The blog of Rob Margel - Windows Help

Microsoftie 4 ever (19+ years) working in Windows Web Services and Content team in the UK. The blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.

Fix common errors with OneDrive

If you are having any of the problems below with OneDrive then it may be worthwhile giving the...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 06/25/2014

Download the Official Windows Phone Help+Tips app

 Help+Tips for Windows Phone Handy app for your Windows 8.1 Phone if you are looking to ...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 06/03/2014

Create a Portable Windows 8 Environment with Windows To Go

How to Create a Portable Windows 8 Environment with Windows To Go “Windows To Go is a new feature in...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 05/20/2014

Download the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8.1

Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8.1 “The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8.1 is a collection of tools you can use...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 05/13/2014

Get help for the Windows 8.1 Camera app Webcams

Also cover Webcams in general Camera app and webcams help covering: Opening the Camera app Taking a...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 05/02/2014

Want to develop for OneDrive?

if yes then head over to the new OneDrive DevCenter where you can learn all about how to develop for...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/24/2014

Top 10 Best of Bing 2013 theme for Windows

Towards the back end of last year I mentioned the Bing Homepages of 2013 - Wallpaper &...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/22/2014

Download the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld Software Development Kit RC

Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld Software Development Kit RC “The Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/22/2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Security Overview

 Download the overview of the enterprise-level security features available in Windows Phone...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/14/2014

Download the official Indian Premier League app for Windows Phone

I am a big fan of the IPL (Indian Premier League) and it is great to see the official app being...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/14/2014

Windows 8.1 Update resources and content

Following on from last weeks announcements about the Windows 8.1 Update, it is now available and you...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/09/2014

Download 4 Windows 8.1 Update how-to videos for business users

Windows 8.1 Update how-to videos for business users “A series of short videos designed for business...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/08/2014

Download the GTGraphics 3 theme for Windows

I really liked the previous 2 themes by GTGraphics ( Space theme and GTGraphics 2) and their latest...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/08/2014

Windows 8.1 Touch and pen settings: FAQ

Touch and pen settings: FAQ Covering How do I check if my PC has a touch screen? How do I calibrate...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/07/2014

Fire theme for Windows by Marc Schroeder

Fire theme Whether smoldering embers or dancing flames, photographer Marc Schroeder captures fire’s...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/07/2014

Download the Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide

Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business “This 20 pages brochure-type guide is designed for...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 04/07/2014

Download North Island theme for Windows by Brian Lai

North Island theme “From the glittering lights of Auckland to Muriwai’s rugged, windswept shores,...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 03/12/2014

Download the Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit

Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit “Windows 8.1 welcomes you, IT Pro, to an era of highly mobile...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 03/12/2014

Download Mt Rainier theme for Windows by Christopher D. Elliott

Mount Rainier theme “Towering over the skyline of Washington state, majestic Mount Rainier inspires...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 03/11/2014

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 tutorial

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 tutorial covering : Review the system requirements for...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 03/11/2014

I helped ship Windows 8.1

Yesterday I received my Windows 8.1 Ship It plaque, which now sits nicely next to my Windows 8 ship...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 03/11/2014

Download the Austin Botanical Garden theme for Windows by Amy Alderman

Austin Botanical Garden theme “Photographer Amy Alderman introduces the wide variety of vividly...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 03/03/2014

OneDrive desktop app for Windows: FAQ

OneDrive desktop app for Windows: FAQ  covering: What does the OneDrive folder do? How can I...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/27/2014

50+ Keyboard shortcuts for the Mail app

If you are a big user of the Mail app in Windows 8.1 and use it in conjunction with a keyboard then...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/26/2014

Download Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry lockdown and branding poster

  Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry lockdown and branding poster “The branding and lockdown...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/24/2014

Running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and still want to play Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts

Then install these Windows Store Apps Microsoft Solitaire Collection Microsoft Minesweeper Hearts...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/21/2014

Compare OneDrive to iCloud, Google Drive & Dropbox

Handy guide when Compareing OneDrive to iCloud, Google Drive & Dropbox Covers areas such as: -...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/20/2014

Everything you wanted to know about Contact list management in Outlook.com

Contact list management in Outlook.com Covering: Where are my contacts? Add a contact Import...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/19/2014

Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions Comparison

I am not a Windows Server guy but spotted this handy comparison chart Windows Server 2012 R2...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/10/2014

Make Bing Your Search Engine in Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Make Bing Your Search Engine “This installer makes Bing your default search engine. The installation...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/07/2014

Download the official Sochi 2014 Guide for Windows Phone

“Mobile Guide to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi will make your Games unforgettable...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 02/05/2014

Download Sierra Sunsets theme for Windows by Tom Mansfield

Sierra Sunsets theme Rainbow sunsets cast their fading glow on lone pine trees and the distant...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/30/2014

Passwords in Windows 8.1: FAQ

Handy FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on Passwords in Windows 8.1  (also applies to Windows RT...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/27/2014

Be safe online and on social network resources

Spotted these bunch of downloads for keeping safe and secure online, on social networks and keeping...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/27/2014

Download the Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business

Windows 8.1 Power User Guide for Business “Learn from this Windows 8.1 Power User Guide about the...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/21/2014

A bunch of Windows 8.1 resources for educators

Windows 8.1 Deployment to PCs - A Guide for Education “This guide provides an overview of Windows...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/21/2014

Santa Clause in Microsoft Paint

I Love seeing cool stuff produced in Microsoft Paint such as (the Pixel Painter, 4 year painting,...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/17/2014

Download Dragon Butterflies theme by Thomas Freiberg for Windows

If you liked the Butterflies of Germany theme then you will enjoy the new Dragonflies theme by the...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/14/2014

Caterham r500 now available for Forza 5 users

For those that know I am a Caterham owner which I compete in UK hillclimbs and sprints  and I...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/08/2014

Great Surface Pro offers for Students in the UK

Just been told of this great offer for UK students in the Microsoft Store 126 GB version at £404.99...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/08/2014

Download Shadowboxes 2 theme for Windows by Chris Maynard

If you liked the Shadowboxes theme by Chris Maynard then you are likely to enjoy the 2nd theme...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/07/2014

Remote Desktop Connection FAQ in Windows 8.1

List of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for using  Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 8.1...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/07/2014

Lake Ohrid Sunsets theme for Windows by Slavco Stojanoski

Lake Ohrid Sunsets theme “Nestled between Macedonia and Albania, Lake Ohrid glows serenely in the...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/03/2014

Download the RMS SDK 3.0s for Windows Phone 8 and the Windows Store

Microsoft RMS SDK 3.0 for Windows Phone 8 and the Windows Store are simple SDKs for RMS for...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/03/2014

Garden Glimpses 4 theme for Windows by Rangan Das

If you liked the previous Garden Glimpses themes by photographer Rangan Das (one, two, three) then...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/02/2014

Top ten Blog posts of 2013

First off I wish you all a happy 2014 to all So as is traditional at the start of the new year is a...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 01/02/2014

Download Beautiful Queensland theme for Windows by Tracie Louise

Beautiful Queensland theme “Australia’s northwestern northeastern corner offers a feast for the...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 12/23/2013

Download the best Bing homepages of 2013

Bing Homepages of 2013 - Wallpaper & Screensaver Pack “The Most Popular Bing Homepages for 2013...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 12/23/2013

Download the Changing Seasons theme for Windows by Arnould de Potesta de Tornaco

Changing Seasons theme Warm leaves, chilly frost, delicate blossoms, and vibrant berries and blooms:...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 12/20/2013

Looking to secure your Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Machine?

If so then check out our new Consumer security software providers site “Hackers and scammers...

Author: Rob Margel Date: 12/20/2013

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