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Limited Wi-Fi Access in Windows 8.1 – Troubleshooting

Posted on June 9th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
windows 8.1 limited wifi connection

In this article we’ll try to find a solution to a common problem of Wi-Fi connection in Windows 8.1, namely, the limited Internet connectivity and self-disconnection from a Wi-Fi access point.

How to repair UEFI Bootloader in Windows 8

Posted on May 16th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
boot configuration errors 0xc000000f or missing file \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD

In this article we will learn how to repair Windows 8 bootloader on a computer with UEFI. The corruption of the Windows 8 bootloader can occur after the installation of the second OS (in Dual Boot configurations), be caused by the erroneous actions while failure recovering and for some other.. read more

Powershell: Managing Printers and Their Drivers in Windows 8

Posted on April 29th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
list installed print drivers with powershell

In the previous article we have studied old school VBS scripts that can be used to manage printers and printing system in all Windows versions, starting from Windows XP. Today, we are going to consider typical commands and procedures of printer and printer driver management in Windows 8.1 / Server.. read more

How to Set Up a Printer from the Command Line in Windows 8

Posted on April 21st, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
vbs script for manage printers and drivers in windows 8

Today we’ll talk about opportunities of installing printers and their drivers from the command line in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 / R2. It can be useful in various scenarios unattended printer installation in SCCM tasks, logon scripts of the group policies and on the servers running in the.. read more

How to Clean Up and Compress WinSxS Folder in Windows 8

Posted on April 14th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Contetn of WinSxS folder in windows 8

In this article we will talk about the WinSxS folder in Windows 8, the reasons of its constant growth and means of cleaning. The directory C:\windows\WinSxS is the storage of Windows components. This directory contains DLLs, binary and XML files necessary for installation and operation of any of Windows roles… read more

Access to more than 4GB of RAM on 32bit Windows 8 (x86)

Posted on March 26th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
windows 8.1 PAE mode

In this article we will explore how to override 4Gb memory limitation on 32-bit Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) and activate all available RAM on PC. Most of Windows users are believe that Microsoft 32-bit operating systems do not support more than 4Gb of memory. So maximum available memory in.. read more

UEFI Secure Boot and Windows 8

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
windows 8 uefi enable secure boot

Secure Boot is one of UEFI functions which allows dealing with rootkits and bootkits (which use vulnerabilities in BIOS firmware) even at OS-boot entry-level. Secure boot technology is one of many defensive layers in Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. In this article we will discuss theoretical and practical.. read more

UEFI and Windows 8

Posted on February 26th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
uefi interface

In this article we explore the concept of UEFI notion and with appliance of this technology in Windows 8. What is UEFI technology? UEFI abbreviation is short for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. This technology is designed for traditional computer boot system modification and should replace obsolete BIOS system. But it.. read more

Wireless Network Management in Windows 8

Posted on February 17th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
netsh profile properties with wifi key

In Windows 8 (like in previous Windows versions) the system automatically creates a separate Wi-Fi profile for a network in case of a successful connection. This profile contains all information necessary to set a wireless connection: a network name (SSID), an authentication method, a password key and some other data… read more

How to create a UEFI bootable USB flash drive for install Windows 8 / Server 2012

Posted on February 14th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
create UEFI bootable USB flash for windows 8

In this article we will discuss how to create special UEFI USB flash boot drive (disk for the further Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 installation on equipment in native UEFI mode).