Tag Archives | Windows Vista

Microsoft Says Ditch Desktop Gadgets Or Risk Viruses

Microsoft have released a security fix it that removes desktop gadgets from Windows 7 and Windows Vista which has a security flaw that could allow remote code execution

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Windows Vista Enters Its Final Days – Now Into Extended Support

Windows Vista’s day’s are numbered. The operating system has now officially entered into it’s extended support stage. It’s definitely time to upgrade if you haven’t already

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SkyDrive Integration Coming Soon to Windows Vista, 7 and 8

Microsoft has detailed the upcoming integration with SkyDrive into current and future Windows versions, which includes a SkyDrive app for Widnows 7 and Vista.

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UK Retailer Sold 94,000 Counterfeit Copies Of Windows

Today Microsoft has filed legal proceedings against UK retailer Comet for allegedly selling 94,000 copies of Windows XP and Windows Vista. The alleged counterfeits were sold to customers who had purchased Windows-loaded PCs and laptops.

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Skip one, Use one, Skip one, Use one

If you haven’t already guessed what I’m talking about by the title of this article, I’ll give you another clue; so far business users are very unsure about the new Metro…

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SideShow, the forgotten Windows 7 feature

Some Windows 7 features have received a great deal of coverage in the last few years.  Aero snap and Aero shake being some of the highest profile.  But have you…

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Windows Vista SP1 Loses Support

This week Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Users can still receive support by upgrading to service pack 2

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Windows 7′s Market Share Doubles In One Year’s Time

Windows 7 could become the most used operating system in 12 months time. Current market share trends suggest that.

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How To Pin Folders To Windows 7 Start Menu

Tidy up your Windows 7 Start Menu by pinning folders. Add pin folders support in just two clicks.

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Microsoft Clamps Down on AutoRun Malware

Microsoft has been doing a lot to combat malware and viruses in recent years, which has included its monthly “malicious software removal tool” issued through their Windows Update service.  Another…

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Firefox 4 (Finally) Released

After months of delays, twelve betas, and two release candidates, Mozilla released Firefox 4 today for Windows XP, Vista, and 7, the Intel versions of Mac OS X 10.5 and…

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Microsoft Releases Fix For IE9 Canon Printing Problems

Users of a Canon printer who recently updated an older version of Internet Explorer to Internet Explorer 9 may have experienced failed print jobs when trying to print web pages…

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Windows From The Beginning To Now

If you’ve ever wondered where Windows first came from, you may want to keep reading. For me, the only versions of Windows that I’ve ever seen are Windows 2000, XP,…

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Microsoft Releases USB-Autorun Fix

Microsoft has bowed to pressure and released a fix for Windows XP and Windows Vista that has existed in Windows 7 for some time.  This being the ability to prevent…

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Battlefield 3 Game Won’t Support DX9, Windows XP

Battlefield 3, the next entry in the popular PC and console first-person shooting franchise, will not support Windows XP when it is released, according to a Tweet from rendering architect…

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Windows 7 Now Owns 20% Of Global Market Share

I don’t think I need to go into much detail at how fast Windows 7 has managed to grow since its release just over a year ago. It’s staggering to…

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Windows 7 Grows to 25% Market Share (XP Drops to 50%)

There can be no doubt that, just over a year after its release, Windows 7 has been a resounding success for Microsoft and has helped the company avoid the economic…

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Have you Noticed… Windows 7 Now HAS an App Store!

There’s been talk for a while now about Windows 8 getting a full App store and lots of people are excited about it.  There are bound to be a few…

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