We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” he said in a telephone interview with Reuters. The plan is to “re-engage” with the hundreds of millions of users of Windows in China, he said, without elaboration.
Microsoft has a promotion with Bing Rewards and OneDrive that gives away 100GB of free OneDrive storage but was only limited to USA citizens. That has now changed.. and this promotion is now open to anyone in the world. So what are you waiting for? Visit this link and follow the steps to get your 100GB in your OneDrive account. Let me know in the comments if you managed to do it 🙂
Among yesterday’s great product launches by Microsoft, was the FREE unrestricted version of Visual Studio – Visual Studio Community Edition 2013. What I didn’t notice is that “this version lets developers target any platform from desktop and mobile to web and cloud”. Instead of waiting for Visual Studio 2015, we can start creating Android and iOS applications as from today!
Microsoft today announced some amazing news:
- Preview versions of the next generation versions of Visual Studio and .NET
- A new free and full-featured Visual Studio Community edition
- Open up Visual Studio and .NET to developers on all major platforms by open-sourcing the core .NET server stack
During the World Cup, I like watching the matches. But sometimes when I’m on the PC, I watch the matches in a browser. The problem is that when I open a new window, it will load on top of the browser, hiding the game. After a while, it becomes tedious. So I found the solution in this little nifty app.
Just received an email that finally OneDrive, the service to replace SkyDrive, is launching worldwide in the next few hours! Soon we’ll know what new features we will have on our favourite cloud storage!
Check it out here
So I think that everyone heard that a New Windows is coming to town. This week, on Tuesday, which was also the Programmer’s Day, Microsoft showed the New Windows 8 OS during it’s BUILD Conference. And it was really a great present for all Programmers!! At least I’m really excited to try the new OS and start using the new Developer Tools. You can find more info on Windows 8 in the next links:
I’m upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8, so it’s not a clean install. Up till now it’s 77% and it took about 25 mins. A clean install would definitely take less time.
The laptop is a bit old, in fact it was a Windows XP laptop. It’s a VAIO powered by 1.6GHz Single Core Centrino CPU and 1GB of RAM. With Windows 7 it was running fine for normal day to day use. We’ll see how it fares with Windows 8! I’ll keep you posted. Anyone installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview? What do you think?
UPDATE 1: And it’s ready installing. For an upgrade on a 1.6GHz Centrino laptop, with 10% of free hard disk space, it took around 40 mins.
UPDATE 2: Getting devices ready and now Applying User Settings from the Windows 7 installation!
Sometimes you would need to share a file or a folder with another user and you would find it not so easy to do so, more and more if you or the other user doesn’t have a password for your account.
By default, in Windows 7, in order to share a folder, you would need that the Source PC being shared has a password and the Source PC owner would need to give you his password. There are two options to overcome this situation. Continue reading
I know this might seem a bit out dated, but I needed to know the Windows 7 Install CD I had if it was 32 or 64-bit. There are 3 ways to know: Continue reading
During these last few days, my network on the computer started giving me problems and sometimes the internet will stop working for no reason.
I found this supposed solution… will test it out and see how it goes. If anyone has a better solution, please let me know.
From a command prompt run the following code:
netsh winsock reset
That will reload the tcp/ip suite for windows and can supposedly correct some issues.
If you are using a USB adapter, be it wireless or wired, go into device manager and turn off the ability for windows to shut down the device to save power. You may have to do this on the root hub and controller that match your device.
Will tell you how it goes later on. Goodluck for me 🙂