Posts Tagged ‘windows news’

Reset and Refresh Windows 8 PCs

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Windows 8 includes two new recovery features; this article describes differences between the two …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system will ship with two new recovery modes called Reset and Refresh that users and administrators can use to reset the computer to factory state or to refresh it to a “good state”.


Microsoft Talks Windows 8 Update Changes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This sounds like a helpful change … I hate it when my PC updates and reboots itself when I’m in the middle of doing something else.

Microsoft has announced changes to the Windows Update mechanism of the upcoming operating system Windows 8. When you look at the current state of Windows Update, you will find it to be relatively disruptive to the user experience. This stems from the fact that the majority of updates require a system start before their installation is complete on the computer system. A system remains vulnerable, in the case of security updates, until the computer is rebooted and the update applied. That’s why Microsoft displays shutdown notifications to the user to reboot the system and apply the update.


Microsoft Reveals Details about Windows 8’s User Interface

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Here’s an interesting sneak peak at the upcoming Windows 8 interface …

Metro UI; That’s the name of the new user interface that Microsoft plans to ship with the Windows 8 operating system when it comes out next year. What we did not know until now was how the interface would be integrated into the operating system, especially so on desktop PCs. Many users suspected that the new UI would only be turned on by default on tablet and touch based devices, and that desktop users would get the standard interface instead.