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Sep 302014

win8logoWindows 10.
Yep, that’s the name of the next Windows version. When asked why “Windows 10″, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson said, “Because 7 8 9″.
I was keeping up with the Windows 10 announcement event via Tom Warren at The Verge, and Paul Thurrott & Mary Jo Foley’s Twitter feeds.
My notes:
1 – You can get the very rough and very unfinished Enterprise preview tomorrow.
2 – Release sometime after April 2015.
3 – No word on cost or free upgrades.
4 – Sounds…better than Windows 8/8.1.


Official Links:
Microsoft News Center – Microsoft unveils the future of Windows
Official Windows Blog – Announcing Windows 10
Windows Insider Program

Comprehensive Info:
The Verge – Posts tagged “Windows 10″
Neowin – Posts tagged “Windows 10″
Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet
Paul Thurrott

Aug 172014

oopsSome folks are finding that the latest Patch Tuesday updates resulted in bluescreens.
Info is all over the web but the source of the news and the fix are all found in this Microsoft forum thread:
Blue Screen (Stop 0x50) after applying update KB2982791 to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
The fix is on page 5 of that thread.
Microsoft’s official response, fixes, and recommendation to uninstall up to 4 updates is here:
MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014

Jul 022014

win8logoMicrosoft has updated their Explore Windows 8.1 guides:
Explore Windows 8.1 Word Doc:
This guide provides instructions for touch, mouse, and keyboard access to Windows 8.1 features.
Explorer Windows 8.1 Quick Reference Guide:
The Windows 8.1 operating system provides a robust array of features for touch-based, mouse-controlled, and keyboard-controlled devices. This Quick Reference Guide will get you started.

Apr 072014

thTweaking Windows 8.1 has been updated for Update 1.
Get it while it’s hot!
PLEASE help spread the word!

If you ordered the printable PDF in the past you’re due a free update! Contact me:
– Either reply to the original email, or
Email me and provide the email address you ordered with or forward your receipt.

Haven’t ordered the printable PDF yet? Grab it here.

Apr 032014

win8logoAs many of you know Windows 8.1 Update 1 was released to MSDN. Regular users will get it via Windows Update starting April 8th.
Hopefully some time after that ISO’s for regular users will become available, um, “officially”.
I decided to do a clean install via the x64 ISO using the following steps. Continue reading »