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Hands-On with Windows 8.1: System Recovery Commented on: 2 years ago (July 17, 2013)

SQL Server Express and Visual Studio both take significant time (hours) to reinstall and bring up to date with patches.

From experience, I can say that restoring from a system image is...

Microsoft + Best Buy Commented on: 2 years ago (June 13, 2013)

Will they be selling Microsoft Signature PCs? That would put this over the top.

It’s Official: Windows 8.1 “Blue” will be Free Commented on: 2 years ago (May 15, 2013)

I have three upgrade licenses that I have not installed yet. If I wait to install until after 8.1 is released, will it install 8.1? or will it install 8.0 which will then have to be patched?

New Coke? Commented on: 2 years ago (May 13, 2013)

I have been running Windows 8 since the first week of the customer preview, on a six year old Gateway desktop that cost maybe $450 in the day. Windows 7, ran slowly on this machine. Windows 8 made...

Windows 8.1 “Blue” Public Preview to Arrive in June Commented on: 2 years ago (May 8, 2013)

The start button without the start menu will be worse than no solution at all for those who want the old interface back...all of the 1.3 billion users currently running non touch hardware.


Windows 8: A Six-Month Report Card Commented on: 3 years ago (April 30, 2013)

People do not use computers for the operating system, they use them to get things done.

There are one billion plus Windows computer users, and they are not using Metro applications,...

Windows 8/RT App Update: Mail Commented on: 3 years ago (March 25, 2013)

How about the ability to create a task or event in calendar from an email. This is easily done in Live Mail or Outlook.

Until "metro" provides a "magical" experience, better than that of...

Windows 8 Tip: Reset or Refresh Your PC Commented on: 3 years ago (March 17, 2013)

Depending on what non-Windows Store applications are on your computer, reinstalling and patching them can be a very tedious and time consuming task. Which can negate time savings over a old style...

Fixing Windows 8: Advice for Users and for Microsoft Commented on: 3 years ago (March 16, 2013)

I run a variety of Windows 8 systems, and for non-touch, single screen devices, I think that Start8, or a similar tool makes it much easier to navigate. If I am using a touch device or one with...

The New Office: Office Web Apps Commented on: 3 years ago (March 2, 2013)

Google offers a competing on-line, soon to be offline, solution, which they would like people to use (gotta get more information on everyone)...Apple does not. Google has a vested interest in...

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