Its official, Windows 8 is due for release Friday 26th October and will be landing here at Gold Hill Computers that very day. So please feel free to look through the details and pre-order your copy today!
This product comes in 5 different box designs. The box design you receive may differ from that shown in the image above. The image to the right shows the different designs available.
If you currently have a personal computer running Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista then you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (Professional). With Windows 8 Pro, you can connect and share your files. Windows 8 Pro also adds enhanced features if you need to connect to company networks, access remote files, encrypt sensitive data, and other more advanced tasks.
The new Windows 8 start screen is your personalized home for items you use the most and can be customized according to your user preferences. Windows 8 Live tiles provide real-time updates from your Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail accounts. Along with the new Start screen, the lock screen now includes e-mail, calendar, and clock widgets.
To access your PC, Microsoft has replaced a standard PIN or password with a swipe gesture; unlock your PC by clicking or swiping preset locations you’ve selected on the lock screen. New functions also allow you to search for your favorite software programs, open, close, hide, resize, or run multiple apps simultaneously with the swipe of a finger or a swipe of the mouse.
|Upgrading from:||What you can keep:|
|Windows 8 Preview||Personal files|
|Windows 8 Developer Preview||Nothing, but your old files will be saved in the “windows.old” folder|
|Windows 7||Software programs; Windows settings; personal files|
|Windows Vista||Windows settings; personal files|
|Windows XP||Personal files|
Windows has also made changes to make your PC more secure by boosting its existing security features and adding “SmartScreen,” which acts to prevent suspicious programs or apps from being installed or running on your machine. Finally, Windows 8 also gives you the ability to “refresh” itself to give users a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows.
You can upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview, but you might not be able to keep all of your files, software programs, and settings. The following table shows what you can keep during an upgrade, depending on the current version of Windows you are running. If you choose to boot from removable media, you won’t be able to keep your software programs, Windows settings, or personal files when you upgrade.
- 1 GHz processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 20 GB available hard disk space
- 1366 × 768 screen resolution
- DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
Additional Requirements to Use Certain Features
- Internet access (fees may apply)
- For touchscreen, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multi-touch
- Microsoft account required for some features
- To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
- To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
Now in stock High Speed Mobile Broadband Modem’s. They work just like a Router. Place them in the house, and they broadcast a wireless signal. Simply connect to them and away you go. A great way to connect more than one device to a Mobile Internet Receiver.
These are ready to go and come with 3GB or Data usage preloaded.
(Speed and signal quality will depend on coverage in the area)
See our photo’s of the Olympic flame passing Gold Hill Computers at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.367916866610351.82970.220257341376305&type=3
If any of our customers were not aware the Olympic Torch will be passing through Shaftesbury on Thursday 12th July 2012. There are major delays expected for this event as the Olympic committee and the town council will have closed off major parts of Shaftesbury for this event. Therefore Gold Hill Computers is unable to carry out any call outs that day. Normal service will resume on Friday 13th July. It is said that Shaftesbury High Street and other roads will be closed from 04:00 till 12:00 hours on Thursday. For a full list of details visit: http://www.shaftesburydorset.com/content.asp?sid=7
More reports of a Microsoft cold caller once again in Dorset. This scam has been striking small businesses and the elderly with promises of sorting out an infected PC. Really there is nothing wrong with the computer the scammers are there to claim money out of their victim.
If you have any doubts please contact us on 01747 850489
For more info visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/msname.aspx
Intel® Core” i3-2330M Dual Core Processor, 15.6″ HD Screen, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD Re writer, Integrated Web camera and Microphone, Integrated Graphics.
Some of you will know that sometimes your laptop may get very hot after prolonged use and this can be worrying.
We at Gold Hill Computers understand this and now stock Microsoft Cooling Pads to go underneath your laptop and give it the help it needs to stay cool. Computers perform better when they are in their optimum working temperature.
So pop in store today to see what we have to offer!
When it comes to Processors these companies strive to create the fastest and most reliable of Products to suit you needs, Weather it be for general every-day use, or powering a gaming machine to make sure you never have a problem no matter what the scenario.
So come in store and have a chat with us!