The Start Menu is Still Coming to Windows 8, Just Not Soon Enough

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

It turns out that Microsoft may not be working as quickly to return the Start Menu to Windows as had previously been assumed. New reports indicate that the Windows 8.1 users could be waiting for the interface to return for a very, very long time. How long? According to sources who spoke with AllAboutMicrosoft, users […]

How to Use the Handwriting Keyboard in Windows 8.1

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Since Microsoft first added the ability for users to interact with Windows machines using their fingers and a stylus, the company has been on a mission to make the process of imputing text as easy as it can possibly be on the platform. In Windows 7 in slightly redesigned the touch keyboard. In Windows 8 […]

Microsoft Windows 8 Banned on China Government Computers

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Ouch! On a day that Microsoft was looking to make some news at a “small gathering” in New York City, China has thrown a wrench into what Microsoft certainly hoped would be a “feel good” news day. The Chinese government announced through its official news agency a decision made late last week to ban Windows […]

How to Customize the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

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The first thing that users who are new to Windows 8 are going to notice when they pick up their new device is how fast it starts up when compared to devices that ran Windows 7. The second thing they’re going to realize is that Microsoft has made some huge changes to the way users […]

How to Fix Wi-Fi Problems in Windows 8.1

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You’re going to have issues with connecting to Wi-Fi networks with Windows 8.1. That comment isn’t a reflection on the quality of Windows 8. It’s not related to the specific hardware that Windows 8 runs on either. Really, it’s rather simple: at some point every device can’t connect to a wireless network or keeps randomly […]

How To Share From Apps in Windows 8

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Microsoft introduced a lot of changes in Windows 8. Many of these changes were made specifically so that the Windows ecosystem could catch up to its counterparts. Other changes were designed to put Windows 8 devices one step ahead of the iPad, Mac OS devices running Android. The Charms Bar, which holds Windows 8’s built […]

How to Fix Error Code 0x8020002e on Windows 8.1

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In most ways Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system makes tons of advancements. It allows users to quickly download apps from the Windows Store and install them without ever having to worry about them being dangerous. It also allows users to instantly purchase new apps for use on multiple devices. This is a landmark change for […]

How to Stream or Mirror Windows 8 to a TV

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Today, the devices we get work done on have to be adaptive. The market is now filled with what Microsoft and other companies have decided to call 2-in-1s, Windows 8 devices that are able to become a tablet, laptop or even a desktop with additional accessories or altering the orientation of their screen. There are […]

How to Connect Your Windows 8 Tablet to An External Monitor

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Tablets, convertibles, laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a lot of advantages. There’s the way that users can reset them back to factory settings and still keep all of their data in the same place it was before the reset. Windows 8 devices start up and restart faster than past Windows […]

Move Your Music, Video & Pictures to an SD Card in Windows 8.1

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The music, videos and pictures that users store on their Windows 8 devices aren’t just pieces of digital content. They are tales of who those users are, documentation of their family’s existence and sometimes the only way to prove that they took a certain vacation or met a certain person. Essentially, those bits of data, […]

How to Set Up a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Tablets built for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are a strange beast. Essentially, they each have two separate identifies that allow users to get work done and enjoy their television shows, music and movies. This makes setting up a Windows 8 tablet a bit cumbersome. The first of those distinct personalities is its tablet persona. […]

The Start Menu Is Coming Back to Windows 8 in August

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

A new report today has clarified the timing for the return of the Start Menu in Windows 8. Reportedly, users will be able to open apps and games within the new Start Menu Microsoft revealed at its BUILD 2014 event this coming August. The report on the new timing comes from The Verge, which also […]

3 Tips for A Better Windows 8 Tablet Experience

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All at once, Microsoft is both new to tablets and one of the oldest tablet focused companies there are. In the early parts of the last decade, Microsoft focused a bit of effort on making the tablet, or what was then considered the tablet PC, a market it could effectively compete in. The company released […]

Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Windows 9: Why All Windows Users Should Be Excited

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Windows 8 users should expect another update this year to deliver even more features designed to make the operating system easy to use for those with a keyboard and mouse, just like what Microsoft delivered with Windows 8.1 and the more recent Windows 8.1 Update. At least that’s according to longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo […]

How to Add Music to Xbox Music on Your Windows 8.1 Device

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Microsoft went to great lengths to enhance the user experience when firing up a device loaded with Windows 8, its latest operating system. It created the new Start Screen so that users with a desktop, notebook or tablet could quickly create documents, check their email and open up a large assortment of apps for other […]

Why You Want a Windows Tablet Over an iPad

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Today, most tablet buyers pick up an iPad. It’s easy to see why; Apple’s tablets have a lot of things going for them. The ease people can load their iTunes media. A wealth of different cases and other compatible accessories. Users should expect a decent experience from the iPad. But late as it may have […]

How to Fix the Camera Bug in Windows 8.1

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Talking with friends and family face-to-face has never been easier. Solutions for cheap video chatting are all around. Microsoft includes Skype in Windows 8 and those who prefer not to use Skype usually prefer Google’s relatively new Hangouts service. Both are incredibly easy to use, but those running Windows 8 and the free Windows 8.1 […]

How To Turn On SkyDrive Settings Syncing in Windows 8.1

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Gone are the days when users were forced to change every little setting on each notebook, laptop or desktop that they have. Windows 8.1’s OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) syncing let’s you keep  your desktop background, mouse settings and more available across multiple devices. It just makes the Windows experience easier than its even been for users with […]

How to Get the Windows 8.1 Update

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Microsoft is releasing another update to Windows 8, the operating system that it hopes will enable users to comfortably move between notebooks, tablets and desktop PCs. Dubbed Windows 8.1 Update, this free software download doesn’t just add a few new features for touch users. Instead, it aims to fix key issues Windows desktop and notebook […]

How to Sign Out of Windows 8

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There are plenty of new features in Windows 8, the operating system that’s now available on tablets, desktops, 2-in-1s and notebooks, and a few of them have frustrated users. It’s not these features that have made Windows 8 unusable for some. Instead, it’s the simple things that have been changed, like logging out, that bother […]