Saturday, 2 June 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview

Two months after giving people a first taste of Windows 8 with the Consumer Preview, Microsoft's back with the latest step toward the release of the company's next operating system: the Windows 8 Release Preview. The new version was supposed to be released the first week in June, but Microsoft is apparently ahead of its development schedule — though that hasn't stopped the leaks from coming fast and furious. The Release Preview isn't nearly the upgrade the Consumer Preview was, but it's a clear move toward a stable, feature-complete operating system. We got to spend some time with the Release Preview on a Samsung Series 9 laptop, checking out the new features and trying to figure out whether Windows 8 will be equally well suited to touch and non-touch devices.

Few Changes

Start Here

The new Start menu serves as both a launchpad and a dashboard. It helps you to see various activities at a glance on different kinds of data via Live Tiles. It is also the way to quickly access common apps.

Windows 8′s Charms

The “charms” menu is revealed when you hover to the right side of the screen. This is the Metro version of a context menu, with the options listed behaving a little differently depending on what Metro app is in the foreground.

Find Apps

If you need a full list of programs similar to the one in the Windows 7 Start menu, Windows 8 does have one, with links to both classic-desktop and Metro apps.

Instant Search

Start typing in the Start menu and you’ll be taken instantly to a search page.

Shop For Apps

Microsoft’s Store for Metro apps is gradually being populated with both new and Metro-specific apps.

App Details

Apps in the Store come with age ratings, descriptions of their behavioral permissions, and other details.

Search Options

Metro apps can also extend the functionality of the system in different ways. The Wikipedia app, for instance, extends Windows 8′s native search function to allow search queries to be run through Wikipedia. Clicking one of the icons beneath the search box lets you choose the context for the search.

Share Information

Hovering at the right of the screen and selecting “Share” in a Metro app lets the currently displayed information be shared via a variety of methods. Mail and the People app are two of the most basic choices.

Still A Clssic

If you long for the classic desktop, it’s still here, and your conventional Windows apps will run just as they always have in it. But remember that the original Start menu has been completely removed.

Integrated Flash

The Metro-interface edition of Internet Explorer 10 now runs Flash as a natively installed version. The new Do Not Track policy, by the way, is also enabled by default in IE 10.

Browse The SkyDrive

The Metro SkyDrive app lets you browse documents and photo galleries with a swipe of the finger.

IE Options

Internet Explorer 10 also exists in a conventional desktop edition. If you open a page in the Metro version of IE 10, a menu option exists there to open it on the desktop.


Windows 8 Release Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:
 Processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
 RAM - 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
 Hard disk space - 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
 Graphics card - Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
 Additional requirements to use certain features:
 To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
 To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a  screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
 To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
 Internet access.


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Friday, 2 March 2012

Microsoft Release consumer preview of Windows 8

Microsoft on Wednesday officially unveiled the consumer preview of Windows 8, its next-generation operating system. The updated OS preview is available now for download via in English, French, German, Japanese, and simplified Chinese languages.

Microsoft unveiled the Windows 8 preview in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, where Redmond is also pushing its Windows Phone platform. Windows chief Steven Sinofsky took to the stage at a press event here to talk up this "bold re-imagining of Windows."

What you need to download it??
Microsoft doesn't support prerelease software but does provide a forum for users. There's a FAQ that provides system requirements and other information. Regarding those, Microsoft says the operating system can be installed on any Windows PCs. More specifically:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

Additional requirements to use certain features:

To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive are available for some previous versions of Windows (excluding Windows XP and earlier). You can find system requirements and additional information in the FAQ and in the links on this page.

Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC.

Get hERE
Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images
Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO files (.iso) are provided as an alternative to using Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup. If you are on a PC running Windows and want to install the consumer preview on another partition, another PC, or a virtual machine, we recommend you download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup and use the built-in tools for converting an ISO image into installation media, such as a DVD or USB bootable flash drive. You can find additional information, including a list of supported upgrades, in the FAQ.

 Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Windows 7 is the fastest Windows OS, why does it run so slow on my PC?

The problem with Windows 7 is very seldom a matter of hardware, as Windows 7 is known to perform great on virtually any machine that can run XP. The software-related issues that can affect the performance are the following:

1. Programs you don't use

Although you don't use some applications installed on your PC, a lot of system resources are still consumed by them. This leads not only to lack of hard drive space, but also to system slowdown. To make matters worse, some of these programs embed themselves in automatic startup list. Too often these obvious things go unnoticed until the PC starts running slow.

Solution: Remove these programs with specialized uninstalling software. You may ask "Why do I need additional software when most programs have built-in uninstallers?" The problem is that sometimes these uninstallers do not completely remove all components of an application. They may leave junk files behind whereas specialized software removes ALL files pertaining to this application.

2. Useless files on the disk

In most cases useless files are created by the system, that's why users don't notice them. It may be cache and log files, temporary Internet files, unused language packs etc. They are needed by the applications to retrieve data faster, but their abundance leads to system slowdown.

Solution: Use a specialized cleanup tool to get rid of junk files and speed up your computer. Once installed, such tool will scan your system for files that can be safely removed, leaving the important data intact.

3. Fragmented hard drive

Normally, each file on your hard drive should occupy its own "cell". But some files are too large and therefore the system allocates their components in different "cells". Such arrangement slows down the access to these files and the system as a whole.

Solution: Defragment the hard drive with specialized defragmentation software that will bring your files in order without any harm to the system.

4. Viruses, spyware and other malicious programs

Extensive use of the Internet brings about not only benefits but also malicious programs such as viruses or spyware. They compromise your PC's security and have a negative impact on its performance. That's why your PC should always be protected against such threats.

Solution: Download an antivirus software program that will constantly take care of your PC, inform you about the threats and remove viruses.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Top 7 Windows 7 tweaking utilities

If you're running the Windows 7 RC, chances are good that you're the kind of user that likes to monkey around with settings and tweak your OS. While you can go the DIY route and hack your registry and run your mouse ragged clicking through various control panel screens, there are a number of good, free apps available designed to simplify tweaking.

Pro tip: if you run one of these apps, use their built-in checkpoint creator before committing changes or create a system restore point yourself - just in case something goes awry.

Here are five - go ahead and add your picks in the comments if you don't see your favorite listed!

EnhanceMySe7en (pictured above) - One strike against EM7 is that you must install it. On the plus side, it's 32 and 64-bit (native). On the minus side, it uses 65Mb memory when running. On the plus side, it comes with a free frogurt!

Joking aside, EM7 is absolutely packed with options. Apart from tweaks covering every nook and cranny in Windows 7, the program also includes CCleaner-like registry and disk cleaning tools, a shortcut creator, fast access to many built-in Windows utilities, and much, much more. It's a beast.

Little Tweaker - Lightweight, portable, and focused on common adjustments, Little Tweaker is a good option for those of you who want an uncomplicated way to manipulate the context menu, disk space warnings, and the like. it failed to run on x64, telling me that I needed to have Windows 7 Ultimate installed (which I do).
Ultimate Windows Tweaker- It's impressive what the crew at WinVistaClub is able to cram into less than 200Kb. Ultimate was built for Vista, but it works just fine with Windows 7 as well. Loads of options cover everything from accounts and UAC to the taskbar and start menu and beyond. UWT is totally portable.
XDN Tweaker  - This one falls somewhere in between Little Tweaker and Ultimate. It's a good choice for the average user - not quite the overwhelming number of choices of EM7 or Ultimate, but more than just basic interface tweaks. XDn is available as both a portable and installable app.

Windows 7 Manager - As the name implies, this one boasts non-tweaking features as well. System cleanup, privacy tools, process monitoring, an uninstaller, a duplicate file finder, and a handy repair center are all included. On the tweaking side, everything from UI customization to network and IE settings is easy to monkey with. This one's available in 32 and 64-bit flavors as an installer only.
 TweakNow Power Pack 2009 - Like EM7, TweakNow is much more than a tweaking tool. It also sports registry cleaning and tuning tools, a disk usage analyzer, history cleaner, startup manager, and more. The interface is well-organized, and if you can't find a setting you want to tweak with PowerPack it might not exist.

TweakNow is install-only, but it's worth doing for the additional built-in utilities (if you need them, of course). One big gripe: once I heard my fan spin up to tornado speed, I called up task manager. 48% CPU use. Ouch! 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Make Windows 7 Interface look Like Windows 8 With Win Lock Pro V.2

Microsoft soon to be release the Beta version of their newly windows 8, and released the Developer Preview of windows 8 to the late year. If Still you are not install the windows 8 developer preview and you are not so techie guy to install windows on-self but wanna to love the windows 8 interface and also make your system look like as Windows 8 then don’t worry use win lock pro v.2 for all your need.

This tool is created by the BlueZap Industries. Win lock Pro v.2 is a free tool for windows 7 and used to convert the interface of your windows 7 to look like a windows 8. The Win Lock Pro can easily change your windows screen and computer login program to the windows 8 login and screen lock system.

To use this tool first download it from here and install it like a normal software and then Run Win Lock PRO as an ADMINISTRATOR and then Setup your name and Password via settings (Bottom right button).

Sunday, 15 January 2012

iPad on a Windows 7

The iPad is a tablet designed and developed by Apple Inc. It’s the most popular device in the gadget world. Those who own an iPad, they are already familiar with the amazing experience they get when using the device. The iPad is easy to carry and do much of what you demand from your laptop. Those of you who don’t have this device, you must really wish to own an iPad, and buying it could empty your pockets, as it’s priced at the same range you can buy a Laptop with a very good configuration.
iPadian brings a wonderful iPad experience on Windows operating system. The best thing is you don’t have to install iPadian, as it’s portable. Just run the iPadian exe file, and in the blink of an eye you will see an iPad interface on your Windows desktop. It features standalone Adobe air application, Full Screen preview, Custom App Store, Games, Free music & videos, Webkit browser, Support Facebook notification & messages and Social Chat. Have a look at the screenshots below. This is how it will look like when you use iPadian on your Windows machine.
The above screenshot shows the dashboard where you can access all in-build applications by simply mouse clicking on the icons. The below screenshot shows the music library. If you have used the iPad before, you must already be familiar with this interface. At the right, you can click on any app to start using it. Scroll down to get all the apps in the navigation.
The stimulator also comes with a Webkit browser so that you don’t have to minimize iPadian every time you want to browse the web. You can use this Webkit browser and browse the web, just like through iPad.

You can chat with your Facebook friends, update your Google+ status, hangout with your Twitter friends, watch Youtube videos, make notes and do all other things that you do with an iPad right within iPadian application. You really must download iPadian if you’re not able to buy an iPad and have been eagerly waiting to get hands on with iPad interface for a long time. The best thing I like the most in iPadian application is that it allows you to switch to full screen mode so that Windows taskbar couldn’t ruin your iPad experience.

Important to note that it doesn’t change any values in Windows registry. As I stated above, it’s a portable application and can work on any Windows machine. You can close the iPad interface anytime by clicking on the close icon in the top right of the screen. You can download iPadian from here

Windows 8 Simulator for 7

Windows 8 different than other windows versions because It's mainly based on the touch system as apple and some features as the Linux
You can feel the windows 8 and it's new features without buying or installing windows using this freeware, and you can get a complete idea about windows 8 using this freeware.

Download Windows 8 Simulator from here. The file is around 8 MB in size. Once downloaded, you’ll get a Zip file. Extract the file using Winrar or 7 Zip or whatever extractor you use, run the setup.exe file on your computer and follow the instructions to install.

When installing is done, it will display a screen similar to boot screen of Windows 8. As I stated above, it doesn’t have anything to do with your current Windows interface. So don’t get worried. After that, you’ll be prompted to enter the password. You have to skip this step by clicking on the ‘Submit’ button

Now you should have the Windows 8 metro interface on the simulator window. Have a look at the below screenshot to see how it will look like once the Windows 8 simulator is installed on your PC. You can start testing each and every feature by clicking on the metro icons on the metro screen, respectively.

ou can check your Twitter, Facebook and email accounts from within the simulator. Of course you’ll need an Internet connection to test all these features on metro screen. You can browse the web using Google Chrome, make notes on notepad, listen to the music using Windows media player, play Youtube videos and many more things.

There is a power button at the bottom-left corner of the simulator screen. Clicking this button will close down the simulator and get you back to your current Windows operating system. You can re-launch the app anytime you want and when you’re done with testing all Windows 8 features, you can uninstall it as I mentioned above.

It’s a freeware and the only simulator available on the Internet to check, test and feel the Windows 8 operating system. By the way, let me tell you what, Microsoft will release the first beta version of Windows 8 operating system in fall 2012, sources say. In the meantime, you can enjoy the metro user interface through this simulator or you can download and install Windows 8 developer preview if you want.

Windows 7 System Properties updater With Projects

Windows 7 System Properties updater With Projects
Now you can change all system properties of your windows 7
for download click here
or you can download from here

For windows 8 system properties click here