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?
(29 days ago)
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
(20 days ago)
The runners were everywhere in the lobby of the Cambridge hotel when I went down to get coffee early Monday morning. It was chilly outside, good for marathoners, and you could tell how chilly as the two eight-man crew teams from Boston University glided by the lobby windows, bundled up against the stiff breeze on the Charles River.
(1 month and 5 days ago)
If an iPlayer live tile is just the thing to finish off your Windows Phone 8 home screen, then we have excellent news: the BBC has just launched an iPlayer app for WP8. Well, we say app. It's really just that shortcut to the mobile website that it promised back in March, but the Win-Pho-friendly iPlayer does offer a live tile and makes use of the service's media player....
(7 days ago)
Microsoft has revealed more details about its Windows Blue project, which promises to bring a big update to Windows 8.The new features for Windows 8.1 look likely to hit public preview at Microsoft's Build developer conference in June - quite how that will work in practice remains to be seen, but it's likely you won't be able to plug it into an existing Windows 8 install. A...
(1 month and 3 days ago)
Microsoft today announced that its upgrade from Windows Live Messenger to Skype on Windows desktop will begin April 8 and take several weeks to complete.
(3 months and 7 days ago)
Windows RT has always been something of an oddball in the new Microsoft operating system family. It’s not a pure mobile OS like Windows Phone 8 but at the same time it doesn’t have the full capabilities of Windows 8 and isn’t able to run desktop apps from older Windows platforms. The question has become, then, what exactly is Windows RT good for? The answer that many...
(12 days ago)
LONDON — Scottish writer Iain Banks said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with late-stage gall bladder cancer and has just months to live.Banks says it is "extremely unlikely" he will live more than a year and that his latest novel, "The Quarry," will likely be his last.The 59-year-old said he is "officially very poorly" and is weighing the pros and cons of chemotherapy to...
(1 month and 19 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...
(9 days ago)
Microsoft's Windows 8 update, code-named Windows Blue, will be formally released as Windows 8.1 and will be free for customers who have the new OS installed. Windows 8.1 will be an "update" for both Windows 8 and for Windows RT, the version of the OS designed for devices that run on ARM chips, said Tami Reller, the chief financial officer and chief marketing officer of the...
(9 days ago)
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