Windows 8

How to Mark Messages as Junk or Not Junk in Mail App for Windows 8.1

Using the Mail app, which comes with Windows 8, is an easy way to let you have all your email—from Outlook.com, Exchange, Gmail (Google), Yahoo!, AOL, and other accounts—in one single app. This way there’s no need to go to different websites or apps for your email.

You can mark messages as junk in the Mail app to have those senders remembered so you don’t see those messages in your inbox in the future.

This tutorial will show you how to mark email messages as junk or not junk in the Mail app for your account in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Change Preferred Email Address for Outlook.com Alias in Windows 8 Mail App

Using the Mail app, which comes with Windows 8in one single app. This way there’s no need to go to different websites or apps for your email.

An alias is an additional email address that uses the same inbox, contact list, and account settings as the primary alias. You can sign in to your account with any alias—they all use the same password. You can send email from an alias whether you’re using Outlook.com, a mail app like Outlook or devices such as a phone.

If you have a @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @MSN.com email address and would like to add an @outlook.com address to your Outlook.com account (aka: Microsoft account), the best way is to add an alias.

This tutorial will show you how to change the preferred email address from an Outlook.com alias to send an email from with the Mail app in Windows 8 and 8.1.

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How to Set how Often and Far Back to Download Email in Windows 8 Mail App

Using the Mail app, which comes with Windows 8, is an easy way to let you have all your email—from Outlook.com, Exchange, Gmail (Google), Yahoo!, AOL, and other accounts—in one single app. This way there’s no need to go to different websites or apps for your email.

This tutorial will show you how to set how often you want to download new email, and how far back you want to download old email from your email server per account in the Mail app in Windows 8, RT, and 8.1.

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How to Enable or Disable Start Screen Animation in Windows 8 and 8.1

By default, the Start screen will only display with animation when you sign in to Windows 8 or Windows RT.

By default, the Start screen will only display with animation when you sign in to Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT if you set the Start screen to show at sign in instead of your desktop, and set to show Start view instead of Apps view.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Start screen animation whenever you open the Start screen in your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Transfer Data from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, or 8.1

After April 8, 2014, your Windows XP computer will no longer receive automatic updates that help protect your personal information. Even if you have anti-virus software, your computer will still not be fully secure. If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer should still work, but it will become five times more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. And as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, a greater number of programs and devices like cameras and printers won’t work with Windows XP.

Microsoft as worked with Laplink to provide you with a free data transfer. Laplink PCmover Express for Windows XP is an easy way to move your files, settings, and user profiles from your old Windows XP computer to your new Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 PC.

This tutorial will show you step by step on how to use Laplink PCmover Express to move your data from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 over a WiFi or wired network.

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Change Maximum Download Connections per Server Limit in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has a limit for the amount of simultaneously downloads per website or server.

  • Internet Explorer 7 and earlier versions limit the number of files that you can download at one time to two by default.
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 limit the number of files that you can download at one time to six by default.
  • Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 limit the number of files that you can download at one time to eight by default.

In addition, if you visit a website with lots of images (and supporting files like CSS styles and Javascript), then you could have a slower browsing experience. On average, your browser could have to make several requests to the site’s server before it can finish loading the page. Requesting all the files needed to download with the default 8 (ex: IE11) at a time is going to be slower than requesting say 16 files at a time.

As internet connection speeds increase, the default number of simultaneous downloads to a single website or server may be to restrictive and not meet your needs.

This tutorial will show you how to change the maximum number of simultaneous download connections per server limit in IE8, IE9, IE10, or IE11 for all or specific users in Windows.

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How to Create Turn On or Off Airplane Mode Shortcuts in Windows 8 and 8.1

You can turn Airplane mode on or off in Windows 8 to enable or disable all wireless radio devices (ex: Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, Bluetooth) at once in your PC or device.

This tutorial will provide you with shortcuts that you can pin or use where you like to quickly “Turn On Airplane Mode” or “Turn Off Airplane Mode” with a single click in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Turn On or Off Bing Desktop Wallpaper Toolset in Windows

Bing Desktop helps you stay informed with easy access to—search results, Facebook newsfeed, weather, news—and the beauty of the Bing homepage on your PC desktop each day.

The Bing Desktop 1.3.395.0 version introduces a new wallpaper toolset feature that is at the top right corner of your desktop when turned on. The wallpaper toolset is 3 buttons that act as shortcuts to quickly search on Bing, change desktop wallpaper, and open Bing Desktop wallpaper settings.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the wallpaper toolset for Bing Desktop in Windows.

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How to Backup and Restore Advanced Appearance Settings in Windows

The advanced appearance settings is part of each user account’s own personalization settings, such as changing the size, color, and fonts used for items in Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to back up your advanced appearance settings to be able to restore or apply to any user account in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

While Windows 8 and 8.1 doesn’t include advanced appearance settings anymore, you could back up your settings in Windows 7, then restore and apply them to a user account in Windows 8.

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