Deals of the Day (10-23-2012)

Windows 8 goes on sale in a few days. You know what that means. It’s time to stock up on Windows 7 licenses… well, maybe. It’s a bit too early too truly pass judgment on Microsoft’s new operating system. But if you do want to have a copy of Windows 7 handy, now’s a pretty good […]

WinToFlash: Install Windows XP, Vista, 7, or Windows 8 with a USB flash drive

For the last 15 years or so, Microsoft Windows has been coming on CDs or DVDs. But it’s increasingly common to find computers that don’t have disc drives. So how do you install Windows on those computers? Microsoft offers a free USB/DVD tool which you can use to easily create a bootable USB flash drive […]

Windows 8 developer preview: Half a million downloads and counting

Last night Microsoft made the first developer preview version of Windows 8 available for download from As of this morning, CEO Steve Ballmer says the operating system has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. That certainly shows there’s a lot of interest in Microsoft’s new operating system. This is still an early version that’s […]

Simple patch removes Windows 7 Starter Edition personalization restrictions

Windows 7 Starter Edition is a low cost version of Microsoft’s latest desktop and notebook operating system which the company makes available to netbook makers. Under the hood there’s really not much difference between Windows 7 Starter and higher priced versions of the operating system. But in order to create a different value proposition, Microsoft […]