Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way programs, processes and services run. In Windows 8 it has received many improvements, some of which are simply awesome. But, before we go into detail about how the new Task Manager works in Windows 8, we would like to share all the ways to launch the tool. There are many more than you would think and some methods will surprise you.
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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.
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.
Bucharest-born Oana Roxana aka Yuuza, already has a loyal following on deviantART. Her illustrations combine an Asian inspired drawing style with themes taken from Romanian stories and legends. They show a talent for decorative art and a great attention to detail. Her drawings don't just focus on the figures and characters, but all that surrounds and represents them from clothes patterns to backgrounds and stylized scenery. Her work brings a fresh and modern perspective to Romanian folklore. When she's not working on her original illustrations, Oana amuses herself by making flash animations and drawing fan art. To see Oana's beautiful work and find out more about her, we recommend reading her interview below.
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.
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.
Andrew Shoemaker, Nebraska-born but currently residing on the Californian coast, wants to travel the world and capture its beauty through his viewfinder. For now he has started closer to home. His seascapes, showing a bright, vivacious world of Californian beaches and Hawaiian paradises, have already gathered a large number of fans. Originally an automotive technician, he’s branched out into photography professionally and hopes that one day he will be able to exhibit his work in galleries. The 31 year old enjoys the great outdoors, is very active and enjoys hiking, fishing and exercising. To find out what inspired Andy to get his first DSLR and enjoy his stunning work, we recommend reading his interview below. This is a theme not to be missed out on!
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.