Microsoft Offers Deal to Get SMBs to Upgrade Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 09, 2013
Support for the aging operating system ends in exactly one year.
Tags: Microsoft, SMB, Windows 8, Windows XP, upgrade, Office 2013
Early Windows 8 Adoption 5X Slower than Windows 7
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 02, 2012
Meanwhile, Windows 7 continues to grow at XP's expense.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Will XP Users Shun Windows 8 in Favor of Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 30, 2012
While Ubuntu use is growing, a flood of new users is unlikely unless the open source community does a better job of getting the word out.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows XP, desktop
Windows XP Just Won't Die: Remains Most Used OS in April
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 01, 2012
It may take until 2013 before Windows 7 overtakes its 10-year-old predecessor.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, operating systems
Microsoft Starts XP Retirement Countdown
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 10, 2012
Users have two years to upgrade away from Windows XP and Office 2003.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows XP, Office 2003
XP Loses Ground to Windows 7 But Still Top OS
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 01, 2012
Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system still owns 45 percent of the market.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP Losing Share to Windows 7
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published January 03, 2012
Microsoft XP shed nearly 11 percent of global desktop operating system market share between February 2011 and December 2011, while Windows 7 picked up nearly 13 percent in the same period.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows XP
Users Desert Windows XP in Near-Record Numbers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 03, 2012
In the last four months, Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system has lost six percentage points of market share.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, operating systems
A Somber Celebration for Windows XP's 10th Birthday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 26, 2011
Microsoft celebrates the 10th anniversary of its incredibly popular operating system by telling people to upgrade to Windows 7.
Tags: Windows XP
Windows XP's Share Drops Below 50%
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 02, 2011
For the first time since NetApplications began reporting on OS market share, fewer than half of all PC owners now use Windows XP.
Tags: Windows XP
Windows XP Will Finally, Really Die in 3 Years
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 12, 2011
Microsoft will end support for the 10-year-old operating system in 2014.
Tags: Windows XP
Windows 7 Hits 350 Million Licenses
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 25, 2011
Microsoft's Windows 7 steamroller continues to crush records as it rolls forward a year and a half later.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows XP SP2
Should You Upgrade to Windows 7?
By James Maguire | Article Published March 28, 2011
With some companies still hesitating to upgrade to Windows 7, a look at the possible rationale for making the leap to Windows' latest OS.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, upgrade
Upgrading to Windows 7: Easing the Migration
By Jonathan Hassell | Article Published February 21, 2011
Issues like hardware refresh, deploying thin clients and choosing a migration tool need to be evaluated.
Tags: upgrading, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, thin client
7 Tips to Ease Windows 7 Migration
By Steven Warren | Article Published December 27, 2010
Planning strategies and technologies like virtualization can greatly ease migration to Windows 7.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Service Pack, Windows XP, migration
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 16 Patches
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 08, 2010
Within the 16 patches to be released on Tuesday, Microsoft rates four of them as "critical."
Tags: Windows, security, Microsoft, Windows XP, Patch Tuesday
Internet Explorer 9 Snubs Windows XP Users
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 17, 2010
The new Microsoft browser, which entered beta test Wednesday, takes advantage of hardware graphics acceleration in Windows and new PCs, but won't run on Windows XP, despite the venerable operating system's continued popularity.
Tags: browsers, Microsoft, Windows XP, IE9, browser security
Microsoft Does It Again -- Record Revenues in 2010
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 22, 2010
What recession? As expected, Microsoft broke revenue records again thanks to Windows 7 and Office 2010. Can the good times continue?
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, earnings, Windows 7, Windows XP
Windows 7 Security: 10 Positives
By Lisa Phifer | Article Published July 20, 2010
For users and businesses considering the move to Windows 7, there are a number of security features that prove attractive.
Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows 7, Security practices, Windows XP
Microsoft Extends Windows XP 'Downgrade Rights' Again
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 14, 2010
Changes in how Microsoft handles systems "downgraded" to be sold with Windows XP aim to make the process more consistent and responsive to customers' needs, but it still seems confusing.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, XP
Microsoft Warns PC Managers XP SP2 Support Expires Soon
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 24, 2010
A new survey shows that almost half of all PCs in the enterprise are still running Windows XP Service Pack 2, and support expires in mid-July. What choices do PC managers face as they try to shore up their systems?
Tags: Microsoft, support, Service Pack, Windows XP, SP2
Microsoft Puts Limits on XP for Netbooks
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 11, 2010
The company this week tells PC OEMs that they won't be able to package XP with netbooks for much longer.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, netbooks
Customers Forgive Microsoft for Vista: Survey
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 21, 2010
A new survey of customer satisfaction finds that Microsoft's image is recovering from the Windows Vista debacle as more and more users check out Windows 7.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, survey
Survey: Windows 7 Early Adopters 'Very Satisfied'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2010
Early adopters who bought a new PC with Windows 7 or who upgraded an existing PC to the new operating system were "satisfied" with the experience, according to a new survey.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, PC, Windows 7, Windows XP
Virtual PC: Running Virtual XP in Windows 7
By David Strom | Article Published February 17, 2010
Virtual PC options from VMware, Laplink, Zinstall, and Microsoft can help you use a VM to run XP on Windows 7, allowing an easier migration to this new OS.
Tags: Windows 7, Windows XP, virtual desktop, virtual machine, virtual PC
Windows Software Upkeep: 7 Essential Tips
By Ronald Pacchiano | Article Published February 12, 2010
Maintaining your Windows PC isn't that hard, as long as you follow some basic procedures.
Tags: Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Patch Tuesday Update Crashes XP Users' Parade
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 11, 2010
What's causing updated Windows XP PCs to suffer a Blue Screen of Death?
Tags: security, Microsoft, bugs, Windows XP, Patch Tuesday
Using XP After Upgrading to Windows 7
By Eric Geier | Article Published November 09, 2009
Microsoft offers a downloadable program called Windows XP Mode that enables you to access the entire XP desktop in Windows 7. Use it to run legacy applications or for day-to-day use.
Tags: virtualization, Windows 7, Windows XP, XP mode
A Windows XP...Smartphone?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 02, 2009
A Chinese firm is making claims of a smartphone running Windows XP, yet observers are skeptical.
Tags: Microsoft, iPhone, smartphone, Windows XP, AMD
Surviving Windows 7: FAQ
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 01, 2009
Heres what you need to know to upgrade to Windows 7 and be happy with your system once its running.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Windows XP To Live Still Longer
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 19, 2009
Despite Microsoft's earlier statements, the software giant just can't seem to kill of XP.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Vista, Windows XP
Windows 7 Review: Why I Like Windows 7
By Andy Rathbone | Article Published May 18, 2009
The pros and cons of Windows 7, from the author of the popular Windows for Dummies guidebooks.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Windows Networking: Top 10 Free Downloads
By Joseph Moran | Article Published May 14, 2009
These free downloads for Windows networking will help in your home or business.
Tags: services, wireless, Windows XP
Windows XP 'Downgrades' Allowed with Windows 7
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 07, 2009
Microsoft will allows buyers of new PCs with Windows 7 to downgrade their system to XP.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, HP
Finding Windows XP Now That It's 'Officially' Cancelled
By Ronald Barrett | Article Published July 22, 2008
Getting a copy of XP these days is like buying whiskey during Prohibition. It can be done, but you need to know the secret handshake.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, PC, Vista, Windows XP