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Windows 8.1 Go To The Desktop Instead of Start

In Windows 8.1 you can change the default launch screen, so you don’t have to start in the (Metro) Modern UI Start Screen anymore. Start your Windows 8.1, login and go to the desktop, rightclick on the Task Bar (The

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Windows Phone 8 Emulator Can’t Start

Windows Phone 8 SDK can be installed from here: dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/downloadsdk Running your project your might run into this error while trying to run the emulator: “Can’t start the Windows Phone Emulator. The Windows Phone Emulator couldn’t start because the hypervisor isn’t

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Windows My Computer On Desktop

For those of you who prefer the Computer icon on your desktop for an easier access, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select personalize to open Windows Personalization. Now click on Change desktop icons option on the left sidebar to

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Windows 8 Turn Off User Account Control

Windows User Account Control is annoying if your an administrator or just customized your Windows a bit more than the normal user. To disable this in Windows 8 go to Control Panel -> User Accounts -> User Accounts -> Change User

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Windows No Internet After Resume Hibernate

If you are switching between cabled and wireless internet connection you might run into this issue when hibernation in between. The wireless is disabled when hibernating when having internet cable plugged in. When you start up without internet cable the wireless

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Upgrade Windows 8 Release Preview To RTM

No. It is not possible to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview to RTM. The error message is: Compatibility report (saved to your desktop) You can’t upgrade this prelease version of Windows. Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=142337 to see how to install Windows

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Windows 8 VBScript File Transfer Manager

When running a newly install Windows 8 you’ll eventually run into this error. Which is simply a request to install ActiveX. Here it’s Microsoft File Transfer Manager which requires it. There was an error launching File Transfer Manager. If you

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Change The Priority Of Wired/Wireless Network Cards In Windows

Windows should priorities the wired network over wireless, however this is not always the case. Whether it’s due to when the network is created is unsure. To force Windows to always pick the wired as default over wireless it set in

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Windows 7 Battery Meter Not Showing All Three Options

In Windows Vista it was possible to select from 3 power plan settings : “Power Saver”, “Balanced”, and “High Performance.” from the system tray. In Windows 7 however it’s only possible to have a maximum of 2 options where the “Balanced” setting

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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

Windows 8 is around the corner with release in the end of 2012. There is a lot of new features and some has disappeared. Getting around in Windows 8 can be challenging without knowing the shortcuts so Microsoft has release a great overview

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