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Windows 8 has a new Start Screen, but there’s no Start Button anymore–and that might be too much for some people to deal with. Here’s how to get a Start button that opens up the new Metro-style Start menu.

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Forgetting your password can be very frustrating, however this situation could be completely alleviated if you always had a password reset disk handy. Lets see how we can create one in Windows 8 or Windows 10.

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If you’ve used VLC player to play anything that has multiple audio tracks, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t stick to the language you want it to—which is especially annoying when watching a series and you have to change language for every episode.

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How much energy does your computer use? Your media center? Your charging station? If you have no idea, you’re not alone. Read on as we show you how you can easily measure the amount of energy your appliances-geeky and otherwise—are sucking down.

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Remember those terrific Choose Your Own Adventure books? Now you can relive the fun online with Office Odyssey! Will you get that important document printed out and to the boss on time or will you fail?

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Mario [The Paper Wall]

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Last December we showed you how to create your own custom photo bokeh effects; this fun video from Samsung shows all sorts of interesting ways you can put them to use.

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This clever hack turns a picture ledge into a vertical screw driver rack and a hanging rail, intended for kitchen use, into a perfect station for hanging tools.

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Sometimes even your Windows system has a really bad day…

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This DIY electronics hack turns an old flash drive into a combination USB password generator and USB password key–simply plug it in to unlock your computer.

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Both the Start button and classic Start menu are gone in Windows 8. If you don’t like the full-screen, Metro-style “Start screen,” there are a few ways to get a classic-style Start menu back.

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PlayOnLinux provides a point-and-click interface to automatically install and tweak Windows software on Linux. It’s like a package manager — but for Windows games and other applications on Linux.

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When you download a script off the internet and try to run it, if you have not previously configured PowerShell, it will throw a nasty error in red font. This is enough to scare most users off, but there is an easy fix.

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Once a week we round up some reader submitted questions and share the solutions with you. This week we’re looking at easy ways to remote login and trouble shoot a computer, recording streaming audio, and how to clone a computer hard drive.

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Windows 8 has a new feature that allows you to natively pin both applications and folders to the Start screen. This is an improvement over Windows 7, which requires third party tools to pin folders to the Start menu.

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There are places on Earth so remote the sky remains crystal clear and free from light pollution–the Atacama Desert in Chile, highlighted in this video, is one of those places.

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