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Windows DesktopIf you’ve not yet upgraded to Windows 8.1, you can instructions to do so here.

The source of many complaints about Windows 8 manifests itself each time you start your computer: starting with the live tiled interface by default. From my observations, most people utilize this interface mainly to click the “Desktop” icon to return to “normal” Windows. Well, Microsoft heard our cry and have provided a way to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1. To boot to the desktop:

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But hurry, there’s not much time

If you’ve created a virtual hard disk for use with a virtual machine (i.e. XP Mode—how to create a virtual machine), you may want to access these files without booting in to the virtual operating system. To access files on a VHD from Windows:

  1. Press Windows Key + R (or click Start > Run), type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter
  2. Click Action > Attach VHD

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  3. Browse to your VHD file and click OK

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When you are finished using the VHD, open Disk Management (step 1), right click the virtual drive and click Detach VHD

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Thanks to John Henderson for the tip.

 


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