How To Go For Windows 8.1 Upgrade

How To Go For Windows 8.1 Upgrade

Feb 16, 2014

Apparently Windows 8 was not all what people expected, but with the release of 8.1 users can look forward to a better experience and a much friendlier user interface. This version is available through the conventional physical discs offered in retail stores and electronically via downloads from Microsoft’s official website. All users using genuine later versions such as 8 can now upgrade to the new 8.1 free of charge with these simple easy to follow steps. To reduce the risk of getting disconnected while the download is in process, it is recommended that you use a wired Ethernet connection as opposed to Wi-Fi. Also connect your laptop to mains power to avoid any power interruptions. A power interruption could lead to a corrupted operating system. Steps For Windows 8.1 Upgrade Preparing your System – Prior to the upgrade, there are a number of things that you need to do. First, ensure the system has all the latest updates. If the system updates automatically, you will still need a manual update for the latest updates. Backup – All important files and folders such as videos, pictures, and documents should be backed up in an external drive, DVDs or network location. If you have an automatic backup service, then you will not need to back up again. How to download and install Windows 8.1 After preparing your current system, the next step involves downloading and installing the new version. Click on the Windows key to open the start screen and then hit the tile store. Next, select the ‘update to windows 8.1 for free’. It is an easy one to find as it is the first in the store. There will be a brief preview explaining the new features available in the new system. Click on the install button. You will need to wait for the download of the new version and the installation. The amount of time that the download will take will highly depend on your internet connection and partly on how busy the servers at Microsoft are. The download is quite large as the 8.1 Pro edition is 3.5 GB. The good thing is that you can still use your old edition as the system downloads...

How To Get Windows 8.1 Update From Microsoft

If your computer or laptop uses Microsoft Windows, it’s ideal that you keep its operating system up- to- date with the current security updates and patches from Microsoft. Basically, you can hassle free do this by using a facility from Microsoft, which will find the different features you’re lacking and recommend you install them. This write up will focus on discussing on how a person can get his or her Windows 8.1 updated. How to Get Your Computer or Laptop System updated Here are the various effective steps you can follow if you want to update your computer’s operating system; Connecting to the Internet: First and foremost, it is a must for you to have an active internet connection in order to make all the steps required to be possible. Looking for Windows Update: Go to the start menu and then go to your programs. In your programs, search for Windows Update’. Click on the link for you to be able to be directed to a Microsoft website, which will assist you get started installing the feature you are looking for. Choosing the “Custom” Option: Choosing the “custom” option will help in giving the most control over the feature you intend to install. Generally, the Microsoft utility will commence scanning your computer or laptop in order to identify the different features you are requiring. Looking Over the List of the Things Microsoft is Recommending: Look over the list of the different things being recommended by Microsoft. You will be told by the utility how long it will take to install the different updates as well as what purposes they often serve. Select the things you need to install and then click on Review and install updates. Confirming if Everything is Correct: Look over the list of the things you want to install severally in order to ensure if everything is in order (correct) and then click on Install the updates.’ Reading the End User Agreement License: Carefully read the End-User License agreement which comes up. If you accept the terms and conditions of that agreement, click “I accept.” The Microsoft’s Windows utility update will now start installing the updates. Waiting for Installation: The utility...

Reasons That You Will Need To Upgrade Windows XP

Reasons That You Will Need To Upgrade Windows XP

Jul 26, 2013

It seems from recent articles that Windows XP users may need to seriously think about the Upgrade Windows XP options on the market today. Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing No  Microsoft security updates in the future, which will of course put users of the system in a bad way with security threats and no protection from hackers. This is set to take place after April 8 of next year, so if you have Windows XP on your computer then it is possibly time for a serious upgrade. Windows XP Users at Risk The users of this system of Windows will be at greater risk of hacking and their computers could be easily compromised. If you are a personal computer user then it may not be that big of a threat, or that big of a deal; however, if you run a business from your computer, this could end up costing you thousands of dollars, since hacking if a very real threat in the Internet world. There will also be compliance issues that will surface because of unsupported components in the IT structure that can result in suspension and auditing of certifications. What can you do to Prepare for the Windows XP Threat? The best thing that Indian laptop and computer users can do is to keep an eye on the situation and stay informed about new and secure OS’s that will be coming on the market as D-day approaches. Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, the latest form of Windows of course is Windows 8 and there have been a few in between. The news that Microsoft will no longer protect Windows XP forces Indian laptop and computer users to upgrade their Windows, whether they want to or not, to keep from being hacked and losing everything on their computers. Manufactures and software developers will also stop support for this brand of Windows as well, on this date. You will no longer be able to get any security support for your computer or laptop if you do not perform an upgrade. It is recommended that you go ahead and install the latest upgrade so that you will be ready and already...

Password Protect Folders In Windows 8

Password Protect Folders In Windows 8

May 12, 2013

Windows 8 being the latest version of windows operating system is an improvement of the previous windows versions. Windows 8 addresses some of the challenges faced by users of the existing previous version. One of these challenges was security. Windows 8 has some features that enhance security of stored information in a windows operating system hard disk. With windows 8, one can create password protected folders; there are various ways of creating a password protected folder in windows 8 operating system. One can create a password protected folder using a software or manually. How to Create Password Protect Folders in Windows 8 without any Extra Software? When you want to create a password protect folder without using any other third party software, ones need to first create the folder to be password protected. The folder can be located anywhere and named anything. After creating the folder, navigate to the created folder and create text document preferably using notepad. Download the short code used for changing the password from the net and paste it in the txt folder. In the code you will find lines like” if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_GOES_HERE go to FAIL” change the string PASSWORD_GOES_HERE and put you preferred password. Save the file as locker.bat. And delete the original text document. After doing all that you can now run the batch file. On running the batch file, the code will create a folder called private. You can put all the documents you want to protect in that private folder. After putting them, run the batch folder again. These time the command line will ask you a question whether you are sure you want to lock the folder. Press Y to continue. After that, the private folder will automatically disappear. You will be needed to run the batch folder again to view the private folder only after inserting your set password. How to Create Password Protect Folders in Windows 8 using Software Using software to protect folders is the easiest way to perform the operation. There are software that are specifically developed for protecting folders. Download any of that software and install it on a computer. To protect a folder, you just need to...

Top 10 Windows 8 Wallpapers

Top 10 Windows 8 Wallpapers

May 9, 2013

Everyone has a computer or a laptop they use on a daily basis and the truth is that if people don’t get to change their wallpaper from time to time and they will just use the ones loaded with their operating system, soon they will start feeling very bored with their computer. It’s true that Windows 8 didn’t appear on the market for a very long time and there are still many software programs that are not compatible with it, but this doesn’t stop anyone from using Windows 8 wallpapers in order to make their computer screen look really great and special. With that in mind, in the following paragraphs this article will take a closer look at the Top 10 Windows 8 Wallpapers people can use for their laptop or desktop computer. Top 10 Windows 8 Wallpapers 1. Bubble Pro This is definitely one of the best live wallpapers people can use for their machines if they are running Windows 8 on it. It offers people the chance of personalizing not only their home screen, but they can also play by tapping the bubbles and when touched, they will just burst. The color and the number of bubbles can easily be adjusted through the settings. 2. Vortex Galaxy For space lovers, this Windows 8 wallpaper will take them on a journey through space. The stars are displayed in vivid colors and everything looks like a portal connecting earth to the distant visible universe. The wallpaper is free to use. 3. Jumpgate This Windows 8 wallpaper is for Android lovers, as it features the Android robot with a jetpack cruising through space through asteroids. Settings like star brightness, camera speed, flight speed, background color and asteroid frequency can be easily adjusted. 4. Aquarium An aquarium always calms people down and this wallpaper features lots of underwater plants to gaze at. There are also fish and by tapping them, users can change their direction or get their attention. 5. Asteroid Belt This wallpaper welcomes users into space where they’ll revel in a wonderful asteroid belt. Settings like asteroid speed, background image and asteroid count can all be adjusted. Not only that, but the solar system...

Timeline Addon for PowerPoint 2013

Timeline Addon for PowerPoint 2013

Mar 5, 2013

  PowerPoint 2013 is one of the biggest things that happened to Office Productivity suite. It brings various intriguing features. Designing Presentations was never easier. It does provide a few chart templates for Timelines, however, they are basically limited to few styling options and color schemes. Introducing the award-winning Timeline Add-on for PowerPoint 2013. Need to create a Gantt Chart or an event Timeline, no more hassles. It is just a click away. Office Timeline plug-in extension for PowerPoint, makes it possible. Features of OfficeTimeline Hundreds of styling options. Directly integrated into PowerPoint, Previously, I had to use a few external applications, which basically rendered poor quality timelines and that’s just first of the note. Once imported, it cannot be edited in PowerPoint. However, using OfficeTimeline, I can configure and edit my timelines at any point. Amazingly simple UI, however with advanced functionality. Formatting options for date, milestones e.t.c. One touch modifications for Milestones Editing and deletion, Date format, Tasks e.t.c. You can choose over from 10 strikingly spectacular templates with different visual styles and color schemes to match the theme of your presentation. OfficeTimeline is an award-winning plugin, it facilitates easy timeline and chart managment without any artistic skills. Amaze your clients and colleagues with a tinge of this plugin It is basically targeted for working professional especially those working in Social Media, IT, Corporate, Consultancy fields. Present your dream project blueprint to your colleagues with a timeline. Visit OfficeTimeline now...

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