Skype Windows Store app crashes in Windows 8.1 and in Windows Server 2012 R2
Just run Windows Update to install it.
Both Google and Mozilla have announced support for Windows XP beyond Microsoft’s April 8, 2014 deadline. It’s a transparent attempt to inflate their market share at the expense of users. Folks, they aren’t doing you any favors.
Windows XP isn’t near as secure as Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 and when Microsoft’s support ends you will be in real danger. Many security experts think the bad guys are sitting on exploits, waiting for April, 8th.
I’ve made a few updates to Windows 8 SSD Settings, Etc.
A few articles from the Windows Blog today:
The workaround to download Windows 8.1 surfaced over the last few days.
Origin unknown (That means credit / blame ain’t mine).
Lots of places have posted the instructions to download but left you hanging after that.
Thats where this post comes in.
Ed Bott has an excellent post up: Don’t move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive
I’ve always advocated moving your My Documents / Libraries folder to a drive or partition. The method I’ve always suggested is using the Microsoft supported method of using “Move”. See: Move Your Libraries
It seems somewhere there are tweaks being posted that involve moving your Profile folder using the ProfilesDirectory setting. The downside of using this unsupported tweak is “Using this setting to redirect folders to a drive other than the system volume blocks upgrades.” as folks who used this tweak and tried to upgrade to 8.1 just found out. See the article listed above for more info. Well done Ed.
Added to Bad Tweaks.
Depending on your point-of-view these things can be useful or highly annoying.
Press Release – Windows 8.1 is available now
Windows Blog – Windows 8.1 now available!
Windows 8.1 Product Guide (PDF)
Meet Windows 8.1. *Ahem*: “Built for touch PCs and tablets”
Windows 8.1 in detail
iPad vs. Windows “Do you still think I’m pretty?”
Search, touch, & mouse
Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8
Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7
Got any official Microsoft Windows 8.1 links to share?
There will be no ISO downloads of Windows 8.1 for the public.
Well that sucks. Bandwidth much?
Source: Andre Da Costa, via Pureinfotech, via Mary Jo Foley (on Twitter)
Here is a walkthrough of upgrading to Windows 8.1. Including a tip or 2.
Upgrading to Windows 8.1 leaves behind files that you can optionally clean up after install.