Windows 8 is out – Did you download the coupon code and get it for $16?
I had installed this on one Desktop unit in the office and also on another Laptop in our Office as well. Lots of things you want to keep in mind before you do this and also after to configure and make Windows run better and won’t slow you down. In the past, I had wrote blogs on Muskego Patch on a variety of programs and configuration. I will list them in here and you can either follow the links and do this yourself, or if you want, you can always give PC IT Back Together a call (I run a computer company in Big Bend and help Homes and Businesses since 2002)
I like a bunch of the fast and new features that Windows 8 will bring to the table. I just don’t like th MetroStart Screen. It is kind of pointless to make your Laptop/Desktop like a Tablet PC. Sure, it might make things easier, but I like speed and performance and I don’t need no graphically run engine slowing down my systems.
If you did the upgrade to Windows 8 already, below is the first things you want to check out and do to make your computer run much better and you will have less hassle in the future.
I had wrote a blog on changing the Windows Profile, this is a must if you know how to do this, or want to follow what I had typed, that Blog post is:
After you do that, you want to make a temp file and edit another spot in your Control Panel and System, this blog post link is:
Another file you should get, this will add Copy to Folder and Move To Folder when you right click on a file or folder, great add-on vs using the regular Cut/Copy and having to open the folder up, this link is:
After you did all of these, the next step you can open up and make sure you goto http://adobe.com and download the latest Adobe Flash Player for the correct Windows version 32 or 64 bit.
If you like having the regular Start button without the foo foo graphical part, the program you want to download is StartMenu8 and also another program you want to install is Smart Defrag 2.6, which I had wrote a blog on this I will list as well. The link to download StartMenu8 is:
The blog post for Smart Defrag 2.6 (It was 2.5 at the time, same thing, just decline the toolbar and skip the last part like I stated in the 2.5 version)
If you want more FREE advice, check out a bunch of the links at:
Keep in mind, Windows 8 isn’t for everyone and the average life on a PC is 3-5 years. If you have an older machine, it really isn’t cost effective to upgrade to this, you won’t get the benefits and with the speed and memory could cause you issues. I tell people you can invest some money in older machines, but other places want to keep upgrading older. You have to look at it could always fail and the money you just put in making it run faster will be for not. I tell my customers up front both cases and in the long run, I have developed hundreds of new clients from being honest about that.