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The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Networking Kits for Most People

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Networking Kits for Most People | Win 8 | Scoop.it
We tested five mesh networking kits in a 3,500 sq. ft. house, and we found the powerful, easy-to-use, feature-packed Netgear Orbi is the best for most people.
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How to Boot Your Computer from a USB Flash Drive | CraftedFlash

How to Boot Your Computer from a USB Flash Drive | CraftedFlash | Win 8 | Scoop.it

The tables below offer assistance with steps five and six. The "Boot Menu" column shows the known boot option keys for various computer manufacturers.

When you are trying to get to the boot menu, reboot and press the first key as soon as the display flashes or is no longer blank.

If that does not work, reboot again and press the key repeatedly immediately after you turn on the power.

If that does not work, reboot again and press the next listed key immediately after the display becomes active. After you get to the boot menu, step five involves locating the bootable CraftedFlash USB device.

Usually, this device is listed as "Patriot Memory", "USB" or sometimes "USB-HDD". Sometimes it will be listed on a sub-menu with the other hard drives.

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CryptoWall and HELP_DECRYPT Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

CryptoWall and HELP_DECRYPT Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ | Win 8 | Scoop.it
This guide provides information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the CryptoWall ransomware. It provides a break down of what this infection does, how it encrypts your data, and how you can recover your files.
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How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10/8.1/8

How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10/8.1/8 | Win 8 | Scoop.it

All PCs with a Windows 10/8.1/8 logo sticker has secure boot enabled by default. However, sometimes you may want to disable the UEFI secure boot in Windows 10/8.1/8 to run some PC graphics cards, hardware, or operating systems such as Linux or previous version of Windows. This article will show you how to disable secure boot in Windows 10/8.1/8 easily and quickly.

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How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10 | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Windows 10 is finally here, and your computer will automatically prompt you to upgrade. But if you’d rather start fresh, you can do a clean install—you just need to follow a few steps in the right order.http://lifehacker.com/5983652/how-to... How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, and Tweaks How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, and Tweaks How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losin There's nothing like a fresh install
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Bitlocker Recovery. NTFS Volumes Encrypted with BitLocker

Bitlocker Recovery. NTFS Volumes Encrypted with BitLocker | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Bitlocker Recovery for BitLocker-encrypted NTFS partitions created in Windows 7 and Vista
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Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Windows 8.1 will automatically encrypt the storage on modern Windows PCs. This will help protect your files in case someone steals your laptop and tries to get at them, but it has important ramifications for data recovery.
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How to install Windows apps on an SD card or USB drive

How to install Windows apps on an SD card or USB drive | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 won't let you install the apps found in the Windows Store to external storage--but you can force the matter.
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Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu

Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu | Win 8 | Scoop.it
The boot options have been consolidated in Windows 8 into a single menu, called the “boot options menu,” providing access to repair tools and options for changing Windows startup behavior, such as enabling debugging, booting into safe mode, and launching into a recovery environment.
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How to eradicate Metro from your Windows 8.1 PC

How to eradicate Metro from your Windows 8.1 PC | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Windows 8.1 makes the modern interface more useful than ever before—but it also makes it easier for desktop diehards to banish the modern UI completely.
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Make Windows 8 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell | Online Training Video

Make Windows 8 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell | Online Training Video | Win 8 | Scoop.it

Provide Windows 8 users with the familiar interface of Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000.  http://www.classicshell.net/

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Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps | Win 8 | Scoop.it
We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you’ll never believe what happened! Well… I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful things. Awful things are what happens. Join us for the fun!
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The only thing you need to know to master Windows 8.1

The only thing you need to know to master Windows 8.1 | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 / 8.1 is a dramatic departure from the traditional Windows interface, and it can be overwhelming to find what you're looking for unless you know this one trick.
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Five Best System Rescue Discs

Five Best System Rescue Discs | Win 8 | Scoop.it
When your computer starts behaving strangely, won’t boot, or you start getting strange errors that you can’t pin down, a great way to troubleshoot the problem is to boot to a rescue disc and see if you can isolate the problem. It might be your operating system, it could be hardware, but you’ll never know until you boot to some other media to take a look. That said, there are tons of great system rescue discs to check out if you want a tool to save your ailing system. This week we’re looking at five of the best, nominated by you, our readers. [jump]
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You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade tactics

You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade tactics | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Now that the carrots aren't luring new users to Windows 10, Microsoft's breaking out the sticks
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How do I boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8? - Ask Leo!

How do I boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8? - Ask Leo! | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 and the UEFI BIOS have made booting from CDs, DVDs and USB drives more complex. I'll review why, and what steps to take.
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Windows 10 ISO downloads

Windows 10 ISO downloads | Win 8 | Scoop.it

If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the tools on this page to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

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Intel Compute Stick: The Windows PC That's Smaller Than a Snickers Bar

Intel Compute Stick: The Windows PC That's Smaller Than a Snickers Bar | Win 8 | Scoop.it
It’s called the Intel Compute Stick, and it’s small. As in not-much-bigger-than-a-USB-flash-drive small. So small that it’s the first Windows PC you might conceivably lose in your bag.
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Help protect your files with BitLocker - Microsoft Windows Help

Help protect your files with BitLocker - Microsoft Windows Help | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Learn how to use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect files on your system drive and data drives.
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When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Must Know This

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Must Know This | Win 8 | Scoop.it
What does 'free' Windows 10 really cost?
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How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.
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How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot

How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot | Win 8 | Scoop.it
There's a fix for that!

  bootrec.exe /FixMbr

If successful, you should be greeted with the message The operation completed successfully.  That's it!  Your Master Boot Record has been repaired.

While the above command does fix the MBR, and sometimes that is enough, there still might be an error with the system partition's boot sector and Boot Configuration Data (BCD). This might occur if you have tried to install another operating system alongside Windows 7, such as Windows XP.  To write a new boot sector, try the following command:

        bootrec.exe /FixBoot

If you are still faced with your Windows 7 installation not being detected during start up, or if you wish to include more than one operating system choice to your system's boot list, you can try the following command to rebuild your BCD:
       
        bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

The above command will scan all your disks for other operating systems compatible with Windows 7 and allow you to add them to your system's boot list. If this fails, you may need to backup the old BCD folder* and create a new one in its place with the following commands:

        bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

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Ways to improve Windows 8

Ways to improve Windows 8 | Win 8 | Scoop.it

Second, I appreciate having all my applications readily available to me. There are add-on programs like ViStart and Classic Shell that allow you to have a Start Menu similar to Windows 7. However, I like the Windows 8 built-in tools, and made a Start Menu on the right side Taskbar as a new Toolbar called Programs. Here is how you do it.


1] Right Click on the Taskbar
2] Select Toolbar, New Toolbar
3] Add the following content in the space provided:
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
4] Save the toolbar. It should call itself Programs

Now, when the computer is running, click on Programs and all your applications will show up. New applications will be added automatically. You can right click on a blank space in the menu when it comes up and select Sort by Name. This is very handy. I also added my most used programs as Icons on the Desktop. The result is that I can work all day and never use Metro to do anything.

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Set up a drive for File History - Windows Help

Set up a drive for File History - Windows Help | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Learn how to set up a File History drive, whether it's a removable drive or a location on a network.
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Getting started tutorials for Windows 8.1 - Windows tutorial

Getting started tutorials for Windows 8.1 - Windows tutorial | Win 8 | Scoop.it
Take these 11 tutorials to learn the basics of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, like how to use touch or a mouse and keyboard, personalize your PC, and get more apps.

But if you’d like more of an overview, visit Meet Windows.

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