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Windows 8 Special Tools - Refresh your computer

Windows 8 Special Tools - Refresh your computer | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Within the Windows 8’s Control Panel, under System and Security are two new tools, Refresh and Reset. The former, Refresh, allows you to completely re-store Windows 8 Developer Preview to its original state including all your files.

The latter, Reset, is useful if you are disposing of your computer as it removes your files and applications.

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Does your PC have what it takes to run Windows 8's Hyper-V?

Does your PC have what it takes to run Windows 8's Hyper-V? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

If you’re planning to test the beta of Windows 8 when it arrives early next year, you’d better start thinking about your hardware now.

One of the killer features of the new operating system, Hyper-V virtualization, is picky about hardware. Here’s what to look for.

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8 Reasons Why CIOs Shouldn't Race to Windows 8

8 Reasons Why CIOs Shouldn't Race to Windows 8 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows 8 touts many new features, but there are a number of things such as cost, testing, compatibility, and training that CIOs need to consider before racing to migrate.

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How to Use The Windows 8 File History System?

How to Use The Windows 8 File History System? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

In Windows 8, developers have implemented a file history backup feature which is comparable with existing 3rd party application of similar purpose.

Above all things, Microsoft built a system that is easy to use and straight-forward. It may prove to be a good enough reason for many of us to drop any other back-up applications in favour of this built-in program.

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Windows 8 Shell Commands

Windows 8 Shell Commands | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft implemented the Shell concept in Windows Vista and also present in 7 and 8, which allows the user to quickly navigate and tweak various aspects of the computer. It is generally used to quickly open various folders and files, without having to click through several locations, just by typing a simple command.

Although the full list is quite comprehensive, today we are going to show you what new commands Windows 8, the developer preview version, introduces.

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Microsoft to offer Windows 8 business users a way to distribute private apps

Microsoft to offer Windows 8 business users a way to distribute private apps | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft is going to allow business users to distribute their internal Windows 8 Metro-style apps using the Windows Store (or circumventing it, if they prefer).

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Microsoft details how Windows 8 will handle large hard disk drives

Microsoft details how Windows 8 will handle large hard disk drives | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows 8 will ship at a time were 2 TB hard disk drives could be the norm for PC desktops. In the new Windows 8 blog entry, Microsoft talks about how the upcoming OS will handle large hard drives.

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What to expect from Windows 8 if you're an IT manager

What to expect from Windows 8 if you're an IT manager | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

When the 1st public preview of Windows 8 was released, most of the media reaction focused on end-user features such as the new touch-enhanced UI.

But there are just as many changes under the hood of Windows 8 that desktop managers should pay attention to for potential deployment and management.

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