Question: I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop, and the only thing I don’t like about the PC is Windows 8. I want to replace Windows 8 with the more familiar Windows 7. How can I do this? — Robert And
(1 month and 16 days ago)
It's official: The Windows Blue update will be dubbed Windows 8.1, it'll be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices alike, and it will cost you the low, low price of zip, nada, zilch. Interestingly, the free Windows 8.1 update will be available through the Windows Store, not the usual Windows Update method. "Windows 8.1 ... continues the journey we first began with...
(1 month and 5 days ago)
Another nugget of Windows Blue information has just dropped in the form of a video leak, hinting at what we can expect from the Windows 8 update when it eventually arrives.For those of you who don't know, Blue is the current codename for the upcoming Windows 8 update, which is rumoured to be cross-platform with Windows Phone 8 and RT. The new video demo, carried out at...
(3 months ago)
Ben's wife has a new Dell laptop running Microsoft Windows 8, and he's trying to downgrade it to Windows 7I don't expect you've tried replacing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Pro. Well, it's not that simple! I'm attempting to change the operating system on my wife's new Dell laptop from Windows 8 to 64-bit Windows 7 Pro. I spent three hours last night, found that I had to change...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
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(1 month and 12 days ago)
Windows 8 is a hot topic these days. Not since Vista has a new operating system generated so much controversy, and I'd argue that Vista wasn't nearly as divisive as Windows 8 has proven to be. Regular readers of this column already know my position: I don't like it. I've tried it on laptops and tablets alike, and every time I come away asking myself the same question: Why?...
(3 months and 3 days ago)
Evidence of a big “Windows Blue” update this year continue to pile up, including the first alleged screenshots of the future Windows software. As previously reported, Windows Blue may not refer only to an update for Windows, but to a set of coordinated updates for several Microsoft products, including Windows Phone, Windows Server, Windows RT, and services such as...
(3 months and 29 days ago)
"Windows 8 on a desktop." The very phrase makes some people recoil and instinctively mouse over their Start buttons. It's too bad that the modern UI has proven so contentious, because aside from the eye candy—or eye cancer, depending on your perspective—an abundance of welcome nuts-and-bolts changes makes Windows 8 the hands-down best version of Windows that Microsoft has...
(3 months and 10 days ago)
If you purchase a Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10 smartphone, don’t expect to download the same applications your friends are using on their iPhones and Android devices. A new report from research firm Canalys has found that a majority of the top Android and iOS applications still aren’t available on Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10. When combined, the two operating systems...
(27 days ago)
While numerous vendors have released tablet devices that use Windows RT, Lenovo has gone with Windows 8 Pro for its hybrid notebook/tablet, the ThinkPad Helix. According to Lenovo Think PC and visual category manager Simon Kent, Windows 8 Pro was the right choice because it is the "full version of Windows" and not "cut down" like RT, enabling users to use the Helix as a...
(1 month and 19 days ago)
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