Windows 8 now optimises SSDs automatically

Windows 8 now optimises SSDs automatically
In Windows 7, SSDs got excluded from the built-in defragment tool. SSDs doesn’t need to be defragged, as all data can be reached at the same time. And unnecessary writes can decrease a SSD’s lifespan. In Windows 8, the defragment tool has been renamed to Optimise Drives and now includes SSDs. As far as I’ve found out, it seems ...

Free antivirus AVG and Avast ready for Windows 8

Free antivirus AVG and Avast ready for Windows 8
AVG Free was updated for Window 8 already back in September. With the official release and general availability of Windows 8 this week, Avast also updated their free antivirus to support the newest Microsoft operating system. Update: Seems Avast already was ready for Windows 8 when they released version 7 back in February 2012. avast! 7 is Windows ...

Microsoft is on a roll!

Microsoft is on a roll!
Microsoft refreshed their logo earlier this year. Probably to reflect the refresh the whole company now seems to undertake.

Windows 8 Reset function in pictures

Windows 8 Reset function in pictures
With Windows 8 you no longer have to boot from your installation media (DVD or USB) to reinstall Windows. (Although you might be prompted to insert it, as I did.) Click on pictures for larger version. In Windows 8 you can either Refresh or Reset your PC. You find these options in PC Settings. You reach PC ...

Windows 8 coming October 26 – download now!

Windows 8 is finished and if you have access to MSDN or Technet you can already download it. It has of course already spread to the torrent networks and I have run Windows 8 Pro for a couple of weeks. You’ll need a key to get through setup, but they are easy to find. Or you can ...