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Download Windows 8.1 preview right now

If you want to try out Windows 8.1 preview right now, you can. Be aware that when you install Windows 8.1 preview that you will have to reinstall all your apps. If you then upgrade to the final RTM version you will have to do this again.

Going from…


How to name groups of tiles in Windows 8

Take a look at my Windows 8 start screen

As you can see, I have a main and an apps tile group

Below is an image of all my grouped tiles

So how do you do accomplish this?


How to shutdown windows 8

If you installed Windows 8, you might be wondering how to shut down or restart this operating system. There is no more start button so where do you start?

There are a couple of ways to shut down the operating system

1) Hit CTRL + ALT + DELETE and…


Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing

Microsoft just released a press release announcing that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)

Here are the important dates

August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.…


You need to have hardware virtualization enabled if you want to run Windows 8 in Virtual Box

If your processor does not support Virtualization Technology then you can’t run Windows 8 in Virtual Box….you will get a black screen of death. In order to find out if your CPU supports hardware Virtualization Technology you can download the Intel Pro…


Windows 8 Developer Preview with tools available for download

Microsoft has made available a couple of Windows 8 ISO images that you can download right now. Here is what is available:

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)
4.8 GB
Sha 1 hash – 6FE9352FB59F6D0789AF35D1001BD4E4E81E4…


First look at the windows 8 UI

Micosoft has uploaded a video on YouTube that explains how the built the UI for windows


Microsoft has also released a press release that highlights some of the new features. Here are some of them

Fast launching of a…