Know More About Windows 8.1 Upgrade

Windows 8 Transfer

           Windows 8 Updates

If you are looking to do a Windows 8.1 upgrade in your PC running on Windows 8, things can become pretty much simpler for you. But if you’re still using Windows XP and want to migrate to the latest version, the process can be a tough one for you. In such cases, the best option would be to buy a new Windows 8.1 computer.

According to the Windows technical support, many users still prefer doing the Windows 8 transfer rather than purchasing a new computer. While upgrading your system to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you should be aware of certain aspects. For example, regarding the user settings, Microsoft doesn’t provide an option to save the settings of the previous operating system. For this, the users will need to start applying the settings from the beginning. Windows 8 and 8.1 user interface is difficult compared to that of its predecessors and this is the reason why most users face issues while doing the Windows 8 transfer from XP and Vista.

Hence, while doing the Windows 8.1 upgrade, it is recommended to use a third-party migration tool, such as PCmover Enterprise. The benefits of using such a tool is that you need not worry about transferring files, settings, user accounts and even selected programs to the new OS. But before you opt for such an advanced tool, you need to search out the options provided by these. Contacting the technicians at the Windows technical support can help you to try out the best tool.

PCmover Enterprise

            Windows 8 Issues

Microsoft usually recommends three primary tools for the Windows 8.1 deployment and these are the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 and the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 8.1. ADK is also required in the Windows 8.1 migration process for both Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.

ADK supports the User State Migration Tool, which is an essential one for the Windows 8.1 upgrade, especially if you are using Windows XP. This advanced tool helps the users to retrieve the user data from old desktops, laptops and the tablets and transfer it to the new device. But then, the User State Migration Tool for Windows 8.1 doesn’t support Windows XP and for this, you need to first install ADK for Windows 8.

So, while opting for the Windows 8.1 transfer, you can first install ADK for Windows 8. To know more about the same, feel free to get in touch with our technical support personnel.

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Steps To Transfer Files From Windows XP, 7 Or Vista To Windows 8

Windows 8 Transfer

Windows 8 OS

All of the computer users round the globe know that the support for the Windows XP operating system has ended. Many users might be wondering how they can transfer the files from the Windows XP operating system to the Windows 8 OS. This article discusses the ways to do the Windows 8 transfer of files from XP, Vista, and Windows Vista operating systems.

Download Windows Easy Transfer

If you are in search of ways to transfer files from Windows 7 Os to Windows 8, there is nothing much you have to do as a user, as Windows Easy Transfer is already included for the Windows 7 OS. You have to download Windows Easy Transfer if you wish to transfer the files from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 8.

Run Windows Easy Transfer

After finishing the download of Windows Easy Transfer, you have to follow the below instructions to do the Windows 8 transfer.

  • Choose Windows Easy Transfer.
  • Click on the Next button to proceed.
  • Select the Easy transfer cable option and then select the network to transfer the files.
  • Click on This is my New PC option and choose whether your old PC is Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 7.

Installing Windows Easy Transfer On Your Old Computer

  • Double click on Windows Easy Transfer to run it.
  • Click on the Next button to proceed. Type in the code as you see on the Windows 8 PC’s Easy Transfer that you will be asked to enter.

Select The Files That You Wish To Share

Windows Vista Operating Systems

Transfer To Windows 8

  • Choose the desired files to be transferred after typing in the secret code.
  • Select the files and ensure the file size by looking at the lower left pane of the open window.
  • After the progress bar finishes, you have successfully finished transferring the files from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems to the Windows 8 OS.

This is the simplest method to transfer the files from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems to the Windows 8 OS without encountering any errors. If you have any doubts in any of the steps that are explained above, you can always seek assistance from our Microsoft tech support team.

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Features Of Windows Phone 8 - Bluetooth File Transfer

Windows 8 Transfer

              Windows 8 Features

Windows Phone 7 users had been experiencing several issues regarding the unavailability of the feature to transfer files via Bluetooth. In fact, this even led to the diminishing sales of these Smartphones. But, with the latest Windows Phone 8, things seem to finally fall in place for Microsoft. The company has included the Bluetooth file transfer feature in the latest Windows Phone 8 to ensure a comfortable experience for the users. This Windows 8 transfer feature enables the users to move and share their files with other users.

While receiving a file from any device, you will get a notification that says Done and Saved. Tap to View. After you tap on this, you will be directed to the respective folders, for example, Saved Pictures. Here, you will be able to view the file and if it is a single file, it will get opened.

Resending files that failed the Windows 8 transfer

Sometimes, the sending of your files may get failed. Although, according to the Windows technical support, you can restart the file transfer and sharing section, it would restart from the start. This means that the receiver may have duplicate files if some part of the file transfer was complete. The file level notification would be missing and you will not be able to find out the exact reason for such a failure.

Some Disadvantages of the Bluetooth file transfer option in Windows 8

Share Section Field

Windows 8 Issues

All the information regarding the transfer of files will be available in the Share Section field and it needs some enhancements. Mainly, the Windows Phone 8 user must be able to know to access file level details on the received and sent files. As mentioned earlier, when file transfer in Windows Phone 8 fails, the whole process of sending gets restarted from 0%, making it difficult for the user. In addition to it, this also results in duplicate file transfer on the receiving side.

The next issue can crop up while sending multiple files from your Windows Phone 8. If the user doesn’t choose the specific location i.e. Bluetooth or NFC and come back to the screen where he had selected those files, the selection would get lost.

So, these issues need to get fixed in Windows Phone 8 to ensure better file sharing options in the Smartphone. If you would like to know more about Windows Phone 8 features, you may contact our technical support team.

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Steps To Transfer Movies Or Pictures To The Windows 8 OS

Windows 8 Transfer

Windows 8 OS

This article discusses the Windows 8 transfer procedure to move pictures and movies to the Windows 8 operating system. Some of the models of Sony cameras do not support USB connectivity with the Windows 8 operating system and hence these steps will not be helpful for them. For all other devices, the steps are common.

  • Turn on your Windows 8 computer and then switch to the desktop by pressing the Windows and D keys together. The Windows + D combination will take you to the desktop.
  • Make sure that the recording media with the movies and pictures is inserted in the camera.
  • Connect the USB cable to the camera and then to the USB port of the computer. Connection through a USB hub or other USB devices like keyboard or printer is not advisable and cannot be guaranteed. You will have to connect the camera directly to a USB port on the PC.
  • After successfully connecting the camera, turn it on. The computer will automatically detect the USB connection from the camera and then install the necessary drivers from the operating system.
  • You will have to make use of one of the following methods to transfer the videos or pictures.

Making use of the import pictures and videos option,

  1. A notification box will appear after connecting the camera. You can select the notification box and then the Import Pictures and Videos option.
  2. In the Import Pictures and Videos window, click on Import Settings. You can then follow the instructions to import your videos and photos.

    Play Memories Home

    Windows Transfer

Copy and paste the videos and photos from the Removable Disk that represents the storage of the camera.

  1. In the desktop screen, click on the folder icon on the taskbar and then click on the Computer icon located on the left side of the window.
  2. In the Computer window, click on the icon that represents the camera.
  3. Select the folder with movies and photos in it and then drag and drop it on the desktop screen of the PC.

Use the Play Memories Home (PMH) or Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software to transfer the files. These are the simple and easy to follow Windows 8 transfer steps to move your pictures and videos from a camera to the Windows 8 operating system. If you have any doubts in any of the steps that are discussed above, you can contact our tech support team.

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Why China Banned The Use Of Windows 8 On Government Systems?

Windows 8 Transfer

About The Windows 8 Ban In China

The recent decision by the Chinese government to ban the use of Windows 8 on government computers has raised a lot of questions. According to the reports published online, Chinese government issued an order stating that the use of foreign operating systems in their government offices is a security threat. Some tech experts pointed out that the Chinese government might be referring to the Windows 8 transfer options in the new OS for the storing and retrieving of data on an online cloud service account.

Did the end of XP support prompt the Chinese government to take this decision?

Many months ago, when Microsoft announced that they are ending the support for Windows XP, the Chinese government asked Microsoft to extend the deadline citing the huge number of government systems still running on the 13-year old OS. But, Microsoft went ahead with their announced deadline, and is now working on providing XP support through third party software developers in China.

The Windows 8 transfer from Windows XP will require huge investment, and a complete overhaul of the IT infrastructure in all the Chinese government offices. And, the Chinese government has realised that they have to do it again in the near future, when Microsoft pulls the plug on another Windows OS. Running their government systems on operating systems no longer receiving the software manufacturer’s support, is not practical either.

Software Developers

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So, it has become apparent to the pragmatic Chinese that they have to develop their own operating system, which will take up less hardware resources and receive regular tech support as long as they need it. There are many Chinese companies, who can rise up to this challenge of creating a domestic OS to replace the Windows operating systems, without compromising on efficiency or security features.

But, obviously, this might take a while. In the meantime, the Chinese government employees can continue to use the old Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 7, etc, all excluded from the list of banned ‘foreign’ operating systems. The Windows 7 OS, for example, will receive one more year of mainstream support.

So, those government employees, who wants to upgrade to more recent operating system can switch to Windows 7 and continue using it for one year. By that time, the Chinese government would have found a suitable alternative for the Windows operating system. And, yes, though the use of Windows 8 is not banned for private users, this will affect the Windows 8 sales in China by a big margin.

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