In a startling revelation, Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft’s operating systems unit, announced that all users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will get a free upgrade to Windows 10. This also includes everyone who are, either knowingly or unknowingly, running a non-genuine version of Windows! This seems to be Microsoft’s plan to battle pirates…
If you’re blogging and use Windows as your primary platform, you’ll find the frequent need for adding screenshots to your posts. Not only does a screenshot bring some life to your post but it serves to give the reader a visual understanding of what you’re talking about. You can go about the traditional way of hitting the Print Screen key on your keyboard and then jumping to Paint to get your screenshot.
If you’re using any version of Windows, one of the biggest problems, even today is the slow speed of copying files. I experience this just a few days back when trying to clean up my external hard disk on Windows 8.1.
Windows doesn’t come inbuilt with the ability to hide and password protect folders. If you need to do so, you’ll want to check out SecretFolder. SecretFolder lets you quickly add and password protect one or more folders just by dragging them onto the software.
Real time communication can be essential in business and is done mostly through the new technologies that have become standard. This quick method of communication has made way for virtual meetings, speedy conversations and a better connected network where people can be reached no matter the distance. We have listed the top 5 software products to use in case of fast communication.
During my regular work, I tend to face repeated issues of Excel hanging. This can be really frustrating because a stuck Excel means a painful wait for Windows to figure out what it wants to do with the process. Unfortunately, there isn’t much I can do about this because it is mainly due to addons that I have installed in Excel, which are required for me to do my job coupled with large files with tens of sheets and hundreds of rows with data.
A month back we told you how to get hold of Windows 8 Media Center for your Windows 8 PC for free. And it seems like pirates have used this method to find a workaround in the Windows activation program Using this method, you can now simply activate your copy of Windows 8! Below is screenshot of my Windows 8 Pro with Media Center edition which I purchased last month.
I upgraded my old (though still robust) Dell Inspiron 15 to Windows 8 over the weekend. I’ve struggled quite a bit since then to get it up and running and finally ended up resetting my computer. It has been stable since then and the operating system is definitely faster than Vista and Windows 7.
There are several free and paid cleaning tools available for your Windows PC. CCleaner is probably the most famous of them all. SlimCleaner is the world’s first software that lets you clean and optimize Windows systems using a crowd-sourced approach.
If you’re a website developer, you’ll frequently come across clients who would want their websites working on Internet Explorer, especially legacy versions of the browser. Even though the world has moved on to much later versions of the browser as well as Firefox, Chrome, etc. many organisations still use traditional versions of the browser.
Windows 8 Release preview is already available and if you’ve decided to give it a shot, you’ll notice the big changes to Windows 8 over Windows 7. In line with the Windows 8 release, Microsoft, yesterday, unveiled a range of new mice and keyboards that are ready to work with Windows 8. It doesn’t mean your existing mouse and keyboard will stop working, but, the new series is specially designed to get the most of Windows 8.
If you’re already running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, then this one is for you! Microsoft is offering all existing users to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99.