Today on Tekzilla, Anand Shimpi visits to talk about Microsoft Pro. Plus, speed up your Windows install with a thumb drive, speaker cable recommendations and using your smart phone to power your HDTV!
Mobile High Definition Link: power your HDTV with your smart phone! Speed up your windows install with a thumb drive! Thinking about a new power supply... we've got reccomendations. Speaker cable... don't waste too much money oversized copper! Microsoft Pro... Anand Shimpi joins us with the inside scoop! HML... we're talking home theater, not hockey! Finishing off your laptop upgrade with a fresh Windows install. Did UEFI kill his backup?
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Last week we showed how to upgrade hard drives and RAM in your old laptop. This week we take a look at doing a clean OS install. Linux makes it very easy, but the process isn't much different for Windows 7 and 8 either. Once you're up and running we give a few tips on getting drivers working and a great place to grab new software.
Robert has a crazy request. If you are making the most out of being snowed-in and decided that frozen water is a great projector backdrop...send us a picture! Here in San Francisco we can only dream of white flakes falling from the sky (unless you count that one time that the building next to Rev3 caught on fire). Email us or post to our Facebook page.
Mobile High-Definition Link technology is pretty awesome; it's a way to go from your smartphone USB to an HDMI connection. This mirrors your phone's screen, making gaming and watching content a possibility. See the segment for more info on this cool tech that's might already built into your phone!
Anand Shimpi, Editor in Chief of AnandTech.com, comes on to talk about Microsoft's Surface Pro. This thing is basically a full-powered ultrabook in tablet form. Watch the segment for his thoughts on the device and some of the downfalls of Microsoft's latest hardware.
Bill was nice enough to send in this tip: Windows Home Server 2011 will not backup GPT formatted drives. Microsoft points out this limitation in the release notes. Keep that in mind if you currently use WHS 2011!