Posts Tagged windows

Microsoft End of Life Products – What happens.

Microsoft End of Life Products – What happens.

Microsoft End of Life policy is done in two stages, mainstream and extended. The primary difference is in the type of updates that are still offered. Microsoft End Of Life Mainstream support ends: Microsoft no longer provides non-security hotfixes unless the software has an extended support agreement. […]

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Windows 10 – First look and common issues.

Microsoft announced Windows 10 on July 29th, and it’s free if for Windows 7 and 8 users. It is primarily a blend of the Windows 7 interface and the Windows 8 infrastructure. The start menu is looking better and expanded on, Cortana (their new search product) is integrated and the new browser Edge is here (don’t worry, you can still run Explorer).

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7 Reasons why it’s Time to give up on Windows XP

7 Reasons why it’s Time to give up on Windows XP

Although businesses have been getting rid of Windows XP for at least the last 3 years, the fact remains that as of March 2013, nearly 39% of the world’s PCs were still running Windows XP. That’s about 600 million PCs. Beginning April 8, 2014, security updates, non-security […]

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Meet Windows 8

Meet Windows 8

Windows 8 is the biggest change to Windows since the original Windows 95. It uses touch technology, an app based start screen, a file hosting service called SkyDrive and more … The first thing you’ll notice when firing up your new Windows 8 PC is the lack […]

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Windows 7 Home Premium vs. Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Home Premium vs. Windows 7 Professional

Came across a great article that does a great job explaining the differences between the home and premium editions of Windows 7… Originally published by Glenn Howlett – PC World Australia (online) – http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/386085/windows_7_home_premium_vs_windows_7_professional/? People often ask us which version of Windows they should purchase for their […]

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Windows Key Shortcuts

If you like to use keyboard shortcuts, you may be interested in the shortcuts that the Windows key (winkey) delivers. This key allows a user to perform commonly performed tasks using the Windows key in combination with another key. Your PC must be running a Microsoft Windows […]

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Windows Updates – Should I?

Windows Updates – Should I?

My answer to this question is… Yes!!! Windows Updates are mainly changes that Microsoft has made to Windows to fix security weaknesses that have been discovered. The weaknesses could allow hackers and others to get in your machine and do bad things. Windows Updates are designed to […]

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Should I Make the Switch to Windows 7?

Should I Make the Switch to Windows 7?

Windows 7 has now been out for a couple of years and yet there are still people who are hesitant to upgrade to it. For the most part this is due to the horror movie we once called Windows Vista. After that Creature from the Black Lagoon […]

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Windows 7, The empire strikes back…..

Windows 7, The empire strikes back…..

As of April 7th, 2009, Microsoft has ended support of Windows XP, the longest running operating system in history.  The latest version, Windows 7 is now widely available, and has become the primary operating system available from all leading vendors.  Windows 7 is available in 3 distinct […]

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How to Take a Screenshot with Windows Vista or 7

How to Take a Screenshot with Windows Vista or 7

Screen shots or screen captures can be helpful when information on your display/monitor needs to be shown to others ‐ maybe to show a problem or demonstrate how a program is used. I recently discovered a tool called the “Snipping Tool” that is available in Windows Vista […]

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