Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

Windows Operating System

The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering their operating system for free. Apple does this since 2013, Google offers Chrome OS for free, Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution is always free. Apple started offering free upgrade of its OS X operating system since OS X 10.9 Mavericks release. All users of OS X 10.8 received OS X 10.9 through Mac App Store. Windows may be the most popular operating system but with the huge shift from …
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How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don't have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed on Windows 8.1. Microsoft always delivers security patches and bug fixes via Windows Update. Good way to keep Windows updated but not for everyone especially Windows 8 or 8.1 users. They may be missing the updates if they don't have Windows 8.1 Update installed. Microsoft already warned 8.x users saying they will not receive any updates if they don't have 8.1 Update 1 installed. But how to tell if Windows 8 or 8.1 operating system have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed? …
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VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

VeraCrypt a TrueCrypt alternative

VeraCrypt is an on-the-fly encryption utility, a fork of TrueCrypt. A software fork means that the software is using the source code of the original but it's not a clone. Before we talk more about VeraCrypt, here's what happened to the original TrueCrypt software. TrueCrypt (discontinued now by its original developers) was the most popular encryption software. The sudden abandon of the open source project left many speculations and even led to many conspiracy theories. Official TrueCrypt website started redirecting to SourceForge page. Official announcement stated that TrueCrypt is "not secure" and may have "security issues." The developers even asked users to use Microsoft Windows BitLocker to encrypt data. The internet was abuzz about the sudden death of the popular project. Many infosec people started suggesting TrueCrypt alternatives. Since VeraCrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt, users may consider it as a good alternative of TrueCrypt. …
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Best Freeware File Compression Software For Windows

Hamster Free ZIP Archiver for Windows

File compression or file archiving is nothing new for the computing world. In fact its pretty much de-facto for users who regularly downloads files or share files. The concept of packing multiple files into a compressed archive before sending it to someone was very important in the earlier days of the Internet with very less bandwidth. Although the Internet is much faster now with lots of bandwidth, the concept of file compressing is still going great. People still compress files (multiple files) into a single file before sending them over the Internet. One of the advantages of using file compression is it reduces the chances of forgetting to attach an important file. It's also very frustrating for the person who is receiving the file. Instead of downloading multiple files one after another, he/she just needs to download a single archive. This also bypasses (if the compressed file is password protected) the compressed files from the prying eyes of various email or cloud storage …
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Big Savings On Windows Phone Games: Select Marvel, Disney Games Up For Sale Until June 2nd

Windows Phone Games Sale

Great news for Windows Phone users! Disney games and Marvel games came up with a very good deal for all Windows Phone users. Last time here, we covered Disney's latest game based on its movie Maleficent. Now, Disney has released three more games for casual gamer using Windows Phone. Along with the new releases, starting today Disney and Marvel is giving you a chance to grab the games at just $0.99 each. The sale will run through June 2, 2014. Love playing casual games? Go buy the Windows Phone games from the Windows Phone Store today. The games are also on sale for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users available from the Windows Store. …
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After End Of Support Download Windows XP Updates Until April 2019 Using This Trick

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Officially, Windows XP support is over on April 8, 2014. This means, if you still have Windows XP, you will not receive any updates or security patches from Microsoft. Although, in some exceptional situations, Microsoft may release an update (as seen when Microsoft released IE patch for Windows XP. But these exceptions are very rare. Without updates and security patches Windows XP is vulnerable to attacks. Microsoft has pushed users to upgrade their operating system to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Microsoft issued many warnings to Windows XP users who aren't upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 or higher operating system. Well, many users did listened to the Redmond software giant and upgraded their operating system. But there are still many Windows XP users who are not upgrading. For these die-hard Windows XP fans, here comes something which is surely going to make you happy. It seems there's a trick that can revive Windows XP to live for a few more months or years. This trick will let …
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Disney’s Maleficent Free Fall Available For Download From Windows Store, Windows Phone Store

Download Maleficent Free Fall

Do you or your kids love the games released by Disney? Without doubt almost all the puzzle games released by Disney are very enjoyable both for kids and grown-ups. The games inspired by Disney's movies are good too. Last time, when Disney released the movie Frozen, it came up with a puzzle game titled Frozen Free Fall inspired by the movie itself. It's still available for download from the Windows Store. Now, Disney came up with a new game inspired by the upcoming epic live-action film Maleficent. Best of all, the game aptly titled Maleficent Free Fall is available for free from the Windows Store and from the Windows Phone Store! …
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Microsoft Office for iPad Apps Product Guide Available For Download

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Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps was officially released by the Redmond-based software giant in the last week of March, 2014. Office for iPad App is the iPad optimized avatar of the Microsoft’s popular productivity suite, Office 365. Instead of a single app, Office for iPad Apps is basically a collection of apps. The collection includes Word for iPad app, Excel for iPad app, PowerPoint for iPad app, and OneNote for iPad app. Microsoft Office is one of the most popular productivity suite among the Windows PC and Apple OS X owners. Combine it with Microsoft Office 365 subscription and you can open up a whole new world. The popularity of the productivity suite says for itself when Office for iPad Apps collection climbed to the top of App Store. …
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Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

Fix Windows 8.1 Update 1 Issues

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn't smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of Windows 8.1 Update failed. Many users have confirmed about these problems on Microsoft Community Support forum. All these users are waiting for an official update to fix Windows 8.1 Update problems. If you are facing these errors (80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f) you can try to install Windows 8.1 Update using a workaround published by mrbill666 (Microsoft Community user) on the community forum of the software giant. …
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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Microsoft's BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch PC and laptop users. The Windows 8.1 update builds a solid bridge between the Modern UI and Desktop environments. With the changes that this update is brings make Windows 8.1 easier to use, especially for non-touch users. According to the official announcement, Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 Update 1 to the public via Windows Update, Windows Store and Microsoft Download Center on April 8, 2014. Most Windows 8.1 users will be automatically update through Windows Update (For those who are interested, Windows 8.1 Update 1 is KB2919355). If you want to manually install the update, you can visit Windows Store on April 8 and download Windows 8.1 Update 1 …
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