My First Surface Article

Ok, so maybe it is not my first article on Microsoft Surface, but it is the first article that I am writing from one.  A friend here was kind enough to loan me one for a few weeks, and even though my EliteBook is within arm's reach I decided to spend my morning on this … Continue reading My First Surface Article

Windows 8 Experience Index… What it means and how to check it

Six years ago Microsoft introduced the Windows Experience Index, a better way to measure the actual speed of computers, rather than simply relying on the single measurement of the CPU speed. Although it really is more complicated than this, Microsoft has broken the speed of a computer down to five components: CPU, RAM, graphics and … Continue reading Windows 8 Experience Index… What it means and how to check it

Windows Experience Index… Sorry Boot from VHD lovers, you’re out of luck!

In my earlier article I was gushing about just how fast Windows 8 runs on my laptop.  Unfortunately you are going to have to take my word for it, because the simplest way to quantify it – the Windows Experience Rating – is not available to me. It seems that Windows blocks the ability to … Continue reading Windows Experience Index… Sorry Boot from VHD lovers, you’re out of luck!