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  • How to add Timestamp in Notepad Whenever you open a file in it?

    Follow the steps to add Timestamp in Notepad Whenever you open a file in it.

    Notepad is one of the simplest yet powerful tools and it comes as pre-installed with Windows installation. It can open and edit different types of files like .txt, .log, .html, .xml, a script, a data file (.dat) etc. Different type of log files, with different extensions can also be opened by notepad. As you know ...

  • How to activate free Office 365 subscription with the Lumia 640 and 640 XL?

    How to activate free Office 365 subscription with the Lumia 640 and 640 XL?

    On purchase of a new Lumia 640 or Lumia 640 XL device between 04.01.2015 and 07.31.2015 you will get One year of Office 365 Personal Subscription for free. This offer is valid for a limited time only. Office 365 Personal subscription allows you to install Office on One PC or MAC, One tablet and One ...

  • [Solved] The value is protected by secure boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted

    Disable Secure Boot Policy

    While you are trying to disable Data Execution Prevention in Windows, if you get below error: “The value is protected by secure boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted” – Follow the steps below. To Fix this issue you have to disable the Secure Boot Policy from BIOS.Steps to disable the Secure Boot Policy from BIOS 1. ...

  • How to Check if Secure Boot is Enabled or Disabled or Unsupported in Windows 10?

    Check if Secure Boot is Enabled, Disabled or Unsupported in Windows

    The following tutorial will help you to check if Secure boot is enabled, disabled or unsupported in Windows 10. Now for Windows 10 technical Preview, the Secure Boot setting is Unsupported. But since, this is just a preview build, you can expect change in its coming builds. However, Windows 8 received a lot of complaints ...

  • How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    The following tutorial will help you to boot your Windows 10 laptop or tablet to Advanced Startup Options. The Advanced Startup options are very useful when Windows require system repair. If you have more than one OS in different drives, then you can log out and boot to a different OS using the Advanced Startup ...

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Windows 8 & WIndows 8.1 Tutorials

  • How to upgrade your Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Technical Preview?

    How to upgrade your Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Technical Preview

    If you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, then you can upgrade your operating systems to Windows 10 Technical Preview. Windows 10 has brought back a plethora of new features. The Start Button has returned along with the much awaited Cortana. Apart from these two major update, you can find plenty of other amelioration ...

  • How to Re-register Modern Apps in Windows 10 / Windows 8.1?

    How to Re-register Modern Apps in Windows 10

    Sometimes, we often face a typical problem which refrains us from opening specific app. The problem arises due to issues in registration of the apps. Hence you will have to re-register modern apps in that case. A simple command should be run in Windows PowerShell which will potentially solve your problem. The following article will ...

  • How to view Power Plan Settings in a Text File in Windows 8.1 / Windows 10?

    Steps to view Power Plan Settings in a Text File in Windows

    A power plan is an amalgamation of hardware along with system settings that takes care how your computer makes use of power. Power plans can assist you in saving a great deal of energy, increase the bar of your system performance, or attain an equilibrium between the two. This article will demonstrate you how to copy ...

  • How to Turn On of Off Aero Snap in Windows 10?

    How to Turn On of Off Aero Snap in Windows 10

    The following article will help you to turn on or off Aero Snap in Windows 10. Standard window controls sometimes become the hard part if your Windows device has high resolution and on top of that features like multi tasking. In that case, Aero Snap somes to rescue. There are several shortcut keys for Aero ...

  • How to Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1?

    How to Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1

    The details pane can be utilized to view the primary general featured linked with the chosen file. File properties offer more elaborated data about a file, such as the owner, the date you last changed the file, and any descriptive tags you might have included to the file. Setting the details pane to hide or show ...

  • How to Create a Second Screen Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1?

    Windows 8 and 8.1 has this second screen which is nothing but the presentation mode

    Windows 8 and 8.1 has this second screen which is nothing but the presentation mode that is suitable for connecting the device to a projector for projecting a presentation to a larger screen. Second screen has different sets of settings of aspect ratio and screen resolution that is solely meant for a good projected image. ...

  • Enable or Disable Users to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11

    IE 11 enterprise mode

    Enterprise Mode is a compatibility mode that executes on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 devices. It allows the websites to deliver by making use of a modified browser configuration that has been planned to get rid of the compatibility issues such as issues with web applications coded and tested on ...

  • How to Delete a Virtual Private Network Connection Profile in Windows 8.1?

    Delete VPN in Windows 8.1

    A virtual private network or VPN is a connection that extends a private network in a public network such as the internet. A VPN in the internet is somewhat same like a Wide Area Network(LAN) connection among websites. VPN’s allows company employees to access the company’s internal network securely while they are not in office. ...

  • How to Add a Virtual Private Network Connection in Windows 8.1?

    Add VPN in Windows 8

    A Virtual Private Network or VPN connects two remote computers, sites or servers securely using Public network (mainly internet). With the help of the VPN an employee can easily access the Intranet of his organization from anywhere, outside of his office. Organizations having brunches in different Geographical locations can easily connect to their centralized intranet ...

  • [Solved] The value is protected by secure boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted

    Disable Secure Boot Policy

    While you are trying to disable Data Execution Prevention in Windows, if you get below error: “The value is protected by secure boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted” – Follow the steps below. To Fix this issue you have to disable the Secure Boot Policy from BIOS.Steps to disable the Secure Boot Policy from BIOS 1. ...

  • How to Choose BitLocker Drive Encryption Method and Cipher Strength in Windows 10?

    How to Choose BitLocker Drive Encryption Method and Cipher Strength in Windows 10

    BitLocker is an encryption method that enables users to lock the different drives in Windows. The drives which are protected by BitLocker are accessed by passwords. Windows has provided opportunity for users to choose and configure the cipher strength and algorithm used by BitLocker Drive Encryption. This can be achieved via the Local Group Policy ...

  • How to Re-register Modern Apps in Windows 10 / Windows 8.1?

    How to Re-register Modern Apps in Windows 10

    Sometimes, we often face a typical problem which refrains us from opening specific app. The problem arises due to issues in registration of the apps. Hence you will have to re-register modern apps in that case. A simple command should be run in Windows PowerShell which will potentially solve your problem. The following article will ...

  • How to Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 8.1?

    Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 8.1

    In order to create a new pool and storage space first thing to do is to log in as administrator and then follow the upcoming steps. Storage spaces are virtual partitions or drives that has the same features but not a physical partition. Storage pools are created by adding different storage spaces and the space ...

  • How to Generate Battery Usage Report in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1?

    Generate a Battery Usage Report in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

    The Windows 8 battery usage report will assist you to gain knowledge additional info regarding the usage, health, and life estimates of your system’s battery. This article will demonstrate you how to generate a elaborated battery usage report for your Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1 PC. 1. Open up command prompt. 2. ...

  • How to Load SATA Drivers in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

    Load SATA Drivers in Windows 8 System

    Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) also known as SATA, is a computer bus interface that links HBA’s to external storage devices for example hard drives and optical drives. Serial ATA supersedes the former AT Attachment measure also known as ATA or PATA, providing numerous rewards over the former interface: diminished cable length, size and cost ...

  • How to Fix “You’ve been signed in with a temporary profile” Error in Windows 8 / 8.1

    fix You've been signed in with a temporary profile

    A user profile is an amalgamation of several settings that build up the computer’s look and function the way you want it to for a specific user account. It comprises of the account’s settings for desktop backgrounds, screen savers, sound settings, and several other such settings. This article is for those when after you sign ...

  • Automatically Clear history of recently opened documents on shut down of Windows 8

    Clear history of recently opened documents on exit

    Recent documents keeps track of the recently used documents and lets you open them without much hassle. But this feature has a severe drawback. Recent documents may be a serious issue to your privacy because even after you log off the machine, the record is still there and next time a different user signs in; ...

  • How to allow Execution of PowerShell Scripts on Windows 8 / Windows 8.1?

    Power Shell Windows 8

    What is PowerShell? PowerShell is a command line scripting language of Windows OS by Microsoft Corporation and has the functionality of being a task automation framework. It is based on .NET language. PowerShell executes 4 kinds of commands that are, .ps1 files known as PowerShell Scripts, .NET programs called cmdlets, PowerShell Programs and some executable standalone ...

  • How to create Switch User shortcut or Add Switch User in Context Menu in Windows 8 edition?

    How to create Switch User shortcut or Add Switch User in Context Menu in Windows 8 edition?

    If you are using Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Pro or Enterprise editions, you may directly create shortcut which calls to run tsdiscon.exe, to create Switch User shortcut. Previously we have already discussed How to add “Switch User” option to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8/ Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise? But The problem with the ...

  • How to Create a “Forgotten Password Wizard” Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8?

    Create a Forgotten Password Wizard Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

    This article will show you how to create a Forgotten Password Wizard shortcut that can be utilized to make a Password Reset Disk. Follow the steps mentioned below. Download the “Forgotten Password Wizard” Shortcut 1. First of all download the .zip file. Download 2. Save the compressed .zip file onto your system. 3. Open the zip file and extract ...

  • How to Create a “Food & Drink” App Shortcut in Windows 8.1?

    Create a Food & Drink App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

    The Bing Food & Drink app is by default by default in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 which in addition allows you to search close by areas to eat and drink. The places are sub-categorized by, for instance, cafes, fast food or ice cream parlors. This article will demonstrate to you how to make or ...

  • How To Always Open Start Menu In Full Screen in Windows 10?

    How To Always Open Start Menu In Full Screen In Windows 10

    Start Menu was brought back in Windows 10 Technical Preview version and that caused a lot of relief to users. However the initial builds confined the Start Screen and live Tiles in a consolidated Start Menu where you could see the Live Tiles and Start Menu options being partitioned in two panels. The new Pro ...

  • How to Group Application using TaskSpace in Windows?

    Group Application using TaskSpace in Windows

    Several of customers who possess some huge screen monitors, or multiple displays setup take for granted the Taskbar space, but it is believed averagely a bounty space by Windows customers functioning on small laptop screens. It is not strange to get drained of Taskbar space when you have a loads of applications’ window spread out ...

  • How to Create Sports App Shortcut in Windows 8.1?

    Windows 8 Sports App

    Sports is a part to our lives and to many it’s the heart. Bing has crafted the Sports app with all the essential information about all the sports you love. All major headlines, scores, schedules, standings and statistics are provided to you from time to time keeping you updated through this Live app of Windows. ...

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