Saturday, 4 January 2014

Simple Tweaks To Make Windows 8 Startup Faster

It's really frustrating for every user when the PC takes more time to startup. This is possibly for many reasons such as congested start up items, fragmented memory, virus infections..etc. More older PC, more software are installed and many of unnecessary apps begins to run when windows starts up. The proper optimization of windows 8 start up is the solution to reduce it. This tutorial covers the simple tweaks you can make use of to get a fast startup for your Windows 8 PC.

Windows 8 Fast Startup

Make Windows 8 Faster By Removing Unwanted Programs from Startup

You well know that more programs in the windows 8 startup causes slow down of the boot time of your PC. Disabling the unwanted programs from startup can help the system boot faster to an extent. Let's check how to speed up boot time faster.

Right click on task bar and click on Task Manager. 

Speed up windows 8 PC

Then from the windows click on the Startup tab. 

Access startup menu windows 8

Here you will see the list of programs enabled/disabled in startup. Disable the unnecessary programs that doesn't need to started when system starts.

Note: Startup can also be accessed using the Run command msconfig. 

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 Turn on Fast Startup

Fast start up is a new feature of windows 8 that uses hybrid shutdown to enhance the startup process. It should be turned on by default, but make sure that you didn't changed that by mistake. 

How to enable fast boot windows 8

To access fast startup : Goto control panel>>Hardware and Sound>>Power Options>>Choose What the Power Buttons Do.

Note that the startup programs consumes memory and CPU since windows starts,so disabling these unwanted programs not only increases the boot time but also increases the performance of your system. Only disable the process if you well know what the process is, and avoid changes to the programs which you don't know about.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

How To Bypass Windows 8 Login Screen

If you are the only user log in in to your computer or the computer is safe from others, the log in screen while turning on or after sleep might be annoying to you, and it consumes more time to get you back to the start screen. Bypassing the log in screen will be much useful for such users. This tutorial will cover how to bypass login screen in windows 8.

How To Bypass Windows 8 Login Screen 

Step 1 : Click on Search from right edge of your windows 8 screen and search for Users from settings.

disable password login screen windows8

Step 2 : Then tap Users.

Step 3 : As default the login screen is turned on (see image).

disable windows 8 login screen

 Step 4 : Then click on change, then a pop up box will show you for confirmation and proceed by clicking OK. 

Step 5 : Now the text above change will be replaced to Any user who has a password doesn't need to enter it when walking this PC
Disable login screen windows 8

These are the all steps. When you turn on the windows 8 you are welcomed with lock screen showing the basic information such as date, time etc... and then prompted to login screen. After you completed the above steps, it will not show the password login screen when you turn on your windows 8 PC. You can also turn back to previous stage by just taping the change button again. 

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Add A Shutdown Tile To Windows 8 Metro

Normally it takes at least three clicks to turn off the Windows 8 PC. Adding a shutdown tile to Windows 8 metro would reduce the annoyance of unnecessary clicks to turn off the computer. After adding the shortcut tile you can shutdown it with a one click tap in metro screen. 

Add Shutdown tile to Windows 8 Metro

How to Add a Shutdown Tile in Windows 8

  Step 1. Click on the Desktop tile in Metro or Press Windows+D.
Step 2. Right click on any open space in desktop, select New and then click Shortcut.

Create shutdown shortcut windows 8

  Step 3. A popup will come and type shutdown /p in the location field.

shutdown shortcut command

  Step 4. Then a dialog box will appear to name the shortcut. Choose whatever the name you want and click on finish.

  Step 5. Change the shortcut icon for easy visibility (Optional). Right click on the shortcut icon>> Properties>> Change Icon >> Select Icon >> OK.

  Step 6.Final step is to add the shortcut tile to windows 8 metro. Right Click on the shutdown icon and click on Pin to Start.

add tile to windows 8 metro screen

You are done. Now check the metro screen and a tile will be shown and it will shutdown your computer if a single tap is made on it.

Note: You can also create a reboot shortcut to windows metro. Place shutdown /r /t 0 instead of the previous command for restart tile.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Find Product Key Of a Pre Installed Windows 8

If you bought windows 8 pre installed computer, or inserted the product key while installation and lost the product key, then how do you find out the original/genuine product ID. Do you know any methods to retrieve the key inserted? The product key is a alpha-numeric code to ensure that the software you are going to install is genuine, which gives you more control over it. Here we guide you to how to find the product ID of windows 8 using product key finder programs.

Find Windows 8 Product Key

Usually the Windows 8 Product ID should be in your email address if you bought it, or with your package if you purchased from a retail package. And if you buy a pre-installed windows 8 pc or laptop, it should be on a sticker or with the documents with the computer. When But what if you lost it? You don't need to worry about it, that there are several ways to find it. The installation key is stored in the windows registry in an encrypted format and  with the help of some key finder software it very easy to read.

The use of key finder software comes very often. Suppose that you bought a new laptop with pre installed windows 8 and need to reinstall it. But how do you find the product ID of currently installed windows 8. This is the situation when this tool is found useful. Many key finder software available to download and some of them are Belarc Advisor, Magic Jelly Bean Key Finder, Windows Key Finder... etc.

Finding product ID from Windows Registry manually is never easy or it is something impossible. So here we use a key finder tool Belarc Advisor, which extracts the key from Windows installed PC from registry. Follow the steps below to find out the product ID from pre-instlled Windows PC

How To Find Windows 8 Product Key

1). Download the program Belarc Advisor (3.1 MB) from here, a free system information tool which generates the software license information of the installed programs.
2). Install Belarc Advisior and follow the instructions during installation.
3). Run Belarc Adivsor, 
4). After completing Belarc analysis result will be show in your default web browser. Then check Software License Section, product key will be displayed there and looks something like this xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx. Note down it for further use.

Note: The product key finder program Belarc Advisor only finds the Genuine Windows product IDs. 

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Disable Password Lock Screen In Windows 8

Tutorial- Disable Windows 8 password lock screen with 4 easy steps using registry hack. Follow the easy steps to remove password lock screen quickly.

Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen Easily Using Registry Editor

Open Registry editor by pressing windows key, search for regedit then press enter.

Navigate to the following Registry key:

If the personalization do not appear then create it manually. For this, right click on the Windows then click on new and name it as Personalization.

After creating Personalization right click on it. Then select new and then DWORD(32-bit)value.

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Rename DWORD Value to NoLockScreen. Set the value data to 1. 

Now your windows 8 lock screen do not show up from the start screen without restarting.

If you want to add the lock screen in start up future, then you need to set the value data to 0 or simply delete the personalization file.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Download Whatsapp For Windows PC

Download the popular WhatsApp Messenger for Windows 8 PC. Download Windows 7/8/XP Compatible WhatsApp. Download free WhatsApp for Your Windows 8 Computer. Here is the complete guide to download and install WhatsApp on your PC.

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How To Download WhatsApp for My Computer?

  • Download an Android Emulator for PC. You can try BlueStack. BlueStack is a software for PC to Run Android Apps on Your Computer.

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  • After downloading BlueStack software, install in on your computer.
  • Run BlueStack, then on BlueStack's homepage click on search bar (at top right corner).
  • Search for 'WhatsApp' on the bar.
  • Click and install WhatsApp.

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How to Run WhatsApp on Computer

  • Run BlusStack software.
  • Go to My maps and click on WhatsApp.
  • Verify your mobile number.
  • After adding the necessary detail you will be able to use WhatsApp on your PC.
  • Happy sharing!!
You can use this method either in Windows PC or Mac PC.
Note: Minimum 2GB of RAM is required to run bluestack in your PC.

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

How To Change Control Panel To Classic View Windows 8

Changing the control panel to classic view in Windows 8 is very easy. The old control panel gives more control and information than the new one in Metro, to use many system configurations you need to switch back to classic view control panel.

Change Control Panel to Classic View

Step 1: Open Control panel from your metro start screen.(Press Windows key and find the Control panel tile, or search for control panel in search field)
Step 2: Then scroll down and select More setting

Now the control panel is changed to classic view and you can use old control panel in windows 8.

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