Archive for the ‘Windows 8.1’ Category

Update Windows Defender even when Automatic Windows Updates is disabled in Windows 8/10

Windows Defender will not update its definitions, if Windows Updates is not set to Install updates automatically in Windows 10/8. If for some reason you have changed your settings and preferred to set any of the other three updating’s options, viz. Download updates but let me choose whether to install them, Check for updates but let me […]

Analyze and clean the WinSXS folder

Please note that the commands will only work on Windows 8 or newer machines. Here is what you need to do to analyze the WinSXS Folder: Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down Shift and Ctrl, and hit the enter key on the keyboard. This opens an elevated command prompt on the system. Run […]

How to setup BitLocker Encryption on Windows 8 / 8.1 without TPM

BitLocker is a full disk encryption software that comes standard with PCs running Windows 8 Pro or higher. This document provides instructions for encrypting the hard drive without Trusted Platform Module (TPM – integrated security chip) present or enabled, and bypasses the USB flash drive encryption key requirement. From the Metro UI or the search […]

How to install windows 8 in a UEFI environment with Secure boot enabled

If you want to install a clean copy of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on a UEFI enabled computer, you will need a UEFI bootable USB flash drive to start with. This is a tutorial to show you how to make such flash drive with and without the help of 3rd party tool. The manual […]

Windows 8 installation ISO now available for download without license key

please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media