A USB Drive with more than 4 GB Space.
1]Download the ISO image of Windows Technical Preview-Build 9841
x86 | x64
2]Download and install Rufus.
3]From the drop down menu select USB Drive.
i]Select MBR Partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI computers from the drop down menu under partition scheme and target system type.
ii]Select File system NTFS.
iii]check the following options:
a.Quick format option
b.Create a bootable disk using and select ISO image and select the Windows Technical Preview ISO image
c.Create extended label and icon labels
4] Now click on start to create your bootable Windows Technical Preview.
6]Enter the BIOS and make sure the 1st boot device is USB Flash Drive.
7]Reboot and start installing from USB Flash Drive.
During installing Windows when the following status will be completed :
copying Windows files
Getting files ready for installation
After the completion of the above the system will restart.Make sure to remove the USB Flash Drive at this point and let the installation complete on your selected partition of Hard Disk.To do this you have to enter the BIOS again and change BIOS configuration to boot from HDD. Save and exit.
8. Your computer restars and continues with the installation.
The Technical Preview which Microsoft has released yesterday doesn’t have WMC.However you can still add WMC to it.Here are steps to do this:
1.Click “Add features to Windows Technical Preview” present in Windows Technical Preview version.
2. Put your Media Center product key (which you used earlier during adding WMC to Windows 8 Pro).
3.If it’s a valid key it will show ‘Your key works…’
4.Accept the license terms which will allow to add new features.
5.Adding features continues.
7.Now you will find WMC has been installed and working fine.
[Note:Adding WMC will change the name from Windows Technical Preview to Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center.Evaluation copy. Build 9841.You may experience random bad behavior.]
Just saw the work around for apparently some corruption on the Akamai servers,which were not allowing Guides to be downloaded in WMC.
To resolve this issue:
“Open an elevated command prompt (search for cmd, right click, Run as Administrator) and run:
Add the following lines at the bottom of the file:
Save the file, then at the command prompt run:
Then, force an update in WMC.
Once Microsoft and Akamai figure it out, you’ll want to reopen the file using the same process, and remove those 2 lines and save the file. Otherwise, a future server update could break things for you again.”
source: Re: Guide Download Issues Thread – Sept 2014
I have just updated my Xbox music app for my Windows mobile phone.Earlier it was version 2.6.224 after updating it’s now 2.6.288.0.
Key updates for this release of version of the Xbox Music app include the following:
- Bug fixes
- General performance improvements
How to get this update:
Visit here to get this updated version.
Intel has released Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver.This driver provides significant gaming performance for 4th generation Intel® Core processors with Intel HD, Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics provides improvements while enhancing battery life through newer power conservation techniques such as CMAA* and Adaptive Rendering Control. Experience up to 30% improvement in performance in certain OpenCL workloads and up to 10% improvement certain games. The new and enhanced control panel offers additional media and display customization capabilities.
Intel® Iris™ and HD graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 64bit
Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 32bit
The official Help+Tips app for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available.It will guide you on how to make a phone call or use Cortana? The tip section covers basics to pro tips. Unlock your phone’s hidden secrets with animated tips and videos. Get answers to frequently asked questions, or search our collection of how-to articles. Whether you’re new to Windows Phone or a seasoned expert, you’ll learn something new.
What’s new in this version:
• Additional fixes and performance improvements
• Greater stability on low-memory phones
• App is now officially out of Beta