Solid State Drive Optimization on Windows 8

    According to many sources Windows 8 does not require any SSD optimization or tweaks. Windows 8 will optimize the SSD for you however there are a few things you can do to fine tune the optimization for maximum performance.     When installing Windows 8 on a solid-state drive, the operating system will run the Windows System Assessment Tool. …

Windows 8 For Business IT

Windows 8 For Business IT   Windows 8 an operating system developed by Microsoft to be used on personal computers was released for general availability on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 introduced many significant changes to the traditional Microsoft OS platform, mainly for the purpose of improving the user’s experience on mobile devices such as tablets and phones.      

Troubleshooting Hard Wired and Wireless Network Connectivity in Windows 7 and 8 Part 1

If you are having network connectivity issues in Windows there could be a variety of reasons why. Here are some common issues you can check that can cause these problems:       Make sure your wireless network adapter switch on your laptop or desktop is enabled and turned on Network security key or password problems – verify the password …

Windows 8 Cheat Sheet

This is a little cheat sheet will show you how to get the most out of the new Start screen and its apps, the Desktop, the new Charms bar, Internet Explorer 10 and other new features and apps. Also provided are reference charts listing useful touch-screen gestures and keyboard shortcuts. Note: If you want to get the most out of …

Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion

Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion Performance Tests      The two latest and greatest desktop operating systems are now ready to go head-to-head against each other in performance tests.   Windows 8 has finally reached its “release to manufacturing” (RTM) status, and Apple’s Mac OS X Mountain Lion has been out for a few months.  It is now time to …

The Windows 8 User Interface

The Windows 8 UI: How do interface and usability experts rate all the changes?       When Windows 8 debuts on October 26, users will be confronted with the most radical changes to the look and feel of Windows in nearly 20 years.  The traditional point-and-click functionality on the Windows desktop will also change, in order to accommodate the …

Windows 8 vs. Windows RT

  We are all about to enjoy the biggest change in Windows since Windows 95: with the announcement of Windows 8.  It will come in three key flavors. Windows 8 is the standard version Windows 8 Pro which has more features for power users Windows 8 RT — the RT stands for “Runtime” — this feature is completely new and …

Windows 8 Reviews

  The release of Windows 8 is now available to developers, IT professionals and businesses with volume licenses.  The rest of us will have to wait until later this month when Windows 8 upgrades, new Windows 8 PCs and Windows RT devices will be released.  If you’ve been following Windows 8 through the development process, and also if you have …

Windows 8 Features: Answers To All Your Questions and What PCs Will Be Compatible

Microsoft’s “re-imagining” of Windows 8 is focused very heavily on a new, Metro-style touch-based interface. However, they make a big deal of saying that it is just as usable with a mouse and keyboard—and no matter what device you’re on, you can switch between the simple Metro interface and the traditional Windows desktop to fit whatever your needs are at …