No Sound after Installing Windows 8.1 on an iMac

I have an older 24” iMac that has run every version of Windows I’ve installed on it since Windows 7.  Unfortunately, the audio disappeared when I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.  I didn’t mind much, but every now and then I’d go into Device Manager, and there were no errors or problems reported there. After digging through old posts on the Apple support forum I found a suggestion; try installing the latest Realtek Audio drivers. It worked for me, and I hope that this little off-topic note helps someone else out there. Device Manager System Properties The Pen … Continue reading No Sound after Installing Windows 8.1 on an iMac

Who Wants Touch on a Desktop Computer

I’ve been using touch-able portable computers for years but I could not fathom how anyone would want a touch interface for a desktop computer. Well actually, I already had two HP TouchSmart computers but I rarely used the touch user interface. And even though I updated them to Windows 8.1 at a comfortable viewing distance it was just a little too far away to want to be reaching up to touch the screen.  But in earlier this month I saw this 27″ all-in-one at the Microsoft Store.  Now who could resist touching this. . I’ve had it here for a … Continue reading Who Wants Touch on a Desktop Computer