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Need to manually restart Windows Explorer shell in both Windows 7 and Windows 8? Daniel Petri shows us how in this handy how-to article.
Windows 9 won't officially be released until mid-2015, but a Windows 9 preview event might be slated for September 30th. Read on to find out more!
Need to connect to a Windows 8 client remotely? Russell Smith shows us how to use PowerShell to do exactly that in this handy how-to article.
Russell Smith shows an easy way to enable PowerShell Remoting in Windows 8 with the command line or Group Policy.
Microsoft has announced that it is pulling faulty Windows patches after users reported problems, including 'blue screen of death' (BSOD) errors.
Russell Smith shows us how to configure Internet Explorer proxy settings in Windows 8, using both the Windows 8 Modern UI and desktop Control Panel.
So what Windows 9 features would make you upgrade? Russell Smith provides a wish-list of features he'd like to see in the next version of Microsoft's client OS.
Learn how to search using file size filters in Windows 8 by using some little-known File Explorer options in this how-to article by Daniel Petri.
Russell Smith shows us three different ways to add a network printer to Windows 8, including one that relies on Windows PowerShell.
Russell Smith shows how easy it is to create a USB recovery disk for your Windows 8 system.
Russell Smith shows us three different ways to start windows 8 in safe mode, including using the system recovery tool, a boot disk, and keyboard commands.
Daniel Petri shows us how to shut down Windows 8 three different ways, including using a VBS script and a Start Screen shortcut.
Russell Smith tells us about four great features found in the new ribbon UI in Windows 8 File Explorer.
Tire of the default Windows 8.1 lock screen image? This tutorial shows you how to change the lock screen image and enable image slideshows.
Russell Smith shares his top essential Windows 8 applications for IT systems administrators.
Russell Smith shares his tips for sharing files and printers with Windows 7 HomeGroup.
Russell Smith provides helpful tips on how to add or remove library locations in Windows 7.
Learn how to efficiently organize, group and filter files using Windows 7 in this quick tutorial by Russell Smith.
Is the new UI introduced in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2 ready for the enterprise? Russell gives us his take and offers suggestions for improvement.
Windows store apps tend to be more resource-efficient than their traditional counterparts, and Russell Smith serves up even more reasons why you should embrace