Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

Here’s how you can install Windows 7 on your Android powered tablet. Details and video tutorial can be found here.

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Here are all the Windows 7 / 8 features you’ll lose when upgrading to Windows 10. Complete list can be found right here.

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Do you use Windows 7 on your Mac via Boot Camp? Depending on which hardware you buy next, that may be a bit of a problem. Read on further for more details.

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Microsoft continues to surprise us just when we start believing we’ve seen it all from the software giant. In a move that has literally left us bamboozled, but extremely optimistic for the company’s future, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, licensed or not, when it launches this summer. Read on for further information.

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Earlier this week, we learned of an antiquated security flaw that has been lurking for over a decade, and could leave Apple and Google device subject to attack. With the former said to be working on a fix to release in the near future, it has now been revealed that the FREAK security flaw also affects those running Windows machines, adding many millions more devices and users to the list of the vulnerable.

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Here’s how you can download official Windows 7 ISO file (x86 / x64) from Microsoft completely legally. More details on how to do so can be found here.

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Following the BUILD developers conference a few months back, Microsoft subsequently rolled out the minor-yet-eagerly-awaited Windows 8.1 Update 1. Therein, we found quite a few tweaks and performance enhancements as a part of the software giant’s mission to appease those running traditional PC rigs, and according to a new report, Update 2 is almost ready, and will arrive in three weeks’ time.

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Apple finally unveiled OS X 10.10 Yosemite earlier on this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech, and although we knew the UI would be overhauled in-keeping with the look of iOS 7, it was nice to check out the upcoming software in all of its glory. If you’re on a Mac, there’s a good chance you’ve already grabbed the Developer Preview for a first-hand look at what’s new, but if you’re on Windows, things are a great deal trickier. There are numerous ways to install OS X on a PC, of course, but if you’re merely a fan of the aesthetics, then you might want to check the just-released OS X 10.10 Yosemite Transformation Pack for Windows 7/8.x.

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Whether you use a Mac or a PC is obviously a matter of preference, but it’s not unheard of for some people to want to use one platform but have the interface look like the other. Skinning Windows to look more like a Mac is something that has been done for years, and with each new version of both OS X and Windows, these tools have had to adapt.

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Thanks to extensions, browsers like Firefox and Chrome can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual users. Once a mere component of the wider computing experience, our browsers are like an OS unto themselves, and every element – irrespective of whether it may be aesthetic or function-related – can be adjusted by means of the many thousands of extensions available.

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Tutorial on how to set or run animated screensaver as desktop wallpaper on Windows 8 or Windows 7. True, it’s nothing new thanks to the fact that the trick of having a screensaver as a wallpaper has been around for some years, but we’d forgotten all about it and, we’re willing to guess, so have you. It’s really so simple that everyone should be at least giving it a try.

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The introduction of USB to the computing world could be such a huge technological marvel, it’s hard to fathom that the early adopters of the interface would’ve imagined that when they introduced it to the market. Yet today, we have everything running on USB – from speaker systems to input/output devices to rechargeable batteries and whatnot. So much so that the USB port has become a standard electrical supply for a lot of non-computing gadgets as well.

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