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Showing posts with label Windows8. Show all posts

Which antivirus software should I install on #Windows system?

Sometime it's a question asked by people "What's the best antivirus product?" or "Do I need to install any 3rd party antivirus product on Windows 10?" etc. Ok, to answer this query, you must understand how much security you actually need.

 

In this post, I am going to answer this. Also, sharing some Microsoft recommended 3rd party good products which you can run (not mandatorily) as a primary antivirus software.



Create #Windows 10 bootable USB drive using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker

Windows 10 updates comes as Windows update service, but in case if you have downloaded the ISO image of the Windows 10 installation media, you might want to create a bootable USB device from it for fresh installation.

 

You can easily create this bootable device from the ISO image using the ZOTAC WinUSB Maker, which is available freely. In this post we will discuss how to do it. Continue to read more.


Get ready for #Windows 10

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be available on 29th July for new laptops, PCs and tablets. Apart from this, it will also be available as a free upgrade for a year for any devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

 

If you are currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.x, it’s time for you to prepare your system to make sure that, you receive it immediately when the new OS is available.


How to create your laptop a Wi-Fi Hotspot using Connectify?

If you don’t have any Wi-Fi router but still want to connect all your devices like laptops, tablets phones etc. to the internet, you can make your laptop a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot and connect all those devices via it. This way you can save your money purchasing a hardware device.

 

In this post, I am going to share a way to create a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot using Connectify. Though a paid version of this exists, but you can use the free version with limited functionalities.


How to open command window in the same folder location?

While working with some folder specific operations and console window, I learnt a new thing (I would rather say it as trick) today i.e. how to open console window in that specific folder path without using any special tricks in Windows Registry or typing the full path in console.

 

Today in this blog post, I am going to share the same trick with you. In case you find it useful, drop a line below.


Microsoft: Windows RT 8.1 update for Surface is on Hold

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows RT 8.1 RTM on 17th October for general public to update their Windows 8 system. Many people already updated their Surface RT devices but as an exception, few people reported on Twitter and Forums that they are not able to update their RT devices.

 

If you are unable to update your Surface RT or unable to find the update in Windows Store, you are one of them who are victim of a small issue reported by Microsoft.



Windows 8.1 RTM now available for MSDN/TechNet Subscribers

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8.1 RTM version for the MSDN and TechNet subscribers today. That means, if you have any one of the MSDN or TechNet subscription, you will be able to download it from your subscription page.

 

General availability of Windows 8.1 will be on 18th October 2013. If you hold a Windows 8 installation, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Store after that.


Bluetooth in rescue to your Windows 8.1 Surface RT battery level

It does not sound good but this is the real fact. If you have a Microsoft Surface RT device with Windows 8.1 Preview installed and facing issue with battery consumption while in standby mode, it’s time for you to turn ON the Bluetooth of your device.

 

Microsoft support team answered in a forum thread that it is a bug and the current solution to resolve the quick draining of battery is to turn on the Bluetooth.


Recap of #CSCJBPChapter monthly meet (July 2013)

It was the rainy morning when we started for the event. Few places already flooded due to heavy rain in the last night. Still we got a no. of attendees who came across to attend the 2nd C# Corner Jabalpur chapter event. Thanks to all of you who joined us.

 

In this post, I am sharing a recap of the event and the slides of the presenters for you who didn’t get chance to attend it.


How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

It was not as smooth as I thought while installing the Windows 8.1 as a fresh OS in my laptop. Though the OS and other major software installation was smooth, but I faced lots of issues while installing some software's that need .NET Framework 3.5.

 

Did lots of analysis, tried various methods to install the framework but all failed. At the end I got an perfect solution which resolved the problem. Thought to share in case you faced similar, will help you.


How to update Surface RT to Windows 8.1 Preview?

During the BUILD developer conference on 26th June 2013, Steve Ballmer announced the availability of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows 8.1 RT Preview. If you have Windows 8 PC, you can download an ISO image and install it from there. But if you have a Surface tablet, the process is different.

 

If you are using Surface RT and want to install Windows 8.1 RT Preview, this post will help you getting started. Make sure that you don’t have any language pack installed.



Think before installing Windows 8.1 Preview

Yesterday in BUILD 2013 conference, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8.1 Preview which is now available for download as ISO image as well as an update from Windows Store. Windows RT devices have to update it from Windows Store only.

 

But before downloading and installing the latest preview build, you must know the pitfalls about it. In this post I am going to share some points for you. So, think before installing it now.


Download Windows 8.1 Preview released during BUILD Conference

On 26th June 2013, during the BUILD Conference in San Francisco, Steve Ballmer announced the availability of the first official release of Windows 8.1 Preview. Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview are pre-release versions of Windows 8.1.

 

As it is a preview release and if you want to try the preview version, please make sure to read the post before starting the installation. Download links are available in this post for your reference.


Windows 8 Developers Day (08 June 2013) - A Recap

It was the hot, sunny morning when we reached the venue for giving a seminar on Windows 8 Store application development as part of C# Corner Jabalpur Chapter. As it was a “Windows 8 Developers Day”, we had two speakers (including me) demonstrating various path of development.

 

As it was the first event there, we expected very little crowd and there were 12 people joined it and I can say that, it was a great success. I hope to see more crowd in coming days.


Microsoft announces availability of Outlook 2013 RT with Windows 8.1

Today, Microsoft announces about Outlook 2013 RT which will come with Windows 8.1 (earlier known as Windows Blue). This will come installed for free on all new Windows RT devices like Surface. As Windows 8.1 will be an free upgrade, you will get the Outlook RT with this update.

 

To know more about Outlook RT announcement, check out the complete post. I am also embedding a video which will give you first glance to Windows 8.1.


Getting Started with Telerik’s RadNumericBox for Windows 8 XAML

Numeric control is not new and all of us already experienced it in various applications and websites. Telerik also has this control in all of their control libraries but was missing in Windows 8 for XAML library. Recently they announced the beta release of 2013.Q2 for Windows 8.

 

In this post, we will start with this new control that’s first introduced with Q2 2013 release of Telerik’s RadControls for Windows 8 XAML and find out the common properties a developer needs.



Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 (Blue) Availability and Pricing

Today Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer for the Microsoft Windows business confirms the general availability and pricing of Windows 8.1 (Blue) at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston.

 

The first public preview of next version of Windows 8 will be available during BUILD Conference going to happen at the end of June 2013.


How to Capture a Screenshot as File in Microsoft Surface?

Last year we discussed “How to Capture a Screenshot as File in Windows 8?” which you will find useful in your desktop PC or laptop. You will also find that post useful in a Surface if you have a keyboard attached to it, because “Win + Print Screen” key combination is needed to capture the screen.

 

What about Microsoft Surface which does not have a keyboard attach to it? In that case, a touch keyboard will be require to press the keys but that will fill half of the screen.


How to keep the Win8 Display ON during audio/video playback?

Are you a Windows 8 Application Developer? Are you building an app like audio/video player or game which needs to keep the display active when user is inactive in the system? Then you came to a right place where we will discuss how to keep the display on while idle.

 

This post details about the Windows 8/Windows RT API usage and code snippet to request the system to keep the display on. Continue reading to know more about it.


How to change the Windows 8 Lock Screen Programmatically?

Are you a Windows 8 or Windows RT user? Are you looking for a code to change your Windows 8 lock screen programmatically? Then this post will be definitely helpful for you. Just follow the simple steps to write an application by which you can change it easily.

 

Windows 8 already exposes settings panel to change the lock screen of the Windows, but this post will help you to programmatically access that using the exposed APIs.

 
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