Category: Windows 8

Discover the benefits of the Microsoft Touch Mouse in Windows 8

The Action Center contained a prompt to install software for the Microsoft Touch Mouse.

While touch is a big component of Windows 8, I’ve been a big proponent of using a keyboard and a mouse in Windows 8 on a desktop system. (Just check out some of my keyboard and mouse articles.) Well, a

Bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8 installation

Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from the Microsoft Store In last week’s post, Get the free 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise, I showed you how to download the free 90-day evaluation copy of the final version of

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Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options

Refresh and Reset go beyond System Restore to either a nearly clean slate, or a completely clean slate

By Michael Simmons When was the last time you had to reinstall your operating system? Some people have noticed fewer rebuilds in Windows 7 then they had to perform with earlier versions of Windows. It seems that the more recent

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Combining Windows 8 and a Retina MacBook

Windows 8 on a Retina MacBook Pro. High DPI paradise or failure?(Credit: CBSi)

CNET Australia’s chief MacGyver has been lurking around the office this past week with a Retina MacBook Pro. Which is all fine and dandy, but it was too standard. It needed to be different; the device was asking to be

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Dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 using a VHD

In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, I’ll show you how to prepare and configure your Windows 7 system to dual-boot Windows 8 from a VHD. While I’ll be using the Windows 8 Release Preview for this article, I’ve

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