Category Archives: Windows 8

How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

In this post, I will show you how you can perform a full system backup of Windows 8.1 with built-in backup features and tools. Maybe you don’t know it, but Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 has a built in bare-metal Backup & Recovery options for you to use. In Windows 8 these features can be a bit tricky to find, but I will show you where you find them and how you use them.

How to change IE Spelling language in Windows 8

When I first switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8. One of the first things I noticed was that even I was running Internet Explorer 11 on both operating systems, spelling control was not working the same way in IE 11 on Windows 8/Windows 8.1. In Windows 7 I was used to right click on a misspelled word and chance the language in case I was writing in another language in my default. In Windows 8 that is not the possible. My default language is Danish, but I often write in English as well. It toke me quite some time to figure out how I could get it to work in Windows 8, because I think it is a nice feature when writing in another language that is not my native born language.

Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything.

Windows 8.1 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8.1 has been available for a while now and I think it would be a good time to share with you some of the keyboard shortcut that I use the most. There is no doubt that Microsoft had done a lot of work in Windows 8.1 to please tablet users. If you are a normal desktop user like me, it might seem like you have to do everything with the mouse, but that is not true. If you learn some of the basic keyboard shortcuts, I think it will be a lot easier for you to navigate around in Windows 8.1 on your laptop or desktop PC. I think that most Windows users has a lot of habits on how we do stuff. When Microsoft change a lot of things in the UI as they have done with Windows 8 many of our habits gets broken and we will need to adjust. Learning the shortcuts below has been a big help for me to adapt the new UI of Windows 8.

What is new in Windows 8.1 RTM

Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8, released back in October 26, 2012, has not been as popular as Microsoft could have wished for. In October 2013 the free upgrade (Windows 8.1) to Windows 8 will arrive to try and fix some of the issues and criticism of Windows 8. I have been able to test and get a look on what Microsoft have changed in this update and will give you a little tour of the changes Windows 8.1 brings to Windows 8.