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  1. Here's my scenario: I have a laptop with 3 OS on it. Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, and 4th partition for files. Whenever I listen to music or watch and listen to Youtube videos, and the like, I notice that the sound is louder when I play it on Windows XP than on Windows 7/8. I have played the same set of music files, Youtube videos on all 3 OS but the result is still the same. The volume on the 3 OS and on the videos are all set to 100% but still, when I play them on Windows XP, I had to lower down the volume not to cause too much noise. I have installed the required audio drivers for all 3 OS and all OS are Windows updates up-to-date. Whenever I watch and listen on Windows 7/8, I often look at the volume indicator to see if it is already maxed [or 100%] and is thinking if there is any way to make the sound/audio louder. All OS are on their own partition so the settings and software are independent from one another. Just to compare, 100% volume on Windows 7/8 seems to be around 50% on Windows XP even though they are using the same exact hardware, all OS on the same laptop. When I'm on Windows 7/8, I will need to connect additional speakers to get a louder sound/audio but when I'm on Windows XP, the built-in speakers are sufficient enough. Is there any setting that I need to check or adjust so that sound/audio volume on Windows 7/8 will be at par or as loud as on Windows XP? I'm not sure if my computer specs matter but I'll just mention it anyway. Windows XP on 1st partition [148 GB] Windows 8 on 2nd partition [150 GB] Windows 7 on 3rd partition [150 GB] 4th partition for files [250 GB] or 750 Gibibytes / 698 Gigabytes 4 GB RAM DDR3 Intel Core i7 3610QM CLEVO CO. W250ENQ / W270ENQ (U29)
  2. can anyone give me iso link of windows 8 single language 64 bit (english version)
  3. If you are interested in a new mobile workstation PC, check out the newly announced 15-inch Dell Precision M2800. This device comes packed with a 4th generation Intel Core i5 (or i7) processor, AMD FirePro W4170M (2GB GDDR5 memory) graphics card, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 15.6-inch UltraSharp, HD or Full-HD resolution. "Dell has found a way to disrupt the market and remove barriers for a certain set of customers who require a workstation experience yet are constrained by budget," said Jon Peddie, He is the President at Jon Peddie Research. "The M2800 brings forth a tremendous opportunity to address a gap in delivering an entry-level workstation with strong performance and ISV certifications to run demanding, mission-critical applications, at a great value." The Dell Precision M2800 features rugged reliability, powerful workstation graphics capabilities, and ISV certification for many of the popular creative and design apps that professionals rely on such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, Solidworks, PTC Creo, and more. The device launches this Spring and no word on if it will be running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. The device starts at $1,199. Source
  4. We have yet more screenshots of the currently in-development update for Windows 8.1, which reveal new changes which we can expect to see be unveiled at Microsoft's annual BUILD conference. Today, we have screenshots of build 9600.16596 which introduces the ability to pin Modern UI apps directly on the taskbar. As you can see from the screenshot above, the Windows Store app is pinned to the taskbar, and in the Taskbar properties window you can see the option to 'Show Store apps on the taskbar'. This is an obvious advancement towards the ability to run Modern UI apps in the desktop, something which is rumoured to be coming in Windows 9. Still no sign of a Mini Start Menu, which isn't actually expected to make an appearance in Update 1. The full build string reads 6.3.9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237, which was compiled on January 14 2014 at 2:37AM. Looks like the Microsoft team are working late into the night! Source
  5. By Chris Burns Jan 12, 2014 As Microsoft ramps up their outlay of Windows 8.1, a system which takes a variety of Windows 8 parts that needed improvement and … improves them, there’s chat of a next-generation release called “Threshold,” aka Windows 9. Speaking on the subject with sources just about as close to the source as you can get without actually tapping Microsoft publicly, Windows insider Paul Thurrott suggests that this next big release will have Microsoft attempting to “put Windows 8 in the rear-view mirror.” This system will be introduced, says Thurrott, at the April 2014 edition of Microsoft’s developers conference, BUILD. This release of information will be taking place just a few weeks after Microsoft completes its currently-unfolding big reorganization and will be taking big strides toward integrating Windows Phone and Xbox into the larger Windows story. This update will bring the Start menu back to Windows as if it never left. This release is said to be able to run Metro-style (read: full-screen) apps on the desktop, somehow or another, right alongside traditional desktop applications. What might be described as “Metro 2.0” will be revealed with additional changes to the way this sort of app is launched and used. The actual release of Windows 9 “Threshold” will take place in a three-milestone fashion. This means there will be at least two, if not three, versions released before the public gets their hands on it. The final release of this operating system will be targeted for April of 2015. It’s also suggested that developers will not be given any sort of early build at BUILD, as development will not begin in earnest until later that same month. Sound like a release you’ll be pumped up about? With so few details on how this Windows 9 system will actually work, we’re crossing our fingers tightly! http://www.slashgear.com/windows-9-to-put-windows-8-in-the-rear-view-mirror-at-build-12312886
  6. Today in this tutorial we'll tell you a few methods to remove password reveal button from Internet Explorer 10, 11 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems. Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) 1. Press "WIN+R" key combination to launch RUN dialog box, then type gpedit.msc and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor. 2. Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Credential User Interface 3. In right-side pane, double-click on "Do not display the password reveal button" option and set its value to "Enabled". 4. You're Done Using Registry Editor (regedit) 1. Type "regedit" in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. 2. Now go to following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredUI Note: If you can't find "CredUI" key, you'll need to create it manually. 3. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisablePasswordReveal and set its value to 1 4. You're Done Source
  7. Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8/8.1Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8/8.1 has been released and is now available for download. While Windows 7 & Windows Vista users should continue to use Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.2, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 may be happy to know that your favorite freeware Windows tweaker is now available for download. Use the Ultimate Windows Tweaker to customize your Windows 8/8.1 to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, personal and more secure with just a few mouse clicks. Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 8/8.1 UI Features: Easy to use simple user interfaceTooltips offer you guidance as to what the tweak does.Offers accessible buttons to create a system restore point and restore default valuesTiny tool, super lightweight at just around 340 KBPower-packed with 170+ meaningful tweaksPortable tweaker. Does not require to be installed. To uninstall it simply delete its program folderDoes not contain any adware, nor does it push crapware; and we promise not to, ever!Report Bugs by simply using the button in the About tab. Else visit this page.Support available at TWC Forum.Checks for available update. Click the button in the About tab to do so. If any are found, download the latest version from this home page. Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3 (UWT) is a clean freeware – just what you expect from this site! It does not include any 3rd-party offers nor does it push crapware. It is completely portable and does not require to be installed. Once you have downloaded UWT3, simply extract the contents of the downloaded zip file and paste the folder in your Program Folder, without separating out its contents. Pin the shortcut of the exe file to your Start Screen, and you are all set to go. Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 8/8.1 is just 340 KB in size and includes over 170 tweaks. We have added several new tweaks for Windows 8.1, and removed some tweaks, which we felt were really not meaningful or suitable now for this new polished operating system. UWT 3.0 sports a clean minimalistic UI just like UWT 2.2, offering links in the left panel, and tabs on the top, in some categories. While you may be able to access all these via the Windows 8.1 UI or the Group Policy or Registry Editor, Ultimate Windows Tweaker makes things easier for you by offering all useful tweaks from its single UI. Hover over any tweak and helpful tool tips will tell you what the tweak does. All the tweaks have been neatly categorized as follows: How to use Ultimate Windows Tweaker: Create a system restore point first. You can use the Create Restore Point button which UWT offers. We insist you create one, before using the tweaker, so that you can revert back should you feel the need to.We recommend that you do not over-tweak your system at one go. It is our experience that many people just apply all the tweaks at one go, but don’t remember which tweak was responsible for some change they wish to reverse. We suggest you apply tweaks for only 1 category every day, see how your system performs, before moving on to apply more tweaks. To apply the tweak, check or uncheck the box as the case may be. Once you have selected one or more tweaks, click on the Apply button. Some tweaks may apply instantaneously. If just an explorer restart is required, your explorer will restart automatically and the tweaks will be applied. If a system restart is required, when you exit the application, you will be reminded to restart your computer.I am sure that you will find the tweaks which Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 8/8.1 useful! You can go here to see the complete list of tweaks available in Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0. To see its user interface and all that it has to offer, check out the image gallery of Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0. HomePage Edit Note : Changed Image hoster & removed the Solidfiles (Mirror) download link as it was uploaded without permission from the publisher and copyright owner!
  8. By Tom Warren on January 14, 2014 05:53 pm Google started dropping hints about its Chrome OS-like plans for Windows 8 back in October. At the time it was merely an experiment in the developer version of Chrome, but today Google is rolling out a new user interface to all Chrome Windows users alongside a noisy tabs tracking feature. The new "Metro" mode essentially converts Chrome for Windows 8 into Chrome OS. Just like Google's full Chrome OS, you can create multiple browser windows and arrange them using a snap to the left or right of the display or full-screen modes. There's even a shelf with Chrome, Gmail, Google, Docs, and YouTube icons that can be arranged at the bottom, left, or right of the screen. An app launcher is also available in the lower left-hand corner, providing access to search and recent apps. It’s all clearly designed to work well with touch on Windows 8, something that the traditional desktop version of Chrome has not focused on so far. The "Metro" mode presents the keyboard automatically, and also includes the ability to navigate and resize windows within the Chrome OS-like environment. Some UI elements still require some touch optimization, but overall it’s a better experience than the existing desktop version with touch. While the Chrome browser acts as a Windows 8 application, it's using a special mode that Microsoft has enabled specifically for web browsers. The software maker allows browsers on Windows 8 to launch in its "Metro-style" environment providing they're set as default. The applications are listed in the Windows Store and they're still desktop apps, but the exception allows them to mimic Windows 8 apps and access the app and snapping features of the OS. While Chrome runs in this mode on Windows 8, Microsoft does not permit this type of behavior on Windows RT. A true Trojan horse Google’s latest update for Windows 8 is clearly a big step forwards in its Chrome Apps initiative. The search giant is working with developers to create apps that exist outside of the browser and extend Chrome’s reach into more of a platform for third parties to build upon. Having a Chrome OS-like environment directly inside of Windows 8 extends Google’s browser into a Trojan horse to eventually convince users to download more and more Chrome Apps and possibly push them towards Chrome OS in the future. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment on whether Google’s latest Chrome OS update conforms with the Metro-style browser policies, and we’ll update you accordingly. http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/14/5309326/google-chrome-windows-update-chrome-os-interface
  9. Since the release of Windows 8, Microsoft decided to remove the start button from the OS. Ever since, a lot of developers has used that as an advantage to create apps to bring back the start bottom. Microsoft thought of this and brought it back in Windows 8.1, yet still users are not appreciating it, and still want a start bottom app to replace Microsoft's start bottom. I have come across a lot of start bottom apps - used most of them. Day inn and Day out more and more start bottom apps is been released. Which is the BEST? BringBack Wentutu Start Menu Ex7forW8 Handy Start Menu Start for Windows 8 RetroUI Pro Samsung Quick Starter StartFinity Start Menu X StartW8 Start Menu 8 StartMenuPlus8 Start Menu Reviver ViStart Win8StartButton Win8Starter StartButton Icon Pokki Stardock start8 Classic shell StartIsBack IObit Start Menu 8 Others(state with your reviews) wiki Let me know your mind below
  10. It does work for me as i was trying you have nothing to lose if it is not working for you you know where to go.....! More Info About Activating Windows 8.1 RTM.
  11. -- Clean the Notification Area Icon Cache -- After using Windows for a while, installing and uninstalling programs, you will end up with a long list of icons showing up in the notification area, on the taskbar, especially when scrolling through the Notification Area Icons window. If some of the programs have been removed, there is no way to remove their icons from the list. So, what do you do? Read on and learn the best way to solve this problem. Download Notification_Area_Cleaner below, extract it and inside you will find the Notification_Area_Cleaner.bat file. Double click the file and Run. explorer.exe is restarted, and the notification area icon cache is cleared. ENJOY! source Notification_Area_Cleaner.zip
  12. Download Smashing Magazine Desktop Wallpaper Calendar October 2013 Windows 7/8 Theme Aspect Ratio 16:10 For 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800 Calendar No Calendar With Aspect Ratio 16:9 For 2560×1440, 1920×1080 Download Theme With Calendar Download Theme Without Calendar Enjoy!!! SOURCE
  13. Researchers have found a way to get past Picture Gesture Authentication. Recently during the USENIX Security Symposium, researchers from Arizona State University, Delaware State University and GFS Technology Inc. presented "On the Security of Picture Gesture Authentication," a paper (pdf) showing that most unique picture password gestures used in Windows 8 aren't quite so unique. In fact, it may not really matter what picture the Windows 8 account holder uses: the login screen can still be easily bypassed. "Based on the findings of our user studies, we also propose a novel attack framework that is capable of cracking passwords on previously unseen pictures in a picture gesture authentication system," the paper states. "Our approach is based on the concept of selection function that models users' password selection processes. Our evaluation results show the proposed approach could crack a considerable portion of collected picture passwords under different settings." Through online studies, the researchers analyzed picture gesture authentication on more than 10,000 picture passwords collected from over 800 subjects. They discovered that one of the most common methods used in this authentication process was with a photo of a person and triple tapping on the face, one of which lands on the eyes. The study also discovered that users would rather upload one of their own photos than use an image provided by Microsoft. The study determined that there is a relationship between the background images and the user's identity, personality or interests. Images used in the study ranged from celebrity wallpapers to in-game screenshots, but most users chose pictures of people. Around 60 percent of the users surveyed selected areas on the image where "special objects" were located. Even more, eyes were the most frequently used area followed by the nose, hand or finger, jaw and face. "It is obvious that pictures with personally identifiable information may leak personal information," the paper states. "However, it is less obvious that even pictures with no personally identifiable information may provide some clues which may reveal the identity or persona of a device owner. Traditional text-based password does not have this concern as long as the password is kept secure." At the end of the study, the researchers had gathered enough evidence to develop an attack framework capable of cracking passwords on previously unseen pictures in a picture gesture authentication system. The researchers want this framework to serve as a picture password strength meter so that users can better protect their systems. Microsoft could impose a no three-tap rule to help ensure a better tap-based password, but rule-based passwords typically are ineffective for traditional text-based versions, the researchers said. "The cornerstone of accurate strength measurement is to quantify the strength of a password," the paper states. "With a ranked password dictionary, our framework, as the first potential picture-password-strength meter, is capable of quantifying the strength of selected picture passwords. More intuitively, a user could be informed of the potential number of guesses for breaking a selected password through executing our attack framework." Original Article: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/picture-gesture-authentication-windows-8-security,24560.html
  14. hitminion

    RT2800 Driver Needed

    Hello Nsane, Is there a Windows 8 driver for Ralink RT2800 802.11 USB Wireless LAN Card ?
  15. Experience native look of Aero Glass interface on Windows 8/8.1! This utility returns the complete glass effect into windows frames. Salient Features: Apply glass look to windows bordersBlur the content behind the borders to improve UI experienceChange amount of transparency in Control panels directlyChange inactive windows borders colorSkin windows borders (add glow, shadows etc.) without changing Windows themeGlass look! Your windows will be rendered with transparent borders. This look allows you to see what is behind the border. The key element is the blurring of content behind the glass borders to prevent it from being too clear and disturbing. The result is very smart window border! Fully native!The utility is completely integrated into Desktop Window Manager without breaking any system protection or modifying system files. All rendering is done via native Direct3D device. Any colorization settings adjusted in Windows Control Panels are respected. Use color intensity slider to adjust the amount of the transparency. No custom skinning engine used. Due to the native nature of this utility your Windows theme is composited together with the glass effect. All features controlled through DWM API (e.g. DwmEnableBlurBehindWindow or DwmExtendFrameIntoClientArea) are supported including the taskbar or custom Start menu blur effect. Low resources usage!This library tries to utilize all DWM resources as much as possible to minimize RAM and VRAM usage. No redudant objects are created, no background service is running. The result is light-weight library which behaves exactly in the same way as Aero Glass in Windows 7 did. No performance degradation!Theme your windows!You can change the look of your windows borders completely without touching your Windows theme or using unsigned theme. This allows you to bring back several effects such as window shadow, caption glow effect, rounded borders or simply change the appearence of caption buttons. You just modify single bitmap in your favourite image editor and everything will look as you want! Homepage: http://glass8.berlios.de/Download Link: http://prdownload.berlios.de/glass8/setup-1.2.exeDownload Link for All Versions!: http://glass8.berlios.de/download.html For Windows 8.1 Developments Refer Here : http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163570-aero-glass-for-win81-rtm-rc2/
  16. 1.Open Notepad.2.Copy and paste the following text into the notepad window function Get-WindowsKey { ## function to retrieve the Windows Product Key from any PC ## by Jakob Bindslet ([email protected]) param ($targets = ".") $hklm = 2147483650 $regPath = "Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" $regValue = "DigitalProductId" Foreach ($target in $targets) { $productKey = $null $win32os = $null $wmi = [WMIClass]"\\$target\root\default:stdRegProv" $data = $wmi.GetBinaryValue($hklm,$regPath,$regValue) $binArray = ($data.uValue)[52..66] $charsArray = "B","C","D","F","G","H","J","K","M","P","Q","R","T","V","W","X","Y","2","3","4","6","7","8","9" ## decrypt base24 encoded binary data For ($i = 24; $i -ge 0; $i--) { $k = 0 For ($j = 14; $j -ge 0; $j--) { $k = $k * 256 -bxor $binArray[$j] $binArray[$j] = [math]::truncate($k / 24) $k = $k % 24 } $productKey = $charsArray[$k] + $productKey If (($i % 5 -eq 0) -and ($i -ne 0)) { $productKey = "-" + $productKey } } $win32os = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem -computer $target $obj = New-Object Object $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty Computer -value $target $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty Caption -value $win32os.Caption $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty CSDVersion -value $win32os.CSDVersion $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty OSArch -value $win32os.OSArchitecture $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty BuildNumber -value $win32os.BuildNumber $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty RegisteredTo -value $win32os.RegisteredUser $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty ProductID -value $win32os.SerialNumber $obj | Add-Member Noteproperty ProductKey -value $productkey $obj }} 3. Save the text above into a file with the ".ps1" extension on the Desktop. Bonus tip: To make sure that you saving the file with the ".ps1" extension, you can type its name with double quotes, for example, "GetProductKey.ps1". 4. Open the Powershell console as administrator by typing "powershell" in the search box of the Start Menu or right on the Start Screen and then press CTRL+SHIFT+Enter. This will open the elevated Powershell window. 5. Enable the execution of local files which are not digitally signed. This can be done with the following command: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSignedPress Enter to allow the execution policy to be changed. 6. Now you should type the following command:Import-Module C:\Users\Winaero\Desktop\GetProductKey.ps1; Get-WindowsKey 7. Voila, you product key is displayed on the screen! Thanks to WinAero
  17. Windows 8 Pro VL (x86/x64) Pre-Activated Oct2013 by murphy78 murphy78 presents Windows 8.0 Pro x64 and x86 en-US Pre-Activated Oct2013 Contains KB files to bring setup current to Oct8-2013 patch dateNo Windows 8 Settings were harmed in the making of this ISO.No Programs are added to Windows.No Registry Settings were modified.No Unattended Settings were added to the ISO.MSDN Source:en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.isoen_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417.isoThis RTM Source is the final Build 9200 Installation Indexes:Windows 8.0 Pro x64Windows 8.0 Pro x64 KMS-ActivatedWindows 8.0 Pro x86Windows 8.0 Pro x86 KMS-Activated DOWNLOAD HERE MAGNET LINK 32 BITmagnet:?xt=urn:btih:58db8fd8f605aeb4a39f908670135ab958510701&dn=Windows+8.0+Pro+x86+en-US+Pre-Activated+Oct2013&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.com%3A1337MAGNET LINK 64 BITmagnet:?xt=urn:btih:e6931a0408f8e185e964b02ebec688c55700e8fa&dn=Windows+8.0+Pro+x64+en-US+Pre-Activated+Oct2013&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.com%3A1337OR DOWNLOAD HERE DIRECT LINK 32 BIT AND 64 BIT [ TUSFILES ] http://tny.cz/72becdc4 DIRECT LINK MIRROR 32 BIT AND 64 BIT [ 180UPLOAD ] http://tny.cz/c2b4e8c4 DIRECT LINK MIRROR 32 BIT AND 64 BIT [ BILLIONUPLOADS ] http://tny.cz/d25fcbe2
  18. Windows 8.1 isn't even here yet and rumors regarding the next version(s) of Windows are beginning to surface on the web. Today, a report from Mary Jo Foley claims that Microsoft originally had plans to release the next major version of Windows in Fall 2014, but this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. According to the report, Microsoft is working on releasing the next major version of Windows in 2015, Spring 2015 to be exact. We already know about an upcoming update for Windows 8.1 which is set to debut in Spring 2014, but this isn't an entire new OS. The 2015 release of Windows will be the next 'major' version of Windows, (Windows 9 maybe?) The 2015 release will bring closer both Windows and Windows Phone OSes, and signifies that the recent Windows Store merge rumor is indeed legitimate. Mary Jo Foley also claims that Windows RT and Windows Phone will be one OS by the time 2015 rolls around, which also lines up with recent rumors regarding the merge between those two operating systems as well. It appears that Microsoft is aiming to make Spring the new time of year for Windows launches. Usually Microsoft would launch a new version of Windows in the Fall of the year, much like Windows 8.1 and it's predecessors. source: winbeta
  19. Download Windows 8.1 RTM If you are using Windows 8 and want to upgrade to Windows 8.1, following instructions this: 1. First of all go to Start Screen and click on Store tile to launch Windows Store. 2. Now you should see information about Windows 8.1 update, just click on it and then click on Download option. 3. It'll take a few minutes in downloading and installing the required files. It might restart your system to finish the installation process. 4. Once the setup process completes, you'll be asked to complete a few steps such as accepting the license terms, customize settings, creating a user account, etc. Finally, you'll have the brand new Windows 8.1 in your computer system. If you can't find Windows 8.1 update listed in Windows Store, you should wait for a few hours. Since Microsoft released Windows 8.1 just a few hours back, it'll take some time to appear in all regions. So better to wait for a few hours until it appears in your country. If you can't wait or if the update doesn't appear even after waiting for some hours, check out following steps: 1. An update "KB2871389" is required to update to Windows 8.1, so make sure this update is installed in your Windows 8 system. To check it, open Windows Update from Control Panel or Start Screen and check for new updates. If the update has not been installed in your system yet, Windows Update will automatically detect and download it. You can direct download and install the update using following links: Update for Windows 8 32bit (KB2871389) Update for Windows 8 for x64 (KB2871389) Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2871389) Once the update is installed successfully in your system, repeat the above mentioned steps to upgrade to Windows 8.1 through Windows Store. Now it should work without any problem. If you are using Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 8.1 using Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. The steps for Windows 8.1 upgrade would be same as Windows 8 upgrade, so you can check out following tutorial to learn how to use Upgrade Assistant to upgrade to Windows 8.1 If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista, you'll need to perform a clean installation of Windows 8.1. You can't upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows XP or Windows Vista.
  20. If you asked a regular consumer their thoughts on Windows 8, they'd probably turn around and say things like 'Rubbish', why? Because everyone else says it. The same happened with Windows Vista. While Windows Vista was indeed troublesome in the beginning, Service Pack 2 changed that, but as Windows Vista was already named the worst OS, there was no saving the sinking ship. Some could say Windows 8 is in the same boat, many aren't happy with it, many are naming it the New Vista. Windows 8.1 will hopefully point things in the right direction, but there's a high chance its too late. If so, Microsoft could do what they did with the successor of Windows Vista, name 8.2 something new. Instead of building on an OS that's already been dubbed horrible. Microsoft may be planning to name Windows 8.2 'Windows 9' if Windows 8.1 is received poorly by consumers. "If Windows 8 ends up perceived by the general public more positively than it is currently, Blue's successor may end up as an 8.X release; if it doesn't, Microsoft could end up going with Windows 9 just to distance itself from Windows 8." - Mary Jo Foley. It's a good idea, as Microsoft have done something similar before. Windows 7 was built on the foundation of Windows Vista, but since Microsoft named it Windows 7, it encouraged consumers to give it another go, and they were happy. If Microsoft name Windows 8.2 'Windows 9', it could persuade them to give Windows another try. Of course, Microsoft may not even be planning to name the successor of Windows 8.1 'Windows 8.2', we'll have to wait and see. source What do you think?
  21. i can't install wsservicecrk_64, did someone experience this error too?? "Start service WSServiceCrk: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service." my system: windows 8 pro with media center any solution for this?
  22. I too have been using WIn8 since it came out. On my PC it is slower than Win7 though maybe a little more stable. The "Modern" apps are ridiculous though. Suitable for a handheld device only, it makes the PC experience much more fatiguing if you have a touchscreen. Ergonomically, WIndows 8 is doomed to cause all kinds of workplace injuries from lifting your arms and waving your hands and fingers to achieve productivity whereas a slight motion and click of a mouse is all that's needed in the Windows desktop. Office workers cannot deal with all the large muscle and joint movement that is necessary in using Win 8 on a large touch screen. Win 8 is doomed by it's own design. Maybe the kernel will be saveable to use in a new desktop version in the future.
  23. Topic Updated On 25 July 2013 - Windows Hotfix Downloader 2.9 By Alphawaves
  24. Stardock Start8 1.20 Final Eng + Patch Microsoft Windows 8 is shipped without the "Start" menu. Stardock heard the cries from Windows 8 users. We put the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality. Return the Start Button to Windows 8 Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) appsPin desktop and Metro apps to the start menuJump List supportUnified Search for apps, settings and filesBoot directly to the Windows 8 desktopOne click access to shut down, devices, music, documents, and videosStart8 1.20 Changelog Updated for Windows 8.1 Preview build compatibilityStart8 allows customizing the Start button image AND provides a desktop Start menuAdded new prompt on first run to select a default button image. Upgrade installs will not see this prompt.When running on Windows 8.1 Preview, respect the OS configuration for "boot to desktop"When used with Stardock WindowBlinds, you can also override the Start button in use with the WB setting for "always use the OS" buttonOptions for showing the Windows 8.1 Start screen in other than full-screen mode are disabled in this version of Start8Website: http://www.stardock.com OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 Language: Eng Medicine: Patch Size: 6,63 Mb.
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