Microsoft Developing Patch For Windows 8.1 Update Fix

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Microsoft released a new update called Windows 8.1 back in mid October for the latest operating system of Microsoft called Windows 8. Actually, Windows 8.1 was a free update, which was available for download from the Windows Store. However, in order to receive security updates and platform fixes on time, Microsoft has made it clear to the Windows 8 users to upgrade their platform to the latest one. Many of the customers of Windows 8.0 who tried to migrate to the latest update i.e. Windows 8.1 finally end up receiving an error message called Blue Screen of Death. However, with the hard work of Microsoft, they have found out a fix for this Blue Screen of Death, which is currently being tested in some of the selected markets.

A spokesperson of Microsoft said to Paul Thurrott, “This (Windows RT) pilot program is an example of ways we’re experimenting to help ensure more of our customers benefit from a continuously improving Windows experience. Similar to how the Windows 8.1 Update [1] process works today, the pilot program will automatically update consumer Windows 8 and Windows RT machines for free to Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update in select markets.” This will be a huge relief for those customers who have failed to upgrade their Windows 8 systems to the latest update.

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The users who are looking forward to migrate to the latest Windows 8.1 update can take a look in the Windows Store to check whether it is offered or not. If it is not available in the Windows Store, you can download the latest update from the Microsoft Support website and it can be manually installed in your computer. However, before applying the update, all the users of Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 needed to install the update called update 2871389 according to Thurrott. Then only will you be able to use the latest update effectively without any issues.

The users will be able to see the Windows 8.1 update 1 in Windows Store once you have installed Windows 8.1 in your system. To receive security patches and updates, the users also need to install this update. Moreover, the tech giant is planning to introduce a new update called Update 2 in August, which will be followed by other updates called Windows 9 “Threshold” public preview or Update 3.

Before downloading Windows 8 latest version- the Windows 8.1 update, make sure that you keep the above points in mind. For help on downloading Windows 8 updates, contact the Microsoft tech support team.

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New Features In Twitter App For Windows 8

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Features Of Windows 8

With Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft has brought about a massive change in the way we approach PC operating systems. We had never seen apps for a PC operating system and with Windows 8, we have seen a radical development and this change is likely to stay for the new operating systems from the software giant.

After downloading Windows 8 and installing it on your computer, you will find that the operating system has two interfaces. One of the interfaces is the old desktop window. However, the second interface is the Metro interface where you will find numerous apps. These apps work just like the apps on your Smartphone. These apps are downloaded from the Windows Store and are updated from there. This avoids the trouble for the user of visiting the developer website and updating each program.

One of the apps available for Windows 8 OS is Twitter. As many of you use or have heard about this online tweeting website, it does not need an introduction. Now, the Twitter app developed for Windows 8 comes with a few added features in addition to the familiar features. Let us first find out how to install this app in Windows 8 and then find out its various features.


You may navigate to Windows Store and search for Twitter in the search field. From the search results, select Twitter and click the download option. Once the setup file is downloaded, double-click and install the app as per the on-screen instructions. When the installation finishes, launch the app and enter the user name and password to login to the Twitter account.


When you login to the Twitter account, you will find many familiar features just like the ones we see while logging into the account from a web browser. These include buttons for Home, Discover, Me, Connect etc. You will find the icons for Search and Compose in the upper right corner.

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With this feature, you can now swipe the photos and see them in a grid. You may also scroll horizontally for this feature to function.

Snap view

The snap view will allow you to snap the app to either the left end or the right end of the screen. This means, you can run another app by its side.

With the newly introduced features, using Twitter will be a fun filled experience in Windows 8. Therefore, after downloading Windows 8 and installing it, do not forget to download this feature rich app to the operating system.

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Upgrade To Windows 81 To Get The Start Button Back In Your OS

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            About The Windows 8 Update

The number of Windows OS users downloading Windows 8 was small enough that Microsoft was forced to make some changes to their new OS and market it as a different OS, Windows 8.1, instead of releasing it as a Windows 8 Service Pack update. This was a smart move from Microsoft, to put some distance between the failed Windows 8 OS and the new Windows 8.1 edition.

So, what are the changes they made in Windows 8.1?

Soon after the release of the Windows 8 OS, Microsoft started receiving complaints about the absence of the Start Menu, complicated OS options, the less user-friendly desktop mode, etc. Instead of releasing some fixes to take care of these problems, Microsoft decided to revamp the Windows 8 OS and release it as Windows 8.1.

Realising that many Windows 8 users were downloading Windows 8 third party apps to add the Windows 7-style Start Menu to their OS, Microsoft has brought back the Start Button in Windows 8.1. The Windows 8.1 OS will be marketed as a new version of the Windows 8 OS. But, current Windows 8 users can upgrade to the new OS for free.

The Start Button will make it easier for you to reach the power options like Restart, Shut Down, etc, in less than the three or four steps requires with the original Windows 8 OS. The Start Button is by all means the full-fledged Windows Start Menu you used in Windows 7, Windows XP, etc. Instead, the Start Button in Windows 8.1 will take you to the Start Screen, which is more of a full screen Metro UI version of the original Start Menu, more suited to the touch screen operating system.

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Microsoft has also made some improvements to the Desktop UI mode in Windows 8.1. Those users who want to skip the Metro UI and use only the Desktop mode in Windows 8, can now do so. There is an option for directly booting to the Desktop mode in Windows 8.1.

Also, Microsoft has added the 3D printing support in the new Windows 8.1 OS. This feature was absent in the original Windows 8 OS. They have also added many more features to the SkyDrive cloud service in Windows 8.1. These are just some of the differences between these two operating systems.

You can easily find many tech articles online that will give you a detailed list of all the difference between the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

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Downloading Android Apps On Windows And Mac Computers

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        Windows 8 OS

The bold grab of the Windows 8 operating system for the tablet relevance snatched a number of headlines all over the Internet. But the fact is, if you own one of those Windows 8 touch screen laptops, you may feel that you are not making the most of it. Even though the Windows Store provides a wide array of games and apps, people are still undoubtedly going for the Android apps. Android apps can be used on Mac computers or PCs that are running on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

The steps for downloading Windows 8 Android apps are explained below in this article. You can follow these steps carefully so that you do not encounter any errors.


  • Turn on your computer and open a web browser after the computer has finished loading. Navigate to website. Select the download button for your operating system. For PCs, you can choose between Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 7. If you are using Mac operating system, you can choose Mac.
  • After finishing the download, open the .exe file and follow the on screen prompts to install the software. Select the Continue button to accept the license agreement. You can then follow the screen prompts.
  • Ensure that the App Store Access and App Notification are selected and then click on the install button. Wait for the BlueStacks app to load. It may take a few minutes to finish the installation.
  • Click on My Apps and then click on the App Search button. Search for an app; allow BlueStacks to finish and then select the Install button.

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  • Choose an app store app. Choosing a store that you already use on your mobile handset will cost you less. Also, migrating those apps that are already paid is a cheaper method.
  • If prompted, provide the details of your account. If you are having a Google account, you can add it. If you do not have one, you can select the Create button. Allow synchronization and then select Finish Setup. Ensure that you select the terms and conditions boxes and then press on the Continue button.
  • Log into your Google account again and then perform another search for the app that you wish to install. Wait for the search to finish and then select Accept and Download. Install the app and then open it.

These are the steps for downloading Windows 8 Android apps. For further assistance, you can contact our tech support team.

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Free Barnes & Noble App For Windows 8 Users

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Features Of Windows 8

After the release of Windows 8 operating system, many users have downloaded and upgraded their computers with it. After downloading Windows 8 and installing it, you might be in search of different apps that work on this futuristic operating system. Keep in mind that Windows 8 is the only desktop operating system that supports apps and it comes with the Windows Store.

You might have already seen apps for downloading and reading online contents. One of the leaders in providing digital contents to the customers is Barnes & Noble. It is the largest retailer of books in the world and is a fortune 500 company. The company is also into the digital world and it releases devices like Nook E-reader. According to the latest news, the company stated that it is ready with an updated Nook app, which is exclusively designed for the Windows 8 operating system. Users can download this app from the official website of Barnes & Noble.

The company first announced the development of such an app in 2013. With the new app, users will be able to use their Microsoft account for logging in and then shop for digital contents. With this, you no longer have to sign up for a new account before using this app.

According to Barnes & Noble, the new app will help the Windows 8 users to gain access to a wide range of magazines, newspapers, books and comics. Another advantage of using this app is that the contents you purchase using this app is not downloaded to the device, but is moved or saved in the Nook cloud storage space. This means, you can access these contents from anywhere in the world, from any device. All you need to do is provide your credentials and log in to your account.

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Now, if you already have created an account with Nook, you can combine the various titles purchased with the new Microsoft account and the old Nook account together into a single one. The new app comes free of cost and all Windows 8 users can download this app. Nook is one of the largest online libraries in the world that features more than 3 million books. Among these, you can search for many free titles too.

Downloading Windows 8 is a simple process and downloading apps for the operating system is even simpler. Therefore, download the new Barnes & Noble app and start accessing your favorite contents today.

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