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Missing your Win7 Gadgets in Win8...Don't Worry :)


You all have used Microsoft Desktop gadgets in your daily computing.


WIndows 8 Gadgets

Desktop gadgets are  small specialized applications that are generally designed to do simple tasks, such as clocks, calendars, RSS notifiers or search tools. They can also be used to control external applications such as Windows Media Center. These makes your daily computing easier.

But this feature is longer there in the latest windows(Windows 8). But we are providing you a way so that you can have your Favorate Windows 7 or Vista gadgets on your Windows 8.

WHAT TO DO :

There is no official way to install desktop gadget on Windows 8 by Microsoft, but you can get them back by installing a free utility called "8Gadgetpack", available on http://8gadgetpack.bplaced.net.


WIndows 8 Gadgets



After installing this Utility it will add a Gadget Sidebar to which you can add any of the gadgets you had previously installed on Windows 7 or Vista. You can keep the gadgets without Sidebar also, if you want.

In addition, it ships with about 20 different popular gadgets that you can install right away on the system without having to go gadget hunting on the web first.

Note : Microsoft has officially removed it's Gadget Download page(as they say "we want to focus on the exciting possibilities of the newest version of Windows, the Windows website no longer hosts the gadget gallery.") so carefully download a gadget from internet (3rd Party) and only select the gadgets that you have trusted before.

For more new tips n Trick and Latest techno News keep Visiting technodew.com !!
Do comment for any query or suggestion :)

Windows 8 Released



After so much wait finally Microsoft released Windows 8. Microsoft is offering Windows 8 upgrades priced at just $39.99USD/£24.99/1999.00 INR for anyone using an existing product. The offer will be open until January 31 and after that the OS will cost a higher price.









Windows 8 is released in 3 Versions:

# For Intel based PCs: Windows 8 and Windows 8 PRO
# For ARM based tablets: Windows 8 RT

More about Windows 8:

Cool Home Screen:

Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the first thing you'll see. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, website, playlist, or whatever else is important to you. Tiles light up with the latest info, so you're instantly up to date. In one glance, you'll see that photo you were just tagged in, tomorrow’s weather and messages from your friends.


Customization:

In Windows, even the little things are all about you. Like the screen that appears when your PC is locked—it can be any picture you choose. And you'll see quick notifications on your lock screen before you sign in to your PC or open a single app.
With picture password, you can sign in by tracing a pattern on a picture of your choice instead of typing a password. Zigzag over your dog’s face? Three taps on your child’s nose? The choice is yours.
Cool Apps :
Built-in apps like People, IE10, Mail, Photos, and Messaging power you through all your essential tasks and work together for a single, streamlined experience. And there’s a world of new apps to discover in the Windows Store.

Something you need to add or you will miss:
In Windows 8 not all your current Apps are supported and you also need to add more apps to use your hardware like:
Install an app to play DVDs > you may need to install an app to play DVDs in Windows 8.
Sidebar gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 > you won’t be able to use the sidebar gadgets that are installed on your PC in Windows 8.
 Internet TV for Windows Media Center > Not compatible.

Upgrade to Windows 8 :

Before upgrading to Windows 8, Microsoft recommends that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.
# You can run Upgrade Assistant without purchasing or installing Windows 8.
# To check if your peripheral devices like printers or monitors will work with Windows 8, be sure they're plugged in and connected to your PC before you run Upgrade Assistant.
# Use following link to download Windows 8 Upgrade assistant: 


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