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For some stupid reason microsoft decided to remove the icon for Windows Defender in the system tray for windows 8. This article shows you how you can restore this functionality. It does require the installtion of an free app.

"I noticed ...


IPv6 is the imminent next evolution of the Internet protocol, but it can cause problems with legacy equipment and DNS in certain environments. Disabling IPv6 is an easy way to fix certain network issues with Windows machines. If you ...


One of the most used tools when fixing corruption for Windows Vista, 7, 2008 and 2008 R2 was the System Update and Readiness Tool (KB947821), commonly called CheckSUR.  The CheckSUR tool was an excellent way for most people to see what corruption ...


Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a restore point on a computer that is running Windows 8.1.
  • You change some settings or install live updates.
  • You try to restore the ...


Love the speed and security of Windows 8, but miss the transparent look of Windows 7? Or maybe the blues and greens of Windows XP?

Here’s how to make Windows 8, or even 8.1, look like your favourite version of Windows from the past.


Dell support article tagged with: downgrade, win8, win7, secure boot, configuration, installation, setup, bios. This is an article from the official Dell Support Knowledge Base and contains information and troubleshooting assistance for Dell products.< ...


The first time you connect to a network, you'll be asked if you want to turn on sharing between PCs and connect to network devices such as printers. Your answer automatically sets the appropriate Windows Firewall a ...


When Windows has stopped working entirely, meaning it won’t even boot anymore, or when you’re experiencing so much problems that Windows becomes unworkable, there is only one thing left to be done. The only thing that can be done, is to use ...


When installing i accidentally used the login email and password for a secondary live account (i have 4 i use on xbox live family account).

I want to know how to change the current Win8 "primary" *** Email address to my actual primary *** Email ...


Here’s the scenario, morning wake up and find out my Windows 8.1 is displaying a black screen upon boot, no login screen, but a movable white cursor, random clicks will display the small loading icons?

Problem :

  1. Black scree ...


If you've just upgraded your Windows 8 (non RT) device to Windows 8.1 and suddenly upon reboot you're facing a quietly humming computer with a black screen of nothingness....don't panic. You've probably just got Master Boot Record issues. This can be a ...


If your Windows 8 PC isn't running well you can try the new Refresh feature which cleans up Windows without touching your documents, music, photos and videos. For a proper cleanout and format, you can use the Reset option. Here's how to reinstall Windo ...


Windows 8 Refresh lets you restore your Windows 8 PC to earlier state without destroying data, but beware hidden gotchas


Windows users regularly reinstall Windows (or restore from a recovery partition) to fix system problems. Windows 8 or 10 include easier-to-use “Refresh” and “Reset” options that quickly restore Windows to a fresh, factory d ...


If you're having problems with your PC, you can try to refresh, reset or restore it. Refreshing your PC reinstalls Windows and keeps your personal files and settings. It also keeps the applications that came with your PC and the apps you've installed f ...


How to use Windows 8 and 8.1 Recovery Environment for repairing common startup problems