Know About The Windows To Go Workspace Feature In Windows 8

Windows 8 Versions

          Windows 8 Updates

If you are using a Windows 8 computer, you would have noticed the Windows To Go feature. According to sources, this feature has been regarded as the most advanced one ever to be introduced in this operating system. This option enables the Windows 8 users to create a portable live version of fully functional the OS termed as Windows To Go Workspace. Thus, with this option, you would be able to save the portable Windows 8 operating system on an external device such as a USB drive. Later on, this would help you in running the OS on any other PC.

However, this feature is not available in all the Windows 8 versions. Instead, you can find the Windows To Go Workspace application only in the Enterprise version of the Windows 8 operating system. Once you have the feature, you wouldn’t need to install it again in any other computer system. All you require is to insert the USB drive in the computer and then shut down the computer. Thus, you would be able to use the full version of Windows 8 in the computer from the next moment itself.

Microsoft has introduced this feature focusing especially on the business professionals. If you are travelling or just away from your workplace, and do not have access to your personal Windows 8 computer, this amazing feature would prove to be extremely handy. You simply need to carry the USB drive with you and you can insert it in any other computer system and run the system in the Windows 8 platform.

RAM

         Windows 8 Issues

Now, you might think every USB drive can accomplish this task of creating the Windows 8 versions in another system. According to the Windows tech support, only those USB drives having Designed for Windows logo on it can be used to port the operating system. The host computer system on which you are planning to run the operating system should have certain system requirements. For example, if your chosen computer system has been certified to use Windows 7 or Windows 8, you don’t have to worry about running Windows 8 on it. The basic system requirements that the computer should comprise of are at least 1GHz processor and 2 GB RAM.

These are some of the amazing features of the Windows To Go Workspace feature. To know more about the specifications of Windows 8, feel free to contact our technical support team.

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About The Different Versions Of Windows 8 OS

Windows 8 versions

      versions of Windows 8

Windows 8 is the latest operating system released by the tech giant Microsoft after Windows 7. In fact, this operating system is coming with many new features like the Metro UI and a new start screen making it as one of the most versatile operating system that Microsoft has ever produced. There are four different Windows 8 versions released and now, let us look at each one in detail.

Windows 8

This is the basic version of Windows 8 OS intended for AMD PCs and x86 Intel. In fact, this OS is mainly used for home purposes and is somewhat similar to the Windows 7 version called Windows 7 Home Premium. By using a VPN or remote desktop, you can connect to your PC through a Windows 8 system. Moreover, you can also combine various hard drives on to one pool called Storage pool. Without the need for paying any extra charges, it is possible to switch the whole user interface of Windows from one language to another and also to switch the keyboards to other languages. This will be helpful for the person who speaks more than one language.

Windows 8 Professional

This version of Windows 8 is mainly aimed for small businesses. This version contains all the features that are found in basic version of Windows 8. The other features present in this version are Hyper-V, encrypting file system, virtual hard disk booting, ability to participate in windows server domain, and remote desktop server.  However, playing DVD in Windows 8 is difficult. This is because you cannot play DVD anymore in ultra-thin laptops and tablets. Therefore, a user needs to download a DVD playback app to play DVD in Windows 8.

networking features

       Windows 8 features

Microsoft designed this version of Windows 8 to enter in to direct competition with iPad and other popular tablet devices. Another name for this version is Windows on ARM and it usually comes preinstalled with tablets running on ARM processor and on PCs. By downloading various apps from the Windows Store, it is possible to add new applications on Windows 8 RT. You can download apps free and also by paying some dollars from the Windows 8 app store.

Windows 8 Enterprise

This Windows 8 Enterprise edition is mainly suited for large business organizations. All the features found in the Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8 are found in this version and for big IT organizations, it provides a lot of extra networking features.

These are the four different Windows 8 versions available in the market.

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Windows 8 Upgrade Options

How to upgrade to Windows 8

Windows 8 tech support

Windows XP tech support is ending in a few days from now on. After the end of the official tech support, Windows XP users will become vulnerable to malware and virus attacks. Consequently, Microsoft is urging users to move on to another platform and protect their data in the system. Thus, in accordance with the end of Windows XP support, many users enquire how to upgrade to Windows 8, and perform the upgrade before the clock strikes. If you are not aware of how to upgrade to Windows 8, this article will help you out in the concern.

You have two paths to upgrade to Windows 8, one via the digital download, and the other by buying a boxed copy of the operating system. However, before selecting the path to upgrade, it is advised to backup important files and data in your system to prevent them from being lost in the process.

Microsoft offers a Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on the official website to help you perform the upgrade smoothly. This utility performs a deep scan of your system and checks compatibility of the hardware components with the latest platform. Yet be reminded that you cannot switch between 32-bit and 64-bit systems while upgrading, so be sure that you have the right processor before downloading the Upgrade Assistant.

After checking with the system compatibility, pick how to upgrade to Windows 8, and decide whether you want to go for the digital download method or perform a physical upgrade. Microsoft experts say that the file size of the entire Windows 8 package is around 2 GB and requires about 90 minutes to download over a broadband connection. If you want to do the $15 online upgrade, be sharp to avoid the $39.99 offer presented by the Upgrade Assistant and use the discount code in the designated page.

On the other hand, if you want to perform a physical upgrade, order for an installer disc via the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. You

Windows 8 installer media

        Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

can also visit an online store or a local IT shop and buy Windows 8 installer media. Some of the shops are tendering exciting offers on the upgrade to Windows 8, so it is better to explore a bit before you buy a boxed copy of the operating system.

Both the upgrade options feature the same path and interface for the installation of Windows 8, with appropriate guidance on data transfer and applications compatibility. Nonetheless, if you want further help with the installation of Windows 8, contact our tech support team over the toll free number.

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Intel HD Graphics Driver For Windows 8 32-Bit

Windows 8 Drivers

          New Windows 8 Drivers

Windows 8 is the latest installment of the Windows Operating System series. Many new changes have been introduced, and there is a complete revamp on some of the features. The old-school desktop style has been replaced by the new tiled Metro style.

Let us discuss about a software driver package for the Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000 & Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500 for Windows 8. Windows 8 drivers package for the above mentioned Intel® HD Graphics card will be installed using the beta graphics driver.

Purpose

Intel HD Graphics Driver software driver package will install the beta graphics driver for the Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000 & Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500 for Windows 8.

These Windows 8 drivers Intel HD Graphics card will not function with any other product. You need to view the README file for installation information and the RELEASE NOTES for driver version details. This driver package consists of version 15.28.0.2770 (9.17.10.2770) for Windows 8.

Usage

These software drivers are actually generic versions and can be used for general purposes. But, computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have modified or altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities or issues on your OEM system, Intel usually recommends that you check with your OEM and use the software provided by your actual system manufacturer.

Intel and the computer system original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or even all issues that could come up from the usage of this generic version of software drivers.

Graphics Driver Software

           Microsoft Windows 8 Drivers

There is a full WDDM 1.2 even support for:

  • Optimized, flicker-free screen rotation
  • Native stere 3D
  • Reliability and fault-tolerance features
    • OpenGL
    • DirectX 11
    • OpenCL
    • Independent digital display support consisting of 3rd Generation Intel Core processors
    • DisplayPort 1.1 support up t2560x1600@60Hz
    • HDMI support with 3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color
    • Language: Multi-language

      Support

      The Graphics Support Community Forum is a monitored peer-to-peer exchange for the Intel Chipset and Graphics community.

      Note: Before you go on with your driver installation it is advisable that you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. It is strongly suggested following readme instructions for installing drivers when available. While restarting your system, it will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

      We hope that the above information regarding the Intel HD Graphics Driver software was useful.

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Mozilla Brings New Updates For Firefox In Windows 8

Windows 8 Versions

Windows 8 Upgrades

The Windows 8 operating system, developed by Microsoft, comprises of many advanced features that offer a unique computing experience to the users. Some of these advanced options include a Metro interface, Charms bar, live tiles new icons, etc. The dual-interface feature in Windows 8 helps users to run apps in fullscreen and simultaneously run the legacy software on the desktop.

However, after using the Windows 8 versions, several users pointed out that they are not able to run legacy software on the desktop. Hence, major companies like Google, Opera Software or Mozilla are required to create special builds in order to run the software on the desktop. According to sources, Google first introduced a Chrome version for the desktop interface, but companies such as Mozilla have still been trying to develop such a stable version. Although the company launched the First Nighty builds in 2013, it took almost one and half year for them to move this build to the browser’s Aurora channel. One of the prime limitations of the Firefox build was that here the profile that was used was different from the desktop profile. Hence, users who had the Windows 8 versions in their systems faced issues related to the accessing of their bookmarks, browsing history or passwords in the Firefox application.

According to recent reports, Mozilla has announced about the introduction of shared profiles to Firefox on Windows 8. This would help the users to use one browser profile without worrying about the version of Firefox they run on Windows 8. As a result, users would not need to get the data over to the other profile to share it between the two different browser versions. This would hence, help the users to switch between Firefox on the desktop and on the start screen quickly, and enjoy a comfortable browsing experience.

Charms Bar

Windows 8 Issues

Mozilla has confirmed about another update that the company is going to introduce and that would be to re-launch the other interface. They’ve introduced such options because as per the current scenario, users are not able to run the Metro Firefox and the desktop Firefox at the same time, due to the shared profile. Hence, Mozilla plans to take care of this issue and help the users to run Firefox easily on their Windows 8 systems.

Thus, the latest updates that are going to get launched by Mozilla would surely help the company to revive its customers and indirectly help to increase sales of Windows 8 computers as well.

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