Ramon Niebla writes:
My Dell Inspiron Windows 7 laptop has a trojan virus, and it has taken over the Services.exe file. So if I restore it to a previous time, the chance of it still being there is high since I’m not sure exactly …continue reading
Jas Nijjer writes:
Like many enthusiasts, I build my own PC instead of buying less capable PCs that are more expensive. What do you think about the situation that many custom PC builders are facing regarding a lack of drivers for Windows 8? It’s difficult …continue reading
Paul Reynolds asks:
I am thinking of getting Windows 8 on my laptop; these are my results. Could you please tell me if it is OK for me to upgrade my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8?
Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 …continue reading
Matt Wilson writes:
I’m about to purchase a new PC without a touchscreen. Most PCs sold today come with Windows 8 preinstalled. I have not heard many great things about Windows 8. Do you think it would be a good idea to “downgrade” the new …continue reading
For literally my entire life, Windows has been a Start button, a taskbar, and a desktop. And for many people, that’s all the computer has ever been. Now with Windows 8, Microsoft is making consumers learn a whole new experience with no video tutorial or …continue reading
For Windows 8 users on a tablet or touchscreen computer, Picture Passwords are a great way to secure your computer without having to break out the keyboard every time you want to log in. By having the system memorize a few gestures over a photo, …continue reading
If you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of a dedicated Google Maps application for Windows Phone 8, you might be waiting a very long time. In fact, you might be holding your breath equally as long for Google Drive or Gmail.
Clay Bavor, Google’s Product Management …continue reading
Windows 8 introduced us to this very strange window shade that drops whenever you lock the screen. In order to get back into Windows, Microsoft put this little shade between you and the login screen. It might be great for tablets where notifications and other …continue reading
The current buzz spreading throughout Silicon Valley surrounds Windows Blue, an initiative by Microsoft to deliver a low-cost update to Windows that users can purchase at a much lower price than previous Windows versions. In theory, this sounds like a terrific idea as it would …continue reading
It hasn’t been long since the Microsoft Surface hit stores and started being picked apart by every technology pundit and reviewer out there. The dream of a Microsoft-produced computer that ran Windows has been in the back of the minds of many a Windows user …continue reading
Upgrading your PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro is fairly straightforward. What I found to be a little less intuitive is the process for deleting the Windows.Old file that contains old program and operating system data carried over from Windows 7.
This folder …continue reading
I make it a point to search for a new browser around this time each year. It isn’t because I’m particularly fickle about my software choices, but because the major browsers out there are constantly shifting positions in the leader boards.
I’ve used Opera, Firefox, …continue reading
Microsoft has come a long way in terms of making its operating system more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Unfortunately, a lot of this effort is counteracted by the new type of app being supported by the operating system. How keyboard shortcut friendly …continue reading
Microsoft has made a number of improvements to its File Manager program in Windows 8. While it might seem as though Windows 8 is a step towards abandoning legacy desktop programs, the more critical system tools are still largely dependent on the desktop. When it …continue reading
Microsoft has decided to do away with Windows Live Messenger in favor of its more popular VoIP and IM solution, Skype. This is a wise move, because not only is Skype growing as a popular IM client, but because Microsoft would be competing with itself …continue reading
Dreamtwister2k on YouTube asks, “Does cloning the desktop a create a performance hit? I use Steam Big Picture to play games on my TV with a gamepad (if properly supported). It would be easier for me to set everything up on my desktop monitor rather …continue reading
One common mantra I hear from technology experts and pundits regarding Windows 8 is that it is made for touch, and not for the traditional keyboard and mouse. While I can still navigate through Windows 8 with relative ease with a mouse, the thought of …continue reading
Whether clunky CRT or sleek 23 inch LCD, I have long preferred to operate with multiple monitors. In the Windows 98 days I saw a stockbroker with three monitors on his desk and was instantly hooked. Without knowing exactly what a normal person would do …continue reading
There’s no question that Windows 8 was built with touch in mind. I’ve always assumed from the first time I used it in Developer Preview that Microsoft was looking ahead to a world where traditional desktop computers were a thing of the past. Touchscreens and …continue reading
Navigating Windows 8 is a new and somewhat confusing experience, especially for someone who has had only basic experience with operating systems in general. Not everyone will find hot corners and touch gestures appealing. There is still a lot to be said about utilizing clever …continue reading
Microsoft claims that, in the first three days after the release of its new Windows 8 operating system, over four million copies have already been purchased. The number is impressive, especially considering the fact that the normal user has not had an opportunity to see …continue reading