The team behind Windows 8 have really pushed the limits with the operating system and out done themselves. It brings a lot of innovations and makes things a lot easier for the user, when comparing with now ancient versions like XP or Vista.
One of the reasons why I’m saying this is because the process of installing a printer in Windows 8 is now really easy. To be more specific, there are two ways of doing this and I’m going to detail both of them below.
Even though laptops and desktop PC’s nowadays come most of the time with a large hard drive, disk space will always be a problem. Taking this into consideration, Windows 8 is no exception from the rule as the partition you install it on will rapidly fill up with all sorts of files.
Freeing up disk space on the OS drive was never an easy task, so I hope that this article will shed some light on what you have to do in Windows 8 in order to solve this problem.
One of the main features of Windows 8 is Internet Explorer 10, which now comes bundled with the operating system in two forms: a Metro version and the classic desktop version. The novelty here is obviously the one designed to be used on tablets and touch enabled devices.
If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 8 and are looking for anti-spyware software to scan your computer, I strongly recommend you to try Spybot Search & Destroy. The latest version of Spybot is 184.108.40.206, which was recently released and now comes with built-in support for Windows 8 plus a brand new interface.
Among the ad-aware / spyware detection tools this software is definitely in the top three. This performance is achieved thanks to its clever heuristics engine and to its capability of disinfecting a computer which has been compromised without any kind of problem.
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8 has been designed to work on both tablets and PC’s in the same way. A consequence of following this strategy means that some of the features that you were used to before, are not easily accessible.
One of these features is the very basic shut down & restart Windows 8 command, which is now hidden under the charms bar requiring you to use more than one click for properly turning off your computer.
With the competition tightening in the cloud environment day by day, Microsoft wants to bring innovation in terms of document creation, editing and sharing through its Office products. Thus, the company based in Redmond has two types of versions available for its popular Office suite.
The first one called Office 2013 represents a traditional single device license, while the other is called Office 365 and is based on an annual subscription service for a license which can be used on multiple devices. The latter includes additional services like cloud integration for saving and sharing documents.
Back in April 2012, while Windows 8 was yet to be released, the Canadian chip manufacturer ATI announced that it will no longer offer official updates for Linux or Windows 8 drivers concerning legacy Radeon video adapters.
While the official support for such hardware was ended, at that time the company said that it will offer a basic driver which will be integrated in Windows 8, but that’s as far as they will go with the hardware.
Microsoft’s new operating system is gaining more traction with each day that passes, but users get used to it harder than they did with the previous version. This is due to the fact that Windows 8 comes with a redesigned and improved user interface. Here are the coolest six features in Windows 8 that most users don’t know about.
Even though Windows 8 comes with a new user interface and a lot of new features, there’s at least one which seems that it did not get the same level of attention from Microsoft. I’m talking about the way that users are notified about the available updates for Windows 8. While this feature was implemented with the help of a pop-up balloon message ever since Windows XP was launched, it seems to have been turned off by default in the latest version of the operating system.
With their latest operating system, Windows 8, Microsoft has seriously overhauled the way that users interact with what they know as the PC. You can notice this right from the moment when you boot up the system, as the menu which appeared when you pressed F8 can now hardly be accessed.