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Get to know your Windows operating system inside out! Pick up tips & tricks, and discover the best Windows software & modern apps out there

Why Won’t Windows Play My DVD Or Blu-ray Disc?

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Why Won’t Windows Play My DVD Or Blu-ray Disc?

You insert a DVD into your Windows 8 computer – you want to watch a movie. Nothing happens. You try opening Windows Media Player. It can’t play the disk. What’s going on with Windows 8 and DVDs? And for that matter, Blu-ray discs? You’re not the first person to ask this, and you won’t be the last. The answer, basically, is that Windows 8 cannot play DVDs or Blu-Ray disks out of the box.

Justin Pot May 4, 2013 04-05-2013
Why Won’t Windows Play My DVD Or Blu-ray Disc?
How to Use Remote Desktop Connections Like an IT Pro

Windows

How to Use Remote Desktop Connections Like an IT Pro

If you work in the IT department of a company that has an internal network, the odds are pretty good that you’ve had to make use of Remote Desktop once or twice. Remote Desktop is one of those utilities that, like many utilities, gets used a whole lot, but the extended features or little bits of functionality go unused for a long time. Even some veterans of remote desktop are sometimes surprised to discover that you can do something with it that they never realized.

Ryan Dube May 3, 2013 03-05-2013
How to Use Remote Desktop Connections Like an IT Pro
Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]

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Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]

Ever since Vista, we Windows users have been pestered, bugged, annoyed, and tired of the User Account Control (UAC) prompt telling us a program is starting up that we intentionally launched. Sure, it has improved, but not to the extent that we’ve hoped. It still comes up for good and reputable programs like Geek Uninstaller, Everything, CCleaner, and others. So what do you do?

Aaron Couch May 2, 2013 02-05-2013
Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]
Need An Alternative to Winamp? Try Spider Player [Windows]

Windows

Need An Alternative to Winamp? Try Spider Player [Windows]

I’m a big music junkie. If I’m sitting at my computer and there is no music coming out of the speakers, then it actually puts me on edge a bit and I end up unable to focus. Whether I’m reading, browsing, playing a game, or typing away at an article, I need music and I need to be able to control it comfortably. I’m therefore constantly on the prowl for the perfect music player. But here’s the thing: I’ve already been through all of the big name household programs.

Joel Lee May 1, 2013 01-05-2013
Need An Alternative to Winamp? Try Spider Player [Windows]
GifCam – The Easiest Way To Make Animated GIFs Ever [Windows]

Windows

GifCam – The Easiest Way To Make Animated GIFs Ever [Windows]

Quickly make an animated GIF of anything. GifCam is a free, portable app for Windows that provides you with a simple frame. Resize and position it, then hit record – everything that happens within that frame will be recorded. It’s the easiest way to create your own GIF of just about anything — from desktop demonstrations to clips from any video, online or off. If you love creating GIFs, but wish the process was quicker, you need to check this app out.

Justin Pot May 1, 2013 01-05-2013
GifCam – The Easiest Way To Make Animated GIFs Ever [Windows]
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