Where To Look For ASIO Drivers For Windows 8 Computers

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ASIO is abbreviation for Audio Stream Input/Output, which is a sound card driver for computers. These drivers can give high fidelity interface with low latency in between the sound card and the software application. Hence, when you upgrade to the latest operating system in the computer or you have a brand new computer that has Windows 8 preloaded, it is important to add ASIO drivers to the available Windows 8 drivers. This will be useful for the peripheral audio equipments connected to the Windows 8 computers.

The company that manufactures ASIO drivers is called ESI Audiotechnik GmbH, which has a download link for users on their website. The website hosts a number of driver downloads and they produce and issue drivers for audio products that work with ASIO. These drivers are available for download for the customers, for which they do not have to pay. When you have the ASIO drivers installed in the computer, you would have a better audio experience.

Follow these instructions in order to download and install ASIO drivers

  • Launch the internet web browser that you usually use and move to the ESI Audio Download page.
  • You need to choose the Type Of Audio Product from the drop down menu under Product Group on the download page.
  • Now click on the Select Product, from the drop down menu, click on the name of the audio product that you are planning to download.

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  • Next you need to select the operating system, which would be Windows 8, since these instructions are for the same. You need to choose between Windows 8- 64 bit and Windows 8- 32 bit.
  • You would also notice a list of other Windows 8 drivers, which can be downloaded and installed in the computer.
  • In order to download the Zip file, click on the File option. First, Save this file to the desktop.
  • Unzip the contents of the folder. Open the folder and find the setup file, double click on the same.
  • You will be go through a couple of on-screen instructions during the installation process.
  • When the installation is completed, you might have to Restart the computer.
  • You can manually restart the computer, or you might notice a prompt on the computer screen asking you to restart.

Hence with the above steps you will not have an issue with the audio driver. Follow the same instructions in case you have any drivers missing from the computer.

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Windows 8 Market Share To Decline Further In The Coming Days

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In contrast to Microsoft’s hopes that Windows 8 market share would improve by 2014 fall, the latest report by Net Applications indicates that the market share has actually fallen. According to the latest figures, the combined market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (this includes all Windows 8 versions) is just 12.5 percent. This latest figure has included Windows 8 users of desktops, laptops, notebook systems, tablets and smartphones. According to Net Applications, this is the first time that Win 8 market share has fallen this low.

In early months of 2014, Windows 8 had about 13.6 percent market share. This was the highest market share that Windows 8 versions could make. Since then, the market share has been declining.

Windows 8 performs worse than Windows Vista

Vista has been considered as the worst Windows operating system ever. It was released at a time when Windows XP was at its peak. To make Vista look better than XP, Microsoft had included a number of features in it, for instance the Aero. However, those features didn’t really impress many users. Most users compared Windows XP with Windows Vista and found the former to be more user-friendly, feature rich, affordable and compatible.

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By the time Vista was released, majority of the users had ditched their unsupported Windows operating systems like Windows 98 and Windows ME. Apparently, the only operating system that Vista had to compete with was Windows XP. On the contrary, Windows 8 has three predecessor Windows versions to compete with; Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. According to Windows 8 supporters, Windows 8 has made an impressive growth by securing about 13 percent of the market share from nowhere. But this is not a good reason to justify the low Windows 8 adoption.

Nevertheless, taking a look at customer’s approach to Windows 8, it becomes quite clear to one that Windows 8 was a total failure. It comes nowhere close to its predecessor Windows 7. Windows 7 has a whopping market share of about 51.1 percent. According to Net Applications report, the Windows 7 market share has been improving since Windows 8 release. The rise in the demand for Windows 7 is due to the termination of Windows XP support. Many XP users are migrating now to Windows 7.

According to experts, the Win 8 market share will decline further in the coming days as Microsoft is going to release Windows 10 shortly. No doubt, Windows 8 will soon replace Windows Vista as the worst Windows operating system.

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Windows 8 Is Microsoft's Biggest Mistake

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Windows OS is one of the most popular Operating System series in the world. Microsoft has developed some of the very best software and OS to earn the reputation as the world’s leading software maker. Windows 8 is one of the latest Windows operating systems developed by the Redmond based software maker. Unlike Windows 7, which was a huge success, Window 8 is not doing well in the market even now. Many users, after downloading Windows 8 and installing it, have shared their negative views on the new OS.

Where did the company go wrong with Windows 8? Where Windows 7 is arguably one of the most popular Windows OS the company has ever developed, users and many experts have collectively reviewed Windows 8 as one of the worst missteps of the history of the software company. Let us analyze why Windows 8 failed.

Windows 8 is very different from all the other OSs the company had developed until date. The greatest change the company brought in was in the user interface. The Modern UI (previously known as the Metro UI) is nothing similar to the traditional Windows OS UI. The familiar desktop and icons are replaced by a Start Screen having tiles instead of icons. There is no Start button or the Start menu, which were two of the most recognizable features when it comes to Windows OSs.

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After downloading Windows 8 and installing it, many users have found that the learning curve is steep when it comes to learning the features and understanding its use. Since some of the UI elements are entirely new, it takes time to learn. The built-in help and support module is not much good either. In short, users are left on their own to figure out what to do and how to access certain features.

Microsoft intended to unify the operating systems of mobiles, PCs and tablets. But, the company only managed to confuse their users and scare them off. Windows 8 was supposed to change how Operating Systems are conceived in the future. But, things did not go according to the script for the software company.

Microsoft seems to have spread itself too thin by trying to expand into various sectors all at the same time. Unifying Operation Systems should have been done in stages. Agreed Microsoft has to compete in a mobile sector and show its presence, but it can be in a manner that makes things easy for the customers and users as well. How can the company prosper if the customers are unhappy with its new releases?

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Microsoft OS Share Drops To Fourteen Percent

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You might have all thought that Windows operating systems rule the world. However, you are not correct. According to the latest reports, Microsoft operating system share is just 14 percent. Now, you might be wondering how this is possible when all the PCs around you run on Windows operating systems. However, here, the reports include all the operating systems taken together including the ones in the mobile devices.

The latest figure was revealed by Kevin Turner, who is the chief operating officer of the company. He was speaking at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference held at Washington. Now, when the desktop operating system market is considered, Microsoft still leads the way. The software giant stands at the number one spot with more than 90 percent of PCs running on Windows operating systems.

However, the low number of tablets and mobile devices that are being sold with Windows operating system has become a cause of concern for the software giant. According to the Windows support blogs, the company is planning to take some major steps, which will increase the sales of these devices. One such decision is taking zero revenue for the operating system that are released on devices with screen sizes of 9 inches and less. With the new move, Microsoft hopes to increase the sales of devices with Windows OS preinstalled in them.

The new figure of 14 percent from Microsoft is similar to the data released by the firm Gartner Inc, which had earlier told that there would be just 13.7 percent of Windows devices by the end of last year. In the database management sector, SQL servers went up to the second position with substantial increase in market revenue and number of users. According to Microsoft, company’s

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Dynamics CRM is another platform that is showing tremendous increase in the number of users. The software giant says that the number of users in this platform has grown up by double digits in the last forty quarters.

According to Windows support blogs, about half of the Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure. Tuner says that the company has released more than 300 new services and features for the program this year alone. The event also witnessed the preview of Cloud App Discovery that was added to Azure. With the new program, IT professionals will be able to find out which all apps are being used by the people since it is designed to track the SaaS apps.

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ACER Getting Ready To Release The App Acer Extend For Windows 8 PCs

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If you wish to transfer the contents of your smart phone to other devices such as a TV, you may seek the help of devices like Chromecast. Now, if you wish to transfer the contents of your smart phone to the PC, then you may make use of the new app from Acer called Acer Extend.

So, what does Acer Extend do? The app is designed to stream the Android phone screens to the PCs or tablets, which run on Windows 8 operating system. Once you set up the app on your smart phone, you can start using the Android games from the PC. For this, all you need is a Wi-Fi connection. You can also make connections with the help of a USB cable.

Even though the app is not released yet, many Android gamers have already been acquainted with the app. According to them, a small issue that could be experienced by the users is the small lag. However, as the app is not released officially, we could expect that Acer would be working on the app and fixing this lag issue, as it would not be a pleasant experience to work with the app if takes time to stream media.

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The app is designed to perform several other functions apart from playing games on the PC. You may use the app to drag and drop files. As of now, the app works only with Windows 8 PCs. No other Windows operating systems would run this app. So, if you are running any of the older Windows operating systems, upgrade your computers to any of the Windows 8 versions. You may choose from the standard or the professional edition of the operating system.

After the release of Windows 8 operating system, developers have been coming up with apps and programs that are exclusively designed for the operating system. Windows 8 operating system is the only operating system in the market that supports apps. This has helped many developers to create apps that work on mobile devices and this desktop version with ease. Windows 8 comes with many upgraded features compared to its predecessor. The operating system has dual interface and supports live tile apps. You may download or purchase any of the Windows 8 versions to experience these features of the operating system.

If you have any queries regarding the new app, you may contact our technical support team for assistance.

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