Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8.1’

Disable Windows 10 First Sign-in Animation

Run the Local Group Policy Editor (Start > type gpedit.msc) Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System Select Logon Double-click Show first sign-in animation In the Show first sign-in animation window, select Disabled and click OK Close the Local Group Policy Editor

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Windows Language Pack Direct Download Links

These are the official direct download links to Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 language packs. How to Install Language Pack on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 For Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, rename the file to .MLC instead of .CAB and double-click to execute. You can also obtain these language packs through Windows…

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CryptoLocker Software Restriction Policies

Identification of Cryptolocker Location of CryptoLocker binaries: %AppData%<random>.exe %LocalAppData%<random>.exe If the malware has executed, one or more of the following registry keys will be present: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun CryptoLocker HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun CryptoLocker_<version> HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce *CryptoLocker HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun <Random> Containing CryptoLocker Stop the binaries from executing by applying GPO to block the following: %appdata%*.exe %appdata%**.exe %localappdata%*.exe %localappdata%**.exe It is also possible…

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Reading View for Internet Explorer 11

A new feature of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 is Reading View.  Reading view is available in the immersive version of Internet Explorer, not the desktop version.  To use Reading View, simple right click on the webpage and click the Book Symbol.

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Windows 8 File History

If you enjoyed Windows 7 Previous Versions feature, Windows 8 changes this up completely. It is now called File History and is not accessible from the Properties context menu of a file or folder.

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How to Boot to Desktop in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 introduced (one of many) a new feature that allows you to boot directly to desktop mode. Here’s how to configure Windows 8.1 to boot directly to desktop mode at startup. Step 1 Right-click anywhere on the taskbar and select Properties Step 2 Check ‘Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign on‘

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