How to log off in Windows 8

Have you ever asked yourself how to lock your Windows 8 PC? What about logging off?

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If you press the power button in Windows 8, you will get an menu with “Sleep”, “Shut down” and “Restart”. If you are expecting to find an Hibernate or a Log Off option you will be disappointed. About the Hibernate button we already talked in this post. But what about logging off?

Well … this is simple … just click on your name in top right of the start screen. And the log off is now changed in Sign Off while Microsoft is expecting that your Windows 8 device is more likely to be connected to internet. Have fun!

Unable to open connection file Default.rdp

At work I am usually using my office computer via an “Remote Desktop Connection” while I in a different rooms. Today I stepped over an error that says “Unable to open connection file – C:\Users\Bogdan\Documents\Default.rdp” while I tried to open the remote desktop application.

I searched for solutions via internet and the most simple way to clear this error was to actually delete the file that contains the default connection.

1. So, I just browsed into my computer down to “C:\Users\Bogdan\Documents

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Here, if you show the hidden files, you will be able to spot “Default.rdp”

2. Close any remote Remote Desktop Connection errors or open programs and delete the default file.

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3 Finally, open again a new Remote Desktop Connection. The error should be cleared now. A new Default.rdp file will be created.

Have fun!

Available memory less than 15MB!!! -285917184

This error is usual on a 64bit OS (Windows 7 or Windows 8) when you need to open an older software/game. For example, if you try to play Counter-Strike 1.6 on a computer with 64 bits Windows 7 you will definitely get this error.

In order to clear the error and get your program/software going you need to make a simple configuration. Right click on your program (executor or .exe file) and choose “Properties”. On the new window click on “Compatibility” tab. Then check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and try with Windows XP SP3.

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If Windows XP3 option is not working, then choose other version until you find one that works fine with your program. Usually, the above setting will work great.

Have fun!