Blog Archives

Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

Check out Antoine Leblond’s post about the upcoming release of Windows 8.1.

Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there’s a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Computer News, General PC Users, Non-techie PC Users, Techie PC Users, Windows Tips, Windows Tutorials

How to Detect and Repair Disk Errors on your Windows PC

While many Windows users have only heard of the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter tools to optimize computer performance, there is still yet another tool built-in to the Windows operating system that you can use.

Microsoft’s Error Checking utility checks the integrity of the files stored on your hard drive and will attempt to automatically fix file system errors and recover bad drive sectors.

To explain, as you use your computer and hard drive, over time the drive can develop bad sectors (a section of the drive that can no longer be successfully accessed by Windows, usually due to permanent …

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Windows Tutorials

Fix Software Install/Uninstall Problems with Microsoft’s New Utility

If you have been experiencing issues with installing or uninstalling software on your Windows computer, your solution may now be in sight.

Microsoft has now released a Fix-It to diagnose problematic installing and uninstalling issues. Although it is usually not a problem to install or uninstall most Windows software, problems can occur during this process, causing programs to not install or uninstall properly.

“Installation issues are often caused by missing dependencies, for instance when a program that requires the Microsoft .NET Framework needs to be installed without the proper Framework version installed on the system, states Windows 7 News.…

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Computer News

Windows is Now More Secure Than You Think

You hear it all the time. It’s almost considered common knowledge that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is insecure, unsafe, and an easy target for hackers.

But now, according to renown security firm Kaspersky Lab, that conventional wisdom is just plain wrong.

In their latest quarterly malware report, Kaspersky Lab’s discovered that none of the top 10 malware and security threats are Microsoft-related. That’s right… not even ONE.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Computer News

How to Scan & Fix Problems with Windows System Files on your PC

Scanning and fixing Windows System files can greatly improve the functionality and speed of your computer. Why is regular scanning and fixing of these system files so important?

Well, to help your computer run properly, Microsoft’s Windows operating system consists of a group of system files that all work together to run your computer. Each and every activity that you perform on your PC (including running applications such as word processors or web browsers) is controlled by these system program files.

Over time, from the continued use of your computer, these files can be changed or corrupted. This can be …

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Windows Tutorials