As I told y’all earlier, I gave my laptop to my college bound nephew.
That left me with only my Android phone for mobile computing, which frankly sucks.
My nephew had received an HP Mini Netbook for Christmas 2009. I made him hand that over…
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.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
— This post is unfinished and should be considered early BETA version until further notice. I am hoping for some feedback / input.
*** I have had several conversations with folks who are or have purported to be knowledgeable in this subject. To date they have all backed out or disappeared once I request to publish their statements and names. That all changed today as I received input from an expert in regards to the useplatformclock tweak.
IMHO it is very important to read what he has to say. The full email exchange is at the bottom of this post.
3 purported performance tweaks benchmarked.
They are: useplatformclock, tscsyncpolicy, and disabledynamictick.
So you got a new PC. Here is what you can do next…
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…
Tweaking Windows 8.1
A guide to tweak and optimize Windows 8.1.
Updated for Windows 8.1 Update 1. Lasted edited 07 April, 2014
tweak – to change slightly, esp. in order to make something more effective or correct.
optimize – get the most out of, make optimal - modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
“TweakHound.com – Home Of The Original Tweak Guides”
Notes & Ramblings
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
Customize Folder Options
Folder View Options
Windows 8 Networking
Disable The Home Group
Windows 8 Network Tweaks
Windows 8 Power Settings
Power Plans For Laptops
Windows 8 Fast Startup
Disable Fast Startup
Windows Mobility Center
Add a Windows Mobility Center shortcut to your desktop
Windows 8 Security Tweaks
Configuring Windows Update
The Page File, SuperFetch, and ReadyBoost
The Page File
Windows Backup And Recovery Options
Refresh and Reset
Accessing Windows Recovery Settings Offilne
Windows 7 Backup
User Interface Tweakers
Classic Start Menu
Maintaining Your Computer
Receiving Updates When Available
Checking for problems
View performance details in Event Log
Generate A System Health Report
Clean, Defrag, & Optimize
Advanced Disk Cleanup
More Advanced Disk Cleanup
Appendix 1, Learn Windows 8 – Official Microsoft Guides
New For Windows 8.1
For Home Users
For advanced users or IT types
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.
Depending on your point-of-view these things can be useful or highly annoying.
Here is a walkthrough of upgrading to Windows 8.1. Including a tip or 2.
Upgrading to Windows 8.1 leaves behind files that you can optionally clean up after install.
There are a couple of ways to create these tiles but I thought y’all might enjoy this.