is The WinX Menu & How To Access It?

WinXBecause Microsoft decided to remove the Start button and the Start Menu in Windows 8, they have created a hidden replacement for what once was the Start Menu. Since then, they have reintroduced the Start button in Windows 8.1 and they will reintroduce the Start Menu in Windows 10. But, this hidden replacement - the WinX menu is still there. Let's see what this menu is, how it can be useful to you and how to access it in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Introducing Windows 8.1: How To Use The File Menu In File Explorer

File ExplorerIn Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, File Explorer has been given a major overhaul in the form of the ribbon interface. This new design brings all of the tools that were previously buried in the menus of the previous Windows Explorer from Windows 7, and puts them out in the open, organized and easy to find. Upon exploring this new interface, you'll find the only menu to survive the cut is the File menu, though you'll also find that it looks nothing like it used to. It turns out that this menu is very useful and includes lots of tools that you will want to use. Here's how it works:

How To Use Command Prompt To Fix Issues With Your PC's Boot Records

Command PromptYou can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way like, for example, when your computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the master boot record (MBR), the boot sector or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Here's how it works:

4 Reasons Why You Should Use More Than One Partition On Your PC

partitionsWe all know that most computer users have one physical hard disk drive on their PCs and only one partition labeled "C:". Very few people know that you can create more than one partition on a computer and there are several advantages to doing so. For example, if you have two partitions, one for the operating system and one for your personal data, your personal data is less likely to get lost in the case of a computer crash. In this article we would like to convince you of the advantages of using more than one partition on your computer and we have several arguments we would like to share. Let's start the debate:

Top 7 Free Games For Windows 8.1 That Are Found In The Store

GamesDo you have a tablet or a hybrid device with Windows 8.1 that you want to use to have fun playing games? Do you first want to try some games without having to pay for them, just to get a feel of what's available in the Windows Store? Luckily, the Windows Store offers both free and commercial games, some of which are of great quality. To get you started, we would like to propose 7 free games that you can play today on your Windows 8.1 device. They are diverse titles which cover several genres, from racing, to platformers and sports. Also, you should keep in mind that most of these games offer some paid features so, if you want to experience everything that they have to offer, you will have to make in-app purchases.

10 Things You Can Do With The Food & Drink App In Windows 8.1

Food & DrinkIf you always wanted a complete guide to help you in the kitchen, the Food & Drink app from Windows 8.1 could be one. It has everything you need to know about cooking and more. You'll find recipes and drinks specific to almost any country, tips and techniques to help you improve your skills in the kitchen, recommendations for wines and other drinks, all in one easy-to-use app. Let's discover all the things that you can do with the Food & Drink app from Windows 8.1:

Introducing Windows 8.1: How To Use The Share Tab In File Explorer

File ExplorerTo complete our tour of the File Explorer user interface, we are going to discuss the Share tab. This is where you'll go to find the tools you need to help get your files in front of other people, whether that be by emailing, sharing over a network or simply handing someone a copy. Here's how it works:

How To Use Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool For PC To Get Rid Of Adware

BitdefenderWhen you browse the web and install applications of all kinds, you expose yourself to malware threats, including adware. You know, the kind of programs that show you annoying ads for things you don't need and other nasty behavior like that. If you don't have a proper security solution installed like an internet security suite, you may get your computer infected with adware and you may want a free tool that can help you get rid of it. Bitdefender has recently launched a free tool named Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC. Here's a tutorial on how it works and how you can use it to remove adware from your computer.

Simple Questions: What Is USB or Universal Serial Bus?

USBEveryone has used at least once a device that was connected to another device with the help of a USB port. Whether we are talking about flash memory sticks or other peripherals like printers, many devices are using the USB standard connector. In this article we will share what USB stands for, what it does and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using USB to connect devices.

How To Change The Default Playback & Recording Audio Device

sound devicesOne of the many creative options built into Windows is the ability to record and play back multimedia files. Windows even makes it simple by selecting a default device for audio recording and playback, but what if you'd prefer that another device be used? Let's take a look at how to change the default and how to troubleshoot certain problems.

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