Leo suggests that getting used to new ‘things’ (like Windows 8) is not always ideal – but frequently worthwhile.
With just a little time and effort – you too may forget you are using Windows 8.
Learn how to backup your customized Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 start screen layout – if you ever need to reinstall Windows.
Windows 8 includes built in features designed to help parent monitor their children’s online activity.
Trying to change the background color on a Windows 8 Pro system and am getting an error saying you need to “Activate my Windows 8 Settings”.
You can dance in Windows 8 and its as easy as 3 steps: snap, shake, and drop to the floor.
Not everyone is familiar with the time saving features of the Windows 8 Start Menu. The Microsoft Princess takes you on a tour of a new tiled window to the world.
As the co-founder of FixMeStick, I appreciated the Pit Crew’s article on Windows 8 Secure Boot last week. As the Pit Crew’s article mentions, even Microsoft’s own Offline Defender won’t boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot on. Neither will Norton’s Bootable Recovery Tool. We received a lot of questions about how we do it so here’s how we’ve architected our latest FixMeStick (a computer virus removal device):
In late June, Microsoft is set to roll out Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) and 8 key improvements/enhancements designed to save Windows 8.
After training thousands on Windows 8 since the day of launch, I’ve come to realize that the start button is more of a crutch than providing a true purpose.
Windows 8 has sold over 100 million licenses since its debut on October 26, 2012, but that doesn’t mean everyone who has it found their way on day one.
Although there are some good things in the Windows 8 package, the radical change to the familiar desktop interface is what has so many people bothered.
I recently upgraded my primary desktop machine to Windows 8. I did so with some trepidation after hearing many complaints. My reaction: what’s all the fuss about?
I am on record as being a fan of Windows 8 and I reject many of the criticisms aimed at the new operating system as downright misinformation. It would appear however, that I am a member of an underwhelming minority.
This article focuses on a few ways to make your Windows 8 experience less painful.
Some highlights of Windows 8′s split personality.
How to customize your Windows 8 Start Page by adding tiles for my key stock holdings.
Have you just upgraded to Windows 8? Are you lost and alone in a sea of unfamiliarity? How do I do this, how do I get to that? Do not fear, help is at hand!
How can I get rid of the Windows 8 keyboard icon entirely?
Even after Microsoft’s simplified the licensing system for Windows 8, people are still asking themselves what’s right for them.
Now that there isn’t as much discussion about Romney and Obama the passion appears to focus on the future of Microsoft and Windows 8.
Here I explore the things considered by Microsoft while designing/developing the Windows 8 touch keyboard.
Windows 8 has been released and I’m getting the question at a slowly increasing pace: should I get it? I’ll detail my current thinking on Windows 8 and whether or not its worth upgrading.
Understanding the varieties of Windows 8 can be a little confusing even for the experts so I’m going to try and explain it as simple as possible.
There are four versions of Windows 8. Which one you choose may be pre-determined for you.
Chris Pirillo takes to the streets to gauge public response to Windows 8.
Windows 8 is coming to market on October 26, and Microsoft is doing all it can to urge users to upgrade to its radically new operating system.
A quick and easy way to create a portable version of Windows 8 on your USB drive.
Windows 8 offers a revolutionary new way to interact with your computer via the stunning Metro interface. This author thinks that’s going to be a big deal for all in one computers.
Here is a list of some of the major noticeable features which were present in Windows 7, but have been removed in Windows 8.
Ok, you’ve made a leap of faith. You’ve bought a new PC or upgraded to Windows 8. Now what? How do you accomplish the tasks you used to do in a previous operating system? Where is the desktop? Where is the Start Menu? What the heck are you looking at? What is this thingy over here.
Windows8 for Desktop is the fastest most powerful operating system to date. It’s built for speed and endurance but is like a pack of wild sled dogs. Without the proper controls, you’ll be going in circles. Grab control now, show it who’s boss with these 4 Easy Steps.
Over the course of the last 9 months or so I have been running the Windows 8 previews…
As the date for Windows 8′s release draws near, you’ll be seeing many more commentaries and tutorials about it as we get a first-hand look into the operating system. We’ve already made a number of reviews, had a look into up and coming apps for the OS, and even made a final “pros vs. cons” piece as a prelude to its release. Now, we’re going to discuss what you should know before upgrading.
The real impact of Windows 8 is so much larger. The difference for consumers goes way beyond flat tiles, a missing Start button or a touch screen interface.
Knowing that Nothing is forever, I’ve always wondered when we’d see the fall of Windows. Unfortunately, I think we are seeing that happen now.
In the past two years we’ve seen mobility reshape the form of computing. Cell phones have become mini computers and tablets have become the fastest growing form factor of computing today.
Windows “version 8″ is upon us. Bringing changes to the old, the safe, the familiar. Some say the changes are for the best. Others dread them, swear to keep the Seven (or XP) for a long time to come. Some even say they will never abandon XP as long as there’s hardware to support it. That is how changing things affect us.
However, things that seem new and daunting will undoubtedly after a period seem like the most natural thing in the world – something you just can’t imagine life without. Do you think that the changes in “Version 8″ are something you can live without ?
Here’s what’s likely to happen as Windows 8 makes its way to store shelves.
Before launch, we lay out 4 things to love about Windows 8 and a few things that might give you pause.
Some of you may have noticed that the button to shutdown, restart or even switch user in Windows 8 – is a pain to find or get to.
Traditionally, sales of new PCs slump a few months ahead of the release of a new version of Windows. Would-be buyers tend to postpone purchases because they want the next-generation operating system to be included “free” in their next PCs. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t wait for Windows 8.
It’s the home stretch for the new OS, but success remains anyone’s guess. The next steps for Windows 8.
Dell isn’t happy. As things go, the PC era, that is the Personal computer era may be over.
Multiple OS operations will be strictly limited, when Microsoft debuts Windows 8. That said, Linux has found a way to make it possible to be a part of a Windows 8 PC.
Join me as I show off some of the changes and other features that are included in the recently released Windows 8 Release Preview.
This is the final public release of the next Windows operating system from Microsoft before it heads to manufacturers and the general public.
Will the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 spark PC sales? A look a recent Gartner research…
With all the hoopla about the recent announcement from Microsoft that Windows 8 will not support DVD playback nativly, I kinda confused on why everyone seems so upset and shocked.
Windows 8, Windows RT and the new touch-centric Metro interface — which one has the most promise?
How to make Windows 8 into a faster and more convenient OS for you.
Microsoft offers a complex mix of its OS — Win8 won’t make choosing any easier.
At PC Pitstop, we have a very unique view of the upcoming launch of Windows 8. On one hand, we are part of the Windows universe, and to the extent that Windows 8 is successful, then that is good for PC Pitstop. On the other hand, PC Pitstop and PC Matic exist to fix and repair many of the bone headed ‘features’ in Windows.