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Recent Windows OS Articles

How to restart Windows Explorer shell in Windows 7/8

By Daniel Petri - August 25, 2014

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 Preview Slated for September 30th

By Jeff James - August 22, 2014

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!

Connect to Windows 8 Remotely Using PowerShell

By Russell Smith - August 21, 2014

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.

How to Enable PowerShell Remoting in Windows 8

By Russell Smith - August 21, 2014

Russell Smith shows an easy way to enable PowerShell Remoting in Windows 8 with the command line or Group Policy.

Microsoft Pulls Faulty Windows Patches

By Aidan Finn - August 18, 2014

Microsoft has announced that it is pulling faulty Windows patches after users reported problems, including 'blue screen of death' (BSOD) errors.

Configure Internet Explorer Proxy Settings in Windows 8

By Russell Smith - August 13, 2014

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.

5 Features Windows 9 Needs to Have

By Russell Smith - August 13, 2014

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.

Search using file size filters in Windows 8 File Explorer

By Daniel Petri - August 12, 2014

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.

Add a Network Printer to Windows 8 with PowerShell

By Russell Smith - August 8, 2014

Russell Smith shows us three different ways to add a network printer to Windows 8, including one that relies on Windows PowerShell.

How to Create a Windows 8 USB Recovery Disk

By Russell Smith - August 6, 2014

Russell Smith shows how easy it is to create a USB recovery disk for your Windows 8 system.

3 Ways to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode

By Russell Smith - August 5, 2014

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.

3 Ways to Shut Down Windows 8

By Daniel Petri - August 4, 2014

Daniel Petri shows us how to shut down Windows 8 three different ways, including using a VBS script and a Start Screen shortcut.

4 Useful Features of Windows 8 File Explorer

By Russell Smith - July 25, 2014

Russell Smith tells us about four great features found in the new ribbon UI in Windows 8 File Explorer.

How to Change the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

By Jeff James - July 22, 2014

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.

5 Essential Windows Store Apps for IT Administrators

By Russell Smith - July 15, 2014

Russell Smith shares his top essential Windows 8 applications for IT systems administrators.

Share Network Resources Using Windows 7 HomeGroup

By Russell Smith - July 9, 2014

Russell Smith shares his tips for sharing files and printers with Windows 7 HomeGroup.

Using Libraries in Windows 7

By Russell Smith - July 7, 2014

Russell Smith provides helpful tips on how to add or remove library locations in Windows 7.

Grouping and Filtering Files in Windows 7 Explorer

By Russell Smith - July 7, 2014

Learn how to efficiently organize, group and filter files using Windows 7 in this quick tutorial by Russell Smith.

Is the Modern UI in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 ready for the enterprise?

By Russell Smith - July 1, 2014

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.

Why You Should Embrace Windows 8 Apps

By Russell Smith - June 25, 2014

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