Acer Iconia Laptop Slow Down After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

My friend has recently upgraded to windows 8.1 from windows 8 on his acer iconia w700 touchscreen laptop. What he noticed was that, the mouse jitters, watching youtube videos skip frames and system becomes unresponsive from time to time. Even opening a single word document on his acer iconia notebook took much longer time than on windows 8. He tried contacting support, but the next better alternative, as usual, offered was to reinstall the system, which will be an easy fix, but one that will wipe out all his system settings, programs and he does not wish to to that. I did a quick google and notice that the slowdown on iconia laptop is relatively common for users who upgraded to windows 8.1 There is even a dedicated thread in microsoft forum to this issue. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/acer-iconia-w700-slow-after-installing-windows-81/c6287ebd-7095-4364-b48e-068a82295778?page=1&tm=1386602039388 And the solution is not as complex as though. And no reinstallation is required 🙂   The solution to acer iconia laptop slow down, unresponsive after upgrading to windows 8.1, help as follows. Go to CONTROL PANEL >> Power Option > Change Plan Settings (according to the current power plan) > Change advanced power settings > Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings And disable the low power setting on both battery and plug in. Use image above as reference. once that is done, you might suddenly find that your system is a lot more responsive!   If u cant find your control panel in your windows 8.1, press the windows logo button together with S button at the same time (Win Key + S) Learn more about windows shortcut keys here A search feature will appear on the right, type in “power options” and proceed from the instructions above. Enjoy!...

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Windows 8.1 Boot to Desktop Option Quick Guide

Windows 8 is certainly a big drastic change as compared to winodows 7 and the previous versions of microsoft windows operating system. As it is optimized for touch screen devices more than the mouse point and click cursor. When we first login in windows 8, we are shown the page where we see tons of color tiles and we will have to click on the “desktop” icon to switch to desktop mode. After listening to our feedback (complains), they finally allow us to have the option to boot directly to desktop option in windows 8.1. However, it is not a direct method to login straight to windows 8.1 desktop. Here the quick guide to windows 8.1 boot to desktop option. firstly, enter the desktop mode, and right click on any EMPTY space on the taskbar (not on any icons), the bottom bar where the start button resides. A window called “taskbar and navigation properties” should appear.     You should see four tabs, “taskbar, navigation, jumplist and toolbars” Go to “Navigation” and look at the bottom half of the window as shown above) Tick the 1st box, “When i sign in or close all apps, go to desktop instead of start” And your windows 8.1 will automatically send you to desktop mode upon login    ...

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Quick Shutdown Windows 8.1 With 4 Keyboard Buttons

Pls note that this article only applies to windows 8.1 or later when you have the start logo back at the bottom left of the screen. Does not apply to windows 8 because microsoft windows 8 (initial version of windows 8 does not have the start logo! Microsft conveniently left them out   1) Press the windows logo + X key together, at the same time (2 buttons) 2) Press u (another sub menu should appear) 3) Press u again to shutdown the system!   Total of 4 key strokes to shutdown your windows 8.1 OS!   Impress your friends with this quick shutdown method for Windows...

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Initiate Windows 7 Shutdown in 1 second or Less

Human are lazy animals. We always wanted to do the most with least efforts. For me, i find that moving my mouse cursor to the start button, clicking the start button and moving to it to shut down take around 5s. i use dual monitor and sometimes triple, hence u can image the distance my mouse cursor has to travel just to shutdown the system! Now with this method, you can initial your windows 7 shutdown in 1 second or less. this method does not shutdown your windows 7 in one second, but is to initial the shutdown process. how long the process takes will still be dependable on the amount of programs opened and of couse, the speed of your computer 🙂 And the magical command to do this is to hit these 3 keyboard button in sequential order. Here the quick method to initiate windows 7 shutdown in 1seond! 1) Windows Logo Key (typically located at bottom left of the keyboard, between Alt and Ctrl) 2) Right Arrow 3) Enter   enjoy! And you can done!...

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Free Anti Virus For Windows

Probably you might have guess why i selected anti virus as a topic to kickstart my website. It is because it is the basic essential that every microsoft windows PC should have. Every PC requires one anti virus program to have basic protection against the wild wild world of the internet. An analogy. Can you imagine your home without the doors and gate, giving free access to everyone to walk in and out?  Not installing anti virus on your IT device is basically giving free rein to malware to install themselves in the system. If you do not have any protection program for your PC, select any anti virus below before proceeding to read   Some free anti virus for windows are listed below Bitfender Anti Virus Free Free AVG Avast   Although they are offered free, the capability of detecting and catching virus is as good as the paid version.   Why Pay When its Free? Remove ads asking you to upgrade Some anti virus does prompt you from time to time to upgrade, which could be annoying for some users. Extra feature Most free version of anti virus gives you file, web surfing protection and email spam protection. Paid version might provide the following extra protection for your computer  Network Security Detect unusual traffic behaviour from your system Firewall Uses their own proprietary technology, to replace microsoft windows’s inbuilt firewall, with enhanced security. System Performance Enhancement  Depending on the version, some paid anti virus bundle in features that claims to speed up your PC. Support Downloading free version of anti virus typically does not provides any type of support, such as phone or email support by the vendors. Licensing Restriction Free versions of virus removal programs are typically limited to installation on home computer which is not use for any commercial purposes.   For most of us who are looking for protection for our home computers, laptops, the free package of anti virus are ample. Typically, updates are patched as fast the paid version. As long as your are vigilant with your computer usage, and not download any unusual documents in emails, install free programs that promise you the latest blockbuster or billboard top 50 songs, we...

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