How To Remove The Homegroup Icon From The Desktop – Windows 8

Can’t remove the Homegroup icon from the desktop in Windows 8? Here’s how to remove the Homegroup icon from the Windows 8 desktop: Right click the Desktop Click Personalize Click Change desktop icons If the Network icon is unticked, tick it Untick the Network icon (even if you just ticked it in step 4) Click Ok The Homegroup icon should […]
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Unable To Shutdown Computer – Windows 8.1

Are you unable to shutdown your windows 8 or 8.1 PC? If you are unable to shutdown your computer running windows 8.1, to fix this: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del Hold down Ctrl and click on the power button at the bottom right of the screen Under Emergency Restart, click OK You’re computer should now be able to shutdown.
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Failed To Add User To The “boinc_admins” Group – Windows 8

When installing BOINC (Grid Computing) on Windows 8, you get this error: Failed to add user to the “boinc_admins” group (BOIMC MASTER) To fix the error adding the user to the boinc_admins group, restart the computer, then reinstall the BOIC software, click the Advanced button during the installation and select the option to create a […]
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Windows 8.1 Search Not Working For Files And Folders

You may find that the search in Windows 8.1 is not working when you search for files and folders that are not in your libraries or desktop. To make Windows 8.1 search for files and folders stored elsewhere: Press the Start button Type Indexing Options and click on the Indexing Options program that is found […]
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How To Make Windows 8.1 Boot Straight To Desktop

Don’t like Windows 8.1 booting to the Start Menu, well it’s possible to make Windows 8.1 boot straight to the desktop. To make Windows 8.1 boot straight to the desktop: Type regedit in the Start Menu and hit enter Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\ Create a DWORD called OpenAtLogon with a value of 0 to boot straight to […]
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