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[How To] : Keep Your Windows XP Safe From Threats After End Of Microsoft Support

Microsoft recently came out with the announcement that it will no longer be providing any support to users having Microsoft XP installed on their systems. This officially marks the end (post April 8th, 2014) of Microsoft XP’s run.

Statistics say that up to 30% of the world’s personal computers (PC’s) are still using the highly popular Windows XP. This is quite a serious figure, which of course means it cannot be ignored.

Microsoft has been pretty busy with encouraging the current Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows OS, by pushing the security and safety aspect.

However, there are going to be a lot of users who just won’t or can’t upgrade to the latest version (system limitations for example) and will continue to run the 13 year old Windows XP. This will lead to a major vulnerability for these users, and will lead to security breaches if left unattended.

In this article, we’ll have a look at how you can keep you Windows XP safe from external threats and reduce the chances of being infiltrated by malicious hackers/coders.

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6 Tips & Tricks To Customize Microsoft Surface RT

The ‘Surface RT’ is a ARM powered Windows tablet my Microsoft and in this article we’ll give you a rundown of a few tips and tricks that will enhance the quality of user experience while surfing the device.

As soon as you unpack the Surface RT, you’re basically a few steps away from setup and Installation. Starting off with language selection, naming the device, and connecting to your home Wi-Fi connection, you’re all set to go.

Initially, Windows RT can be quite confusing, but over time, you can familiarize yourself with the gestures and swipe techniques to help you move around the OS. But to help you feel at home with the OS and the tablet, here are a few tips and tricks to customize Microsoft Surface RT, according to your needs.

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[How To] – Enable Administrator Mode in Windows 8 OS

Windows 8 is an extremely stable operating system; in fact it won’t be very far-fetched to say it’s the most stable and reliable OS from Microsoft yet. Windows 8.1 update solidifies Microsoft’s position. But having said that, just like any piece of software, Windows 8 is also still quite vulnerable to malware, spyware, and other kinds of hacks.

What most of such malware and spyware files do is to basically strip your Windows off its admin features. This means, you as a user no longer can install/uninstall applications, remove files or folders, edit system settings etc. The only solution to this is basically formatting your hard drive, and installing a clean copy of your Windows OS. Or is there a way out?

Yes there is. In this article, we’ll look at how you can create an exclusive Administrator mode account in Windows 8 to help you get back your rights to your system and fix things up back together. This will mean that you can run in Administrator mode, even if your OS has been infected with malware, and is severely compromised.

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How to run Chrome OS on your Windows desktop

Want to get a taste of how the Chrome operating system feels like without having the need to purchase a Chromebook? Chrome 32 now comes with a brand new feature which enables a pretty decent functioning Chrome OS (with a lot of the themes, layout, and features) on your Windows 8 OS. And taking things a to whole new level, with the new update, the Chrome app launcher can not only enable Chrome OS on the Windows, but also take over the desktop completely.

No, you won’t get a dual-boot style launch at startup, but you’ll get a lot of the Chrome OS features straight from your desktop and of course the ability to launch and run Chrome apps.

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Tips to Optimize Windows 8.1 OS for PC

Windows 8.1 has both completely new features as well as minor updates and improvements from the previous versions. As a whole, the primary focus by Microsoft on the Windows 8.1 version has been to solidify it’s position in the tablets market. Windows 8.1 can be used effectively and completely without the need for a mouse; thanks to it’s touch based interface.

But that doesn’t meant users running Windows 8.1 on a desktop PC will have problems. Although slightly confusing at first, Windows 8.1 has been with taking both types of systems in consideration, and with a few optimization tips and suggestions, users can have a seamless experience on a Desktop/Laptop PC.

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How to Add the My Computer Icon on Windows 8.1 Desktop

Windows 8.1 is a must have update for users who are on the Windows 8x versions. For users making the jump back from Windows 7, there’s a lot of changes they can look forward to; both in aesthetic sense as well as features and functional capabilities of the operating system.

Windows 8.1 is a treat to use, however, it can be a bit tricky at first. By default, the desktop on Windows 8.1 has no icons. To access your programs and their shortcuts, users are required to visit the Home Screen. But, for many users, it can be pretty confusing, and actually get annoying over time. So is there a way you can put all your icons back on to your desktop? Or at least the ones that get used a lot, like My Computer, Recycle Bin etc.

Yes there is! In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to place the ‘My Computer’ icon back to your desktop.

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Windows 8.1 : Five Most Useful Tips and Tricks

Initially available for a testing in June 2013, Windows 8.1 was officially unveiled to the public on October 17, 2013. The upgrade to Windows 8.1, from Windows is totally free, which makes it a no-brainer not to try out the brand new installment.

Windows 8.1 has been designed mainly to iron out all the possible identified errors and inaccuracies of Windows 8 version. The biggest updates are in areas like the Start Screen, the Internet Explorer, a fully integrated Bing search feature within Windows, and the comeback of the Start button to name a few.

There’s also support for 3D printing, but that’s for another article to discuss!

In this article, we’ll run down 10 of the most handy little tips and tricks for Windows 8.1 and how you can ensure you have the best user experience.

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6 Great Features to look forward to for Tablet Users in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is an upgraded version of Windows 8, which was officially released for public on October 17, 2013, and available as a free update download for Windows 8 users.

Windows 8.1 version comes with a long list of updates, tweaks and features, some of which include a retouched windows startup interface, more apps to use, better integration with Microsoft SkyDrive, much better search functions with Bing, support for Wi-Fi Direct, 3D Printing, HD display and Miracast streaming.

Windows 8.1 is diverse enough to be used comfortably by both the traditional desktop and tablet users. In this article, we’ll through the 6 best features that you look forward to in Windows 8.1 for users with a tablet or hybrid device.

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