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Add Safe Mode to Windows 8 Boot Manager

Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 safe mode option in boot menu

Safe Mode is a special Windows boot mode used for troubleshooting and system diagnostics. When booting in the Safe Mode, the system is loaded with the minimum necessary drivers and services needed to run Windows. The Safe Mode appeared in Windows 95 and was used in all subsequent Windows versions… read more

How to Check the Battery Health in Windows 8

Posted on December 9th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Battery report in Windows 8

One of the useful Windows 8 features for notebook/tablet owners is the opportunity to check the battery health using Windows built-in utilities. With this data, you can learn, how the battery is used, how worn it is, if it needs to be replaced and predict its lifetime. This information can.. read more

Windows Doesn’t Assign Letters to External and USB Flash Drives

Posted on November 26th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 dosn't assign drive letter to external USB drives

Faced with such problem: when you connect  any external USB hard disk /  flash drive the system doesn’t assign any letter to it. I. e. the disk appears in the Device Manager, but does not appear in Windows Explorer. To make the disk available in the system, a letter has.. read more

How to Repair the Component Store in Windows 8

Posted on November 19th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

In this article we will talk about Component Store in Windows 8 and some scenarios of its repair. It is to be recalled that starting from Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a concept of component based servicing. The component structure allowed to make more stable the installing / removing updates,  security.. read more

How to Export Drivers Using Powershell in Windows 8.1 U1

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Powershell, Windows 8
driver files

In Windows 8.1 Update 1 there appeared a new Powershell cmdlet Export-WindowsDriver, that allows to export all the installed third-party drivers (non-Microsoft ones) directly from the Driver Store. The news is excellent, since earlier to export and backup the drivers, you had to use third-party apps, like DoubleDriver, DriverMax, etc.

How Windows Determines the Status of the Internet Connection

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
How Windows 8 Determines Internet Connection Status

Surely, every user of any Windows operating system has faced a situation when the network connection icon in the taskbar is displayed with a yellow triangle, which means there is no Internet connection. The same can be seen in the network connection properties. How does the operating system determine whether.. read more

How to Create a 4GB Windows 8.1 x64 Bootable USB Flash Drive

Posted on August 28th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
create bootable usb with compress option

It is easy to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from a USB flash drive. You just have to find any 4 GB or more USB flash drive, start the command line with the administrator privileges and run several commands.

Filtering Available WiFi Networks in Windows 8

Posted on August 21st, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
list applied wifi filters

Today we’ll demonstrate how to manage white/black lists of the WiFi networks and allow/restrict user access to them without using complex group policy objects. To manage the list of available WiFi networks, we’ll use the feature of WLAN filtering in netsh (other examples of using netsh in Windows to manage.. read more

Integrate Windows Updates into Windows 8 Image

Posted on August 8th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
dism: integrate updates into win8 image (add-package)

Today we’ll show how to integrate Windows updates into the offline image of Windows 8 / Server 2012 using DISM. We need: offline image of Windows 8 and Windows updates in .msu format (can be download from Microsoft website). It’s important to make sure that the your Windows OS image.. read more

Why Windows 8 Wakes Up from Hibernation on Its Own

Posted on July 7th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
PowerTroubleshooter logs

Most of Windows 8 users prefer not turn off their computers for a night, but rather turn it into sleep or hibernation mode, and this is absolutely right and reasonable. But in some cases a computer can come out of hibernation (wake up) on its own. If a computer is.. read more