Home > Articles > Operating Systems

Operating Systems

RSS Feed Subscribe to this topic  RSS details

356 Items

Sort by Date | Title

Increasing Storage Space on Boot/System SSDs for Mobile Devices
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 18, 2014
Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel show you how to use the graphical disk analyzers WinDirStat and SpaceSniffer to free up space on disks, especially on SSDs where disk space is usually at a premium.
Working with OneDrive in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Jun 18, 2014
Working in the cloud may sound strange at first, but you’ll quickly learn to love accessing your files from any device, anytime. This is an introduction to OneDrive and shows you how to start working with your files in the cloud.
Reducing the Amount of Storage Space Required for Windows Driver Store
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
Backup and Restore for Windows 8.1
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 4, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
Top Windows 8.1 Apps: Food and Dining
By Michael Miller
May 23, 2014
This chapter runs down the best Windows 8.1 apps for recipes, restaurant reservations, restaurant reviews, and wine and cocktail creation.
Connecting Your Social Media in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
May 15, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to connect all the devices in your household so that you can find and share the files and media you need. Katherine Murray shows you how to add and manage devices in Windows 8.1.
Managing Files and Searching in Windows 8.1
By Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel
Apr 7, 2014
This chapter explains some basics about files and folders in Windows 8.1 before moving on to describe how to navigate, customize, and search these objects.
Five Ways to Streamline Your Music in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Mar 5, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to organize and play all kinds of tunes using the Xbox Music app. Katherine Murray shows you how to organize your music so you can easily find the pieces you most want to hear.
Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks
By Michael Miller
Mar 3, 2014
Now that Windows 8.1 is widely available, how do you get the most out of it? In this article Michael Miller presents a dozen tips and tricks you can use to become a more effective — and efficient — Windows 8.1 user.
Find What You Need with the Windows 8.1 Help & Tips App
By Katherine Murray
Feb 26, 2014
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has given us something we should have had all along: a kind of map to help us learn the basics of the new operating system. This article introduces the new Help & Tips app, available on the Windows 8.1 Start screen.
Getting to Know Windows 8.1
By Michael Miller
Feb 21, 2014
This chapter shows you the basics of starting and using Windows 8.1, the software and operating system that makes your computer work.
Customizing Your Mac with OS X Mavericks Custom Settings
By Kate Binder
Feb 19, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets — tiny custom programs that you can build from pieces of your favorite websites.
Five Ways to Improve Your Windows Store Experience
By Katherine Murray
Feb 19, 2014
The Windows Store has been improved in Windows 8.1. Katherine Murray shows you how to get more information about apps, check the apps you installed, search for new apps, purchase the ones you want, and update apps seamlessly while you work.
Managing Your Apps in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Feb 18, 2014
Katherine Murray shows you how to manage the apps installed by default in Windows 8.1 and points you toward the Windows Store, from which you can find and download new apps to help you make the most of Windows 8.1 features.
Should You Upgrade to Windows 8.1?
By Michael Miller
Jan 31, 2014
Michael Miller explores the good and bad points of Windows 8.1, and advises whether or not you should upgrade your system to this latest version.
Windows 8.1 New Features: Boot to Desktop
By ClipTraining
Jan 31, 2014
To the chagrin of many, Windows 8.1 has supplemented the traditional desk top with a start page, which displays apps as variously-sized tiles. This video, an excerpt from Windows 8.1 New Features (Que Video), shows how to select the traditional desktop at start-up instead of the new start page.
Windows 8.1 New Features: New Tile Sizes on Start Screen
By ClipTraining
Jan 31, 2014
This video, an excerpt from Windows 8.1 New Features (Que Video), you'll explore ways to personalize your Windows desktop by altering the size of your start screen tiles.
Windows 8.1 New Features: Workplace Join
By ClipTraining
Jan 31, 2014
Windows 8.1 offers the option to work within or without a domain, called Workplace Join, which allows a middle ground between all or nothing access to corporate resources. Find out how to take advantage of Workplace Join in this simple video tutorial.
Personalize the Look of Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Jan 30, 2014
Katherine Murray shows how you can resize app tiles on the Windows 8.1 Start screen, create app groups, and tweak the Desktop to get just the right effect as you work.
Connecting Everything - Phones, Tablets, PCs, the Cloud - in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Jan 29, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to connect all the devices in your household — your camera, tablet, smartphone, and more — so that you can find and share the files and media you need. Katherine Murray shows you how to add and manage devices in Windows 8.1.

1 2 3 4 5 Next >

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Titles from Que Publishing

Save 30% on Video Training from Que Publishing with Discount Code VIDEO30