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    Microsoft prices Windows 8.1

September 19, 2013 - 10:00 GMT

Last Tuesday, in a blog post on Microsoft's Windows.com website, Senior Marketing Communications Manager Brandon LeBlanc announced Microsoft's Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1.

    Windows 8.1 Review - Small improvements fix some annoyances

August 10, 2013 - 23:50 GMT

In this two page article I look at the preview of Windows 8.1 and look at what Microsoft decided to update or change in comparison to the current Windows 8.

    Download and Install Windows 8.1 Preview

June 26, 2013 - 20:15 GMT

Today at the Build 2013 in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview.

    Disable Windows Automatic Maintenance

June 14, 2013 - 15:00 GMT

Windows 8 includes an automatic maintenance routine designed to run in the background with limited user interaction and minimal impact to performance and energy efficiency. If you want to disable the automatic maintenance (for example if you are running Windows 8 in a virtual environment) you'll have to change some file permissions to be able to do so successfully.

    Check Your Mobile Device's Battery Health

May 29, 2013 - 11:45 GMT

Like Windows 7, Windows 8 includes a command that let you view details on your computers power usage including details on your computer's battery. The Windows 8 command will show you even more details if you are running on newer hardware.

    Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Update Free for Existing Windows 8 Customers

May 13, 2013 - 15:25 GMT

Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Windows division CFO Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store.

    A First Look at Windows 8 "Blue"

April 10, 2013 - 15:30 GMT

In this two page article I take a look at the leaked 9364 Build of Windows 8 "Blue" and note some of the small improvements Microsoft seems to be making (mainly to the new 'Modern UI' interface).

    Managing Windows 8 Networking

March 29, 2013 - 17:30 GMT

In this two page article I look at Windows 8 networking an sharing options including managing Wireless networks.

    Optimize Windows 8 for use with a Solid State Drive (SSD)

January 30, 2013 - 14:00 GMT

Microsoft got most things right with Windows 8 and Solid State Drive's (SSD drives have been around for a few years now). So while you don't have to employ all kinds of 'tricks' to get the most out of your SSD drive, you may still benefit from some tips, especially when it comes to saving some disk space (which can come in handy on smaller size SSD drives).

    Missing the Start Menu in Windows 8? Updated February 20, 2013 Feb. 20, 2013

January 7, 2013 - 09:30 GMT

In the Windows 8 Developer Preview, Microsoft had a registry setting that allowed you to switch off Windows 8 'Metro' Start screen. This would also enable the 'classic' Windows 7 Start menu. Microsoft took this option away in the Consumer Preview and has not added that simple trick back to the release version of Windows 8, so what do we do now?

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