Windows 8

Backup Windows 8 Product Key

Backup_Windows_8_Product_Key

If you have bought a new PC in the last couple of years with Windows 8 pre-installed and are looking to take advantage of Microsoft’s offer to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, we strongly recommend you back everything up before upgrading your O.S. One of the things that many people will forget to back up is […]

Show Desktop on Start-Up in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Show Desktop

One of the most vilified features of Windows 8 was its boot up in to the Modern Interface (tiles screen) when a device was switched on. With Windows 8.1 Microsoft put in a feature that allowed laptop and desktop users to have their machines boot show desktop when logging on – this made Windows 8 […]

Disable Windows Superfetch

Windows 8 has a feature called Superfetch which is designed to help speed up your system and keep it responsive by making better use of your computers memory Windows Superfetch prioritises the programs you currently have running rather than background tasks, and also adapts to the way you work by monitoring the programs you use […]

Windows 8 Shutdown options

Windows 8 Shutdown Options

In Windows 8 Microsoft have tinkered with the Shutdown options and done away with some of the lesser used ones, and made those that are left more difficult to use. Shutdown options can be accessed from a number of places: From the Settings option on the Charms Bar By right clicking the Start Button and […]

System Restore Explained

There aren’t many PC users who haven’t heard of ‘System Restore, but what is System Restore, and what does it do for me? System Restore is a feature of Windows that allows you to restore your computers critical system files to an earlier point in time, to help in the troubleshooting of problems, but crucially […]