Category «Windows»

Windows 7 Beta to be available by 5th January?

Windows 7 Beta to be available by 5th January?

Rafael Rivera of Within Windows did a little digging around and found some interesting bits in the next Microsoft Action Pack Subscription quarterly update kit, which will ship on 5th January. According to him, the beta build has already been finalized internally and it’s just a matter of time before we get our hands on …

Windows 7 build 7004 Screenshot

Windows 7 build 7004 Screenshot

Satisfy your taste buds, beta testers. The Windows 7 beta is very near! Scott Wylie is Microsoft New Zealand’s Director of Platform and Development Strategy and posted this image on his blog post on his experience with this pre-beta build which is version 7004.0.081203-1830 according to WinFuture. This is still pre-beta as noted by Scott. …

Microsoft Answers is here to help Vista users!

Sarah from Channel 10 blogged about Microsoft Answers (beta). It’s a website aimed at those who need help and support for rather mildly technical issues they encounter with Vista. Clearly, it’s aimed at novices from the questions I’ve read on it so far. You can post any query you have and the community at Microsoft …

Windows 7 Beta release imminent

Just came across this on Neowin: It would appear from the posting that Microsoft is currently readying site updates and download servers for the imminent release of the Windows 7 beta. Yesterday, German site Winfuture claimed that the beta would be released today and this could confirm the sites claims. Yes, I’m excited if you …

Small Basic v0.2 is out for Windows

Small Basic v0.2 is out for Windows

Small Basic is a project from MSDN DevLabs aimed at kids and adults alike who are new to programming. It doesn’t scare you with a complex IDE and keeps things simple and fun. It is inspired by the original BASIC language but is based on .NET 3.5.

A simple fix for Windows Media Player Library issues

A simple fix for Windows Media Player Library issues

While using Windows 7 build 6956, I came across this issue where the library wouldn’t index my media files. I had my folders added, but that didn’t work. I tried resetting the media library, that didn’t work either, although it always did in build 6801. Then I realized this rather simple solution to my problem. …

Download the Windows Live Essentials offline installer

Download the Windows Live Essentials offline installer

Windows Live Essentials takes to long to install for you? Internet connection unreliable? Then grab the full offline installer at this link. Using it, you can install all Windows Live Applications as well as their required components without having to connect to the Internet. And if you still haven’t upgraded yet, you really should! Don’t …

Different new power saving options in Windows 7

Different new power saving options in Windows 7

Vista took a good step towards power saving by providing very customizable options to the end user to control different power schemes. In Windows XP, the control over your hardware’s power options wasn’t as refined as in Vista. But, Vista runs a lot of services, along with the added overhead of Aero, it turns out …