Fragmentation is the bane of the software industry, and as the largest producer of computer software on the planet, Microsoft knows this fact full well. Windows XP is example enough. And in order to prevent further divisions amongst users of its modern operating system, Microsoft made the installation of...

It had to happen. And it did. Microsoft have just announced that users have one more month to install Windows 8.1 Update on their computers, and the deadline has been officially extended. That means, the date goes from May 13 to June 10. The software titan had made installation of Windows 8.1 Update mandatory...

On the whole, the first ever update to Windows 8.1 has been a rouging success. It has been well received by the community, liked by the reviewers, and profoundly deployed. Still, there are some users that have encountered some troubling errors during installation. And even though Windows 8.1 Update officially...

Time for a little public service announcement! If you are, for some reason, yet to deploy Windows 8.1 Update on your computers, then you have round about 7 days left to do so. That is, if you want to keep on installing any future patches that Microsoft releases. The software titan made it abundantly clear...

At least, for a few good months. Historically, Microsoft has had a pretty lax policy when it comes to installing and deploying updates to its software products. Pretty lax. Meaning users could continue on using the applications and operating systems for a long, long time without the need to apply the newest...

A leisurely stroll is a gift, but when you stray too far away voices will be raised. This is what happened with Windows 8 as the technology industry felt that Redmond had forsaken the desktop and gone all out Metro. This may or may not have been the case, but there is no denying that the good old desktop did...

Downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Update? Liking it? Loving it? However if you, for some reason, want to uninstall this feature pack for Microsoft’s operating system there are a couple of ways to go about it. You might not be entirely satisfied with it, or it might be incompatible with some of your current...

Windows 8.1 Update took flight yesterday, and this latest refresh of the Windows operating system is now being downloaded by consumers the world over. Many have already deployed it. But if you downloaded it from the official links, or got the files via Windows Update, it might be just a little tricky to...

Bang on target, Microsoft has gone in and made Windows 8.1 Update available for download. The anticipated feature pack will also arrive via Windows Update later in the day. But if you cannot wait, then these official links have all the files you need to deploy the new OS. This manual method works for both the...

Some seven or so months back, Windows 8.1 was released as free update to all Windows 8 users. It was, however, not a mandatory install, and as is evident from the market share numbers, a substantial number of users are still running the vanilla OS. For better or for worse, this will not be the case with...