Category Archives for "Windows 8"

Windows 8 Restore Simplified Guide

Windows 8 Restore is a recovery feature present in operating system. It creates a snapshot by taking backup of Windows configuration, Registry, Program files, System drivers and Executables. It can be useful in case PC slows down, crashes often or goes crazy in any way and you are clueless about the cause. Then,[sws_highlight hlcolor=”fbfac7″] Restore feature can take you back in time when everything was working fine. [/sws_highlight] Continue reading


Metro Sidebar for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 with Live Tiles

Windows 8.1

Sidebar was a feature first introduced in Windows Vista. It featured Windows Gadgets for easy access of your favorite applications. Though the gadgets were popular, sidebar was not cherished by many people. Eventually it was dropped out in Windows 7 just keeping the gadgets floating on desktop. Later on Microsoft stopped support for gadgets and hence Windows 8 did not receive them at all. Continue reading


[FIX] Unable To Change Desktop Wallpaper In Windows 8

A customization lover always loves to change Desktop wallpaper regularly for enhanced experience. Windows has most simplified option to do so. Like, you can simply right click the image and choose Set as desktop background and that images appears straight forward as Desktop background. Secondly, you can choose Desktop background from Personalization window. Continue reading


How to Add Custom Folders on This PC in Windows 8.1

In addition to this discussion about leading changes in Windows 8.1, you might have observed that computer folder inside File Explorer is renamed from “Computer” to “This PC”. It now includes Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, and Videos folders in addition to the usual devices and drives (hard drives, optical drives, and removable devices) and network locations. Continue reading

[FIX] “Unable To Display The Current Owner” Error On Windows 8

We all know that Windows basically works on the behalf of permissions for editing it to the core. If you have the permissions, you can make modification to the associated component otherwise not. For instance, if you want to modify typical options of computer, you need to modify some registries, and for that you have to take the ownership of required registries. By default, Windows keeps the built-in permissions to TrustedInstaller and you have to take ownership from it for further modification to system. Continue reading

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