You want to check the new Windows 10? But you are already having Windows 8.1! But you are skeptical to do the upgrade! You want to do a clean install. So first of all, you need a windows partition manager. This is because you are going to install the OS on a new partition. The “Disk Management” tool that comes with default Windows has some limitations. The built-in hard drive partitioning and formatting software can only create partition, delete partition and format partition. But if you want advanced partition management operations like merge partition, resize partition and convert file system,
The internet is full of download managers. Choosing the right product is a difficult task. Even the fastest internet browser need some downloading tools. They also do not utilize the maximum bandwidth speed. For this purpose, you need to buy the fastest download manager which can make downloading faster. To make internet faster in Windows 8 or 8.1, you need to have the right download manager. Otherwise, some products come with crappy adware that can become hindrance to the browsing experience. Checking each download manager present on the internet can become a daunting task even for the hard-working Windows user.
Download managers have wide applications like downloading YouTube videos and optimizing bandwidth speeds. Internet Download Manager (IDM) is one of the best software applications in this class. You can schedule your downloads or even download the whole website. With Android and iOS, the impetus has changed to apps. But if you are a desktop user, you will definitely like this piece of juggernaut. Read More – The ‘New’ Things about Windows 10 Start Menu Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 – Improvements that make a Difference 5 Best Dual Monitors for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 for less than $200
Windows 10 phone with Cortana is expected to release globally by summer 2015. Microsoft Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant developed especially for Windows Phones. Currently this is working for Windows 8.1 phone devices. Cortana is powered by Bing. First you need to train the voice assistant and then get the information required. For example, if you want to know the weather, you can just say, “Hey Cortana, What’s the weather like?” in voice. The answer will be that of like a weatherman. What about Windows 8.1 and Cortana? Windows 8.1 had a new release called Update 1 in 2014.
With the advent of mobile phones, Android has become a house-hold name. PCs still remain and Windows continues to dominate that market. We still need big screen computers in order to view images, videos and movies downloaded from the internet. For example, you have taken family photos with your Android phone and would like to store in your external USB device. For this you need to connect your smartphone to your PC and transfer your files, images etc. It can be the other way round also. You want to upload pictures on your Windows PC or Mac to your Android
Wi-Fi and Wireless networks are common in this computer age of 2014. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has removed the ability to right-click wireless networks and forget them. Previously in earlier Windows operating systems, you can stop the OS from automatically connecting to the Wireless Internet. More Articles to Read Change Advanced Appearance Settings in Windows 8 and 7 (Tutorial)? Some Anti-Virus Solutions for Windows 8? Simple tricks and tweaks for Windows 8 Start Screen? How to Delete, Prioritize and Edit Wireless Network Profile in Windows 7? Its always better to remove unnecessary wireless network profiles and re-arranging the working ones.
The rules of Firewall are very simple. Block any incoming traffic which can be detrimental to the computer. There is also a provision in Windows 8 or 8.1 Firewall, using which you can block outgoing traffic also. This is a simple concept based on which you can block or unblock an application in Windows 8 or 8.1. You can use the Charms bar to find out the Control Panel. Just move your cursor (if you are on a desktop) to the bottom-most right hand side of the screen. The Charms bar will open. Click on Settings. More Charms bar will
Microsoft has already announced that the next big Windows 8.1 update is going to be on Oct 17th, 2013. You can download it from the Windows Store. The Preview is now available. The most talked about enhancements of this update is the Start Menu. The Apps Screen which is new to Windows 8.1 is better than the Start Screen. But if you are not satisfied with the above features, there are plenty of alternatives to Start menu and buttons for download. Some are free and some are paid versions. The most popular free choices is the newly updated Classic Shell.
Sometimes firewalls can be a deterrent to the smooth usage of your Windows 7 PC. Although the main purpose of firewalling your computer is for better security, there are reasons to not use it for better performance. One reason I can give is your network speed. Presently I am using “Tikona” which is an ISP in India and the technician immediately disabled my Windows 7 firewall on the first day. Read More : Windows 7 vs Windows 8 – Know the differences Since a firewall is used to stop unauthorised use of computers outside your network (or computer) or to stop