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Friday, 3 Oct 2014

More people are using Windows XP than Windows 8

More people are using Windows XP than Windows 8

Ouch. According to analytics company Net Applications, there are still more people using Windows XP than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Registry Hack Provides Continued Updates for Windows XP; Microsoft Expectedly Warns of Risks

Registry Hack Provides Continued Updates for Windows XP; Microsoft Expectedly Warns of Risks

A simple registry hack has been proven to trick Windows Update into providing updates to the already end-of-life Windows XP. But is it worth it?

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

Following Microsoft's decision to officially end support for Windows XP, China has decided to ban the use of Windows 8 on its government computers, citing that it was to ensure "computer security".

Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014

PSA: RIP Windows XP 2001 - 2014

PSA: RIP Windows XP 2001 - 2014

As of today, Microsoft has officially ceased support and technical service assistance for both Windows XP OS and Office 2003. If you haven't already switched to a newer OS, Microsoft is offering a free tool to help you transfer your files and settings.

Monday, 17 Mar 2014

Microsoft Ceases Support for Windows XP on 8 April, Launches Two Free Tools to Help Consumers Migrate

Microsoft Ceases Support for Windows XP on 8 April, Launches Two Free Tools to Help Consumers Migrate

Microsoft is discontinuing support for the Windows XP OS and Office 2003 on 8 April 2014. Also, there will no more customer technical service assistance for Windows XP and Office 2003, which means that you will no longer receive the updates that help safeguard your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Friday, 17 Jan 2014

Microsoft to Extend Anti-Malware Support for Windows XP to 2015

Microsoft to Extend Anti-Malware Support for Windows XP to 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to extend anti-malware support for Windows XP to 2015. This doesn’t mean the company has made a U-turn on its decision to end support for the venerable operating system on 8th April this year.

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

According to Microsoft, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that's six times higher than Windows 8. And this is likely to increase once support for the 12-year old OS comes to an end next year.

Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013

Windows 8 Market Share Only at 3.31%, Windows 7 and XP Still Dominates

Windows 8 Market Share Only at 3.31%, Windows 7 and XP Still Dominates

According to data from Net Applications, market share of Windows 8, though increasingly steadily, is only at 3.31%. More than 80% of Windows users are still using Windows 7 and XP.

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012

AMD to Drop Driver Support for Windows XP?

AMD to Drop Driver Support for Windows XP?

AMD's latest Catalyst drivers, 12.10 and 12.11 Beta both appear to have dropped support for Microsoft's Windows XP OS, with neither set of drivers mentioning the OS in its release notes.

Friday, 24 Aug 2012

McAfee Patches Buggy Update

McAfee Patches Buggy Update

McAfee scrambles to fix a recent glitch found on some of its antivirus updates. The bug has also caused a number of home users to lose Internet connectivity after the updates were applied.

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