Five Demanding Values of Windows 8

There have been many queries on certain dimensions of Windows 8. Users have been facing issues with some features and characteristics of this operating system, and are in search for the resolution of their issues. Considering this, we have addressed some of the very demanding questions in this article. These tips and tricks would hopefully, satisfy you.

The foremost solution which is always encouraged is checking your PC primary healthiness and restoring any discrepancy that perhaps is bringing about the disturbance:

  • Step 1 : Download Systimizer – PC Cleaner Tool (Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 & XP)
  • Step 2 : Click “Scan” to find Windows issues
  • Step 3 : Click “Fix” to eliminate all troubles

User Account Control

Although, this is a very worthwhile feature of Windows operating system, many of us consider it a real curse. When User Account Control Settings are set to a stringent level, it prompts on each action that makes administrator-level changes. Anyhow, keeping this feature alive is always recommended at the first place, if you still want to get rid of it,

  • Right click on the lower left corner of the screen to view the Quick Access menu
  • Find and click Control Panel from the list
  • In the Control Panel window, locate and select User Accounts
  • In the User Accounts window, click the option Change User Account Control settings
  • A new window pops up. Move the slider to select the most suitable settings for you
  • Click OK to save your changes and Exit

File Deleting Error

You are the master of your computer, and it does whatever you ask it to do. But what if it refuses your command. It often happens while deleting a file or folder, with an error prompt message, stating ‘Cannot delete Folder: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. In such a situation,

  • Right click the Taskbar and go to the Task Manager
  • In the Task Manager window, click on the Processes tab
  • In the list of running processes, identify the one or more processes related to that file or folder
  • Click to highlight the concerned processes and then click End Process button
  • Click OK to save changes and Exit
  • Now try deleting the file again, and you will succeed

 Picture Password

Although, Windows 8’s this feature was designed and specialized for finger touch, it is now practiced on desktop computers and laptops. You can click and drag on the set gesture points to unlock the user account. To set up a picture password,

  • Press Windows key + C to view Charm bar
  • In the Charm bar, click on the Settings icon
  • In the Settings charm, click Change PC Settings button, at the bottom
  • From there, go to the Users option, and under the Sign-in options, click Create picture password
  • Choose a picture and record three gestures that you can remember
  • Click OK to save your changes

Quick Search

Windows 8 features this exciting and useful new property. The same Search tool that is used to track down Apps/Programs, Files, and Settings from your computer, also helps you to run a further search using the host of recommended applications on web. To utilize this feature,

  • Press Windows key + C to view the Charm bar
  • Click on the Search icon on the Charm bar to view the Search box
  • Alternatively, move to the Start screen and start typing whatever you desire to search
  • Beneath the Search box, you can choose whether to find through Files, Settings, or Apps
  • Under these options, you can view and click live application buttons to search via them
  • Search through the web using different search engines and web portals via these icons

POP Accounts

Windows 8 generally not allows sending and receiving emails with POP Accounts. Luckily, you can tweak your Windows 8 to enable this feature indirectly. Use a free web based account to receive POP account’s messages, and then direct Windows 8 Mail to receive these messages from such accounts. To set it up, assuming to use Outlook for this purpose,

  • Login to your Outlook email account in a usual way
  • Click on the settings button, in the upper right corner of the webpage
  • In the settings panel, click Your email accounts, under the Managing your account options
  • Scroll down to Add an email account, and click on Add send-and-receive account button
  • On the next page, enter your POP account and password, and click Next
  • Subsequently, input or verify your POP account settings, and click Next
  • You would receive a confirmation email on your POP account. Go to the confirmation link
  • You have successfully connected your POP account with the Outlook
  • Now go to the Start screen and click the tile referring Mail
  • Once open, move the cursor to upper right corner, and click the Settings icon
  • In the Settings charm, click on Accounts
  • Now click on Add an account, and then Other account
  • Click Show details button to expand the window
  • Fill in the required fields, and click Connect button to Finish

These were the easygoing tips and tricks, consuming a few minutes, and facilitating you with a high utility. Stay Tuned to get, a lot more revealing stuff on Windows 8.

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