Twelve Top Articles with Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

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The debut of Windows 10 with its free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems has gotten a lot of attention. However, not everybody will be rushing to upgrade and many are continuing to use their current system while waiting to see how the new OS works out. For those who are currently sticking with Windows 8.1, here are a dozen of the many very useful articles previously given at Gizmo’s. They will help make you a better user of Windows 8.1.

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  1. Six Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8.1 Update
    Keyboard shortcuts are always popular but they are especially useful in Windows 8.x on non-touchscreen systems.
  2. Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know
    Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Update brought quite a few changes. Here are tips to help you configure five of the important changes to suit your own preferences.
  3. Three More Quick Tricks for Better Use of Windows 8.1
    Here are three tricks that are simple but will make Windows 8.1 easier to use.
  4. How to Create a System Image with Windows 8.1 File History
    In Windows 8.1, Microsoft changed the procedure for making a system image. This tip shows the new way.
  5. Fast Way to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Windows 8.x has a troubleshooting feature for system maintenance and repair that everybody should know about. This tip shows how to create a shortcut to it.
  6. How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1
    Where you can get a free disk image from Microsoft to reinstall or repair a Windows 8.1 system.
  7. Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1
    How to add a way to open Safe Mode from the right-click menu.
  8. How to Understand and Use the New Power Settings in Windows 8/8.1
    The new power settings in Windows 8.1 are explained.
  9. Use a New Command in Windows 8.1 to Find out how Your Disk Space is Being Used
    A new command in Windows 8.1 is described that gives many details of what is using space on your hard drive.
  10. How to Check the Size and Reclaim Disk Space from WinSxS in Windows 8.1
    The system folder WinSxS can grow quite large and this tip explains how to check if it needs cleanup and how to clean it.
  11. Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x
    There is no obvious way to see a list of your recently opened items in Windows 8.1 but this tip gives three ways to get easy access.
  12. Two New Tricks to Quickly Close and Restart File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Handy ways are given to shut down and restart File Explorer in Windows 8.1.

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This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.

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This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.

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The best Tip for win8 I've seen is Classic Shell. No problems, easy to use.