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  • Opinion: Using Windows 8 on a PC: 10 things we've learnt

    I've been using the RTM version of Windows 8 on my work desktop PC for a few days now, and thought I'd share my experience as to what it's like to rely on Windows 8. Here's what I've learnt from a few days of using Windows 8 as my primary platform.

  • News: Windows Server 2012 embraces the data center

    Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012, making this version the first that can be controlled remotely so it is more suitable for data centers.

  • News: FAQ: Windows Server 2012 GA Today

    Microsoft is having a new release for all of its OS line-ups this year, from phones (Windows Phone 8) and PCs (Windows 8 / RT) to servers (Windows Server 2012).Traditionally the server OS has gone up for sale last, after the corresponding desktop/laptop OS has been available in retail for purchase. However this time, the server component is showing up first, for purchase in stores and as part of pre-built OEM servers. Windows 8, the client OS to complement the server, is still two months away from "GA" or General Availability to public. Enterprise IT might well see this version as an inflection point for servers, as much as Windows 2000 was against Windows NT 4. Among the changes are the addition of the Modern UI (formerly "Metro"), the enhanced PowerShell, the product re-segmentation, simplification of end-user license, and more. We shall only be talking about the release of the OS itself, in this article, and answer some Frequently Asked Questions.

  • News: Update: UK price for Windows 8 upgrade

    Microsoft has revealed the price UK users will pay to upgrade to Windows 8 when the OS launches on October 26. Rather than the $39.99 our US cousins will be charged for Windows 8, UK PC and laptop users will have to shell out £25 - pretty much exactly $39 at today's exchange rate.

  • How-Tos: How to network Vista and Windows 7 PCs

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to network Vista and Windows PCs and laptops via ethernet.

  • Windows 8 Pro upgrade available on Amazon for £49

    Amazon is selling the upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro for £49 via Amazon's UK website. Customers who pre-order now now will receive a DVD-ROM containing the Windows 8 code and an installation key shortly after Windows 8's October 26 release date.

  • Opinion: Revived 'Green Button' Site Helps Answer Your Windows Media Center Questions

    Who says there are no second acts?

  • Buying Advice: Buy a touchscreen display for a Windows 8 PC

    Windows 8 is really all about having a touchscreen interface - so if you are buying a display for your PC, you'd be well served to get one that is equally adept at running Windows 7 and Windows 8. Here's our guide to buying a display for Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Unsuccessful Windows update stops PC shutting down

    If your PC or laptop tries to update, without success, every time it shuts down, our Helproom Expert has advice.

  • Buying Advice: Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 preview: Windows 8 tablet/notebook

    The Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 combines laptop and tablet functionality, which makes it quite comparable to the ASUS Transformer line of devices. Here's our Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 buying advice.

  • How-Tos: How to use command prompts in Windows

    We explain how to use the command prompt to issue precise text-based commands to your Windows PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall Windows 8

    We explain your options if you wish to uninstall Windows 8 after making the upgrade or dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows 8.

  • News: Windows 8 users evenly split between PC, laptop and tablet

    In a poll hosted by PC Advisor, Windows 8 users are evenly split on which device they would prefer to use the new Microsoft OS.

  • How-Tos: How to open .exe files on Mac OS X

    Our guide to opening .exe files on your Mac and still being able to use Windows applications.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: it's all about the apps

    Windows 8 represents a sea change from Windows 7. It isn't just the new interface which people will have to live with: it's the apps.

  • News: Nine fixes in Microsoft's August Patch Tuesday

    Microsoft has announced that August's Patch Tuesday will contain nine security bulletins, with some fixes rectifying vulnerabilities that allow attackers to install malware without permission.

  • How-Tos: Windows 7 tweaks for modern SSDs

    These days, there's no need to disable Windows features such as indexing when installing an SSD. However, there are a few tweaks you can make to ensure you get the best performance and avoid using up the SSD's precious storage space. We explain what to do.

  • News: Windows 8 Professional & Server 2012 Also Leak, Checksums and How to Install

    We have already seen that the Enterprise-N Edition of Windows 8 had leaked just a day after Microsoft announced RTM of its latest operating system on the 1st of August. Now for those who want an early taste of the new OS before its public launch on October 26, there are copies of what claim to be the new OS floating online, in the usual dodgy places.

  • News: Microsoft opens Office Store for apps

    Microsoft has opened a preview of its Office Store for downloading Office 2013 apps.

  • Feature: Windows 8 touch mouse: what you need to know

    Microsoft has launched a revolutionary new touch mouse to enable users to make to most of Windows 8 touch features. Here's what you need to know about the new wedged shaped accessory.



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