Thursday, November 29, 2012

Guidelines for installing drivers in Windows 8

Windows 8 is a munitions store; a munitions store of drivers. Windows 8 comes with a lot of inbuilt drivers for external devices and other hardware. Microsoft has joined with Windows 8 for reducing the stress on the common users while installing drivers. It doesn’t matter the effort Redmond professionals have put into Windows 8, some device will pop-up sooner or later that doesn’t have any inbuilt driver in the Windows 8 arsenal. So what are the users supposed to do in that case? Look at the starry skies. No! If you have a device that is not recognized by Windows 8 or one that does not work properly in this OS, you are provided with the option of installing driver manually; Just like the old counterparts like Windows 7, XP and Vista.
So if you want to install Windows 8 drivers, here are some instructions that will help you. Windows 8 support sites also provide related articles.


1. Navigate to the manufacturer’s website. In the Support or Driver section on the website, enter the model number of the device and download the driver for Windows 8. If there is no driver for Windows 8, try downloading a driver for Windows Vista or 7.
2. After downloading the driver, install the driver in Windows 8 by opening the installer package in Windows explorer. Wait for the installation wizard to complete and restart if asked. Now check whether the device is working or not. If the device is working properly, you got lucky. If not just follow some more steps.
3. Go to the Device manager from Control Panel and uninstall the device driver. After uninstalling the device driver, restart the system and make sure you are connected to the internet. Let Windows search for the driver in the Microsoft Database. If an appropriate driver is present in the database of the device, Windows 8 will download the driver and install the device on its own. If a restart is asked, restart your system and check whether the device is working or not.
4. As an alternative you can go to the device manager and select the device. Now right click on the device and click on the install or update driver option. Windows 8 will ask you to select the place where drivers should be searched. If you have a driver CD, you can select the CD. If you don’t have any driver media, select search Internet for drivers. Windows 8 will install the drivers if found.

For more details navigate to any Windows 8 support websites on the web.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Benefits of Microsoft Project 2010

Project 2010 from Microsoft comprises of various tools which will ease managing and planning your project. This program released by Microsoft is having a silky finish with the most effective and powerful tools under its belt. The all new Microsoft Project 2010 is having applications that will help you in task management, scheduling and planning of your projects. But without any second thought, the best thing about Microsoft Project 2010 is that this program will give you complete control over your projects. Microsoft help center made a huge stride by including the project road map for 2010, which will track you and point if ever you get lost while putting your project in order.
What’s fresh in project 2010…?
Interface: Microsoft brought out the Project 2010 with a glossy interface and including the ribbon in the program. This ribbon transformed the menus and toolbars in Project 2010 which looks cool. Users can now access these toolbars to finish off a task using different commands without any difficulty.
Advanced view options: This feature will guide you into a hub which will enable you to view the entire activity carried out among your team. This will increase your skill in distributing the work load equally among the team members. The timeline view in Microsoft Project 2010 will allow you to visualize the overall picture of the activities carried out in your organization.
Customization: you will have the utmost control over the project that you are going to present; you will have the option to customize it as per your wish.
Schedule via user-control: this feature in Microsoft project 2010 will allow a user to create the documents either in Word or Excel and later, they can copy down to the project interface. This will enhance the control that you are having over the schedule management.
Better alliance: projects drawn out are mainly intended for a team working in a company, so it has to be shared with everyone who is associated with that particular project. This is where Microsoft Project 2010 stands out with its advances sharing feature.
Compatibility:  Project 2010 enhanced by Microsoft help and the research center by design, is compatible with its predecessors. Users can create files in 2007 and later it can be opened and edited in 2010, it’s possible vice-versa too.
Surely it’s a must try app from the tech giant. Get your copy of Project 2010 today for an exhilarating experience of teamwork.