How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10

Posted on April 7, 2017. Filed under: backups, imaging, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: The built-in backup utilities in Windows are pretty solid. Let’s take a look at how to create a full backup image of your PC without the need for a third party utility.

Source: How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10

This is a good idea to do BEFORE the coming Windows 10 update!

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How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Linux, Windows 10, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Modern PCs ship with a feature called “Secure Boot” enabled. This is a platform feature in UEFI, which replaces the traditional PC BIOS. If a PC manufacturer wants to place a “Windows 10” or “Windows 8” logo sticker to their PC, Microsoft requires they enable Secure Boot and follow some guidelines.

Source: How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

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Add ‘Copy To’ & ‘Move To’ to Windows Right-Click Menu

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Daves Computer Tips suggests: Here’s simple way to add “Copy to” and “Move to” options back into the Windows right-click context menu. Applies to Vista, Windows 7, 8.1, and 10…

Source: Add ‘Copy To’ & ‘Move To’ to Windows Right-Click Menu | Daves Computer Tips

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How to Set Up a Shared Network Printer in Windows 7, 8, or 10

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, printing, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Over the years, Windows has gotten much better about how it handles networked printers. But if you want to share a printer over the network, you may still need to do a little legwork to get it all up and running. Here’s how it all works.

Source: How to Set Up a Shared Network Printer in Windows 7, 8, or 10

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How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Infopackets advises on How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10

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New ways to get free Windows-installation media

Posted on March 18, 2015. Filed under: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , |

Windows Secrets offers a post on New ways to get free Windows-installation media.

“Sooner or later, you’ll need to repair, refresh, or reinstall Windows — a task that will require your original Windows installation/setup files.

But most new PCs no longer come with classic Windows setup discs; the vital recovery files are typically stored on the hard drive — where they are vulnerable to loss or damage.
But in late 2013, Microsoft shut down its TechNet subscription service (ZDNet article); then, last month, it pulled its ISOs from Digital River.

So, what’s a Windows user to do? This article will show you where and how to obtain full, legitimate setup files for Vista, Win7, and Win8.

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Create installation media for Windows 8.1

Posted on November 9, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Microsoft has instructions on how to Create installation media for Windows 8.1 in case you don’t have the original disc, or it is damaged.

You will need your Product Key number for this, however — it is NOT a free Windows installation as you still have to prove you paid for it.

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Windows 8: Add All Administrative Tools to the Start Screen

Posted on September 2, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells how: Windows 8: Add All Administrative Tools to the Start Screen.

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Easily Add a System-Wide Navigation Menu in Windows 8

Posted on August 29, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells how to Easily Add a System-Wide Navigation Menu in Windows 8.

For those of us who find tiles are not enough.

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Six clicks: Weird tricks that will actually make you happier with Windows 8.1

Posted on April 21, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , |

ZDNet has Six clicks: Weird tricks that will actually make you happier with Windows 8.1.

Windows 8 too different?  8.1 is described as better, and these tricks may improve on that.

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Windows 8: Change/Customize Desktop Icon Spacing

Posted on March 11, 2013. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips discusses how to Change/Customize Windows 8 Desktop Icon Spacing.

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How To: Shutdown & Restart Windows 8 with just one click » Daves Computer Tips

Posted on December 17, 2012. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , |

For the Windows 8 users: How To: Shutdown & Restart Windows 8 with just one click from Daves Computer Tips.

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You don’t really need a Start Menu in Windows 8

Posted on December 3, 2012. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , |

TechRepublic has advice on how You don’t really need a Start Menu in Windows 8.

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Win8 vs. Windows RT: What to know before you buy

Posted on October 25, 2012. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , |

Windows Secrets explains the choice between Windows RT and the future Windows 8 in Win8 vs. Windows RT: What to know before you buy.

Basically, it’s looking like the RT version of the Surface (or any other tablet) is using a seriously limited version of Windows.

For any serious work, waiting for the full Windows 8 version due out in 2013 on Surface (and yes, it will be more expensive) would be an option to consider.

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Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer is a free utility that lets you compare how a web page will look in IE 6 and 8.

Now that Internet Explorer 8 is trying to stick closer to the internationally-agreed standards for web pages, many older pages will not display properly in version 8.  Here’s a way for webmasters to check.

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Xenocode browser sandbox

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Online Software, viewers, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Xenocode lets you Run IE8/IE7/IE6, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera from the web.

Now you can test out how your website looks in a variety of browsers without having to have them all on your own computer.

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Is IE8 really slow? Tip to speed it up!

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Internet Explorer | Tags: , , , , , , , |

ZDNet’s Ed Bott, in his post Is IE8 really fat and slow? includes a tip “that re-registers the ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library, an obscure DLL that most people (even Microsoft experts) had never heard about.”

Using this may speed up your Internet Explorer 8 so you can use it faster.

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Microsoft’s SuperPreview

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft’s SuperPreview is a ZDNet post on the “tool allows developers and designers to see how their sites look and work with different browsers so they can debug them more easily.”

“SuperPreview is part of Microsoft’s forthcoming Expression Web 3 release. Microsoft made available for download a subset of the full SuperPreview tool — the part that developers and designers  can use to compare how their sites look in Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7 and 8. The full release of SuperPreview will allow developers to also compare how their sites look in Firefox, Sarari…”

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