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Windows 10 Edge can’t be opened using the built-in administrator account

error Microsoft Edge can’t be opened using the Built-in Administrator account.  Sign in with a different account and try again. In order to get around this message in your test environment and be able to use your Built-in Administrator account to navigate Edge, follow the following steps to get up and running. Navigate to your local […]

Slide to Shut Down a Windows 10 PC Like a Windows Phone

When Microsoft first released Windows 8, shutting it down was an annoying experience. However, it did get easier with Windows 8.1, and now there are several options you have now to shutdown, sleep, or hibernate in Windows 10. Create Shortcut to Slide to Shutdown Windows 10 PCs If you’re the owner of a Surface Pro, […]

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

Quickly Launch Command Prompt as an Administrator with a Keyboard Shortcut

Normally, you could launch Command Prompt with default privileges by simply clicking on it in the search results list, or highlighting it with the keyboard and pressing Enter. Alternatively, you could launch Command Prompt as an administrator by right-clicking on it in the search results and selecting Run as Administrator. But for the fastest experience, […]

How to Switch from the Start Menu to the Start Screen in Windows 10

To switch from the Start Menu to the Start Screen in Windows 10, head to your Windows Desktop, right-click on the Taskbar, and choose Properties. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, navigate to the Start Menu tab and find the checkbox titled “Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen.” As you […]

How to enable the Disk Cleanup tool on Windows Server 2008 R2

1) Go to Programs & Features, and in the Features section, enable/install “Desktop Experience”. The downside to this is that you will need to reboot your server after installating this and it installs other components you do not need on a server.   2) [RECOMMENDED] – All you really need to do is copy some […]

How To Disable USB Storage Devices In Windows 8 / 7

Step 1: Pull up the Run dialog box and launch the Registry Editor (regedit). Step 2: In Registry Editor, navigate to the following value: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor Step 3: From the right-side pane, double-click Start and change the value to “4”. Make sure that the value type is Hexadecimal. Step 4: Apply your changes and reboot the […]

How to Back up, Restore Your Windows 8 Start Screen Layout

                The Windows 8 Start screen is the gateway to your PC and usually the first thing you see when you log in, unless you’ve chosen to go directly to the desktop. The update to Windows 8.1 also introduced many more customization options to the Start screen Step […]