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How to download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Trial right now

November 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Original Post: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/17/download-windows-8-1-enterprise-trial-right-now/?_m=3n%2e003a%2e154%2evh0ao03kwj%2e5n3

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You have probably already noticed that Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 update a bit early today. All Windows 8 users can install the upgrade by visiting the built-in store of the operating system. That’s very convenient, even though it is not that different from distributing the update via Windows Update.

Installation via the store is just one of the options to upgrade to Windows 8.1. It is likely that Microsoft will make available ISO images of the operating system as well, but those are not yet available.

But what if you want to test the new version of Windows first before you make the plunge and upgrade your operating system to it?

Microsoft has released a trial version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise that you can install for that purpose.

Windows 8.1 Download

windows 8.1 enterprise download

You can download Windows 8.1 Enterprise from Microsoft’s TechNet Evaluation Center. Here are the most important requirements and information about it:

  • The evaluation version is provided as a 32-bit and 64-bit ISO image.
  • The following languages are available: English (United States), English (Great Britain), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional).
  • You do need a Microsoft account to download the ISO image from the site.
  • The trial version is good for 90-days.

Hardware Requirements

  • CPU: 1 GHz processor or faster.
  • RAM: 1 Gigabyte (32-bit) or 2 Gigabyte (64-bit).
  • Hard Disk space: 16 Gigabyte (32-bit) or 20 Gigabyte (64-bit).
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

To download, select whether you want to download the 32-bit or 64-bit ISO image of Windows 8.1 and proceed. You are asked to sign in to your Microsoft account on the next page, and are taken to a form on the page thereafter.

Most fields are filled out automatically, but you need to make a couple of choices manually before you can start the download. Probably the most important choice is the language of the download. Make sure you pick the right language here and select data for the other fields that are not auto-filled.

If you prefer direct download links, here they are for the English version:

32-bit English Windows 8.1 Enterprise

64-bit English Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Note: The downloads may change at any time. Please notify us when that is the case so that we can correct the download links. They point to official Microsoft servers.

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Windows 8.1 to be released officially on October 17

August 18, 2013 1 comment

You will have to wait another two months before you can install the final Windows 8.1 update on existing Windows 8 machines or buy computer systems that ship with it pre-installed. Many users expected Microsoft to release the update in August, but that was never more than a rumor.
Windows 8.1 will hit the market about a year after the official release of the Windows 8 operating system, and it will be free for existing users.

The update will be available for all Windows 8 users through the Windows Store on October 17th, and as a retail version starting October 18th. While not explicitly mentioned, it is likely that the update will also be made available as a standalone download.

Interested users can still download and install the Windows 8.1 Preview which provides them with some but not all of the new features that Microsoft has integrated in the update.

Some of the features that are already available are Internet Explorer 11, a revamped search behavior, a redesigned Windows Store, integrated cloud connectivity with SkyDrive or more personalization options.

Features that were not included in the preview are a new bunch of tutorials that help you understand how to operate Windows 8.1 new cues that help users find and use features in the operating system, or the new “motion accents” personalization feature that animates the background when you scroll on the start screen interface of the operating system.

windows 8.1 help

New features added after the Windows 8.1 Preview

  • Windows-X menu now with sign-out option.
  • New “motion accents” feature on start screen.
  • New tutorials, including screenshots, short textual explanations, animations or links to Internet contents.
  • Apps list extended.
  • Several core apps have received updates.
  • Tooltips in the lower right corner for additional options are displayed in many core Microsoft apps which shows more commands (similar to right-clicking on pages or using Windows-Z)
  • Assigned Access is back. Select a (user) account to have access to only one Windows Store app.
  • SkyDrive fully integrated in the system. You can now change the location of the SkyDrive folder on your hard drive.

The most likely scenario right now is that Microsoft will finish up testing of the operating system in August, get the RTM release of Windows 8.1 out soon thereafter and distribute it to OEMs and partners so that they can start integrating it into their products.

It is interesting to note that Microsoft may not make the RTM version available on MSDN or Technet soon after it is hitting RTM status. That’s however just a rumor at this time and not something that got confirmed by Microsoft yet.

If you want to get your hands on the update at the earliest possible – legal – moment, you may need to download and install it by visiting Windows Store.

Here is a video that highlights many of the changes of the latest Windows 8.1 build.

It is clear that Microsoft is addressing several of the issues that users of Windows 8 had with the operating system. Windows 8.1 attempts to provide users with additional visual cues and tutorials to understand features of the system.

Microsoft’s newest mouse has a start screen button

May 27, 2013 8 comments

Original Post: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/05/23/microsofts-newest-mouse-has-a-start-screen-button/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e891%2evh0ao03kwj%2ex2t

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Microsoft announced the new Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Mouse today on the Windows Experience blog. I’m usually not someone who is writing about untested hardware but the Sculpt Comfort Mouse comes with a feature that makes it report-worthy in my opinion.

The mouse ships with a start screen button which Microsoft calls the Windows touch tab that has been designed specifically for the Windows 8 operating system.

What it does? You are taken straight to the Windows 8 start screen if you tap on it. That’s not really this spectacular but that is not all the Windows touch tab has to offer.

If you swipe up the blue stripe on its side, it cycles through all open Windows Store apps, while a swipe down reveals all open apps that are normally displayed on the left sidebar if you move your mouse to the hot corner there.

microsoft sculpt comfort mouse

The Sculpt Mobile Mouse on the other hand ships only with a Windows button that you can click to open the start screen or the start menu, depending on which Microsoft operating system you are using.

The Sculpt Comfort Mouse will retail for $39.95 and the Sculpt Mobile Mouse for $29.95.

How to map the Windows button to your mouse right now

You do not really need a new mouse to add part of that functionality to your current mouse right away.  Here is how you set it up for your current mouse:

  • Download and install the free software X-Mouse Button Control.
  • Open it and locate the mouse button in the interface that you want to use for the functionality. I recommend you use mouse button 4 or higher for it, and not the left, right or middle mouse button.
  • Select Simulated Keys from the list of available commands that you can map to the mouse.
  • Enter {LWIN} and click apply.
  • Et voila, you have mapped the Windows-key to the selected mouse button.

Bonus: You may even add the app browsing feature of the mouse as well. I could not try it on my Windows 8 system as the Windows-Tab shortcut that is powering the feature is not working on it.

Just repeat the steps above and add {TAB} after {LWIN} in step 4. This simulates a Left-Windows-Tab shortcut, which displays all open apps in a small overlay on the screen that you can go through.

Bonus 2: The difference between Alt-Tab and Windows-Tab on Windows 8? Alt-Tab cycles through Windows Store apps and desktop programs whereas Windows-Tab only through Store apps.

Free Download Dropbox – An Easy Way to Backup and Share Your Files

January 19, 2013 25 comments

Dropbox is a very easy, user-friendly and useful method to backup and share your files. So now, if you are any where in the world, your files will remain save and you can watch and even download from anywhere in the world. For more details you can visit Dropbox Website http://www.dropbox.com/. To download and install Dropbox now on your computer, Click here:

Direct Download Link:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/90441241/Dropbox%201.6.17.exe

Resize windows to use the available free screen space

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Reference Link: http://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/20/resize-windows-to-use-the-available-free-screen-space/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e709%2evh0ao03kwj%2eq95

If there is one feature of Windows 7 that I make use of a lot it is the option to quickly snap windows to the left and right side of the screen so that both take up 50% of the screen estate. Sometimes things are not as simple, for instance if you want to display three or even more windows on the screen at the same time. While you can do all the resizing and positioning manually, you can also use a program like WinMaximumize to aid you in the task.

The program has not been designed to mimic Windows’ own show windows side by side feature which you can make use of with a right-click on the taskbar. Instead, it has been designed to maximize the screen estate of the selected window without interfering with other windows that are open. To be precise: it will maximize the active window using free screen estate only.

If space is available to expand the window horizontally or vertically, then this is what is going to happen when you use the shortcut the program makes available. The default shortcut is Ctrl-F1 which you can modify in the program settings. This may be necessary if a program of yours that you want to resize using the program has mapped that shortcut as well.

You will notice that the resizing shortcut sometimes does not work. The program is configured to block the resizing if windows overlap, but that can be easily disabled in the options so that you can always resize the windows even if they overlap.

The author has implemented a reverse shortcut into the application. When you hold down Shift in addition to the selected shortcut you will notice that the previous window position is restored.

The program may offer an interesting option for Windows users who often work with several open windows on the desktop at the same time that need to be resized frequently to use all the available screen estate. It is a lightweight program, but requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 on the system. You can configure the program to start with Windows.

AUDIONIC WOOFER SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM

August 6, 2012 1 comment

Company: Audionic

Sub-Woofer Speaker Sound System

Max 4 Ultra

2.1 Speaker System

Direct Flash, USB, Memory Play Support

Wireless Remote Control

Built-In FM Radio

Quantity: 1 No.

Price: PKR 3100

(Fixed Price)

Home Delivery: PKR 200

(The Customers from Lahore, Pakistan Only)

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FORTUNE WOOFER SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM

August 6, 2012 3 comments

Company: Fortune

Sub-Woofer Speaker and Sound System

2.1 Speaker System

Model: SP-590

(DVD and PC Playback Support)

Quantity: 1 No.

Price: PKR 2750 only

(Fixed Price)

Home Delivery: PKR 200

(The Customers from Lahore, Pakistan Only)

Order now by calling 0303-4327730

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