Tuesday, 3 September 2013

How to Make a Backup for Windows 8 With Easy Steps?

Windows 8 was released for general availability on October 26, 2012, and since then, many people have started to upgrade their computer to Windows 8 operating system expecting to have a more satisfactory user experience. And of course, this new OS system performs very well with some significant changes being introduced, but some features are removed from it including DVD playback function and also its main interface looks quite different from its former versions. As a result, many people find Windows 8 is a little difficult to use.

Then if you are one of those who just upgraded to Windows 8, you may need to take some time to get familiar with it. However, due to this unfamiliarity, you may take the risk to crash the system mistakenly. So creating a system backup image for your Windows 8 is a good way for recovering the system when the crash thing unfortunately happens.

Don't know how to do the backup job? Simply follow the step by step tutorial below:

Step 1. On the Start Screen, enter "Windows 7 file recovery" into the search box. Then this option shows under the Settings category. Then simply click it and the Windows 7 File Recovery window will open. Here is another way to open it: go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Windows 7 File Recovery.

Step 2. Hit on "Create a system image" option on the left side of the window. Then a new window pops up to ask you where you want to save the backup.

Here you have three choices: save the backup onto a hard disk, DVD or network location.

* Hard disk: You can store the Windows 8 backup image to an external hard drive, USB Flash Drive or another hard drive on your computer. But you should guarantee the storage space is enough for your backup.

* DVD: You should insert a DVD disk into the DVD drive of your computer first and then start backup Windows 8 to DVD disk. This method is quite time-consuming, however.

* Network location: this choice will let you to back up the Windows 8 system image to a remote network share for use in the future.

Step 3. After choosing the location, click Next button. Then you'll be asked which drive you want to be included in the backup. In general condition, the system drives or partitions are already selected by default. If not selected, you can select the check box manually in front of them. Then click Next button to continue.

Step 4. Now the confirmation window pops up, just click on Start backup and the process begins. When it is done, a prompt will show to remind you to create a system repair disk. You can click NO, if you already have created one. Then Windows 8 backup task is finished.


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 - The Recent Changes and Lots More

On January 29, 2013, the updated version of Microsoft Office was officially unveiled, whereas the updated release of Office 365 happened at the end of February. These latest updates represents a big change, basically due to the move to the cloud computing. Apart from the big change related to cloud computing, Microsoft has also enhanced the individual. For example, the latest version of Microsoft

Office is touch-screen enabled. Some of the other features include Exchange 'ActiveSync', this feature helps in push mailing, through popular mailing services, apart from that it also helps you connect socially on networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter without even leaving the page. They have upped the scale with all these features to make working with Microsoft suite easy.
Take a look at the latest changes to Microsoft Office Suite:

1. Cloud Computing

Save your documents in cloud-based storage tool called SkyDrive and access it from anywhere such as PC, Tablet, School, Office. Now there is no need to load up extra USB to transfer your document.

2. Editing the PDF files

In the new version, the user can edit the PDF files easily. Now the user can even embed YouTube videos and images within the document.

3. "Read Mode" for making reading easy

Use read mode to enhance the reading experience of user, read the document clearly with the help of read mode, which allows the text to flow automatically in columns. No need to scroll the page anymore.

4. Easy Peasy Stylus

Write down your mails with stylus and later convert them to text quickly and easily. Create laser pointer with stylus for creating presentations easily.

5. The Social Network

The latest version comes with "Yammer", a social network utility which comes integrated with Office. Now you can access Facebook, Twitter and other social networking site without even leaving the main page.

6. Note it in OneNote

This feature basically acts as your personal assistant, who will collect important notes about the users like images, messages, text etc, which is saved in SkyDrive, which helps in accessing it anywhere. This apps is also available in Android, iOS, Windows Phone.

Apart from these improvements, Microsoft Word 2013 is much more clean and polished with a wide range of tools and templates to create new documents in no time, and that too with ease. Also, now you can easily share docs and files in new and improved path in no time. Because of the new and stunning user friendly design, you are getting a polished end product as you work on your documents. Similarly, the Microsoft Excel 2013 also has many improved features and functionality to make working with spreadsheet easier than ever before. Features like enhanced insert and track data, much advance graphical enhancement, and SkyDrive for hassle free sharing has added more feathers to cap for Excel.