It’s not the Windows 8 production copy but it should still be helpful. In this video, Microsoft subject matter experts discuss the steps that MSIT made to provide a seamless user experience when they deployed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview internally, highlight the deployment methods – WDS & USMT, MDT, Internet...

Windows 8 Release Preview is finally here, and so far it seems about the same as what we saw at the Consumer Preview stage. Is that a good or bad thing? That really will depend on what you thought of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As for me, it’s a mixed thing. Windows 8 Release Preview still doesn’t feel quite...

I came across this video on YouTube today that you should check out. It’s a detailed review of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview by the Video Blogger called SoldierKnowsBest. A YouTube celebrity with over 40 million views on his weekly webcast, Mark Watson, better known as Soldier Knows Best reviews the latest...

OK, let’s start talking about the control panel in Windows 8. The Control Panel as usual is a hub for a TON of Windows 8 system functionality controls. So we’ll start from the beginning. Lets take a look at System Security. You can get to this from the Control Panel > System and Security System Security Clicking...

Now there are some interesting changes in what you can get to from the charms bar in the desktop. You get different options when the menu pops out from the right depending on whether you are in Metro or the desktop. In the desktop, you get access to Control Panel, Personalization, PC info and Help. Lets start...

Of course Windows 8 has the option for you to install critical Windows updates from Microsoft. You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Windows Update Similar to Windows 7, it allows you to check for updates and installs some in real time and some upon system restart. It does...

In Windows 7 the concept of HomeGroups was introduced. What’s a homegroup? From Windows7update.com HomeGroups simplify file and printer sharing between computers running Windows 7 on the same home network. Two or more Windows 7 computers can share documents and media, including stream the media between...

In Windows 8, you can take steps to personalize your settings on your PC and keep them in sync. That way, you can keep your system settings consistent when you use different PC’s. You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Sync Your Settings There are several different options here. You...

In Windows 8, you can make changes to specific settings to make the OS easier to use. This is called Ease of Access. You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Ease of Access There are several different options here. You can change the contrast You can make everything bigger You can tab...

In Windows 8, you can configure the use of the wireless function. You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Wireless This one is real simple. Two options: Airplane Mode – You can turn this off and on. The mode that you use on the airplane with the networking off. Wireless...