Articles tagged: Windows 8

The Start Button Is Missing and There’s No Taskbar. What Do I Do?

Taskbar and Start button disappeared? We’ll look at solutions for several reasons why this might happen.

Tip of the Day: Projector Mode

How to Get File Explorer to Display Details by Default

Windows File Explorer defaults to a simple view of files on your machine that isn’t secure. Changes these settings as soon as you can.

Tip of the Day: CTRL+ALT+DEL

Tip of the Day: Turn Off Hibernate (and Free Up Some Disk Space)

Tip of the Day: Dump the Fax

Tip of the Day: Find Your Mouse Pointer

Tip of the Day: Control Your Laptop Buttons

Tip Of The Day: More Command History in Command Prompt

Tip Of The Day: Password Protect Your Screen Saver

Why is Windows Complaining About Unsupported Hardware?

Unsupported hardware because the CPU is too new? It’s a scenario some users of older Windows versions can experience. There are a couple of solutions.

Where Can I Download Windows 10? Or Windows 7?

You can download Windows versions 7, 8.1, and 10 from legitimate sources. If you have a legal retail product key, this could be your replacement media.

Open-Shell: Regain Your Start Menu in Windows and Much More

The single biggest complaint about Windows 8 and 10 is the tiled Start menu. Don’t like it? There’s an app for that.

Tip Of The Day: Executable Properties

Tip of the Day: The PSTools Suite of Command Line Tools

Tip of the Day: Yet Another Way to Open Control Panel

Tip of the Day: Move, Copy, or Create Shortcut

Tip of the Day: Master File Explorer Columns

Tip of the Day: Use Device Manager to Update Drivers

Tip of the Day: Access Device Manager Quickly

Tip of the Day: View the Full Path in Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: Disable Screen Effects for Speed

Tip of the Day: Quick Access to the Volume Mixer

Tip of the Day: Large and Small Taskbar Icons

Tip of the Day: Edit Elsewhere

Tip of the Day: TAB Through Fields

Tip of the Day: Where Does Save Save?

Tip of the Day: Change the Output Audio Device

Tip of the Day: Use Jump Lists

Tip of the Day: Hide the Taskbar

Tip of the Day: Run Anything

Tip of the Day: Get Notification When Caps-Lock is Toggled

Tip of the Day: System-Wide Printer Settings

Tip of the Day: Problem Steps Recorder

Tip of the Day: Tune Your Text for Easier Reading

Tip of the Day: Restart Explorer

Tip of the Day: Add RAM

Tip of the Day: Get a Battery Report

Tip of the Day: Side-by-side Explorers in Four Keystrokes

Tip of the Day: SendTo Notepad

Tip of the Day: Log In Automatically

Tip of the Day: View Remembered Wireless Networks in Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: Quickly Run Two Copies of a Program

Tip of the Day: When “Run as administrator” Isn’t Available

Tip of the Day: Get Speccy

How Do I Downgrade from Windows 8 or 10 to Windows 7?

Downgrading isn’t as easy as you might think. Simple, perhaps, but not easy. So let’s look at an alternative.

Four Ways to Go Back to Windows 7 or 8 from Windows 10

Windows 10 is here. If, after trying it, you find yourself wanting to go back to Windows 7, there are a few approaches.

How Do I See the Results of a CHKDSK that Ran on Boot?

CHKDSK must sometimes be run at boot time. When done, its displayed messages disappear. I’ll show you where to find those CHKDSK results again.

If You Hated Windows 8 … Give Windows 10 a Chance

Many seem to be forming opinions on Windows 10 without having seen it, based solely on their (often limited) experience with Windows 8. That’s just wrong.

Windows 8 Backup: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Windows 8.1 changed its included backup program. A tiny bit for the better, and a lot for the worse. I wrote a book on Windows 8.1 backup, but I’d rather you did something else.