I purchased a Dell laptop in early 2010 and getting drivers from Dell for laptops that old is impossible. On the bright side, there are other laptop manufacturers, like Gateway, who have maintained up to date drivers. I upgraded to Windows 8 around a month back and as part of the process, I had to uninstall my incompatible touchpad drivers.
With Windows 8, the way we interacted with Computer has changed enormously. By default, Windows 8 looks better and more beautiful than its predecessors. It boasts many new fancy features and customization capabilities like a Smartphone/Tablet.
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.
If you find yourself frequently loading your iPod or Blackberry or any other portable device with audio and videos from CDs or DVDs, you’ll find the need for a multimedia converter. Format Factory is a free Windows audio, video and photo converter that supports a large range of formats for encoding and ripping. The software a wide range of multimedia formats including conversion to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF and MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
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.
Microsoft unveiled it’s new tablet titled “Surface”. Aptly titled because the Windows RT version weighs in at 676g and is only 9.3″ thick!
Windows 8 has been designed to boot so quickly that you have almost zero reaction time to get to the famous boot screens that allow you to choose a different boot device or enter into the troubleshooting utilities. If you want to enter the boot screens when booting up your PC, you need to hit the F8 key. Usually one tap doesn’t suffice and you’ll need to hit the key repeatedly several times so that Windows can detect one of them.
And not just on your iPad, but also your Blackberry Tablet, Windows and Android devices! If you love to read and you can’t keep away from your newspapers, then PressReader is one the best apps that you can download for this purpose. PressReader is the only application that lets you read a growing list of over 2,100 full-content newspapers from 95 countries in 54 languages available through the world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk PressDisplay.