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August 23, 2013  12:04 PM

More on Windows 8.1 Backup (or Lack Thereof)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

My last blog post was entitled "Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Windows 8.1," and disclosed my...

August 21, 2013  11:50 AM

Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Win8.1



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

As I'm getting to learn the latest Windows 8.1 release from the current Pro Preview version that's available, I've been finding my way into some of its more obscure or random wrinkles. In responding to a reader inquiry about my recent post about the WinDirStat utility (

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August 19, 2013  1:54 PM

“Run as Administrator” Adds to WinDirStat File Visibility



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I've written repeatedly about a great, free SourceForge utility called WinDirStat for this blog over the years. But just this morning, I learned something about the program I didn't...


August 14, 2013  5:37 PM

Lawsuit against Microsoft adds insult to Surface RT injury



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

If I owned Microsoft stock I would be none too pleased right now. Microsoft was slapped with a class action suit this week by New York-based law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP on behalf of those who bought Microsoft stock between April 18, 2013 and July 18, 2013. The 30-page complaint...


August 14, 2013  12:29 PM

Win8.1 GA Set for October 17/18, 2013



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Score one for the Russian rumornets: Ed Bott has just reported that Windows 8.1 will go into general availability (GA, open to the...


August 12, 2013  1:49 PM

New tile-based MS web page acts like “event ticker”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Microsoft's brand-new "...by the Numbers" page presents a Modern UI tile-based interface to visitors and tracks counts of all kinds of interesting facts and trivia about the...


August 9, 2013  10:38 AM

Rumor: Build 9477 Represents “escrow stage” for Win8.1, Sent to OEMs for Testing



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

No matter how long I work with Windows stuff, I always keep learning something new. This morning, I picked up a rumor trace from Win8China, courtesy of Neowin.net ("


August 7, 2013  10:52 AM

Dustin Ingalls posts on Win8.1 Security Enhancements



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Group Program Manager for Windows Security and Identity Dustin Ingalls recently posted an interesting item to the Windows for your Business blog, in the wake of his attendance at the Black Hat security conference. Entitled "

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August 5, 2013  11:07 AM

MS Stores: What You See Is NOT All You Can Get



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

My nine year old son, Gregory, is suffering from techno-lust. He wants to buy a an

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August 2, 2013  10:27 AM

Windows 8.1 OEM Release Scheduled before End of August ’13



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Although the exact date isn't yet known, the OEM release for Windows 8.1 is likely to occur during the final week of the month. Given that the 26th of August is a Monday, it's not impossible that this date could follow the OEM release for Windows 8 by exactly one year. OTOH, everybody hates...


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