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How to Forget or Delete a Windows 8.1 Wi-Fi Network Profile

By Daniel Petri - September 18, 2014

How many steps does it take to forget or delete a Wi-Fi network profile in Windows 8.1? This short tutorial article by Daniel Petri reveals the answer.

Display Last Logged On Information for Windows 8.1

By Daniel Petri - September 17, 2014

Learn how to display last logged on information for Windows 8 and 8.1 in this quick how-to article by Petri IT Knowledgebase founder Daniel Petri.

Quickly Edit Environment Variables in Windows 8

By Daniel Petri - September 16, 2014

Need to quickly edit environment variables in Windows 8? Learn three ways to do exactly that in this step-by-step tutorial article by Daniel Petri.

Leaked Windows 9 Videos Show New Start Menu, Virtual Desktops, Live Tiles, and More

By Jeff James - September 15, 2014

Hot on the heels of new Windows 9 screenshots, German IT site WinFuture has posted some videos that show the Windows 9 Technical Preview build in action.

Microsoft Buys Minecraft Maker for $2.5 Billion

By Jeff James - September 15, 2014

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion. Will this mean Windows Phone users will finally get Minecraft?

Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leaked

By Jeff James - September 11, 2014

More details about Windows 9 leaked on to the web today in the form of Windows 9 technical preview screenshots, posted by two German technology websites.

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.