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Get ready for the extensive Windows Phone coverage on Windows8Core, starting today!

We, at Windows8Core.com have been covering the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 from the very beginning on a center stage but, we were always behind in the coverage of Windows Phone. Now, our team has decided to cover Windows Phone as part of our daily routine, as well. We will start posting news, rumors, leaks, tips & tweaks and almost everything else about Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 from now on. We will also be posting...

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Deal alert: Get Surface 2 64GB model with touch cover for just $329 instead of $499

Microsoft’s Surface 2 costs $499 for the 64GB model with a touch cover in regular intervals but, you can get the latest Surface 2 tablet by Microsoft for just $329 during a limited time offer. Microsoft is offering a special discount on the Surface 2 (Surface 2 with Windows RT) tablets where you will get upto $170 of savings on buying the tablets from Microsoft Store. Surface 2 is the success of the first generation Surface tablets with...

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3 best ways to bring back Windows 7 style Start Menu in Windows 8.1 Update

Microsoft decided to remove the well-known Start Menu from the Windows 8 and it is still missing from the latest version of Windows named Windows 8.1 Update. Although, Microsoft has added back the Start Button on taskbar but, still the Start Menu is missing. The Start Menu was removed from Windows 8 and the Start Screen, a new touch optimized version of Start Menu was introduced where all the features and functions of Start Menu could be...

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How to run Modern-UI apps of Windows 8.1 Update in windowed mode on desktop [Video]

We know that Microsoft will add the ability to launch the Modern-UI apps on desktop in windowed mode in the upcoming next version of Windows possibly Windows 9. You will be able to run the apps in different sizes on the desktop and multi-task like you could do with the traditional x86 apps. Although, the ability to run Modern-UI apps in windowed mode is not present in the current Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Update but, you can get the same...

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Windows 8.1 Update tip: How to pin Modern-UI apps to taskbar for quick access

Windows 8.1 Update includes many new exciting features & improvements and one of those is the ability to pin Modern-UI apps to taskbar on desktop. The taskbar now appears on top of others apps which makes it very useful to pin apps to taskbar and launch them from anywhere within Windows. So, if you are one the of power users who uses mouse and still use Modern-UI apps then, this awesome feature will surely help you get the most out of...

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VLC Player app for Windows 8.1 updated with feature and bug fixes

VLC Player app for Windows 8.1 has been updated with new features including the ability to add custom folders to add music and videos from them. The app has also updated the music playback and launch while playing from File Explorer on desktop. VLC Player app was launched for Windows 8.1 last month and since then, it has been updated a couple of times. Now, the latest update seems to add an important feature as well as fix bugs. The...

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How to create a bootable Windows 8.1 Update DVD/USB drive easily in minutes

Windows 8.1 Update can not only be downloaded from Windows Updates or from .MSU files but, you can also choose to install the Windows 8.1 with Update from scratch. Installing Windows 8.1 with Update will let save you the time of installing the updates later. Also see: What’s new in the Windows 8.1 Update But, to install the Windows 8.1 with Updates from scratch on your PC, you will have to download the Windows 8.1 with Update ISO file...

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Here is how the revamped and upgraded Windows 8.1 Update Store will look like [Images]

Microsoft is bringing a new interface for Windows Store with Windows 8.1 Update which would be mouse friendly and is majorly focused on app discovery. The Store will include new sections like editorials, trials where the ending dates of app trialswould be showed and the discounted apps’ pricing will get croosed with new priced mentioned in red beside that. Microsoft first unveiled the Windows Store back in 2012 with the launch of Windows...

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How to close the Windows 8.1 Update apps, permanently to save memory [Video Tutorial]

Windows 8.1 Update is the free feature update for Windows 8.1 with improvements for the mouse users. One of the features for mouse users in the title bar on top of Modern-UI apps which includes the close and minimize buttons. That button can now be used to close apps just like you can on desktop. The close button of the Windows 8.1 Update lets you close the apps like other desktop apps but, unfortunately it doesn’t remove the apps from...

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How to install all the Windows 8.1 Update .MSU files at once with just a single click [Tutorial]

If you are one the people who got the Windows 8.1 Update files from your MSDN subscription or from the internet then, you might have noticed that the files come in multiple sources. The format of the updates are .MSU which can be installed on any Windows PC. Although, you can install all these updates one-by-one by selecting and installing them in the mentioned order but, this process can be a bit annoying as you have to install 6 different...

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Windows 8.1 Update x86 and x64 are now available on MSDN – Download now!

Microsoft earlier today announced the update for Windows 8.1 named Windows 8.1 Update, officially. Now, the same feature update is available for download from Microsoft’s developer portal. The Windows 8.1 Update bits can now be downloaded from the MSDN portal if, you are one the people with a Microsoft developer subscription. The update comes in a .zip format which you will have to unzip and then, install according to the instructions...

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Microsoft bringing back the Start Menu with live tiles in the Next Windows (Windows 9)

The early rumors about back-track of Microsoft in Windows by bringing back the well-known Start Menu back in Windows 9 were true. Microsoft has officially announced the plans that the software giant is bringing back the Start Menu back in next Windows version. Microsoft will bring the Start Menu from Windows 7 back to the successor of Windows 8.1 but, it will include the flavor of the Modern-UI as well. You can read more about the plans of...

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Windows 8.1 Update will be launched by Microsoft on MSDN on April 2, 2014 (today)

Microsoft has finally unveiled the Windows 8.1 Update during Build 2014 Conference and the free update will be available for download for developers on MSDN today. Windows 8.1 Update will be available for all developers with a MSDN subscription on April 2, 2014 i.e. today and it can be installed immediately on your Windows 8.1 PC. Windows 8.1 includes many new features and improvements for mouse users like right-click contextual menus on...

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Major Windows 8.1 Update will be released officially for free by Microsoft on April 8, 2014

Microsoft has finally unveiled the free update for Windows 8.1 during Build 2014 conference which includes many new features and improvements. Named Windows 8.1 Update, this free feature update will be released for all Windows 8.1 users on April 8, 2014. Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked onto the web for download couple of weeks ago and it showed many features and improvements. The features included ability to pin Windows Store apps to the...

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