Tag Archive: Windows 8.1

Nov 08 2013

Prevent Automatic Updates to Metro Apps in Windows 8.1

Another quick Windows 8.1 tip. A new feature in the latest iteration to Windows is the ability for Metro apps to automatically update. This has been a feature in Android for a while and more recently in iOS. Sure, it doesn’t take too much effort to go and see if there are updates available and …

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Nov 07 2013

Shutdown Windows 8.1 Easily

Another quick Windows 8.1 tip. Back in Windows 8 it was a bit of a process to restart or shutdown your computer but fortunately with the return of the Start button in Windows 8.1 it is easier to perform the same function as follows: Right click the Start button, Click Shut down or sign out, Choose …

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Nov 06 2013

Unsquish Your Windows 8.1 Start Screen Tiles

Here’s a quick tip for Windows 8.1 users. If you’ve upgraded you may have found that your Start Screen tiles may have been squished down a bit depending upon your screen resolution. This can be a bit annoying if you want to use all of the screen real estate so there is an easy way …

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Nov 05 2013

Remove the Windows.Old Folder

Here’s a tip if you’ve upgraded to Windows 8.1. In some circumstances your upgrade may have backed up your old Windows installation into a Windows.Old folder in the C Drive. This can take up a lot of space particularly on smaller solid state drives where available capacity can be at a premium. If you want …

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Nov 04 2013

Windows 8.1 Upgrade Outcome

Well, it’s been a struggle over the last few days but I got there. I’ve had issues upgrading to Windows 8.1 on my Panasonic AX2 ultrabook despite trying all sorts of solutions as stated in a prior update. It’s been frustrating given that my prior experiences in upgrading to Windows 8.1 were flawless but I …

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Nov 02 2013

Couldn’t Update to Windows 8.1 – 0xC1900101 0x4000D

I have a few Windows devices including my desktop, ultrabook and Microsoft Surface and have been upgrading them one by one to Windows 8.1 (or RT 8.1). My desktop and Surface upgraded without an issue but my ultrabook was unable to finish the process with the following error: Couldn’t update to Windows 8.1 Sorry, we …

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Oct 28 2013

Enable Boot to Desktop Under Windows 8.1

One major gripe people had with Windows 8 was the fact that it left you on the Start Screen rather than taking you to the desktop in prior versions of Windows. That default behaviour doesn’t change under Windows 8.1 but you can change that if you want to boot to the desktop. Here’s how you …

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Oct 21 2013

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 and Windows RT 8.1

With Windows 8.1 upon us I thought I would do a video on how to upgrade your Windows RT device (such as a Microsoft Surface RT) to Windows RT 8.1. It’s not a difficult process but it does take some time given the limited processing power in RT devices. The upgrade process for both Windows …

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Oct 18 2013

Windows 8.1 Ready to Download via Windows Store

Just a quick update. If you’ve got Windows 8 on one or more of your computers you can now upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free by checking the Windows Store app on your computer. You should see something similar to this: Just click on that big purple rectangle and you’ll get to the download screen: …

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Oct 12 2013

Check for Updates After Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Another short and sweet tip. With the general availability of Windows 8.1 almost upon us it is worth reminding everyone that if you already have Windows 8 then this is a free upgrade for you available via the Windows Store. Before you can execute the upgrade you may have to install some updates via Windows …

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