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Windows 10 On ARM PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:23

Microsoft's traditionally cozy relationship with Intel at times has appeared chilly over the last few years, with the former investing in ARM processors and the latter making chips for devices that run Google's Android and Chrome OS. But these days, hints of tension between the two companies have mostly disappeared. PC sales have stabilized, keeping Intel and Microsoft's paths tightly linked. And thanks to new classes of super-efficient Intel chips, the Windows catalogue now includes powerful, ultras-slim 2-in-1s at the high end and a variety of cheap but surprisingly capable PCs and tablets at the low end. The reversed dynamic raises a question: What's become of Microsoft's ambitions for devices that use ARM processors? Indeed, "Wintel's" resurgence isn't the only reason to question Microsoft's investment in ARM devices. Just last week, the company confirmed it will continue to make Surface Pro devices but declined to answer any specific questions about ARM-based models.

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Windows 10 Consumer Preview PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:57

Windows 10 Consumer Preview

Sources had hinted long ago that Microsoft plans on releasing to preview versions of its next OS. Windows 10 Consumer Preview will follow the Technical Preview release next year. And now we have some references to that second build of the operating system. This Technical Preview is primarily aimed at enterprise users (pro users and developers are also invited), but it appears that a lot of consumers have also deployed this first test version in order to see what’s new, and what’s coming. However Microsoft has also bundled in some references to the Consumer Preview release. Apparently it has the same build number as the Technical Preview, the only modification being the watermark text that now reads “Windows Technical Preview for Consumer”. Odd choice of words, but we’ll take it. Obviously, this is nothing major, just a confirmation that Microsoft is indeed working on and preparing a fresh new build of Windows 10 aimed at consumers — chances are that it will be a bit more feature rich too, as a lot of the new options will be at an advanced stage of development...Follow this and other Windows 10 developments on windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Install Windows 10 Preview in the safest and easiest way (How to) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 October 2014 16:36

Windows 10 Technical Preview is available since October 1. But as the name suggests, it is a very early version of the operating system. (The final version will launch in the second half of 2015). The Technical Preview is meant for computers enthusiasts and IT people. It aims to give them a taste of what Windows 10 is going to be. But what if you are an IT expert and are not very comfortable with computers? Can you try Windows 10? Yes, you can. Though we, to repeat what Microsoft says, suggest that you stay away from it if you believe BIOS is a new plant-based fuel. But in case you do know your way around BIOS and are looking for a safe method to try Windows 10, we can help. Follow the steps here: -- Download and save Windows 10 Technical Preview. The 32-bit version is here and the 64-bit version is here . This is an ISO file and rather large so it may even take several hours before download finishes if you have a slow-speed internet connection.... read more by visiting our Forum

 
Microsoft, leading software developer, unveils the future of Windows PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2014 19:00
SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft Corp. unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities. The company also introduced the Windows Insider Program, kicking off its largest-ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers. Program participants will receive the technical preview of Windows 10 and a steady stream of builds through the development cycle to use and give feedback on. “Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group at Microsoft. “This will be our most Read more on our Forum
 
Windows 10: Control Which Apps and Services Run at Startup PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2014 18:40
While modern versions of Windows have largely overcome the performance rot problem that was once the bane of users, it's still possible for applications to silently add auto-run utilities that slow down your PC's boot time and overall performance. Here's how you can manage which applications and services run when Windows 10 starts up and, more important, figure out which are necessary or useful. The key is Task Manager, which was nicely overhauled in Windows 8. You will occasionally be prompted by Action Center—the Windows utility which puts a flag icon in your system tray—to examine your startup programs. But you can run Task Manager at any time by using Start Search (search for task manager) or by right-clicking the Start button or taskbar and choosing Task Manager from the pop-up menu that appears.
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How to enable the Notifications Center PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 October 2014 18:23

Microsoft may not have officially enabled the Notifications Center in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but that doesn’t mean the rumored feature won’t eventually show up at some point. For now, an intrepid soul who goes by the Twitter handle @adeyblue tweeted instructions showing the world how to turn the feature on yourself. It’s pretty simple to pull off, and works whether you installed the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
How to turn on the Notifications Center in the Windows 10 Technical Preview First, download this zip file. For what it’s worth, before we extracted its contents onto our PC, we scanned it for malware, and Malwarebytes didn’t find anything. To be extra sure that this was all safe, we re-scanned the extracted folder as well. Once again, Malwarebytes didn’t find anything. Alot more to be read here on our Windows 10 hidden features, tips, and tricks Board

 
There are still lots of features hidden in PC Settings PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 October 2014 11:32

Rather unfortunately, and despite the fact that the Metro interface is significantly downplayed in the mouse-and-keyboard version of Windows 10, you sadly still have to go into PC Settings to tweak a lot of settings. Some settings, like Power and Sleep, can be modified from both PC Settings and Control Panel. Ditto Mouse and Touchpad; change the number of lines to scroll with each move of the wheel, and it updates in both control panels.
For the most part, PC Settings is just a simplified/cut-down version of Control Panel (which is actually kind of nice) — but in some cases, it’s still the only way to change some settings, such as the new notifications/toasts, the lock screen, and tweaking finer details like “downloading over metered connections.” The worst bit, though, is that the old Control Panel doesn’t link into the new PC Settings in any way — search for “lock” in Control Panel, and all you get a link to the ancient screen saver settings.

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How to Get Windows 10 Technical Preview via Virtual Hard Disks PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 18:07
What we know so far is Microsoft's 'Windows Insider Program' gives users access to the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview. But, what about VHDs or Virtual Hard Disks? Neowin has shared methods to create, boot and install Windows 10 using VHD. The VHDs can be created in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. VHDs can be created via Computer/Disk Management Console, diskpart and PowerShell. Check out the guides below to create a VHD. You can use either of them. Create VHD through Computer/Disk Management
Step-1: Open compmgmt as an administrator. To do so click Start then type compmgmt.msc, right click and chose Run as administrator from the drop down menu

Step-2: From Computer Management, right click the Disk Management and choose create VHD
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