Deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise will be more challenging than prior versions because there are more form factors involved and new types of applications (apps) to consider. There are also virtualization options and Windows To Go to make things more interesting. Alex de Jong gives greater insights into the...

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Here are some tools for Enterprise Deployment planning for Windows 8. For customers deploying Windows 8 Enterprise, there are going to be several available volume activation methods. To step back for a second, Volume Activation consisted of two technologies—Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key...

Just days ago, I wrote an article about installing Windows 8 Release Preview using virtualization software, namely VirtualBox. I chose this solution because it seemed to have great overall results and is a free way to get the job done. That being said, it isn’t perfect. One MAJOR issue that I ran into was trying to get...

In Windows 8, Microsoft brought some changes to the Windows setup. One of those was allowing the user to install Windows from a USB thumb drive rather than the traditional DVD.  For this Microsoft also released a small utility known as Microsoft USB-DVD download tool which helps you in creating your own USB...

Microsoft has been seriously trying to Metrofy the Windows 8 experience. There have been  all along developmental changes in Windows 8 except a few places where there is either no changes or the changes are very minor. One such part is the look and feel of the Windows 8 setup. The setup of any software or operating...

When it comes to previews of operating systems, many of us love to see what has changed and what hasn’t. At the same time, not everyone accesses these previews the same way. For people like myself, I like to really dive into the full experience and ditch the current OS as my primary OS, instead using the test version....

When I first started up Windows 8 Release Preview for the first time it seemed to install right, but within 24-hours it locked up to a point I had to re-install. I have researched this problem and it doesn’t seem to be something that has happened to many people, though I know I’m not completely alone with this issue. I...

Are you strongly considering installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your primary PC, but are uncertain if it’s a good idea? First off, you aren’t alone. Since I work from home, my laptop is my office and therefore a very important business tool. At the same time, I publish articles for Windows 8 Update and so having a...

Once upon a time, Windows installations could take well over an hour or more and either were performed by PC techs or those who were fairly savvy with computers. Back in these days upgrading meant loss of files (although back up was possible) and having to start from scratch. With every version of Windows, Microsoft...