Tweaking Windows 8.1 has been updated for Update 1.
Get it while it’s hot!
PLEASE help spread the word!
If you ordered the printable PDF in the past you’re due a free update! Contact me:
- Either reply to the original email, or
- Email me and provide the email address you ordered with or forward your receipt.
Haven’t ordered the printable PDF yet? Grab it here.
— This post is unfinished and should be considered early BETA version until further notice. I am hoping for some feedback / input.
*** Would the person I’ve been discussing this issue with please email me again.
3 purported performance tweaks benchmarked.
They are: useplatformclock, tscsyncpolicy, and disabledynamictick. Continue reading »
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 »
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 »