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Wed, Jan 18, 2017 10:46 pm

Allowing inbound connectivity for an application under Windows 8

To permit inbound access to an application through the Microsoft Windows Firewall on a Windows 8 system, you can take the following steps:
  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower, left-hand corner of the window until you see the Windows Start button appear. When you see it, right-click on it and select Control Panel.
  2. From the Control Panel, select System and Security.
  3. Click on Windows Firewall.
  4. Click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
  5. Click on the Change settings button. Once you do so, the "Allow another app" button will no longer be grayed out and you can click on it.
  6. Find the application for which you wish to allow access through the firewall and click on it to highlight and select it.
  7. Click on the Add button. You should then see the program added to the list of apps allowed to communicate through Windows Firewall. By default access is allowed on "private" networks, such as your home or work network. If you also want to allow access on "public" networks, such as you would find at a coffe shop or airport, you can also click the check box for "public".
  8. Click on the OK button. You can then close the Windows Firewall window. You should be able to connect to whatever port or ports the application opens now from another system on the same local area network (LAN).

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017 10:30 pm

Turning on network discovery and file sharing on a Windows 8 system

If you wish to see folders from other Microsoft Windows systems on a local area network (LAN) or those shared from Linux systems via Samba, you may need to turn on network discovery on the Windows system(s) in order to see the shared folder. E.g., if you double-click on Network in the Windows File Explorer and see "Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change...", click on the message to enable network discovery.

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Sat, Jan 14, 2017 11:07 pm

Determining or changing the system name for a computer running Windows 8

To determine the system name for a computer running the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, you can right-click on the Windows Start Button at the lower, left-hand corner of the screen. If you don't see it, hit the Esc key and move the mouse pointer to the lower, left-hand corner of the screen where it should appear. You will see the system's name listed in the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" section. If you want to give the system a new name, click on Change settings and then click on the Change button.

If you want to obtain the information through a command-line interface (CLI) method, instead, you can do so either at a command prompt or PowerShell prompt.

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Mon, Sep 07, 2015 8:52 pm

Entering UEFI from a Windows 8 system

I wanted to boot a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series laptop (model number 14-5447) from a USB flash drive to perform an image backup of the internal hard disk drive (HDD). I had placed the Clonezilla backup program on a USB flash drive - see Creating a Clonezilla bootable flash drive - and wished to use it to create an image backup of the system's hard disk drive before upgrading the system from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. But, in order to boot from the USB flash drive, I needed to change the Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings to allow me to boot the system from the external USB flash drive. The steps to modify the system settings are listed at Entering UEFI from a Windows 8 system. Though these steps were written for this specific system, a similar process can be followed on other systems.

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Wed, Apr 22, 2015 9:47 pm

Opening the Device Manager from a command prompt on Windows 8

To open the Device Manager window on Windows 8 from a command prompt, take the following steps:
  1. Right-click on the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. If you are logged in under a standard user account and only want to view device settings, you can choose Command Prompt. If you may need to change settings and aren't logged in under an account in the administrators group, choose Command Prompt (Admin). If you choose the latter, you will be prompted for administrator credentials; provide a user name and password for an administrator account. When you choose Command Prompt (Admin), the title of the window that opens is "Administrator Command Prompt" versus "Command Prompt" if you open the command prompt window using a standard account.
  3. When the Command Prompt window opens type devmgmt.msc at the command line and hit Enter. If you are logged on with an account that does not have administrator privileges and haven't opened an Administrator Command Prompt window, you will see the message below:

    You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes.

    You can then click on the OK button to view information for devices listed in the Device Manager. If you've run devmgmt.msc from an Administrator Command Prompt window you will have view and modification capabilities.

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Fri, Jan 16, 2015 11:15 pm

Viewing a stored WEP or WPA key

A laptop may be used to connect to many wireless networks with a unique Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2), or Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key, which can be regarded as a Wifi password, for each of those networks stored within a wireless profile on the laptop. If you need to configure another device, e.g., a phone, tablet or another laptop, to use the same key and want to view what has been stored on the laptop from a command prompt, under Windows 8 you can use the command netsh wlan show profiles to view all of the stored Wi-Fi profiles.
C:\>netsh wlan show profiles

Profiles on interface Wi-Fi:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
    <None>

User profiles
-------------
    All User Profile     : belkin54g
    All User Profile     : Imp
    All User Profile     : Harbor
    All User Profile     : Guest
    All User Profile     : library
    All User Profile     : T28J7
    All User Profile     : NETGEAR
    All User Profile     : linksys

You can then retrieve the key used for a particular profile by specifying it with name=profile, where profile is one of the stored profiles, followed by key=clear.

C:\>netsh wlan show profiles name=T28J7 key=clear

Profile T28J7 on interface Wi-Fi:
=======================================================================

Applied: All User Profile

Profile information
-------------------
    Version                : 1
    Type                   : Wireless LAN
    Name                   : T28J7
    Control options        :
        Connection mode    : Connect manually
        Network broadcast  : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
        AutoSwitch         : Do not switch to other networks

Connectivity settings
---------------------
    Number of SSIDs        : 1
    SSID name              : "T28J7"
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension          : Not present

Security settings
-----------------
    Authentication         : Open
    Cipher                 : WEP
    Security key           : Present
    Key Content            : 719DDAB7A9
    Key Index              : 1

Cost settings
-------------
    Cost                   : Unrestricted
    Congested              : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit        : No
    Roaming                : No
    Cost Source            : Default


C:\>netsh wlan show profiles name=Harbor key=clear

Profile Harbor on interface Wi-Fi:
=======================================================================

Applied: All User Profile

Profile information
-------------------
    Version                : 1
    Type                   : Wireless LAN
    Name                   : Harbor
    Control options        :
        Connection mode    : Connect automatically
        Network broadcast  : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
        AutoSwitch         : Do not switch to other networks

Connectivity settings
---------------------
    Number of SSIDs        : 1
    SSID name              : "Harbor"
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension          : Not present

Security settings
-----------------
    Authentication         : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher                 : CCMP
    Security key           : Present
    Key Content            : ccc777cc

Cost settings
-------------
    Cost                   : Unrestricted
    Congested              : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit        : No
    Roaming                : No
    Cost Source            : Default

In the above two examples, the WEP key for the wireless network with an SSID of "T28J7" is "719DDAB7A9" and the WPA2-Personal key for the wireless network named "Harbor" is "ccc777cc"

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Sat, Nov 29, 2014 2:02 pm

Creating a Windows 8 System Repair Disc

For any Microsoft Windows system, you should ensure that you have a Microsoft Windows Repair Disc to aid in recovering from problems before you experience some problem on the system that makes the system unbootable. A Windows Repair Disc is a bootable disc that can be created inside Microsoft Windows which will contain a number of repair tools that will allow you to recover from some types of problems that can make a system unbootable from the hard drive. Steps to create a repair disc in Windows 8 are posted here.

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Sat, May 17, 2014 2:20 pm

Turning airplane mode on and off under Windows 8

To enable or disable "airplane mode" on a Windows 8 system, you can take the following steps.

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Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:22 pm

Turning Off Automatic Updates in Windows 8

By default, a Windows 8 system will automatically install updates and reboot the system, if it deems it is necessary. You will be warned a few days beforehand that a reboot will be necessary within a few days, but when the time arrives, you will get only 15 minutes to save your work before the system automatically updates. If you are someone like me who tends to have a lot of windows open at once and who may be working on many tasks concurrently, 15 minutes may not be enough to save all work in progress, even if you are sitting at the computer at the 15-minute warning so have the full amount of time to save work in progress. And, if the 15-minute warning comes late at night, you may not even be awake at the time and may find when you first check the system after you have awakened that it rebooted over night and you have lost a lot of work in progress in applications that don't autosave. To download the updates, but control the timing of their installation yourself, take these steps.

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Sat, Dec 28, 2013 9:18 pm

Viewing Installed Fonts on a Windows 8 System

To see a list of the fonts installed on a Windows 8 system, you can take the following steps:
  1. Move the mouse pointer to a corner of the screen to bring up the menu with the magnifying glass representing the Search function. When you select the search function, you will see field appear where you can type fonts to search on that term. Hit Enter once you have typed fonts to initiate the search.
  2. You may see "No apps match your search" and 0 next to Apps on the right of the screen, but beneath Apps you should see Settings with a number to the right of it, which should be 6 or greater. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Fonts or View Installed Fonts.

If you wish to see what a particular font looks like, you can double-click on it or touch the icon for it if you have a touchscreen.

If you have a TrueType .ttf font file you have downloaded, you can right-click on it and choose Install to install it on your system or you can double-click it to open a font preview window and then select install. To install a font, you will need to provide a userid and password for an account with administrator privileges on the system.

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