Posted by: mymce | April 17, 2014

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

The All-in-One Media Keyboard is the perfect device for your living room or home office. It has a full-size keyset and an integrated multi-touch trackpad – type, swipe, drag, zoom, and click with ease. It has customizable media hotkeys that put the web and your favorite music, photos, and movies at your fingertips. The keyboard also has a durable design, so there’s no need to sweat the bumps, drops, or spills of everyday life. The All-in-One Media Keyboard is all you need for comfortable typing and effortless navigation.

 

Key Features

Key Features

1.Integrated multi-touch trackpad

Integrated multi-touch trackpad enables easy navigation with gesture support to enhance your Windows experience. Tap, swipe, drag, zoom, and click with ease.

 

2 Customizable media hotkeys

Customizable media keys provide convenient access to your music, photos, and videos.

 

3 Easy access volume controls

Easy to reach and use volume controls to enhance media experience

 

4 Durable spill-resistant design

Designed to survive accidental sit-ons and occasional drops. Spill-resistant to withstand accidental spills.

 

5 Wireless connectivity (USB)

Freely roam around the room with a reliable wireless connection of up to 30 feet.

Works with select TVs and gaming consoles

Basic keyboard functionality with select USB HID compliant Smart TVs and gaming consoles .

Source

 

There are negative feedback from a few users -they are experiencing significant battery drain on their Surface Pro 2 since the April 2014 updates.

A user reported that 25% CPU usage at all times even after everything was fully indexed.

Check it here.

Posted by: mymce | April 11, 2014

Windows Image Boot (WIMBoot) in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Now Windows 8.1 Update 1 can be installed with smaller disks, e.g. devices with 16GB or 32GB SSDs or eMMC storage, while still ensuring that there is plenty of storage left for apps and data.Microsoft has introduced a new deployment option, called Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot).All the individual Windows files from an image (WIM) file, they remain compressed in the WIM.

On HDD partition it looks like this:

To know more check it here:

Windows Image Boot (WIMBoot)

Posted by: mymce | April 8, 2014

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Download

Here are direct download links

Windows 8.1 Update 1 x86:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439
KB2949621-v2 ( For Windows Server 2012 R2 )

Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439
KB2949621-v2 (For Windows Server 2012 R2 )

Windows 8.1 Update 1 ARM:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439

All these updates are available  via Windows Update also.

Nvidia claims GeForce 337.50 beta performance drivers increase Frame Rates by up to 71%.

The new GeForce 337.50 Beta Performance Drivers are now available to download from GeForce.com, and automatically through GeForce Experience, which has been updated to version 2.0 to introduce numerous enhancements, such as Desktop Capture for GeForce ShadowPlay.the DirectX 11 enhancements in 337.50 Beta benefit all GeForce GTX DirectX 11 GPUs, not just the latest and greatest graphics cards.

Details here

 

If you experience a low volume issue within Windows Media Center,eg. playing a movie or a video clip then try to resolve the issue by the following way:

Press Win + S Keys to open Search within Metro interface.

Type in Troubleshooting

Click Troubleshooting

Select Hardware and Sound

Click Playing Audio and follow on-screen instructions.

 

Open Windows Media Center

Scroll down to Tasks > Settings

Select DVD

Select Audio

Uncheck the box against Auto Volume.

 

Make sure that the audio driver is updated.If not,visit the website of the manufacturer to download and install the latest driver.

 

Posted by: mymce | April 4, 2014

Surface Pro 2 Geek + Sundry Bundle

The Surface Pro 2 Geek & Sundry bundle celebrates the awesome gaming experience on Surface Pro 2 – and the new G&S Unplugged web series featuring Surface. Get a Surface Pro 2, Xbox Wireless Controller for Windows, and free downloadable content for two games: Farming Simulator 2013 and the Mustang Advanced Pack for War Thunder. This limited-availability bundle is only at MicrosoftStore.com and saves you over $104.

 

Surface Pro 2 Geek + Sundry Bundle

 

Windows 8.1 update ISO’s  are now available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

For TechNet -Current members still have full access to the service until their subscriptions eventually run out.One can enjoy this update via Windows update on April 8.

TechNet and MSDN

Posted by: mymce | April 1, 2014

Find Album Info Not Working in WMP12

Problem:

When I click on find album info the window opens and the little world in the upper left hand corner spins a couple times then stops and nothing opens.

 

Resolution:

A.Delete Temporary Internet Files.

 

B.Delete Media Player folder.

1. Exit Windows Media Player.

2. Click Start, click Run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft, and then click OK.

3. Select the Media Player folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.

4. Restart Windows Media Player.

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