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With the end of support for Windows XP only a year away, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade now to a newer operating system by offering a 15% discount through their Get2Modern offer. Continue reading

One thing that has bothered users of Windows 8 is the seeming disappearance of the Snipping Tool, the handy little program that lets you grab screenshots. This was particularly bothersome to me, since I recently purchased a Surface Pro and the tiny little keyboard doesn’t have a PrtScn key. The good news is that the Snipping Tool is still there, it just seems like Microsoft is trying to hide it from you. It’s now buried within the Windows System32 file, but there’s a really simple way to find it. Continue reading

Navigating 8

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Windows 8 is out, up and running. Here are some tips for navigating the first major overhaul to the interface in Windows’ history. Continue reading

Microsoft is putting a priority on providing up-to-date security patches for applications purchased from the Windows App Store. Continue reading

Still happy with your old computer and Windows XP? You aren’t alone. People are holding on to computers and using older operating systems longer these days, here’s why… Continue reading

Recyle Bin Vs. Permanently Delete

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Annie from Willet, NY writes: How do you get items to go directly into the “Recycle Bin” instead of being “permanently deleted?” I accidentally deleted family photos thinking they were going into recycle bin, only to finally read the statement “do you want to go permanent delete?” I tried looking at the recycle bin properties, but there are no options to put in the bin. I have Windows 8 OS. Thanks! Continue reading

I have Windows 8. When I use movie maker, I see an option to put to movie on YouTube, but no option to make a DVD. How can I make a DVD? Continue reading

Windows 8: E-Mail Send To Options Broken

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

AJM from Illinois writes: Under the File Menu, the send To Options for-Page by email & Link by email are greyed out on my Windows 8 PC. I have this feature on my old Vista PC. How can this be corrected? Thanks Continue reading

Do you have Windows 8? Are you frustrated with the new interface and how they moved and changed pretty much everything? In early testing Microsoft allowed (via a registry hack) users to re-enable the start menu but before the release of Windows 8 removed this feature. Thankfully some very creative people over at Classic Shell have released a freeware utility which can… Continue reading

Microsoft is launching Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription-based version of the popular Microsoft Office products. Instead of spending up to $400 for a full suite of Office programs, you purchase a yearly subscription for $99. Continue reading

CES 2013 saw the first hands-on with the Surface Pro from Microsoft. This tablet is not the Surface released months ago running a limited Windows 8 RT edition, but the full desktop version of Windows 8 with support for all of the hardware & software of a traditional laptop. Dell however released a far more interesting… Continue reading

Windows 8′s Sorta-Start Menu

Monday, January 21st, 2013

So you’ve purchased a new computer or upgraded your existing computer to Windows 8 and discovered the Start Menu has been removed. You can use the new Windows 8 interface to search for programs pretty easily, but wouldn’t it be nice if some part of the Start Menu lived on? Well good news everyone… Continue reading

Windows 8: How To Shutdown Quick

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Derek from London writes: Hi, is there a ‘quick’ way to close, or shut down, a computer running Windows 8, ie, similar to the start button, shut down with Windows 7? Continue reading

In The News 11-30-2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The numbers are in and it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 8, the newest version of the operating system family, is off to a solid start. The quick start may not come as a big surprise, considering that the release date of October 26 came just before the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

Android To Windows 8?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Peter from KY writes:
If you have a Tablet running Android can you upgrade it to Windows 8 and if you can’t, why not? I have never seen upgrade software for Android, Is that possible? Continue reading

Will Windows 8 Enable Touchscreen?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

David Schulz from New York writes:

Do I need a new monitor on my desktop PC to use the touchscreen capabilities of Windows 8, or does the software enable any monitor to be a touchscreen? P.S. I am currently run XP – not Vista or Windows 7. Continue reading

WorldStart, always wanting to bring you the latest and greatest tech information, recorded a 2 hour Windows 8 upgrade walk-through video of one of our Intel I5 series laptops. When the upgrade was finished I found an interesting bug in Windows 8 which rendered the PC virtually useless. Continue reading

Seventeen years ago I stood in a CompUSA at midnight to welcome the launch of the biggest change to computing since the graphical user interface, Windows 95. Windows 95 introduced the start menu and look to the Windows operating system that has endured to Windows 7. On Friday October 26th we welcome Windows 8 and ready or not the world of Windows is about to change again… Continue reading

In The News 10-26-2012

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

October 26 – the release of Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows 8, is finally upon us. The 26th also marks the release of Microsoft’s new tablet, the Surface. In case you’re wondering – this is a big day for Microsoft. Continue reading

In The News 10-19-2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

It’s looking like October will wind up being the month of brand new tablets. Two of the biggest names in computer technology, Apple and Microsoft, are both either releasing or announcing new tablets in the last week and a half of this month. Continue reading

Holiday PC Buying Questions

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

When Intel or AMD release the latest and greatest processors, most major PC retailers will want to stock them and offer big discounts on older models to clear out inventory. With Intel’s recent release of Ivy Bridge chips, the older Sandy Bridge desktop and laptops have been selling at discount. Continue reading

Do I Need To Upgrade To Windows 8?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The good news is that Windows 7 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Microsoft has traditionally offered long support cycles – for businesses especially, due to corporate customers needing guaranteed support for 3-5 years at a time. In other words, Windows 7 will continue to be supported by Microsoft with software patches, security updates and software. Continue reading

Want Windows 7 instead of Windows 8?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

If you are like me you’ve become quite attached to Windows 7. The interface is familiar but works well and does most of what I need it to do. Microsoft has decided to change a lot of how Windows works by removing the start button and switching to the Windows 8 style interface. So what do you do if you want to buy a new computer and it comes with Windows 8? The answer… Continue reading

In The News 07-13-2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Windows announced on Monday that Windows 8 will finally land near the end of October. The new tablet Sruface will also go on sale at that time. That means we have less than 4 months (!) until Window’s biggest operating system update since Windows 95 was released. Continue reading

In The News 07-06-2012

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Windows announced this past Monday that the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will cost only $40. This applies to any Windows user running XP or newer. This is a significant announcement since past upgrades have cost much more than $40. Continue reading

In The News 06-22-2012

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Microsoft makes some big announcements this week that could change the mobile landscape as we know it and give Apple a real challenge. Sharp also introduces what could be the biggest LED TV on the market. Learn more in this week’s edition of In The News! Continue reading

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