Top 10 Tweaks You Should Do with Windows 8


Little you might not know, we have over 180 posts on Windows 8 ! Some of which you will find helpful when you are trying out Microsoft’s latest Windows 8. Here are the top 10 topics you NEED to know about Windows 8 especially if you are planning to run it on your machine.

#1 How To Get Windows 8 and What Upgrade Options Do You Have ?

Microsoft detailed upgrade path way back in this July, be sure to check out the In-Windows Upgrade with Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant for XP, Vista, and Windows 7. Also to make it clear here is the visual char for Windows 8 upgrade path.

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#2 Is Windows RT same as Windows 8 ? What is it exactly ?

To ensure you are not confused when purchasing a Windows 8 device, you have to know the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8. To find out more be sure to check out What is Windows RT.

#3 How To Change User Profile Location in Windows 8 without Registry Hack

Once you have Windows 8 installed, this trick is one of the must thing to do when we are setting up our machine. Having your personal data on a separate partition will be beneficial for you in the future. You might now see the point or value doing this tweak, but you will find it VERY useful when your machine failed and your personal data is on the same drive as the system file.

Check out the guide on How To Change User Profile Location in Windows 8 without Registry Hack

#4 Windows 8 Installation Product Key Activation Troubleshooting

For some reason, when Windows 8 RTM version came out many people encountered issue with Windows 8 skipping prompting for activation key. This leads to some of the Windows 8 unable to activate due to no valid key was provided. Here is the guide on how you can change Windows 8 product key to complete activation and how you can skip Windows 8 product key when install.

#5 4 Third Party Start Menu Replacement for Windows 8

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Microsoft’s reimaging Windows 8 also involves the revolution change in it’s start menu. It’s no doubt people might not get use to it. For the time being, there are many third party tools out there that lets you add the missing traditional start menu for Windows 8. Here are some of which we have tried and appreciated their existence. Pokki on Windows 8–Reinvent The Third Party Start Menu With Slick UI. IObit’s StartMenu 8, another freeware as well as ViStart. Finally Start8 is the paid apps that gives you more rich “Windows 8” integrated experience for a very customizable Windows 8 start menu.

#6 Don’t delete Hiberfil.sys and don’t disable Hibernation on Windows 8

Here is why. It is to your benefit to not to do that !

#7 Different ways to Boot Straight to Desktop in Windows 8

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This will gives you more Windows 7 experience out of box. Skip everything that’s not in the past and boot straight into Desktop Mode in Windows 8. If you think that’s something you’d like to do with your own machine, be sure to check out the guide here.

#8 Enable/Disable File Delete Confirmation Dialog Box

In case you haven’t noticed, the files now you delete in Windows 8 go right into the Recycle Bin directly without asking for another confirmation. Here is a quick guide on how you can change this behavior.

#9 Change Default Photo Viewer

By default, Windows 8 opens every photo with it’s new Windows 8 app. Here is a quick way to change that.

#10 Present You 4 different ways to Shutdown Windows 8

Yes, last but not least. Here are some ways you can turn off your Windows 8 machine, check out the complete guide here.


  1. Hello, I plan to install Win 8 to another partition and dual boot with my current Win 7. Do I need to buy a DVD to do such custom installation, or is it possible to buy from the web and burn the image to a USB stick to boot from it? I mean, are the custom options available in a downloaded image?

    Thank you.


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