Windows Enterprise Desktop:

May, 2012


May 27, 2012  7:10 PM

Dealing with the “Bezel Issue” and Windows 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Almost any of the touchscreens you might buy today (especially those offered at more reasonable prices) will have bezels around the edge. By definition, a bezel forms a raised edge around the boundaries of monitor. When you try to slide from beyond the edge of the monitor onto the display surface,...

May 25, 2012  8:04 PM

Missed F8 to Provoke Boot Options Gets Added Wrinkles in Win8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
UEFI, Windows 8, Windows 8 Boot

Anybody who's worked on Windows PCs regularly knows the drill to obtain an alternate "Safe Boot" screen instead of allowing the normal boot sequence to grind to its normal conclusion: wait for the POST/BIOS bootstrap phase to end, then start banging the F8 key (or whatever your platform or...


May 23, 2012  7:47 PM

For Want of a Nail … the Customer Was Lost!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Dell, Dell Support Network

One of the great things about writing a self-guided technology blog is that I can use it as a platform for information and education, as the spirit moves me. Last weekend I got a warning from my Dell All-in-One (AIO) 968 printer, warning me that my color ink cartridge was almost exhausted. Because...


May 21, 2012  1:46 PM

More Windows 8 UI Rationale Explored and Explained



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows UI

There's a fascinating new post on the Building Windows 8 blog this morning, entitled "Creating the Windows 8 user experience," by Jensen Harris, Microsoft's Director of...


May 18, 2012  4:05 PM

Windows Signature Offers Official “Degunking” for Windows



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, PCs

OK, you know that the Windows world has truly come full circle when OS maker Microsoft offers an official Signature (the italics are theirs, not mine, as a quick trip to the Signature page will reveal) designation...


May 15, 2012  8:01 PM

Foley & Thurrot Scoop Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade for New PC Buyers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrot, Windows 8

Wouldn't you know it? Not until after I posted my own blog yesterday, did Paul Thurrott report in his SuperSite Blog that "Windows 8 Pro PC Upgrade Cost is just $15."...


May 14, 2012  2:52 PM

Ad-impression study reveals Win 8 CP usage levels



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows OS

US and India based online ad network and data analytics company Chitika reported in late April 2012 that "millions are already using the latest Microsoft operating system every day" (


May 11, 2012  4:21 PM

Touchscreen All-in-One Poses Interesting Win8 Possibilities



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Touchscreen, Windows 8

Earlier this week I stumbled across a January PC Magazine story entitled "Build a Touch-Screen All-in-One Desktop." The star of the story is from EliteGroup (a Taiwanese mega-manufacturer of PCs and parts) known as...


May 9, 2012  2:47 PM

Set Up and Use Client-side Hyper-V on Win8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Hyper-V, Windows 8

Scott Fulton has just written a bang-up story for ReadWriteWeb entitled "Top 10 Windows 8 Features #7: Client-side Hyper-V." It's a gem of a story not just because it explains...


May 7, 2012  2:35 PM

Norton 2013 Betas Support Windows 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Norton AntiVirus, Windows 8

Symantec recently announced general availability of its various Norton 2013 beta products, including Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton 360. Although they come only with two weeks (14 days) of free subscription support, these programs may be worth trying out for those running...


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