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  • Opinion: Surface RT: ARM'd, but not dangerous

    Windows Phone's where's-my-app theme is echoed by the Surface RT, making it unlikely that Microsoft has the power to steal market share from tablet heavyweights Google and Apple just yet.

  • News: Windows 8 Store reaches 20,000 apps

    Microsoft's Windows Store for Windows 8 desktops and tablets has passed the 20,000 app mark but still lacks the big names.

  • Opinion: Using the Task Manager

    One system tool that can be very useful when your computer grinds to a halt or, if you’re interested in what’s going on under the hood, simply to see which applications are using the most power is the Task Manager

  • Opinion: How to use Windows Action Center

    Action Center is a central place to view alerts and take actions that can help keep Windows running smoothly.

  • News: Windows Server 2012 now runs in Amazon's cloud

    Enterprises can now run Windows Server 2012 on the Amazon Web Services cloud, and take advantage of improved management features and new versions of IIS and the .Net framework.

  • Opinion: Create a backup image of your hard drive

    You can easily insure yourself against any loss however by using free tools that are built into Windows

  • Opinion: Why the Surface RT has to work as a proper 'PC'

    Is the idea of a single device to do everything desirable, or even possible? The Surface RT says 'yes'... the Kindle Fire HD 'no'.

  • How-Tos: How to shut down Windows 8 more quickly

    Here's how to quickly shut down Windows 8.

  • Buying Advice: Logitech t620 Touch Mouse & t400 Zone Touch Mouse review: made for Windows 8

    Logitech has done a fine job bringing mice to the market that at least partially compensate for the lack of a touch screen on a Windows 8 system. Unless you have just purchased a brand new all-in-one system or notebook with built-in touchscreen, chances are slim to none that you own a touchscreen display that adheres to Microsoft’s requirements. With the t620, Logitech succeeded best in our opinion: this mouse offers serious added functionality for Windows 8, that in our experience you will actually use and enjoy. The t400's extra functions are far more limited, too limited to really consider this a true Windows 8 mouse.

  • Opinion: Managing AutoPlay options in Windows

    Use Windows' built-in tools to manage exactly what happens when you plug something into your laptop

  • Feature: Share documents around the home

    What used to require quite expensive and complicated hardware and for users to be experts in Windows networking can now be done with a few clicks of a mouse

  • How-Tos: Stop annoying multiple notifications in Windows 8

    Because Windows 8 apps have to work in different ways on the Windows 8 Desktop and on the Modern UI, there can be some duplication. If the messaging app, for instance, is duplicating messages from your existing Windows Messenger app, our Helproom Editor can show you what to do.

  • How-Tos: SSD houses Windows, keeps running out of space

    Storing your Windows OS on an SSD is a good idea as it will speed up your PC or laptop. But Windows has a nasty habit of expanding and filling up your solid state storage. Our Helproom Editor explains what to do if your Windows operating system keeps filling up the SSD on which it is housed.

  • How-Tos: Can't shut down Windows 8 PC

    If you are having problems shutting down your Windows 8 PC or laptop, our Helproom Editor can help.

  • Opinion: Create a system restore disc for Windows

    Thankfully Windows has more than one way to protect you from losing data and ensuring you are protected

  • How-Tos: Add Media Center, XP Mode, Start Menu, Desktop Gadgets to Windows 8

    When you install Windows 8 you will notice some features of Windows 7 and Windows XP are missing. Here's how to add Media Center, XP Mode, Start Menu, Desktop Gadgets to Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Add Start Menu to Windows 8

    The biggest complaint from users new to Windows 8 is the lack of a Start Menu. Once you get used to it the Start Screen is a more than adequate replacement, but if you must have a Start Menu, here is how to add the Start Menu to Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Add Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets to Windows 8

    If you used of any of the desktop Gadgets available in Windows 7, you will notice that they have all gone once you've upgraded to Windows 8. This is because Microsoft has ceased support for Gadgets under the new operating system. Here's how to re-install Windows 7 Gadgets when you are using Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: How to migrate Windows XP Mode to Windows 8

    Several features present in Windows 7 Professional are no longer there in Windows 8 Pro. Furthermore, the upgrade process gives you no warning that these features will be removed. Windows XP Mode is trickier to deal with than most. As you're no-longer running Windows 7 Professional, you won't be able to download and install it. Here's how to install Windows XP Mode on Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: How to add Windows Media Center to Windows 8

    Windows Media Center has been taken out of Windows 8, but is available as a pay-for added extra. But if you are quick, and you want Windows Media Center, you can get it for free.



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