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EA Origin Dropping Pre-Windows 7 Support

As many users undoubtedly learned the hard way with Windows XP, software support doesn’t last forever. This is doubly true of regular software which can often just drop support without much warning and stop working. Luckily, this…

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Google Dropping Chrome Support for XP, Vista and OSX 10.8

Even when Microsoft dropped public support for Windows XP last year, many large organizations continued to pay for extended support. Not surprisingly, Google also continued to support Windows XP for their popular Chrome browser. That’s set…

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OneDrive Can Finally Sync Shared Folders

The long-awaited option to synch shared folders on OneDrive is finally here. Microsoft finally started to roll out an update that allows users to sync content in shared folders and have it pushed to other users…

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Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Introduction The launch date of Windows 10 has finally arrived after an extensive Beta testing period for users in the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft’s latest operating system is designed to be light on system resources and implement…

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Microsoft To Punish Windows XP Holdouts With Doubled Support Costs

Microsoft is so keen to persuade Windows XP users to finally upgrade that it is doubling the support costs for the aging operating system. Despite XP being followed by three different iterations – Windows Vista, Windows…

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Microsoft Confirm Windows XP Is Also Affected By Newly Discovered Office Zero-Day Flaw

Microsoft recently released an official statement confirming that Windows XP is also vulnerable to a newly discovered Zero-Day flaw. The security flaw affects users of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The…

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Steve Ballmer Regrets That Vista Distracted Microsoft From Mobile Sector

At Microsoft’s Q&A session for financial analysts and shareholders Steve Ballmer answered a lot of questions about the past and some of his regrets from his time at Microsoft. High on that list was Windows Vista…

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One In Three Windows 8 Users Downgrade To Windows 7 Says Report

A report by Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite.com has revealed some interesting things. He estimates from his data and calculations that there are approximately 88.5 million Windows 8 users out of 1.5 billion PCs – so roughly 6% of…

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Direct X 11.2 Confirmed As Windows 8.1/Xbox One Exclusive

About a week back we brought you some early information that suggested Microsoft’s Direct X 11.2 would be a Windows 8.1 and Xbox One exclusive. Now a recent update on the Microsoft website has confirmed this…

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Upgrading Directly From XP or Vista To Windows 8.1 Isn’t Possible

If you’re one of those people still using Windows XP or Vista (which should be about 37.2% and 4.6% of all desktop PC users respectively according to recent figures) then Microsoft has stated that you will…

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Nvidia Release GeForce 320.49 WHQL Drivers

For those of you who don’t use Nvidia’s GeForce experience software, but like to keep on top of the latest driver updates, you might want to take note that Nvidia has just released the GeForce 320.49…

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Windows Runs On 91% Of World’s Desktop Computers

Despite all the bad press Microsoft has had this year, and the bashing that Windows 8 has faced (rightly or wrongly so), Microsoft still dominates the desktop PC market and this shows absolutely no sign of…

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Analysts Say Only 59 million of 100 million Windows 8 Licenses Used

Microsoft has been praising its Windows 8 operating system lately and using the fact it has sold 100 million licenses to justify this self-praise. However, analysts aren’t so supportive of Microsoft’s evidence. Patrick Moorhead, a principal…

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Kabini Looks To The Future, Drops Support For Windows XP & Vista

There are still a lot of supports of Windows XP out there, maybe not so many out there for Vista but I’m sure there will be some people on the OS that simply won’t, can’t or…