Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Today, I am going to cover the complete new list of keyboard shortcuts that specially work in the latest Windows 8 version. As we know, the Windows 8 comes with numerous new features. The main new feature is the new Metro-UI which is designed for touch. This new interface leaves keyboard and mouse users hanging as Windows 8 is an operating system that is also built to run on ordinary computers as well and not just touch sensitive tablets. Microsoft has therefore included several shortcuts to enable easy reach of needed Metro-UI based utilities that you are not allowed to opt out of.

Please note that this list assumes knowledge of other basic windows keyboard shortcuts and it will not include them.

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Windows 8 Review–The Pains…

In my last posting, I mentioned the things about Windows 8 that I liked. In using Windows 8, I have been able to get it to work as my everyday operating system but despite all its cool features, it does have some issues.

Some are easy to get by or find workarounds to; others, not so easy. So, below, some of the things that arched me about this new operating system. I will start with the ones that are easy to live with, and move on to those that really made my life living hell!

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Windows 8 Review–The Joys…

I believe the only way to truly know the workings of an operating system is to use it as your primary OS on your every day PC. It is the best way to learn its weaknesses and appreciate its strengths; wow at its performance and scream at it lack of compatibility with legacy software or drivers.

I have been using Windows 8 on my primary PC for close to a month now, and yes, I have marveled at it. I have cried too. I am not too sure though, which I did more, but trust me, this operating system is a whole new cup cake to deal with. Right now, if you ask me how the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8 has been, I will tell you this much…”It might be easier to move from Windows 7 to a popular Linux spin like Ubuntu, Fedora or openSUSE, than it would be to move to Windows 8!” For details on my joys, read on.

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Windows 8: Finally, something my computer CAN’T do!

I know from time to time I may have mentioned here how my 4096MB of Random Access Memory is impervious to any software out there but I may have found it’s Achilles Heel! Virtualized Windows 8. Seeing as I was finally able to enable my processors Virtualization Technology features, after doing this, I attempted an install of the 64bit version Windows 8 Customer Preview and I can assure you – that did not go well. I then did attempt the 32bit version and that worked out a lot better. For details on how to virtualize Windows 8 customer preview, click here. For how my first experiences with windows 8 were, read on!

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How to Set or Reset BIOS Administrator Password in HP Notebook

Some HP Notebook PCs  may be unable to Enter F10 System Setup as BIOS Administrator if HP ProtectTools is Enabled. If the BIOS Administrator password is not set, and HP ProtectTools security is enabled in Security Manager, then you may not be able to enter the Computer Setup utility at startup as a BIOS administrator. You will only be allowed to enter the setup as a ProtectTools user with very limited access.

To resolve this issue, create a BIOS administrator password and delete previous ProtectTools user logs by following this procedure:

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