Tag Archives: Windows 8

Windows 8 How to add Open PowerShell Here to Context menu

I use git-tfs and poshgit on windows.  So when I need to do a check-in I need to open PowerShell, navigate to the location of the project and so on and so forth.  That can get tedious at times, similarly … Continue reading

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Windows 8 How to Articles

Have a shinny new Windows 8 machine and attempting to learn about its greatness?  Here are some articles to help you along the way.  Let me know if you need any others that are not on the list.

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Windows 8: How to setup a picture password

Picture passwords are nothing new, many devices and applications incorporate this feature.  Unfortunately like other companies implementation of picture password Microsoft’s versions can be just as annoying for mouse users.  I locked myself out of my domain account 3 times … Continue reading

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Windows 8: How to shut down

In past version of Windows shutting down your PC use to be trivial, Start –> shutdown and boom you were done.  Let me cut the comments off already, yes there are keyboard short cuts that did the same. With the … Continue reading

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Windows 8: How to label groups on Tile Interface

One of the biggest complaints I had through the various beta’s of Windows 8 was that the tile interface everything was clumped together and after a few apps was unmanageable.  When the final beta released I was happy that you … Continue reading

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Windows 8: Error 80096002 on Windows updates after adding to domain

After a little smoke testing I decided to take the dive and upgrade my work notebook to windows 8 Pro.  Everything went great until I added it to the domain.  Once I added it to the domain I was getting … Continue reading

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Windows 8 App released: Community Event Finder

I am a little slow with the announcement but I have released an HTML/JS Windows 8 application.  This application is designed to help the Developer and IT Pro community find events in their area.  Currently it aggregates data from Community … Continue reading

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Windows 8: How to enable .Net 3.5

Have an a program that requires .Net 3.5 in order to run on Windows 8.  Frustrated because you downloaded it from the internet and it gives you the error that a newer version is already installed.  No worries, the folks … Continue reading

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Windows 8: Show the extension of a file

I understand for simplicity for the mom and pop that don’t care about file extensions.  I for one always turn them back on.  One because I sometimes need to make a specific file type, example make a registry file, and … Continue reading

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