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Understanding and Providing Default Gateway in Windows 8

Understanding and Providing Default Gateway in Windows 8
What Is Default Gateway? Default gateway is a computer or a hardware device that is connected to a direct Internet line, and works as an intermediary to allow communication between the computers in the in network and the different network (typically the Internet). How Default Gateway Works in Organizations? Almost every organization has a single Internet connection which is shared among multiple users in the network. Administrators in organizations...
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Provide Multiple DNS Addresses in Windows 8

Provide Multiple DNS Addresses in Windows 8
Importance of Multiple DNS Servers In an organization, where there are several computers connected to each other, administrators mostly install more than one DNS servers for fault tolerance purposes. This means that in case one DNS server fails to respond properly or is down because of any reason, the names can be resolved by the second available DNS server in the network. In order to make fault tolerance work, each client computer is assigned with...
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Customizing Windows 8 Recycle Bin for Optimum Performance

Customizing Windows 8 Recycle Bin for Optimum Performance
What Is Recycle Bin Customization Recycle Bin customization is a process in which the default settings of the Recycle Bin are modified according to the users’ requirements. While customizing Recycle Bin, some settings are drive specific and must be configured for each volume individually. On the other hand there are some settings which, when modified, affect the entire operating system globally. Options That Should Be Customized Some important Recycle...
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Increase Mouse Pointer Visibility in Windows 8

Increase Mouse Pointer Visibility in Windows 8
About Increasing Mouse Pointer Visibility While using Windows 8, many users might want to increase mouse pointer visibility in order to get a clear view of the position of the mouse. With the increased mouse pointer visibility, it also becomes easier for the users to follow the movements of the pointer when the mouse is moved. Increasing mouse pointer visibility can be helpful for the users with weak eyesight, or for the ones who are new to computer...
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Manage Taskbar Visibility and Location in Windows 8

Manage Taskbar Visibility and Location in Windows 8
What Is Taskbar Visibility? Although by default the taskbar is configured to stay always on top of all the application windows and interfaces, this configuration might not be appropriate for the users who use applications with large interfaces. Managing taskbar visibility means making the taskbar available to the users whenever it is required, and making it unavailable in case users are working on any other interface. How to Configure Taskbar to Auto-hide To...
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Registering with and Using Mail App in Windows 8

Registering with and Using Mail App in Windows 8
What Is Mail App? Mail app is a built-in program in Windows 8 that allows users to access their email inboxes without installing any other email client application. Mail app has an easy to use interface that users can configure for easy mail communication. Registering with Mail App To register with Windows 8 built-in Mail app, users must have a Microsoft account. As soon as users click Mail tile from the Start screen, the app displays a box in which...
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Working with SkyDrive in Windows 8

Working with SkyDrive in Windows 8
What Is SkyDrive? SkyDrive is a cloud service hosted by Microsoft that can be accessed by using built-in SkyDrive app in Windows 8. When users create a Microsoft account, they are provided with 7 GB of free online storage on the SkyDrive, which they can use to store their data. Data that is stored on the SkyDrive from one computer can be accessed from any other computer in the world, as long as it has active Internet connection and SkyDrive app installed...
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Customize Keyboard for Physically Disabled Windows 8 Users

Customize Keyboard for Physically Disabled Windows 8 Users
What Is Keyboard Customization? Keyboard customization is a process in which default keyboard settings are modified according to users’ personal preferences. In most cases, default keyboard settings are quite adequate for normal people. However the settings are modified so that physically challenged people can use the computer with ease. Settings to be Customized To customize a keyboard for physically challenged people, all or some of the following...
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Knowing Windows Store and Installing Apps on Windows 8

Knowing Windows Store and Installing Apps on Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Store Windows Store is an online store from where Windows 8 users can download various free or paid apps. In order to install apps from Windows Store, users must log on to the Windows 8 computer with Microsoft account. Microsoft account must be used in order to install a free or paid app from Windows Store. When Microsoft account is used to log on to a Windows 8 computer for the very first time, users must register their Microsoft...
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Create Local Account in Microsoft Windows 8

Create Local Account in Microsoft Windows 8
About User Accounts Windows 8 supports two types of user accounts that users can use to log on to the computer. The two types of user accounts that Windows 8 supports are: Microsoft Account – Microsoft account is an account that can be created either on Hotmail.com or live.com. Since the accounts on these sites can be accessed from anywhere in the world, users can use the same account credentials to log on to any Windows 8 computer that is connected...
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