windows 8

A 6-post collection

Windows 8 – two months on

So I’ve been using Windows 8 RTM for 2 months now, it’s probably a good time to reflect.  Prior to installing Windows 8 I had grave reservations about the Metro UI. While I was keen to try I knew that it was going to be a disruptive user »

MacBook Pro, Boot Camp and Bluetooth mice in Windows

When I bought my MacBook Pro I thought I’d treat myself to a new mouse as well, so I picked up a Logitech M555b Mouse. It worked great with OS X but under Windows 8 using boot camp it was unreliable and flaky. The cursor would lag and be »

Resize Boot Camp partition for free – Windows 8

When I originally set up my Boot Camp partition I just picked a split of 50% for each drive – 256GB for OSX Mountain Lion and 256GB for Windows 8. After settling into Windows 8 and not really being very interested in OSX I wanted to allocate more space to the »

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Windows 8 RTM boot time

As a follow up to my earlier post about purchasing a MacBook Pro with Retina display, here is the video showing the Windows 8 boot time from a cold boot. About 24 seconds from hitting the power button to the display of the log on screen. Then after logging on »

Windows 8 annoyances

I’ve been pretty negative about Windows 8 in the lead up to it’s release. I think the goal of trying to have one platform to rule PCs, tablets and phones is highly ambitious and likely to be a disaster. I think that’s a bit harsh and it »

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

I have finally succumbed to the world of running Windows on Apple hardware as far as PCs go. Despite a lifelong opposition to Apple products I finally relented and bought myself a shiny new MacBook Pro with Retina display to run Windows 8. For a while I was looking for »