Windows 8

Refresh, Reinstall or Restore Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

In Windows 8, you actually have three main options for recovering the operating system: refresh, reinstall and restore. While all of these options can be used to recover Windows, they all operate a bit differently. Each of the following Windows 8 recover methods performs a specific type of operating system reset: Refresh Reinstall Restore By […]

Should You Upgrade to Windows 8?

by File in: Windows 8

Over the past few months, we’ve covered a significant amount of tips and hints regarding Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. However, we’ve yet to mention any tips regarding whether or not we would recommend Windows 8 to our site visitors and subscribers. The fact is, many people will be updating their operating systems to […]

Remove Windows.old Folder in Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

If you have upgraded Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 to Windows 8, you may find that you have a large Windows.old folder on your system. You can also get a Windows.old folder if you end up doing a refresh of your Windows 8 PC. Lastly, if you do a custom install of Windows […]

Change Default Media Player and Photo Viewer in Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

I’ve been running Windows 8 for a few weeks now and I recently ran into an issue when trying to play some video files. I take a lot of video from my Panasonic HD camcorder and the files are all .M2TS files, which the Video app in Windows 8 can play, but not Windows Media […]

Windows 8/10 Desktop Gadgets

by File in: Windows 8

In Windows 8, Microsoft is moving away from desktop gadgets. Instead they want developers to write Metro-style apps, which also have the ability to be docked to the right-side of the display like a gadget. Of course, if you were happy using gadgets in Windows 7, you can continue using them in Windows 8 and […]

Join Windows 7 HomeGroup from Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

So now that Windows 8 is coming out, you’ll be happy to know you can join it to your existing Windows 7 homegroup if you like. Windows 7 introduced the whole homegroup feature, which basically simplifies the process of sharing files and printers with other Windows 7 machines. Up till now, you could only do […]

4 Ways to Access the Control Panel in Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

Getting used to using Windows 8? Since I’m a computer tech guy, one place I am always visiting on my computer is the Control Panel. I’m just so used to clicking on the Start button and then opening the Control Panel from there. In Windows 8, since there is no start button, you have to […]

Fix “Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8/10” Error

by File in: Windows 10, Windows 8

I’ve installed Windows 8/Windows 10 on a couple of machines lately to play around with it and it has installed without a problem on all machines except one. On an older Dell computer that I have, I get the following error message during setup: Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8 I was pretty […]