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Windows 10: Control Which Apps and Services Run at Startup PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2014 18:40
While modern versions of Windows have largely overcome the performance rot problem that was once the bane of users, it's still possible for applications to silently add auto-run utilities that slow down your PC's boot time and overall performance. Here's how you can manage which applications and services run when Windows 10 starts up and, more important, figure out which are necessary or useful. The key is Task Manager, which was nicely overhauled in Windows 8. You will occasionally be prompted by Action Center—the Windows utility which puts a flag icon in your system tray—to examine your startup programs. But you can run Task Manager at any time by using Start Search (search for task manager) or by right-clicking the Start button or taskbar and choosing Task Manager from the pop-up menu that appears.
How to enable the Notifications Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 11 October 2014 18:23

Microsoft may not have officially enabled the Notifications Center in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but that doesn’t mean the rumored feature won’t eventually show up at some point. For now, an intrepid soul who goes by the Twitter handle @adeyblue tweeted instructions showing the world how to turn the feature on yourself. It’s pretty simple to pull off, and works whether you installed the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
How to turn on the Notifications Center in the Windows 10 Technical Preview First, download this zip file. For what it’s worth, before we extracted its contents onto our PC, we scanned it for malware, and Malwarebytes didn’t find anything. To be extra sure that this was all safe, we re-scanned the extracted folder as well. Once again, Malwarebytes didn’t find anything. Alot more to be read here on our Windows 10 hidden features, tips, and tricks Board

There are still lots of features hidden in PC Settings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:32

Rather unfortunately, and despite the fact that the Metro interface is significantly downplayed in the mouse-and-keyboard version of Windows 10, you sadly still have to go into PC Settings to tweak a lot of settings. Some settings, like Power and Sleep, can be modified from both PC Settings and Control Panel. Ditto Mouse and Touchpad; change the number of lines to scroll with each move of the wheel, and it updates in both control panels.
For the most part, PC Settings is just a simplified/cut-down version of Control Panel (which is actually kind of nice) — but in some cases, it’s still the only way to change some settings, such as the new notifications/toasts, the lock screen, and tweaking finer details like “downloading over metered connections.” The worst bit, though, is that the old Control Panel doesn’t link into the new PC Settings in any way — search for “lock” in Control Panel, and all you get a link to the ancient screen saver settings.

How to Get Windows 10 Technical Preview via Virtual Hard Disks PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 18:07
What we know so far is Microsoft's 'Windows Insider Program' gives users access to the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview. But, what about VHDs or Virtual Hard Disks? Neowin has shared methods to create, boot and install Windows 10 using VHD. The VHDs can be created in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. VHDs can be created via Computer/Disk Management Console, diskpart and PowerShell. Check out the guides below to create a VHD. You can use either of them. Create VHD through Computer/Disk Management
Step-1: Open compmgmt as an administrator. To do so click Start then type compmgmt.msc, right click and chose Run as administrator from the drop down menu

Step-2: From Computer Management, right click the Disk Management and choose create VHD
Windows 10 hack reveals desktop Notification Center PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 21:41
Although Microsoft didn't announce a notification center as part of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, a new hack can enable the feature in semi-functional form. The hack, cobbled together by Twitter user Adrian and reported by Neowin, requires users to download a ZIP file with some third-party code, and to extract and run the included EXE patch. It certainly sounds a bit sketchy, so don't even think about it unless you're running Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (warning: direct links to ZIP files) are available if you're feeling adventurous. Just keep in mind that much of the functionality doesn't appear to be working. Running the patch doesn't create a shortcut on the taskbar, so users need to reload the patch every time they want to view the notification center. The types of notifications that appear may also be limited, or they may not appear at all.
Microsoft Releases A Statement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:17

Microsoft Releases A Statement

The web was a chirpy place yesterday with news that Windows 10 tracks usage habits and collects all manner of data on how people that installed the preview. And now Microsoft has responded with an official statement on this. According to the company, it does monitor these habits, and the Technical Preview does come with tracking technologies built in, but this was a stated fact according to the company. Sure enough, Microsoft is not providing exact details of what is being tracked and how the data is collected. And while the Terms of Use of this new program does state that personally identifiable information is gathered, all of that is for the purpose of improving the operating system. For example, typed characters are logged for the purpose of enhancing autocomplete and spellcheck features. Standard stuff, some may say. But then again, some also say that the Windows 10 Preview should not be installed as the main operating system on your main computer or primary device. Microsoft has been very clear on this from the beginning...Want to know what Microsoft said visit us at windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 7 users can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:21
Microsoft gave Windows 8/8.1 users the chance to try out its Windows 10 Technical Preview last week, and now the company is giving people on Windows 7 the chance to do the same. As noted by Winbeta, Microsoft has made the beta available to Windows 7 users signed up to its Windows Insider Program, who can download it by turning on Áutomatic Updates'. To see the Technical Preview in Windows Update, you will need to sign up for a free Microsoft account using an existing email address and use it to join Microsoft's Insider Program. Microsoft has been issuing Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 users for free through Windows Update for some time, and its decision to deliver Windows 10 in the same way raises the question of whether the company will offer its new OS to Windows 7 users for free. Classic touch: Windows 10 has been described as a blend of Windows 7 and Windows 8 as it combines the classic Start Menu of the former with Windows 8's Live Tiles..... read more on our Forum
Windows 10's "Keylogger" Fiasco Has Been Blown Out of Proportion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:09
Over the past few days, many news outelts have been publishing articles stating that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is a "keylogger," is "spying" on you, or collecting "private data." Many of these are, at best, misleading. Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview has permission to watch your every move Its 'privacy' policy includes permission to use a keylogger. To start: Yes, the Windows 10 Technical Preview does have the ability to collect more than you'd expect from the average Windows operating system. In the Technical Preview's privacy statements, it states: When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage. For example, when you:

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