Network Your Window 8 With 25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

The latest version of Microsoft's operating system window 8 can be a little bit frustrating if you just started using it, there are many changes to the navigation, which make a little bit hard to organize your computer, since you dont know your way around it, the big three changes to window 8 like the replacement of  start menu box with a new always accessible Search charm, the window explore file gains ribbon functions like previewing and archiving, Lastly, the Microsoft actively promote the integration of SkyDrive, its cloud-based file storage products. there are also many changes but to mention few, then new image security lock is also there.Am gonna share how you can network your computer and set up a homegroup on window 8 please follow me


Step 1:

 First thing is to get connected to the internet, you can perform this wirelessly or by using wired connection, open the setting charm on the window 8 PC by moving your mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the desktop and click on settings "cogwheel like icon" then click on wireless network icon this looks like a set of mobile phone signals bars or the wired network icon that looks like a small monitor screen, choose the network available and click "connect" enter the appropriate network security if prompted.

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Tip: Inspect your Internet connection device to determine the capabilities. A router will have a number of physical ports that can be used for a wired connection; an antenna is a dead giveaway that there are wireless capabilities. Some wireless routers don't have external antennas. If there's only one port, it's a modem, not a router, and you'll need to buy a router.

Step 2:

To turn the sharing on right click ont he wireless or wired networked icon from the previous step  then click "turn sharing on or off" and choose "yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices" when sharing share files and other assets, be sure to trust the other network users

Step 3:

To verify all the PCs are Added, sign on to any of the PCs and point to the bottom right corner or the start page, as before then enter the search term "network" in the search text box. click on the network icon that will appear and you'll see the PCs hat have been shared.

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Step 4:

Window 8 automatically creates a homegroup, which is a set of PCs that are allowed to share files and printers. choose "change PC Setting's" from the cog-like "settings" charm you used earlier and then click on Homegroup. then create or join a HomeGroup. you can access any accessible passwords from the same setting location on any existing PCS that are already part of the HomeGroup you want to join.
to obtain an existing Homegroup password from a window 7 machine , go to the control panel on that PC and choose "network and internet" then choose Homegroup and select "view or print the Homegroup password" enter that password on the new window 8 machine to join the new machine to the legacy window 7 homegroup.

Step 5:

To choose the libraries and devices to share perform this step on all of the computers you want to network.
Tip: Windows RT, the tablet version of Windows 8, won't allow you to create a HomeGroup -- you can only join one.

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Step 5:

You can tweak the homegroup settings by Choosing and changing the permissions on libraries and devices you want to share or not share by returning to the HomeGroup PC Settings area on the Windows 8 PC you want to tweak -- or in the case of a Windows 7 PC, the HomeGroup options area of the Network and Internet section of the Control Panel.
Tip: Use the search text box function from the earlier step to look for individual files or folders you want to share. Choose the asset, open the file location, and then click the "Share" tab to make permissions changes

The following are the Ten essential window 8 keyboard shortcuts to be updated often
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  1. Press Windows + L to Lock the PC and brings the computer back to the lock screen.
  2. Windows-O: Lock screen orientation
  3. Press window + D to brings up the Desktop
  4. Windows-M: Minimize all open windows (show the desktop; same as Windows-D)
  5. Windows-Shift-M: Restore all open windows
  6. Windows-F: Search files
  7. Windows-Q: Search apps
  8. Windows-W: Search settings
  9. Windows-K: Open Devices charm
  10. Windows-I: Open Settings charm
  11. Windows-E: Open My Computer
  12. Windows-R: Open Run command window
  13. Windows-U: Open Ease of Access Center
  14. Press Alt + F4 (same as in window 7 & XP) to close an application.
  15. Press Window + Tab Key to show Running apps (circle through open apps)
  16. Windows-up arrow: Maximize current window
  17. Windows-down arrow: Minimize current window
  18. Press Window + .to snap an application to the right, press Window + Shift + . to snap to the left
  19. Press Window + P to connect to a second screen
  20. Alt-F4: Close open program or app
  21. Press Window + H to share currently application or email its content to someone on social networks
  22. Press Window + X to call out admin Menu from the bottom left corner (power menu option)
  23. Press Window + C to call the Charms bar out from the right - hand side of the screen, Charm is a new window 8 features they are sets of tools like settings, search and share.
  24.  Press Window + I to show the power setting button
  25. Ctrl-Shift-Esc: Open Task Manager


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