Start8 1.31 Changelog
-Added some additional strings to bundled language files for Windows 8.1
-Hid the advanced option to go to desktop when closing a metro app on Win8.1
-Disabled the option for the user picture to hide the user picture when using a WB skin
-Fixed an issue with custom themes and non English languages where the shutdown button would clip text
Like lots of other Geeks I’m always looking for a way to slim down OS installs.
I was playing around with my Win 8.1 VM and tried out a few things. Among them was uninstalling Metro apps… Continue reading »
Windows 8.1 Quick Guide for Business is a 16 page printable PDF.
Useful tips for everyone not just business.
“Whether you’re brand new to Windows 8.1, or just want a refresher, this quick guide will show you the basics and beyond.”
Both Google and Mozilla have announced support for Windows XP beyond Microsoft’s April 8, 2014 deadline. It’s a transparent attempt to inflate their market share at the expense of users. Folks, they aren’t doing you any favors.
Windows XP isn’t near as secure as Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 and when Microsoft’s support ends you will be in real danger. Many security experts think the bad guys are sitting on exploits, waiting for April, 8th.Continue reading »
After weeks of hard work Tweaking Windows 8.1 is ready.
You can get a printable PDF here.
If you ordered the previous version (“Tweaking Windows 8″) contact me from the email account you bought it from for your free update.
Tips For This Guide
What to call the new interface?
The Windows + Pause|Break keys
The Windows + R keys
The Run box is < The Search Box
Closing Metro Apps
Windows Help & Tips
Settings For User Accounts
Local An Microsoft Accounts Defined
- Local Account
- Microsoft Account
Which should you use, a Local or Microsoft Account?
Accessing Account Settings
Signing On With A Local Account During A Clean Installation
Signing Up For A Microsoft Account After Installation
Using The Windows Store When You Use A Local Account For Sign-In
Switch To A Local Account
Create A User Password
How To Change The User Account Picture
How To Login Automatically
Move Your Libraries
View Libraries In Explorer
Customize The Desktop
Boot To Desktop Or Start Screen
Add a Start Menu Button
Disable System Sounds
Customize the Taskbar
Customize the Notification Area
More Desktop Customizations
The Action Center
Advanced Clock Settings
Getting Rid Of Tiles
Restoring Or Adding Tiles To The Start Screen
Show Administrative Tools
Maintaining Your Computer
Receiving Updates When Available
Checking for problems
View performance details in Event Log
Generate A System Health Report
The workaround to download Windows 8.1 surfaced over the last few days.
Origin unknown (That means credit / blame ain’t mine).
Lots of places have posted the instructions to download but left you hanging after that.
Thats where this post comes in. Continue reading »