Windows 8

Windows 8 was released by Microsoft October 26, 2012. Since that time it has been the subject of some controversy, as the user interface is a big change from Windows 7. Designed for touch screen devices, there have been mixed reviews of its performance.

Maintaining and Managing Your Windows 8 System

With the new age of tablets and SSD hard drives, some of the old recommended maintenance routines no longer apply to Windows 8. Here’s what you need to know to maintain a healthy Windows 8 system including whether or not to defrag, working with memory and hard drive space.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Repair and Recovery

What is the best way to ensure your ability to repair Windows 8.1? Preparation. This article will show you how to prepare for disaster by building bootable rescue media and will also discuss the options you have for repairing Windows 8.1.

Make Windows 8 Look and Feel More Like Windows 7

Besides reinstalling Windows 7, what are some things you can do to minimize the distracting “Metro” interface if you have a non-touch enabled device? This article will cover a few options you have for helping turn your Windows 8 computer back into a familiar user interface.

Windows 8 Tablet Basics

We all know how to use the Windows desktop to perform tasks, but if you have recently picked up a Windows 8 tablet, it may take some getting used to before you’re back on your feet. This guide will cover performing some basic tasks while using a Windows 8 tablet.

Can Microsoft Overcome Windows 8 Disappointments?

With each update to Windows 8, Microsoft is making it closer to its predecessor, Windows 7. First the improved Start menu and now there are rumors you may be able boot directly to the desktop and minimize Metro apps. Is it too late for Microsoft to salvage Windows 8?