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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The Screen Resolution Is Too Low For This App To Run – Fix For Netbooks

On a Netbook, you get: This app can’t open The screen resolution is too low for this app to run Change your screen resolution This is because Windows 8 apps have a minimum screen resolution of 1024×768. To fix the screen resolution is too low for this app to run message: Click on the desktop tile […]
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Switch Between Apps Won’t Go Away In Windows 8

You may find that the Switch between apps popup won’t go away in Windows 8. To fix this and make the Switch between apps popup go away, either: Move the mouse to the top left hand corner of the screen Create a DWORD called DisableHelpStick in the Windows 8 registry (type registry then press enter in the Start […]
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How To Cancel A Shutdown Or Reboot In The Command Prompt

This command cancels a shutdown or reboot for all versions of Windows (XP, 7, 8, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, etc…). To cancel a shutdown or reboot, use the following command in the command prompt: shutdown -a Notice that the a stands for abort and that you can only cancel a shutdown or reboot if […]
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