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...

Windows 8.1: Microsoft’s Better Build Of Windows 8

Windows 8.1: Microsoft’s Better Build Of Windows 8

Jul 6, 2013

Windows 8.1 is a Windows version by Microsoft that was meant to be an improvement to the flawed Windows 8. With the initial release of Windows 8 by Microsoft in August 1, 2012 according to the company’s website and with general availability to the public after a month, it was expected that this revolutionary operating system would be an instant hit among Windows users. However with Windows 8 leaning so much on suitability to touch capabilities that comes with surface or tablet-PC hybrid and with the vast majority of Windows users hailing from the traditional PC, introduction of Windows 8 did not quite live up to the success its developers anticipated for. It is with this in mind that Microsoft came up with a better version of Windows 8, Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 Version And it’s Cool Features Firstly, Microsoft hasn’t phased out the start screen from the Windows 8 version. However, in Windows 8.1 the start screen which looks like this is much more enhanced and offers a greater degree of customization. The start screen in Windows 8.1 gives you the ability to move an entire group of tiles to a new or existing clutter and then rename them, thus giving you better organization. You can select multiple apps and either resize, uninstall or re-arrange them. Additionally, new apps are being installed in the app view as opposed to adding them to the start screen automatically. It also adapts to smaller form factors such as smaller tablets. Windows 8.1 also includes a boot-to-desk option. This feature helps the user to bypass the tile-based start screen and boot straight to the desktop although this option is not provided by default and must be set by the user. Although not in a form similar to previous version of Windows, the start button has made a come-back in Windows 8.1. Right clicking on this button provides the power user menu thus enabling the user shutdown and restart directly from the start button as in earlier versions. A highly personalized experience being a key goal in Windows 8.1, this new version of Windows allows the user to set their own wallpaper on the start screen. On the...

Top 5 Windows 8 Gadgets

Top 5 Windows 8 Gadgets

Jun 16, 2013

Microsoft Windows is a graphical interface operating system (OS) introduced in the year of 1985 by Microsoft. The Windows OS started dominating the market of world’s personal computers from the very beginning of its invention. In this domination, the Microsoft Windows was fully successful. And nowadays, this Microsoft OS is also used in Smartphones, embedded devices, and server computers. A number of series (or version or updated version) of this Microsoft Windows OS were being introduced by time with more facilities and gadgets. The recent version of the Microsoft Windows dominated most of the personal computers globally is the Window 8. Top 5 Gadgets of Windows 8: Windows 8 came to the market on October 26, 2012 and earned a huge fame in a very short span of time due to its user friendly facilities and the attractive gadgets. The top 5 Windows 8 gadgets are as follows: 1. Easy gesture: The function of easy gesture can be considered as the topmost among the top 5 Windows 8 gadgets. It is the first invention in the platform of Windows OS where a gestural version of Windows is seen. Here, simple touch gestures like switching to the applications by swiping in from the left or choosing the charm menu by swiping in from the right can be performed. This makes the user more comfortable while using. Zooming gesture is also available there to view a zoom or broad view. One can also easily close any of the running application by selecting it and dragging it from top to bottom. The task manager of the Windows 8 is also pretty improved and is in an organized manner. 2. Live tiles and lock screen: The live tiles and lock screen is one of the most useful gadgets among the top 5 Windows 8 gadgets. Here, one can visualize any kind of news updates, new email, calendar, any kind of upcoming event, weather reports, or any sort of live performances from the tiles of applications from the screen, even without opening it. This facility can also be availed from the screen locked condition. 3. Refresh and reset: In Windows 8, refreshing and resetting of the system can be...

Three Keys for Using Your Time Wisely During a Microsoft Certification Exam

Three Keys for Using Your Time Wisely During a Microsoft Certification Exam

Nov 5, 2012

Microsoft certification exams have a time limit in which candidates must answer all of the questions.Oftentimes, time constraints can place added stress on an individual as he or she feels the burden of having to think fast in order to finish on time-especially in a high stakes certification exam.Although individuals have many different approaches to how they pace themselves in an exam, there are a few key principles that will help most anyone.Below, we’ll take a look at three keys that will help you finish your exam without leaving any point on the table. -Take all of the time given to you for each portion of the exam.On any exam, time is a valuable commodity, so take advantage of the opportunity by not rushing your thoughts and final answer choices. -Answer the questions that you’re sure of first and mark the questions you’re unsure of for review.You can revisit those later when you can carefully ponder the question. -Pay attention to whether or not a section is timed.Once you leave a section or it has timed out, you will be unable to return to it.You will, however, be able to review your answer choices prior to moving on to the next section. Perhaps the best way to be sure of your answers is to practice thoroughly beforehand.The ultimate in exam practice is available from Testslive, producers of the comprehensive Microsoft exam tutorials designed to have your ready for anything you see on your real exam.Through course completion and review with Testslive, time will not be an issue for you as you complete your certification...

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