Windows 8 and 81
- January 06, 2014
Over the past three months -- more or less since the release of Windows 8.1 -- I've finally started to see some PC-based tablets that appear poised to give Apple actual competition for the market ...
- January 02, 2014
Here's an interesting graph from the Market Share Reports for "Desktop Operating System Market Share" at netmarketshare.com. Today, January 2, it shows The Windows 8.1 number at 3.6%, with the ...
- December 30, 2013
Here's a classic good news-bad news scenario for serious Windows users seeking a lightweight Windows 8.1 tablet with acceptable battery life (which I define as more than 8 hours, or enough to get ...
- December 20, 2013
When I found out from Woody Leonhard in early November that the Windows Experience Index (WEI) widget was missing from Windows 8.1 (reported in this 11/13/13 post), I immediately set about writing ...
- December 18, 2013
Those who make the update transition from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 via download may encounter a situation where the "Refresh your PC" or "Reset to factory defaults" options may no longer be ...
- December 18, 2013
It's no surprise that Windows 8 articles were popular this past year, but the amount of discussion around its UI and Windows 8.1 features was.
- December 17, 2013
Don't miss our most popular Windows security stories of 2013, including coverage of Windows 8.1 features, IE and Office flaws, and mobile security.
- December 13, 2013
This will be my final installment on the subject of working around upgrade issues and problems regarding Windows 8.1. I've seen numerous sources that claim the combination of a bootable Windows 8 ...
- December 12, 2013
In the past month or so, I've documented various issues and potential gotchas in upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1 This morning, I came across an extremely interesting item from Microsoft amidst its ...
- December 09, 2013
I've been a fan and devoted user of Acronis True Image for half a decade or longer, but am struggling a bit with the latest version (2014) when combined with Windows 8 versions (either 8 or 8.1). I ...
- December 06, 2013
In prior versions of Windows, the built-in backup facility with its image capture capability provided images accessible to a variety of recovery tools, including the "Repair your PC" option ...
- December 04, 2013
Over the past week, I've had several members of the "old guard" -- colleagues who go back with me to the stone age of networking, during the glory days of Novell NetWare in the late 1980s and early ...
- December 02, 2013
Over the holiday weekend, I migrated several more PCs from 7 to 8 to 8.1, and made some deliberate variations along the path from the initial starting point (Windows 7 SP1 ) to the final ...
- November 27, 2013
As a person who loves to tinker with his systems, I couldn't stop myself from rebuilding my primary 8.1 test machine over the past couple of days. It's a brute of a system with an i7-3700K CPU, 32 ...
- November 25, 2013
One week ago, I posted a blog here entitled "Windows 8.1: More Than an Update, More than an SP." The point I was trying to make therein was that upgrading to Windows 8.1 involves some interesting ...