Monday, November 26, 2012

Installing and Updating Drivers in Windows 7

Windows 7 is a very good platform that excels in appearance and performance. The tools and utilities Windows 7 hold make it a personal favorite for many computer user. Windows 7 has inbuilt support for many devices. Since new gadgets, with the option of computer syncing and connectivity are being released every single day, Windows 7 won’t be able to detect many of the new devices. Don’t sweat if your device cannot be installed by Windows 7. There are a lot of options Redmond Professionals have packed Windows with, to solve these sort of simple, yet irritating problems. Windows Help and Support Center provides you info on both devices and drivers.
There are a lot of drivers designed by the OEM to install the devices in Windows 7 and its counterparts like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.When Windows 7 fails to install a device, it’s because it doesn’t have any drivers required for the device, not even the basic ones. So, what you have to do is, insert the Driver CD provided by the manufacturer and install the driver.

What is a Driver?

A driver is the program that helps the Windows Platform in communicating with the external and internal hardware devices. If a driver is absent or not up to date, the device won’t work properly. In most cases Windows 7 detects the device as an unknown one.

If I don’t have the Driver CD what will I do?

If you don’t have a driver CD provided by the manufacturer, just follow the instructions given below:
1. Power ON your PC and wait for Windows 7 OS to load.
2. After the Windows 7 desktop is loaded, open any browser and navigate to the Official site or the Support site of the Device Manufacturer. In the Support section in the website, search for the device drivers.
3. Download the driver for Windows 7 and install it. You should connect the Device to the system before installing the driver.
4. Restart the system and connect the device.

Alternative Method

1. After the Windows 7 desktop is loaded, connect the device to the computer. Make sure you are connected to the internet.
2. Windows 7 will try to install the device using the related drivers in the database. Since there are no related drivers, Windows 7 will connect to the Microsoft online and download the drivers. It will install the drivers. Restart the PC after the driver installation.
In case you come across any problems during the installation, troubleshoot them with the help of Windows Help center.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The New Windows Phone 8 – A splendid bonbon for the users

Windows Phone 8 is one of the most awaited mobile platforms of the year. This mobile platform comes from the abode of Microsoft. Windows phone 8 platform is officially called Windows 8 Mobile. However, this name maybe not suitable for the new platform, not anymore. To say the least, this platform is a wonderful one. This platform is modified in to more of a Computer style, rather than retaining the mobile styles. It retains all the good properties of the mobile platform in this version, but has added a lot of features in to this platform; most of them adopted from the Windows PC platforms.
The new Windows 8 Phone Multi-threading and Multiple core processing. This platform also supports a lot of features like NFC, Wireless charging support, Turbo boosting etc. One of the best features included in the Windows 8 Mobile platform is the support for Metro Apps. Microsoft is also providing Windows 8 Store apps support in the Windows 8 Mobile platform.

What’s New?
This platform has a lot of changes compared to its predecessor Windows 7 Mango Mobile. This platform is very good for the App developers. This platform can support Java and Html 5 Coding; this will help the developers to beat the learning curve. No developers will have any reason to say no to Windows Mobile platform as they can write the programs with a wide variety of programming languages. Microsoft has included the new Windows 8 Help in this version.

Can the Mango users upgrade?
Windows 8 Mobile is designed in such a way that, it will be able to replace Windows 7 Mango by upgrade. However, update will depend upon the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Since the new Windows 8 Mobile platform has higher requirements than Windows 7 Mango platform, the update availability for our device will depend upon OEM’s decision.

Overall Performance and Processor Support
Overall performance of the new mobile platform is excellent. The graphics of the new platform is superb. This platform is able to give a good performance with excellent graphics. Microsoft made this processor with no sacrifices that will hinder the user’s best experience.
The Windows 8 mobile platform is now only supported by the Snapdragon S4 processor from the house of the Qualcomm. This processor has an Integrated LTE support.
From the initials tests and use, this platform is a very good one. Microsoft Windows 8 Help Websites can help you with more details on the specifics of their new mobile operating system.