With the rise of digital content we have found that users often need more and more storage space. Windows 8 features Storage Spaces which can be used to help in that regard. There are a few ways to use it. It can be used to turn multiple hard drives in to one large congruent drive. No more trying to organize your files on multiple drives with multiple drive letters. Another benefit is the ability to add more drives to the storage pool when needed.
That’s right! Windows 8 is now available for you to buy on a new PC or upgrade an older machine. I’ve spent the last week fine tuning my HP DM4t-1000 laptop that was released some 3-4 years ago with Windows 8 Pro with Media Center added on. Although, not initially designed for Windows 8 (as you probably guessed), I have been able to find all but one compatible driver to get this machine flying! With having all that fun and experimentation with the final release and the two preview versions I have come across some awesome tidbits of Microsoft’s newest addition. Check out the video below for details.
October shall be a big and busy month for us at 2 Shots of Geek with Extra Life on the 20th and Windows 8 launching on the 26th. Our Extra Life Event in San Diego, CA will be epic and we still need your help, just click on the Extra Life link above. As for Windows 8, well let’s just say it shall be a big launch day! However, there is a growing group that has decided to condemn this new Operating System for the lack of the Start Menu. Why is the Start Menu so important and is it really necessary? Continue Reading to find out…
It’s that time again! We’re here to give you another shot! This week, we go over our excitement on upcoming fighting games, the Windows 8 controversy amongst some game developers, our experience at the Extra Life Kick-Off at Dave & Buster’s San Diego, and much more! Make sure you go to our Extra Life details page here, so you can keep updated on our progress on our event at the Microsoft Store in Fashion Valley on October 20th!
With Windows 8 release coming later this year, we took a deeper look into the current release preview to see what new changes and features you can expect. Truly, this is a milestone release and improves on many things. Granted with Metro, it’s different and not everyone is a fan. That being said, come release date Microsoft will have a promotion allowing you to purchase the digital upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99. If you prefer a disc, your local retailer will have them for $69.99 for the duration of this promotion. This is only valid for upgrades from Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Now on to the video.