Browsing articles in "Windows 8"
Oct
27
2013

Visual BCD Editor- An Advance Boot Configuration Data Editor

Whenever we have boot related issues mostly we use to check and repair the boot loaders. Windows has a build-in BCD Editor but its command line so it’s not very user friendly. For those who don’t know what BCD is Boot Configuration Data (BCD) files provide a store that is used to describe boot applications and boot application settings. The objects and elements in the store effectively replace Boot.ini. The Visual BCD Editor is a […]

May
18
2013

Sleipnir–A New Age Browser

Sleipnir is stylish browser with a lot of features. I know the name is kind of strange, Sleipnir means  an eight legged horse from Norse mythology. So let’s go right into the features. Sleipnir is a browser built using the Mozilla Firefox engine. But it’s nothing like Firefox because this browser is packed with a lot of features which is not available in most of the browsers. Tab management is really awesome in Sleipnir browser. […]

May
12
2013

Bug Check 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR Troubleshooting Tips

Over the years I have come across lot of 0x116 errors most of the times I was able to fix it. In this article I’ll share some tips that might help you in resolving such errors. I would like to thank JCGriff, Usasma, Ken, H2SO4, VirGnarus and all the other BSOD analyst who helped me gather these information. Unfortunately there is no easy fix for this we have to do lot of troubleshooting to narrow […]

May
5
2013

BonAView – A Free Photo Manager

BonAView is a good image management & an organizing tool by High Motion Software.  BonAView is packed with couple of nice features which comes handy for those who manages images and looking for a free image management software. One of the feature I like is the 3D Image preview. It renders the images and generates an awesome third dimensional view of the images with a couple of options like Easy rotating, flipping and moving between […]

Apr
22
2013

A quick review of Baidu Antivirus 2013

  Baidu Antivirus 2013 is the latest product of the Chinese search giant. For those who don’t know them Baidu offers many services, including a Chinese language-search engine for websites, audio files, and images. Baidu offers 57 search and community services including Baidu Baike, an online collaboratively built encyclopedia, and a searchable, keyword-based discussion forum.  Baidu has several products like Baidu Internet TV, Baidu Wireless etc. For more information please refer Wikipedia. It’s a very […]

Feb
16
2013

FIX: Windows 8 Doesn’t Wake up from Sleep when Pressing Windows Key

I have come across this situation couple of times where when you press the Home key or Windows key it doesn’t wake up from sleep. It mostly happens with Windows 8-based device. I have been keeping an eye from a solution or a workaround for such situations. Recently I came across a FIX from Microsoft that will resolve this issue. Go to Microsoft  KB 2795944 to find more information about it. The other issues that […]

Nov
28
2012

How to Create a New Windows Users on Windows 8

In this article I’ll show you how to create a new Windows user on Windows 8 machine.   Step 1: Go to Modern UI screen (Metro UI) and type in “Users” Step 2: Now click on Settings then you’ll find couple of shortcuts and one of them will be called “Users” select it. Step 3: You’ll be in this screen Now if you scroll all the way down and you’ll see “Add a user” click […]

Nov
9
2012

How to Boot Straight to Desktop on Windows 8

Lots of people still prefer to boot directly to desktop instead on Metro screen. I’ll suggest you a few methods to boot directly to desktop.   Method 1:   In this method we will use “Show Desktop” shortcut to the startup folder so it will boot straight to desktop. Open Notepad and type in the following lines [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop Go to File and click on Save as, under the file name type […]

Nov
9
2012

How to use SFC /SCANNOW command in Windows 8

You have encountered a situation where your system files might get corrupted. In such cases the easiest way to rebuild the damage files or to find who which ones got corrupted you could use “SFC SCANNOW” command on Windows 8. To run SFC Scannow follow these steps. Go to Windows UI screen Type in CMD Now right click on “Command Prompt” Click on “Run as administrator” from the bottom of the screen Or you can […]

Nov
7
2012

How to use Build-in Troubleshooter to fix Windows 8

We often encountered tiny hiccups while using our Windows PC, we have to search internet or call your computer vendor to fix it. But there is something you can try by your own. From Windows 7 Microsoft has introduced build-in troubleshooter which will check for common problems and fix it. In this article I’ll show you how to use them on your Windows 8 PC.   Go to your Windows UI screen and type in […]

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