How does Windows 10 Fare In Boot Time? (After Release)

With Windows 10 release on July 29th, 2015, several videos on Performance benchmarks have been released. One of the important metric that is to be checked with any new OS, is the boot time. But this parameter varies with different software and hardware configurations. So unless you test this factor with the same CPU, motherboard, graphics card, hard disk capacity and type, chipset etc, you are not going to get the same results. The type of OS (32bit or 64bit) also determines the boot time speed. Several YouTube enthusiasts have measured this benchmark to analyze the speed and performance of

[Fix] Is your Windows 10 Monitor Not Working – These Steps can Help!!!

Sometimes your Windows 10 monitor may not automatically go to “Sleep”, even after enabling the required option in Power settings. You may have to go to “Safe Mode” to re-enable and still you may find it’s not working. One of the best solutions for this kind of problem is to unplug your monitor and re-plug it. Some of the monitors facing this issue are – Dell 2209WA(digital) Asus PB278Q  HP Pavillion 23 ASUS vk278q Benq ASUS P8Z77 V-Deluxe Sometimes, the above solution will also not work. Related :  How to Solve Mic Volume Too Low Problem in Windows 7 or

[Fix] How to Solve Mic Volume Too Low Problem in Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 (Troubleshooting Steps)?

Many-a-times you buy a new headset, but face different software and hardware challenges. Recently I bought a “Creative HS-330” headset. But the mic volume was very low. Though the head-phone audio quality was good, I was not able to record any videos due to this issue. The OS was Windows 8.1. I had a dual-boot scenario, so I tested in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. But still the recorded volume through the mic was low. I was getting my sound through VIA High Definition Audio drivers. Though the “playback” sound was good, I still had to find a way

[HostGator Review] Bad Hosting, Poor Uptime, Bad Technical Support – My Experience in July, 2015

Hostgator was once the best hosting for small medium business owners. But after EIG (Endurance International Group) took over Hostgator in June 2012 for $225 million, several things changed. EIG made several changes to Hostgator that resulted in degraded performance and poor technical support. After August 2013, Hostgator cared less about customers and has repeated downtimes. You can read the full story on EIG acquisition and Hostgator alternatives (non-EIG hosts) in this article. My experience with Hostgator in July, 2015 is one of dismayedness. I bought “Baby Plan” in a discount offer of 60% in 2014. I was happy that

[Fix] Skype and Windows 10 – Some Early Errors and Solutions

Skype in Windows 10 comes as 3 separate apps. The Universal Skype preview may be in the lining. But for now, it will be split into – a video app, an app for calls, a message app. Microsoft is trying to integrate Skype into Windows 10, making it as the iMessage service for its OS. Windows 10 users can also utilize the Edge browser (specific to 10) to take audio and video calls via its Skype features for the first time. Using the Wi-Fi sense feature, which is newly in-built into Windows 10, the OS can share your Wi-Fi passwords with

[Fix] Skype Not Working or Opening in Windows 8.1 – Some Solutions

Skype does have its own set of installation and opening errors. Recently, I upgraded to the latest version of 7.7.x and still my Skype client was not opening. I had no problems earlier. I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit.  I removed the Skype app that gets installed by default with Metro apps. So initially I thought I was making some mistake by deleting it. So I tried to re-install again. But now there is peculiar message to update the current version to the desktop, which I already installed. So I felt that there was something wrong? So I uninstalled

[Tutorial] How to Reserve and Cancel your Free Windows 10 Upgrade?

Windows 10 is getting good reviews about its performance. On Windows 8.1 and 7, you can still reserve and cancel the upgrade, if you like. I tried the OS, on my system configuration and, till now there are not too many glitches. Though many preview builds were released before the RTM release, the current build was functioning normally as it should. Cortana is a dismay. It cannot recognize my words properly. Things which it cannot understand are automatically redirected to search on Bing. One of the main reasons you would like to upgrade to Windows 10, is its free pricing

Windows 10 is Released – 2 Hacks or Tweaks to Upgrade for Free Immediately without Waiting!

You might have reserved your copy of Windows 10, using the “Get Windows 10 App”. It is released in 190 countries world-wide. Microsoft goal is to upgrade 1 billion devices with Windows 10 operating system. Once you have reserved your copy of Win 10, it will silently download in the background. The file size may vary between 3GB to 6GB. Then you will get a notification, whether you like to install the OS. But here is the catch! All devices are not going to get the download at the same time on July 29th, 2015.  The upgrade is rolling out

{Review} – Top 5 Best Wireless Routers for Home Use in India – Based on Users comments

We have already seen the requirements to check, before we buy the best wireless router for home use for windows. In most of the cases, legacy wireless routers will provide the basic necessities. You can have dual band and marginal speeds up to 300Mbps and also get RC-11 connector type for some of these routers. With new devices, there may be compatibility issues, but wi-fi signal will be better. If you are the casual home user, then wireless routers in the range of Rs 750 to Rs 2000 are sufficient. But if it’s for business or office purpose, you may