Category: Windows 8

Windows 8.1 and Easy Transfer

windows_8_1_logoMicrosoft has really done it this time, they have released an update for Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) and they are retiring XP (link to retirement info) . This wasn’t a big deal except that the 8.1 update no longer supports Windows Easy Transfer from XP or Vista.

So you decide to upgrade your XP PC  to a New Windows 8  machine and you want to transfer your files to it…. you can’t! using Windows Easy Transfer, the only way to do it at this point is to transfer files manually.

Good job Microsoft

Nokia Lumia 920 (hard reset)

So after setting up kids corner and adding a password I was unable to get back into the phone, I presume at this point it was operator error (I used a zero as the first digit of my password). With that said it was excruciating trying to find hard reset instructions, none I found were complete. After a couple of hours I was succesful with this combination

Press and hold the volume down, power and camera buttons simultaneously till the phone vibrates, then release the power button. Wait for exclamation mark then press > Volume Up > Volume Down > Power > Volume Down

Windows 8 tablet

Windows 8 operating system was released yesterday, and hardware makers are unveiling  new products that take advantage of the software’s touch-friendly interface and mobile capabilities.

Windows 8 will arrive in more form factors than the PC industry has ever seen previously. More than 1,000 new PCs have been certified for the OS, according to Microsoft. There will be the traditional desktops and laptops, and a wide range of tablets, hybrids, convertibles and even large-format display systems like Sony’s VAIO Tap 20.

Windows 7, only better

Windows 8 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, but it’s been improved on all fronts. You can install Windows 8 on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7, and you’ll love how it works on new devices, too. Windows 8 was designed with Windows 7 apps in mind, because you probably have older apps you need to use.

Latitude 10 Tablet

Get more done and have more fun with the Dell Latitude™ 10 tablet. Its easy-to-use features plug into work and life.

This tablet has a full size SD card slot which makes it easy to view pictures from your camera.