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I use pkeyui (h/t Rick Nash) to find the Windows 8 product key for reinstallation purposes. Works well and has not failed me in about a half dozen times of need. pkeyui screenshot Download pkeyui from CHIP Magazine. Continue Reading...

Windows 8 PC Reset

Note If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, resetting your PC will restore Windows 8. You’ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the reset has finished. Warning All of your personal files will be deleted and your settings will be reset. All apps that you installed will be removed. Only apps that came with your PC will be reinstalled. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change Continue Reading...

Boot Windows 8 to Desktop

There are a number of ways to boot Windows 8 to the Desktop (bypassing the Start screen).  I have an HP T610 thin client I am getting setup as a master image and this is the method that worked for me.
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Windows Embedded 8 System Requirements

This is a quick reference for me for Windows Embedded 8 versions system requirements.  All the information can be found at
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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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Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode

It's a rather lengthy process to start Windows 8 in safe-mode for diagnostic troubleshooting.  I'll show you the Windows way of starting in Safe Mode and then I'll show you the quick way. The Windows Way Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)Under PC settings, tap or click General.Under Advanced Continue Reading...

Free Windows 8 eBook: Introducing Windows 8, an Overview for IT Professionals

Free eBook from Microsoft Press.
Introducing Windows 8
An Overview for IT Professionals
by Jerry Honeycutt

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Windows 8 Installation Screenshots (Developer Preview)

This gallery is of Windows 8 Develop Preview installation (in a virtual machine).

Windows 8 Power User Shortcut Menu

You can access the Windows 8 Power User Shortcut Menu by moving mouse to lower left corner of screen and right-clicking.
Here's the menu:

Here's a video demonstration of accessing this menu:
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Winamp issue playing Shoutcast stream in Windows 8

The Problem
I can't play my Jazz! I found after installing Winamp in Windows 8 that it appears the Shoutcast browser control isn't handling (what I think to be) a lightbox advertisement and it prevents you from playing the stream.
[stextbox id="info" caption="Update" collapsing="false" collapsed="false"]I have installed IE10 on a Windows 7 system to confirm if it was specific to IE10 and after installing IE10, Winamp indeed reproduces the "black screen" advertisement problem... The workaround, however, Continue Reading...