Windows 8 is Here! WIndows 8 is here folks, and its fully ready for users to buy it from Microsoft, you can now be the proud owner of your very own Windows 8 Pro operating system. The starting price is a limited time offer from Microsoft and is going at a $39.99 selling price for the download, and a $69.99 price for the actual software box shipment to be delivered to your doorstep. It features the brand new Metro Style UI interface, and its very appealing visually, however it takes some time to get use to it all, and so we are doing folks a favor by providing the tutorial guides here to help anyone learn how to utilize their new Win 8 if they so chose to make the purchase. Below is the first of many guides through it all, and there’s loads more to come, show casing hints, tips, and tricks to make the Windows 8 user experience become a welcoming experience an complete transition from using the older operating systems. Looking to get the upgrade follow link here: Microsoft WIndows 8 Pro official upgrade
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Windows 8 is hard! So say 14 'typical users' | The Download Blog A U.K. design firm put Windows 8 under the microscope recently, and users reported some issues with handling the operating system. The firm in question, Foolproof, had 14 "typical users" try out Windows 8 for the first time to see how they fared using the new-look operating system. This tiny group reportedly consisted of regular Windows users, so they supposedly weren't coming to the Microsoft universe cold. But Microsoft's new user interface, which largely consists of a series of tiles, ditching the traditional look and feel of Windows, "comes with a huge learning overhead." Foolproof's relatively small number of testers made several observations, including: The user interface was "fresh and attractive," but by the end of the session, none of them "felt confident using the new interface." That there is a steep learning curve is nothing new to those who have used the software. Full coverage: Windows 8 Microsoft will make Windows 8 available tomorrow.
Download Free Computer Books and Programming eBooks | OnlineProgrammingBooks.com Run Commands for Windows 7 A List of Run Commands for Windows 7 Information I'm posting a list of Run Commands every PowerUser or Administrator should know in bold below. Windows logo key + R Administrative Tools Computer Management Computer Management = compmgmt.msc or CompMgmtLauncher Task Scheduler = control schedtasks Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc Shared Folders/MMC = fsmgmt.msc Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc Device Manager = devmgmt.msc Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc Services = services.msc Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc Conrtol Panel Accessories Open Documents folder = documents Open Pictures folder = pictures Open Music folder = music Open Videos folder = videos Open Downloads folder = downloads Open Favorites folder = favorites Open Recent folder = recent Logs out of Windows = logoff Locks User Account = Windows logo Key + L
Microsoft sued for infringing patent on Live Tiles Microsoft's been touting its Live Tiles concept ever since Windows Phone 7 launched two years ago, but the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and particularly the Surface tablets appear to have given a company called SurfCast an opening to file a patent lawsuit over the concept. Microsoft's held high-profile launches of all three products lately, so news of the case is being reported widely — but a basic examination of SurfCast's patent reveals Microsoft's move into selling its own PCs is the key to the complaint. SurfCast owns US Patent #6,724,403, which was filed in October 2000 and issued in April 2004. Broadly, the patent covers selecting a variety of information sources, assigning each of those sources to a tile, and updating those tiles at variable refresh rates. Most "software patents" are really hybrids of hardware and software
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99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast Over the last several years working in IT for various companies as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Help Desk professional, I’ve written and learned about many ways to increase the performance of not only my PC, but also of the many PCs on my networks ranging from Windows 98 to Windows Vista. In this article, I hope to compile a complete list of all the different methods and tricks that I’ve used to get the last bit of juice out of a slow PC. Whether you are using an old PC or the latest and greatest in hardware, you can still use some of these to make your PC run faster. Note that since I write two blogs, Help Desk Geek and Online Tech Tips, I have previously written about many performance tips already which I will link back to throughout. There are probably a lot of great tweaks and performance hacks that I’ve missed here, so feel free to chime in with comments! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.
Is all your gear Windows 8 compatible? Migrating to a new operating system is a bit like getting ready for a first date. What will she look like? Will he be easy to get along with? Will the two of you be compatible? The good news: Unlike the painful upgrade that many users experienced when moving from Windows XP to Vista, the move from Windows 7 to 8 should be much easier—at least that's what Microsoft is promising. "Windows 8 ships with more than 450 Hewlett-Packard printing products supported," an HP spokesperson says. Nonetheless, Windows 8 presents unique challenges for peripherals that must work with the touch-centric interface found on tablets, hybrids, and other newfangled devices. Microsoft Surveying the Windows 8 compatibility landscape PCWorld took an exhaustive look at reports of hardware compatibility and incompatibility with the latest Windows 8 Release Preview. Of the thousands of hardware devices listed there, only a handful of products were tagged as incompatible (see the list near the bottom of this story).