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How to change background in Windows 8?

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I have just download some beautiful free pictures. I want to put these pictures on my screen now. How can I change background of my Windows 8 computer?

Answer: Microsoft Windows 8 has three kinds of background: welcome screen (lock screen), desktop... [continue reading]

How do I create Microsoft account in Windows 8?

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My friend did install Windows 8 for me. However, as he said, he has just create a local account for me. Somebody tell me that using Microsoft account instead of local account will give me many benefits from Microsoft cloud as Apple cloud. Nguyen, how do I create Microsoft account in Windows 8 with my Gmail account?

Answer: Uhm, as I wrote down in the article Create Window 8 account, beside local account, you ... [continue reading]

How to create Windows 8 user account?

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Just upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 because of speed and new interface. However, Microsoft has change something in Windows 8 so that I got difficulties in configuring Windows setting. How can I do create Windows 8 user account, especially local account?

Answer: Umm, as we know, it's the time for cloud computing. Everything now are stored in cloud t... [continue reading]
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How to turn on password protection on wakeup in Windows 8?

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My working computer always comes back to working screen after resuming from standby. How can I turn on password protection after resuming? I am now using Microsoft Windows 8.

Answer: Password protection on wakeup is a function of Microsoft Windows. When Password protecti... [continue reading]

How to add shortcut under Computer in Windows 8?

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After installing some software like iTunes, I’ve realized that the program add shortcut under Computer in Windows Explorer in Windows 8. Can I add my own shortcut here?

Answer: Exactly, you can easily add shortcuts under Computer in Windows 8. As we know that Compu... [continue reading]
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How can I access Start Menu in Windows 8?

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How can I access Start Menu in Microsoft Windows 8? I want to see all my programs in list like Start menu before.

Answer: Access Start Menu in Windows 8 is impossible now. Windows 8 has remove the Start Menu in... [continue reading]

How to change location for Screenshots folder in Windows 8?

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In windows 8, I can use keyboard shortcut [Windows key] + Print Screen to take screenshots of my screen. They are saved by default to C:\Users\<username>\Pictures\Screenshots. However, I want these screenshots moved to D:\Screenshots. How can I do that?

Answer: Actually, the Print Screen button allow you to capture current screen into clipboard, th... [continue reading]

How to add items into Send To in Windows 8?

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How can I add more items into Send To in Microsoft Windows 8? I have to copy a lot of files from C: drive to D: drive but do not want to use Copy and Paste function of Windows.

Answer: By default, Windows has only a few options for where to store files in the option 'Send ... [continue reading]
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How to enable Hibernate feature in Windows 8?

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Because of my jobs, I don’t want to shut down the laptop. Sleep mode is ok but it waste battery. How can I enable Hibernate feature in Microsoft Windows 8?

Answer: Yes, by default, Windows 8 does not enable Hibernate feature. You can enable this featur... [continue reading]
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How can I change location for My Document in Windows 8?

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How can I change the location of My Document in Windows 8? I want to store all of my documents in other drive.

Answer: By default, Microsoft Windows 8 will set location of My Document at C:\Users\<user-na... [continue reading]

How to add items into Startup folder in Windows 8?

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How can I add programs into Startup folder of Windows 8? Windows 8 has no Start menu like before.

Answer: Yes, putting program into Startup folder is an easy way to make programs running at boot... [continue reading]
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How can I access Control Panel in Windows 8?

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Just used Windows 8 for one day, now I want to install some fonts but cannot find Windows 8 Control Panel. Please show me the way to access it?

Answer: Actually, Control Panel in Windows 8 can accessed through Charm bar, Windows Explorer or... [continue reading]

How can I open Command Prompt ‘from here’ in Windows 8?

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I am using MySQL on Windows 8 and sometimes have to use command-line tools to do my jobs. These times, I have to go through ‘cmd’ executable from Run, and using ‘cd’ to access to MySQL bin folder. How can I access the command prompt at any folder I want?

Answer: Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 provide a hidden function that allow you to open Command Promp... [continue reading]

How can I restore Recycle Bin icon to default?

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Don’t know what I’ve done. My Windows 7 Recycle Bin icon has changed. How can I restore it to default?

Answer: It easy, man. Like my post How can I change icon for Windows 7 desktop’s Recycle Bin, ... [continue reading]
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How to show up Microsoft Windows 8 Start Screen again?


Trying Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview make me fascinated. But after doing something, I have lost Start screen. How can I show it up again?

Answer: Microsoft Windows 8 by default display Start Screen with favorite icons instead of Deskt... [continue reading]

How to turn on Fast Startup feature in Microsoft Windows 8?


I know that beside the fact that Microsoft Windows 8 is faster than previous version, it also provide Fast Startup feature. How can I turn it on or using it?

Answer: The latest version of Microsoft Windows 8 enables users to work faster pace than the pre... [continue reading]