How to Bypass Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Boot Directly to Desktop

April 20th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

In the previous post I explained how to skip the Start screen in Windows 8, by creating a scheduled task. Things get easier since Windows 8.1 and you can now bypass the Start screen with just a few clicks. The Start screen is a good starting point for Windows 8 devices with touch screens. But [...]

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Reset Lost Admin Password of Windows Azure Virtual Machine

April 17th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

The virtual machines on Windows Azure allow to connect from RDC (Remote Desktop Connection). But how can I reset the administrator password if the password has been lost? Please help! If we forget the Admin password for a Windows Azure VM, is there an easy way to reset it? The most common method we can [...]

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How to Disable Help Sticker Notifications in Windows 8.1

April 11th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

Today when I try to set up a Picture Password on Windows 8.1, a big black rectangle appears on the left border of my screen. Inside the rectangle there is a big orange arrow and the words “Switch between apps. Swipe in from the edge to go back to the last app you were using.” [...]

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Offline Change Windows Password with Trinity Rescue Kit

April 10th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

How to change Windows password after you’ve forgotten your password? You can easily change the password of any user account from the Control Panel with admin privileges. However, if you’re locked out of your computer, you need to use a boot CD to change the account password offline. Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) is a free [...]

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2 Options to Convert Outlook .OST to .PST for Free

April 6th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

How to convert Outlook .ost file to a .pst file, so I can open it in a new Outlook installation on another computer? PST is a personal storage table used by Microsoft Outlook to store mailbox data of an Outlook user, while OST is an offline storage table used by Outlook Exchange Server that stores [...]

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Force All AD User Accounts to Change Passwords at Next Logon

April 3rd, 2014 by Admin No comments »

How can I force domain user account to change password at the next logon? Simply open Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in (DSA.MSC) by selecting Start -> Administrative Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers, and locate your desired AD user. Right-click on the account and select Properties. To force the account to change [...]

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How to Reset Windows Small Business Server Password After Forgotten

March 28th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

Forgot the administrator password on Windows Small Business Server (SBS)? If you can’t log on with other administrator-level account, you’re unable to change or reset the password. So if you’re confronted with this situation where you essentially have no control over your server. What do you do at this point? In this tutorial we’ll show [...]

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