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Yes! We Super Users like hats and want more of them! Yay to the hat dash promo!


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Personally, I am very strongly against this idea. Sites that offer reviews should never be partnered with companies that produce the products under review. For obvious reasons this is likely to lead to at worst false reviewing and at best a pressure towards a favorable review that blog authors will have to fight against. One of my favorite points about SU ...


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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Windows 8 Today the newest iteration of Microsoft's flagship product, Windows 8, arrives on store shelves. As was the case with Windows 7, this version of Windows has been available for testing (free of charge) for the last few months. Because of this, a very large number of users have already had the opportunity to ...


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I'm going to have to say, I don't like the idea. On the one hand, people would appreciate honest reviews of products, but I don't think that's really what we had in mind when we envisioned the scope of the blog. While it's one thing to write about a gadget you happened to purchase and like, it's another to actively solicit or entertain solicitations from ...


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DISCLAIMER: I'd LOVE to review stuff, and as such, I think this is an AWESOME idea. I think the blog and main site serve different purposes - we've already had articles on ssds, laptops and keyboards. None of these would have worked well as a question on the site proper. People do reviews all the time and they arn't commercial sellouts. A good review ...


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I'll write some more thoughts later, but on first glance, this seems like a good solution to the "should we seek out partnerships" discussion. I think a lot of people were put off by the phrase partnership, as it implied some sort of corporate relationship that might give outside companies an unfair influence on the site. I think we can all agree, that's not ...


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Cool ways to customize the Start Screen Customize the Windows Store tile Navigate to C:\Windows\WinStore and make a backup of the images folder. Take ownership of the images folder. Open the images folder. To customize the normal tile, edit the logo.png and logo.scale-x.png files and to customize the wide tile, edit the tilewide.png and tilewide.scale-x....


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Try out windows-8 without affecting your current setup. Following these simple (if a bit long) steps you will be able to test out Windows 8, either the RTM ISO file, or the full version of Windows 8 on a DVD on your windows PC, using a virtual machine. The advantage of this is that it will leave your existing installation of windows alone. For this blog I'...


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What is File History? It’s a feature introduced in Windows 8 that offers a new way to protect files for users. File History is a backup application that continuously protects your personal files stored in Libraries, Desktop, Favourites, and Contacts folders. It periodically (by default every hour) scans the file system for changes and copies changed files ...


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As we move along, I'm going to be adding some of these questions to a blog post. This will hopefully be a centralized place to direct friends/fellow Super Users for an all you need to know about Windows 8.


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I believe that a lot of people were confused and scared (understandably) by my use of the term "partnership". After discussing this in length I've come up with a more understandable proposal/solution: Expanding our product reviews for the blog *Note, I don't normally ask a similar question like this, however in this case, an edit to my current question ...


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Is Windows 8 more than just shiny? We all know by now that Windows 8 comes with a new Modern UI which gives you a very good live overview of your new Modern UI applications and feels very welcoming; as well as a new lock screen, login screen and a somewhat incompletely revised Control Panel. As well as Windows Explorer getting a Ribbon overhaul, an ...


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What is fast startup & how to disable it? Fast startup (also called Hybrid Boot) is a new feature introduced in Windows 8 that allows your PC to boot up to 30%-70% faster. Whenever you shut down your PC, Windows 8 creates a file called hiberfile.sys that contains the Windows 8 kernel. When you start your PC again, it just reads that file from the drive ...


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TOUCHSCREENS AND WINDOWS 8 Using windows 8 touch features without having a touch screen Windows 8 touch features have it's definite charm as windows 8 has made it possible to control not only your tablet but also you personal computers using touch input. Windows 8 Operating system is the perfect intersection of PC and tablet interface, but most of the ...


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Windows 8 Default Browser: To Metro or not to Metro, that is the question How to set the Google Chrome tile on your start menu to launch the desktop version instead of the metro version If you install Chrome and set it as the default browser for Windows 8, an unfortunate side-effect occurs: when you launch Chrome from the Start screen, the Metro version of ...


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Experiences upgrading Windows 7 to 8 on an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop Having had a laptop preinstalled with Windows 7 for 2 years now, I decided to try to upgrade to Windows 8, especially since my university allows me to download Windows 8 free off DreamSpark. There are some obstacles to overcome, but the most difficult part was because I was on an HP laptop, ...


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