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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

In The News 03-23-2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

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Apple’s new iPad’s sales are hot.  The new iPad is also, well… hot.  According to many early comments and complaints from customers, the new iPad is reportedly getting pretty warm to the touch.  Most of

In The News 03-02-2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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8 Is Here (Sorta..)

Windows 8 is finally here!  Well, at least the consumer preview anyway.  This also means the operating system probably has more bugs than

To create a bootable USB thumb drive, you will need a thumb drive that has at least 4 GB of space and you will need the contents of your Windows ISO file. Here’s a guide to follow. Continue reading

If you had the option to get a phone that looked and worked the same as your Windows PC, would you be interested? Looks like Microsoft has a plan. Continue reading

Making XP resemble Vista/Windows 8

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Making your XP to resemble Vista or even the upcoming Windows 8 is just a free download away. Check it out! Continue reading

This tutorial shows you how to use the classic start menu of Windows in Windows 8 developer preview, without disabling the Metro user interface of Windows 8. Continue reading

This tutorial shows you how to dual boot Windows 8 developer preview without disturbing your existing operating system e.g Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. Take a look! Continue reading

Windows 8 Developer Preview

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Microsoft has released a developer preview of the latest version of Windows, called the Windows 8 developer preview. Here is how to get started with Windows 8. Continue reading

New Features of Windows 8

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Are you interested in seeing what brand new features Microsoft has in store for its new operating system, Windows 8? If so, then check this out! Continue reading

Let us take a quick look at Windows 8 Explorer and see what changes have been made from the previous versions. Here is a list of such 8 changes that are most significant. Continue reading

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