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Windows 8.1 is Here!

Latest Update on release of Windows 8.1:

Windows 8.1 will allow people to start in the desktop mode automatically. In that mode, it is restoring a button that resembles the old Start button. The Start button will now take people back to the new tablet-style start screen, rather than the old Start menu. Hey, its better than nothing!

Other new features of Windows 8.1 include more options to use multiple apps. People will get more options to determine how much of the screen each app takes while showing up to four different programs, rather than just two. The update will also offer more integrated search results, showing users previews of websites, apps and documents that are on the device, all at once. Continue reading →

Download Windows 8.1 Power Guide

Learn from this Windows 8.1 Power User Guide about the advanced features of Windows 8.1, such as File Explorer, Task Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Mobility Center, Windows To Go, and SkyDrive Pro. With Windows 8.1, you can get the most out of your device efficiently.

Select Here to Download the Windows 8.1 Power Guide

With the new Windows, you have everything you need to work efficiently. Your familiar desktop is better than ever with advanced functionalities, like the new Task Manager and streamlined file management. Internet Explorer 11 gives you instant and fluid access to the world. And best of all, you can use all these features feeling confident that your important data is secure.

Whether you are collaborating on a large project, preparing for an upcoming conference, or traveling for work, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together—seamlessly—to accomplish your every task. With the advanced features of Windows 8.1, you can get the most out of your device.

List of Windows 8 Tablet Computers

Tablet Computers are forever changing. Higher resolution, faster processors, increased memory, extended battery life, thinner, lighter, more durable, colorful, better cameras, and many more options. The prices are also coming down. The following is a listing of Windows 8 Tablets. Bear in mind the list may be out dated at the time you are reading this. Continue reading →

Windows 8.1 Smart Search

Smart Search is Bing integration with Windows Search. Instead of the dumb app, settings, and file search differentiation in Windows 8/RT, Smart Search now provides a single interface that combines local searches with web searches. Bing Smart Search is a faster way to get things done, available only on the new Windows 8.1. It’s built especially to help you get the most out of touch on your tablet or PC, and brings you great results from the web, your device, apps, and the cloud, all with one search. To search your PC, the web, and SkyDrive using Bing Smart Search Continue reading →

Windows 8.1 and Why its Much Better than 8.0

Windows 8 was a new direction for Microsoft, offering mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. But some people were unhappy with its design. Windows 8.1 answers these complaints and takes Windows a step further. Back in October of 2012, a lot of hype surrounded the release of Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8. Reviews were mixed. While the performance and security enhancements were well received, there was considerable criticism about the new and redesigned user interface. Many felt it was confusing, difficult to learn, and limited in some areas. Microsoft responded to this criticism with Windows 8.1, the first major update to Windows 8. Continue reading →

Windows 8.1 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to work with your PC, saving you time and effort as you work with Windows and other apps. Continue reading →

Windows 8.1 Reviews

Setup A Picture Password in Windows 8.1

With a picture password, you can sign in to your PC with your favorite photo instead of a hard-to-remember password.   You choose the picture, which gestures—circles, straight lines, or taps—you use, and where on the picture you trace them.    You can draw a picture password directly on a touchscreen with your finger, or you can use a mouse to draw your shapes.  Everyone who has a Microsoft account on your PC can set up their own picture password. Continue reading →

Information on Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade paths

There are 3 versions of Windows 8 to choose from and depending on which version of Windows 7 you have you can upgrade to a specific version of Windows 8.

Note: If you do not care to keep your previous version of Windows settings, personal files and applications you can chose to perform a “clean install”. During a clean install Windows will save your old windows documents and files into a directory named “windows.old” and create a new Windows folder structure. If you select this option you will have to re-install all of your previously installed applications including Microsoft Office. Hopfully you saved your application software install media and license key’s otherwise you won’t be able to install them. Continue reading →