Windows 8 keyboard combinations

The new version of Windows has some new keyboard combinations for the new features. Of course there are a lot of sites that have complete downloadable cheat sheets for these kind of things. I just create a simple list to start with to keep the learning curve acceptable   New key combinations for Windows 8 WinKey = Start screen or previously opened application WinKey + C = Open charms WinKey +. = Moves opened application to left or right side WinKey + Tab = Open application overview on the LHS WinKey + Q = Search application WinKey + X = Start screen power menu WinKey + W = Searc... [More]

Installing Windows 8 CP with Virtual Box

Today I took some time to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview and run it within Virtual Box. During installation I wrote down some notes of what I encountered during setup. Here is my simplified list of steps to achieve a working Windows 8. You can download the Win8 Consumer Preview from the Microsoft site as a ISO image. 1. Install Virtual Box + Extension Pack. 2. Create new virtual machine with OS Windows 8. 3. Choose 2048 MB internal memory for 64 bit version (You can use 1024 for 32 bit). 4. Create Virtual Disk Image with dynamically allocated setting & 20 GB HDD space. 5.... [More]