Thursday, 27 February 2014

Windows 8.1 Update Said to Arrive When XP Ends

April 8 is the day support for XP ends. Though it may be cold comfort for XP users, it may also be the day that Microsoft updates Windows 8.1.

Early April is shaping up to be a watershed of sorts for Windows users. At the same time that support for Windows XP is ending, the Windows 8.1 update is arriving to the general public, according to Neowin, citing a tweet from Supersite for Windows.

That date was also suggested earlier this month.

And April 8 is also the day for Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday," when it releases updates and fixes for a variety of Windows products.
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But getting back to the Windows 8.1 update. A week before April 8, on April 2, MSDN users may be able to get the update, according to the same report.

Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore said at Mobile World Congress this week that the company wants to "make things better" for users without touchscreens.

Those changes may include new right-clickable context-sensitive menus, the ability to pin Metro apps to the Desktop task bar, and adding dedicated search and power buttons to the Start screen, as described earlier this month by ZDNet.

Meanwhile, the countdown for the end of support for XP continues. "There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system," as Microsoft has made amply clear.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

How to Reset HP Forgotten Windows 8/8.1 Administrator or User Password?

Forgot Windows 8/8.1 Password to HP laptop? As a loyal user of HP, while enjoying the great build, excellent matte display, etc of the HP laptop, you may be also troubled the problem of forgetting Win 8/8.1 password to login your notebook. If you happen to have this problem, look no further; here we list 3 common solutions to forgotten Windows 8 password reset on HP Laptop.

Solution 1: Reset Windows 8/8.1 Password for HP Laptop with Administrative Privileges

The easiest way to reset forgotten Windows 8/8.1 password for HP laptop is using another account with administrative privileges.
Requirements: Another account with administrative privileges on your HP Envy computer.

Login your laptop with the account having administrative privileges.
Go to Local Users and Groups and choose Users.
Right click the account needed to reset password, and then select Set Password.

Solution 2: Windows 8/8.1 Password Reset in HP with Password Reset Disk

Password reset disk is a commonly used way to reset HP password laptop and any other laptop brands as well.

Requirements: A previous Win 8/8.1 password reset disk for your HP laptop

Note: Don’t have created a windows 8/8.1 password reset disk in advance, turn to Windows Password Reset we mentioned in tips 3 for help.
Click on "Reset password …" link and insert your Password Rest Disk when prompted.
Select the drive containing the password reset key file, and click "Next".
Type a new password twice and enter a hint to help you remember the password.
Click "Next" to accept the choices, then click "Finish" to close the Wizard.Password with Windows Password Reset

There is a situation that you don’t have create a password reset disk in advance or have other account with administrative privilege, now you can use Windows Password Reset (also called Windows Password Key) to create a password disk and recover HP Envy password.

1. An alternate computer you can use to make a password removal CD/USB drive.
2. A blank CD or USB flash drive.

Click through to learn how easily it is to reset your forgotten HP password:

Step 1: Download, install Windows Password Reset on an workable computer. Insert a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Launch this software and click “Burn” to burn a password reset disk.
Step 2: Plug in the newly burned disk to your locked HP computer. Set BIOS to make this computer to boot from CD/DVD or USB. It will reboot.
Step 3: After it fully loads, Windows password Reset appears. Follow the steps to reset HP laptop password.

Now you may have a clear idea about how to reset Windows 8/8.1 password on HP laptop: Windows administrator account, Windows password reset disk and Windows Password Reset. The first two only apply to some situations but Windows Password Reset works under any situations and for all HP models.