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First look at Windows 8.1 Preview

June 27, 2013 - 03:56 AM

First it was going to be called Blue, then it would come as a subscription, but in the end it all turned out different. Microsoft last night released the preview version of Windows 8.1, a major update to Microsoft's OS that will be available for free...

Preview: A guide to Windows Blue / Windows 8.1

April 4, 2013 - 09:58 AM

Windows Blue, or Windows 8.1 as it will potentially be called, was recently leaked. We couldn't help ourselves, and installed one of the leaked versions in a virtual environment so we could try it out. On the following pages we'll give you an impress...

Graphics cards in Windows 8 and DirectX 11.1: more efficient with better performance

January 2, 2013 - 09:58 AM

We've examined various aspects of Windows 8 in the last couple months, addressing misconceptions and popular concerns that often rear their head when Microsoft rolls out the next installment of their operating system. Now we're going to look at hardw...

Windows 8 vs Windows 7: CPU performance

November 28, 2012 - 09:58 AM

Earlier this month we looked at the gaming performance in Windows 8 compared to Windows 7, and it turns out there was no difference. Afterwards our loyal readers asked us to apply our expertise to the processor performance in Windows 8, to find out w...

How-to: installing Windows 8 without product key

November 21, 2012 - 09:58 AM

Windows 7 you could install without entering a product key right away, but when you install Windows 8 you are required to fill in a key right-away. Hardware.Info has created a quick install guide to show you how you can install Windows 8 without ente...

Gaming in Windows 8 vs Windows 7: what's the difference in performance?

November 9, 2012 - 09:58 AM

By running lots of different gaming benchmarks, Hardware.Info can once and for all put the question to rest whether gaming in Windows 8 is different than gaming in Windows 7.

Windows Home Server 2011

October 16, 2011 - 12:59 AM

Last year, Microsoft introduced the successor to Windows Home Server, simply named 2011. Is it worth upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft's NAS competitor?

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