Microsoft to release preview build of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 [Updated]

The Redmond based company announced last month that they will release IE 10 for Windows 7 users sometime in November. And in a press event at Beijing, China, Roger Capriotti, the Director of Product Marketing for Internet Explorer announced that Windows 7 users will get a taste of IE 10 with the preview build scheduled for release tomorrow.

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Disable Live Tiles in Windows 8

One of the primary features in Windows 8 is Modern (Metro) user Interface, which consists of  App Tiles. Some of these tiles are live tiles and connect to the internet for bringing you real time Weather Updates, Mail, News, etc. One question though may arise in the minds of some of the users “Do these Live Tiles drain my Internet Bandwidth?”

Of course you could limit the amount of bandwidth used by the tiles, but I am just going to show you how to turn Live tiles off in Windows 8. It doesn’t involve editing any registry key or geeky commands. Follow the steps outlined below to turn the live tiles off.

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Microsoft releases Panoramic Themes for Windows 8

Themes play a significant part for users who like to beautify their desktop screens, especially on home computers. And I am no exception to this, usually I just download HD wallpapers or a set of cool looking cursor packs. Microsoft Themes save us time by bringing us some cool wallpapers and matching sounds to give us a whole new experience.

Ever Since Windows 8 was released Microsoft have been releasing some excellent themes for it, the most recent being Panoramic themes which support Dual Monitors i.e the wallpapers stretch to fit on both screens. Let’s take a quick look at new Panoramic themes that are available:

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DVD Drive not showing up in Windows 8? Here’s a fix

I recently installed Windows 8 Pro on my computer and everything was working fine until I had to write something on to a DVD and to my surprise found there was no DVD drive in the Windows Explorer or the Device Manager. I knew the drive was working  fine, because I had installed Windows 8 from a bootable DVD.

A quick google search proved that I wasn’t alone in facing this issue. And a simple fix was available too.

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Skype for Windows 8 coming on Oct 26

The most popular VOIP client Skype is about to get a major upgrade. Skype for Windows 8 is going to be released on October 26, the same day as the release of Windows 8. This is announced on both the Skype Blog as well as Windows 8 Blog by Microsoft. Skype for Windows 8 is going to be a major upgrade as it will coming with a tight integration of Skype features with Windows 8 operating System.

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