Windows 8.1 Installation Checklist

There's nothing quite like automating or in the very least, making OS reloads easier. I love it, but that's probably because I remember having to install Windows using 3.5″ floppy disks. Anyway, here's to making Windows 8.1 installation easier. Preparation...

Windows 10 New Admin Info

Windows 10 is surprisingly fun to use. It's like they took Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and combined the two. They didn't get it all right though. This article contains some tips you should probably know when you start using it. The Problem With Windows 10 Microsoft have...

Useful Shell Commands For Windows

Shell commands are one of those time savers that are fun to use but not many IT pros use them. See below for the more useful shell commands. In order to quickly open special folders in Windows, you can use shell:COMMAND as a shortcut to access these folders. You can...

Useful Environment Variables For Windows

To get a complete list of the environmental variables on your system, all you need to do is type set into a CMD prompt. Here are some of the most common, most useful environment variables for Windows: LocationNotesWin7 x64Vista x64Vista x86XPAll Users...

Useful Run Commands For Windows

There are way more commands to run in Windows than you're currently using. Here's a list of useful run commands for Windows you can start using right now if you already aren't. Enjoy the speed! Office Shortcuts winword – Microsoft Word excel – Microsoft Excel powerpnt...

How To Quickly Rollback/Remove A Windows Patch

It's easier now than ever before to rollback or remove a Windows patch. To avoid this kind of stuff in the future, test Windows patches before deploying. This applies to systems running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. I ran into...

How To Close Apps In Windows 8.1

Unfortunately, when you close apps in Windows 8.1, they aren't actually closed. As you know, dragging an app towards the bottom of the screen in Windows 8 will close the app. However, in Windows 8.1 the app will just be in a suspended state when you perform the app...

New Windows 8.1 Update 1 Changes Overview

If you were part of the few who experienced problems with the new Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Update KB2919355) then check out the update troubleshooting guide. Otherwise, let's run through some of the nice Windows 8.1 Update 1 changes! Metro Apps Can Now Show In Taskbar On...

Windows 8 Guides Now Available

I made the switch from Windows 7 to 8.1 earlier this year so now is a better time as any to release Windows 8 guides. Even though Windows 8 is a mess and I poke fun at it, it's actually a good OS if you are will willing to put the time into it. You need to do a few...

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