One of the major features of the new Windows 8 platform is its Metro UI. This new style, a feature already present in the Windows Phone 8, uses tiles on the display screen. However, old netbooks that run Windows 8 cannot view these tiles properly, and this causes a pop up error every time the computer is turned on. This mainly stems from the fact that having the minimum required screen resolution recommended by Microsoft is necessary for the Metro UI to work seamlessly. In addition, Windows 8 drivers need to be compatible with the user’s netbook.
However, most netbooks, once hailed for having a small size and low weight, are not compatible to run the Metro feature. The minimum screen size recommended by Microsoft is 1024*768, while most netbooks only have a maximum screen size of 1024*600 pixels. This is a shame because; Windows 8 tiles are large, use every square inch of your screen and is extremely touch friendly. But your system does not need to have a touch interface for Windows 8 to work, but will lose a few touch friendly features and cool graphic effects.
How to run Windows 8 Metro style
Run the “Registry Editor” by typing in “regedit” without the quotes, on the start screen of Windows 8. Tap the Registry Editor when it appears on the left side of the screen
After the last step, visit the Start Screen to find the Internet Explorer, Weather, and other apps fully functioning with the new resolution. This shows that, applying a few tweaks to the Windows 8 drivers, the user can experience all the functions of Windows 8.
So now, any netbook user, following a few steps carefully, can have a fully functional Metro user interface along with their Windows 8 operating system.
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Cloud computing refers to storing a users’ application over the internet. It entrusts remote services with a user’s data, software and computation. As per Cloud computing supporters, it also allows companies to avoid open infrastructure costs, and stress upon schemes that distinguish their businesses instead of infrastructure.
Computer users are not new to this feature, as users utilize this feature unintentionally all the time while uploading documents on social networks, or reading an article on Google Docs. Windows 8 has an inbuilt feature called CloudApp, which allows users to share images, links, music & video files, etc. You just have to drag the desired file to the menu bar to upload it. A link, automatically copied to the clipboard can be used to share the uploaded file with your contacts.
Windows 8 Microsoft ID
While setting up Windows 8 for the first time, you will have to create a Microsoft ID, which will be your user account. This ID synchronizes all your information together, and stores all your preferences & personal settings. Thus, it helps you to log in to any other Windows 8 computer with your Microsoft ID and the background, tiles & settings of the computer change as per your customized settings. Also, the changes including ease of access, browser settings, and language settings will be set as preferred. Keep your Windows 8 drivers updated to avoid any problems.
Cloud feature can be used to connect several accounts to one location in the Windows 8 applications such as Windows Mail, Messenger, People and Calendar. Opening the profiles of your contacts, whether they are connected with you through any social network can be done with a single app. In addition, you do not need to backup your data on a hard drive to synchronize it with another PC as you can use the cloud feature to do the task for you. Using cloud, you can backup all the essential data and share it with multiple computers or any portable devices.
The launch of Windows 8 may have mixed reviews, but the operating system has yet to reveal many features for its users. Features like cloud computing, when combined with Windows 8, brings the best for users. You just have to keep your Windows 8 drivers updated to avoid any issues. Windows 8 market growth may be gradual, but it is steady.
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Blue Screen of Death also known as BSOD is a fatal error that results in system crash. It got its name because of the blue color of the generated error screen. This error will pave way for losing unsaved works and it reports severe software or hardware issues associated with the computer. Restarting of the computer is necessary to make the computer function again once this error occurs.
Black Screen of Death is a critical error, which forces the computer to shut down and is named after the black color of the resulting error screen. It is usually found in Windows 3.x systems and arises due to the non-functioning of the DOS program.
BSOD in Windows 8
Even Windows 8 cannot avoid the Black or Blue Screen of Death error. In addition to these, activation problems are also affecting Windows 8. Reports indicate that Black Screen of Death error occurred in Windows 8 rather than Blue Screen of Death as expected. Since Windows 8 sales is not up to the level as expected by Microsoft, these errors could worsen the scenario further.
It is identified that these errors are linked with the hardware, Windows updates and Windows 8 drivers. BSOD error transforms the computer to a non-responsive mode to block the hardware or data damage. It can occur due to the installation of incorrect drivers on your system. The presence of old or unsupported versions of hardware installed on your computer that are not compatible with Windows 8 can also cause this error. Apart from these, a hard disk or hardware error during Windows 8 installation is also a known cause for Black Screen error.
You can perform the following troubleshooting steps to avoid this error on your Windows 8 OS.
You should be able to solve these issues by your own now. Else, if the issue persists, contact Microsoft Technical Support to sort it out as they have the sufficient resources to assist you better.
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Windows 8 is the latest version of Windows operating systems, which is very suitable for use in personal computers, business desktops and mobile devices like tablets and smart phones. Development of Windows 8 has been initiated by the search for an efficient platform-independent high-compatible operating system having an enhanced user interface, and it was introduced to the market in October 2012. This operating system brings significant changes in the system platform, especially improving the performance on devices like mobile phones and tablets, intended to compete with mobile operating systems like Android and Apple’s iOS, which have already secured their place in the mobile market.
The new touch interface and the kernel based on the Metro design language are quite remarkable. The enhanced Windows 8 drivers are also praiseworthy in providing a very good user experience. However, the driver signing in Windows 8 can be a trouble occasionally; fortunately, we can disable it very easily. I am including a few guidelines on Windows 8 drivers to disable their signing in.
Windows 8 is a very efficient and powerful operating system, which is capable of giving a productive and user friendly environment.
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All of us know that Windows 8 is the latest OS release from Microsoft. It has got many advanced features which are quite different from the previous editions of OS from Microsoft. However, Windows 8 does not have built in drivers for all the hardware it works with. You may have to update the drives manually not only to ensure smooth functioning of the PC, but also to facilitate new features for the hardware.
Read through the steps provided below to equip yourself with ideas on how to update Windows 8 drivers.
Windows 8 does not often prompt you to reboot the PC after the driver update. However, it is recommended to reboot the PC as the there have been some registry changes due to driver update which might cause negative impact to some application unless you execute a restart.
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