I believe it was 1998 when my family invested in our first PC. Late by many’s standards, but I was only a nine-year-old kid at the time. Since then, if I had to take a stab in the dark. I’d say I’ve been through about eight different PCs. One of the biggest learning experiences is finding out what parts of your computer are sensitive to tweaking. It’s good to be cautious, but not too cautious. If you consider yourself a novice to the Windows platform, here are four areas that I recommend you stay far away from.
The Windows registry can be scary at first glance. It’s a place where power users can change a wide variety of settings that aren’t exposed elsewhere. If you’re searching for how to change something in Windows, you’ll occasionally find articles telling you to edit the registry and change certain settings. These changes are often referred to as registry hacks or registry tweaks. If you need to edit the registry, don’t worry – making a few quick changes is easy.
As befits a new operating system, over the past few weeks we’ve featured many articles about how to use and tweak Windows 8. With the focus largely on tweaking. After all, when so many developers have gone to the lengths of making tools to make the new operating system more customizable, it would be a shame to overlook this, especially when so many potential Windows 8 users seem to want to make changes.