The other easier, and completely legal, option is to download the Windows 8.1 Preview from Microsoft . It's not … If you're on Windows 7 , XP, or (bless your soul) Vista, you'll need to burn the ISO to a USB thumb drive or DVD, or mount the ISO using a third-party virtual drive tool, like Magic ISO
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Next week, on October 18, Microsoft will release Windows 8.1, a fairly large update that Microsoft hopes will finally give it relevance in the tablet space, and at the same time make Windows 8 less abhorrent for desktop and laptop users. … From an early date , Microsoft was talking up how Windows 8′s Metro apps were almost compatible with Windows Phone 7 — and then, a little later, Microsoft made a lot of noise about how Windows Phone 8 would use the same ..
A source close to Microsoft has revealed that the software giant will break precedent on the normal Windows update cycle, and not release a Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 as it has done with other versions of its operating systems. … Without the release of a service pack Windows 7 users will manually have to keep up to date with the monthly patches that will be released by Microsoft
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Question by Richard H: How can I get Windows XP to show an icon on the Desktop for each mounted drive, as Linux does?
I am currently running a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows XP system, and like the way that Ubuntu shows the mounted drives or loaded CDs on the desktop, updating them when drives or discs are removed. Is there any way to emulate this behaviour on Windows, either natively or using other (preferably free) software?
Essentially, the only thing on my Windows XP Desktop is the My Computer icon anyway, so this would save me a step every time I wanted to browse files.
Answer by Kyle
click on my computer, right click on the drive and click “create shortcut”
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Microsoft recommends that organizations do not disrupt ongoing deployment projects but continue deploying Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.
Neowin.net – Internet Explorer 9 to require Windows 7 SP1
The need for a Windows 7 upgrade is essential for every computer savvy person in today’s world.
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Microsoft will release the Family Pack for Windows 7 once again when October 3rd comes. That is the date when Windows 7 will celebrate a year from its official release date . Windows 7 Family Pack contains 3 licenses of Windows 7 Home …
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To that end Internet Explorer 9 will be far more standards compliant than any other Microsoft browser to date and appears to far faster than any previous versions of the browser, its now almost as fast as Google Chrome and Apple Safari. … If they make the beta software much better quality than the reliability of Windows Longhorn, which they have lately then advertising a beta can and will pull much better statistics on how it will run on different hardware since it is …
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The age old battle continues as Apple and Microsoft release their new operating systems! Windows 7 is due for release on the 22nd October however Apple announced on Monday that the release date of OS X ‘Snow Leopard’ had been bought …
Well this isnt an official review of Windows 7 . I wish it was, but even though i paid extra shipping charges to have this product on release day – placed this order back in JULY – it did not arrive today.