Here are TechNorms, the Windows platform has always been the preferred topic for coverage. We have written extensive guides, provided solutions to our readers' queries and created amazing themes for multiple Windows versions. So much so that our coverage has been mentioned on the official Windows blog alongside sites like TechCrunch, WinSupersite and The Verge. We've written extensively about Windows 7 and Windows 8, and all that concentrated effort has culminated into creating our first dedicated section - The Windows 8.1 Superguide.
Windows 8.1 boasts of a number of new features that were missing from Windows 8. It has also removed a number of flaws which had left the users unhappy with the new OS. But not everyone might be able to enjoy this new shiny new OS. If you're using an older PC, you may find yourself stuck between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 during the upgrade process with no operating system to use legally. Windows 8.1 changed the hardware requirements in such a way that if you don't have CMPXCHG16b (CompareExchange128) CPU support for the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1, you're stuck. The problem goes deeper than that, and we'll explore this issue further.
Windows 8.1 has been greeted with mixed reviews from consumers and the industry at large. The first major upgrade to the latest Microsoft OS has seen its share of cheers and jeers, and if you're looking to give Windows 8.1 a shot, you're not alone. If you don't have a Windows 8 computer, you can buy Windows 8.1 outright. We'll show you how to buy Windows 8.1 so you can take advantage of everything it has to offer PC users.
Connect to a remote Windows PC with Microsoft’s own remote desktop mobile app. Available for iOS and Android devices, you can access your Windows PCs from anywhere. The applications for such an app are virtually limitless. Want to make sure your disk is defragmented till you get back home or want to access data stored in Windows Library? No problem, just fire up this app on your mobile and get it done. There are already a few remote desktop apps in the market, but they are all 3rd party programs. With Microsoft releasing their own version of the app, it makes
Windows 8.1 was released for all Windows 8 users on October 17, 2013. It’ll be available for consumer purchase outright on October 18, 2013. The upgrade process is fairly simple, or at least simple in Microsoft’s eyes. We’ll show you how to upgrade to Windows 8.1’s final release whether you’re upgrading from Windows 8 or from the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview. Before you begin the upgrade process, you want to ensure that you have system recovery media and make sure you backup your files and personal information. This should be done whether you’re using Windows 8 or the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview.
Windows SmartScreen was introduced to warn users about malicious installs on computers running Windows 8.1. This is enabled by default, and it’s not easy to turn off, until now, and this was setup this way to protect your computer and personal data. We’ll show you how to turn off Windows SmartScreen, why this is a benefit and what precautions that should be taken once you do turn it off. The Windows 8.1 SmartScreen was designed to help protect users from the threats that come from unauthorized or malicious software and apps. However, for those computer users who know what they’re
Privacy has never been guaranteed on the Web, and as more services become even more intertwined with one another, so do the technologies behind them. Google has already made plans to create a cookie that can be used across its various services, and it looks like Microsoft has decided to take the same route. The super cookie is a way to integrate all sorts of history, data and information about a personal and tailor other services and sites to you. Microsoft, however, is looking to completely replace cookie technology and come up with a sort of super cookie. The super
In the past, Microsoft has introduced toolkits to Windows 7 to block Internet Explorer and other updates from the operating system. In anticipation of Internet Explorer 11 being bundled with Windows 8.1 and the Windows 7 preview being released, Microsoft has released a toolkit to block the deployment of IE 11 through Windows Update in Windows 7. The IE 11 toolkit has been set up so that companies and individuals can block automatic downloads of IE 11 which may occur through the every day Windows Update process, if those businesses or individuals feel they are not yet ready to upgrade
I’ve kept using Windows Phone 8 review unit since my initial impressions. The experience has proved interesting, especially considering the OS lies well outside my comfort zone. I’m used to tinkering with everything. If you haven’t dug into the system files at least once, what’s the point of owning something? Windows Phone 8 doesn’t do that. In fact, it does a lot of things differently than on Android. Serious Android fans considering a move to Microsoft’s platform should keep a few things in mind before making the jump. Smoother than Android Ever Was This was the biggest difference to me,
The good folks at Nokia were nice enough to send me a Lumia 925 to review recently. It’s an older device, to be sure, but it’s enough to give me a foothold into the world of Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8 fascinates me, to be honest. Microsoft went out of its way to build something radically different with its mobile OS. WP8 takes few design cues from Android or iOS. In fact, it takes almost none. I’ve always wanted to try a Windows Phone, if only for that reason. However, it’s not an easy jump. I’m used to Android, where
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