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Enter Windows 8 Safe Mode when you can't boot Windows 8

You can't directly boot into Windows 8's Safe Mode; you can only reboot into it. Here's how to get around that using a key drive.

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How to set Windows desktop items as public or private

You can see all of the shortcuts and files on your desktop. Other people can see some of them. Here's how to control who sees what.


The hidden power of Windows Jump Lists

Many apps hide a treasure trove of efficiency under a right-click on the taskbar, Jump Lists.

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Windows 8 and Windows 7 Safe Modes: How to enter and when to use them

The old F8 trick no longer works with all PCs. Here are some alternate ways to enter Windows's clean, diagnostic Safe Mode