Quick Tip: Add Administrative Tools to the Windows 8 Start Screen

Many common administrative tools are hidden by default in Windows 8. Here is how you make them visible.

As someone who gets paid to know the ins and outs of the Microsoft Windows operating system, I often find myself accessing system utilities, configuration settings, and administrative tools. This is relatively easy to do in Windows 7, but as a more simplified user-orientation operating system, Windows 8 defaults to hiding many of those administrative applications. However, regaining access to those tools is just the flip of a switch away.

Note: This tip is strictly from the desktop or notebook PC perspective – we are not discussion tablets yet.

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