While you’re installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the recommended option is to log on with your Windows Account ID. This lets you sync settings between any Windows 8 system you log in to. If you’re running it on a tablet, it’s easier to use a PIN or picture gestures to log on. Here’s how to set up Windows 8 to log on automatically.
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Sometimes you need to troubleshoot or test a physical computer running Windows, but don’t have physical or remote access to it. Here’s how to make a Virtual Hard Disk and run it on a virtual machine.
Miss the days of Windows XP when you had easy access to the Run Line from the Start menu? Here’s a quick tip on how to get it on the Windows 7 Start Menu.
The days of booting Windows in Safe Mode by hitting F8 during boot are gone in Windows 8. You must first enable Safe Mode before you get advanced boot options. Here’s how to set it up.
If you want to get things done faster in Windows, use the Snap To feature for the mouse. Here’s how.
In this groovyTip, I’m going to show you how to save room on the Mac Dock by minimizing open Windows to the application icon vs. creating a new icon on the Dock.
To improve computing performance on your Netbook, Laptop or Ultrabook, one of the easiest things you can do is add more RAM. This guide shows you how to install new memory modules to your system.
An exciting new feature in Windows 8 is Storage Spaces. This lets you add extra internal or external hard drives to your system, pool them together and use it as a single drive for storage. Here’s a first look at the feature and how to create you own Storage Space.
Copying large amounts of data in previous versions of Windows wasn’t always the best experience. Third party tools like TeraCopy are a better solution. Now Windows 8 has a new file copying feature included by default.
If you’re an Xbox 360 gamer, a the cool feature in Windows 8 Customer Preview is the Companion app. It lets you control aspects of your Windows Live account and use your Windows 8 tablet as an Xbox controller. It’s still in App Preview stage, but gives you an idea of what you can expect with the final version.
In our weekly wrap we take a look at the best of the week’s News, Reviews and How To articles. And what a week it was!
Microsoft provides a way to upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview over the web. You can upgrade XP – Windows 8 Developer Preview. If you don’t care to do a manual clean install, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup tool is another way to install the new OS.
Microsoft made Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for public download yesterday. A lot has changed since Developer Preview, and if you’re using Windows 7 or earlier, the Metro UI is a whole new world. Here’s how to install it using custom settings, and a look at some of the features you can expect.
It’s here! During the Microsoft Keynote at Mobile World Congress, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was made available for public download.