ITworld Windows http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/34/all en Windows 9 leak shows multiple desktops, notifications, new Start menu, and more http://www.itworld.com/windows/435715/windows-9-leak-shows-multiple-desktops-notifications-new-start-menu-and-more The new Windows is coming, and it looks a lot more like Windows.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/435715/windows-9-leak-shows-multiple-desktops-notifications-new-start-menu-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/435715/windows-9-leak-shows-multiple-desktops-notifications-new-start-menu-and-more#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:00:12 +0000 IDGNS staff 435715 at http://www.itworld.com Why Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' classic Crtl+Alt+Delete text himself http://www.itworld.com/windows/435101/why-steve-ballmer-wrote-windows-classic-crtlaltdelete-text-himself Windows 3.x&#039;s Crtl+Alt+Delete menu was a blue screen, but not THE blue screen.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/435101/why-steve-ballmer-wrote-windows-classic-crtlaltdelete-text-himself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/435101/why-steve-ballmer-wrote-windows-classic-crtlaltdelete-text-himself#comments Operating Systems Software Windows Opinion Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:07:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 435101 at http://www.itworld.com Here's what free upgrades could do for Windows 9's uptake http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/434617/heres-what-free-upgrades-could-do-windows-9s-uptake A free Windows 9 &#039;Threshold&#039; would allow Microsoft to push more than half of all Windows 8 users to the upgrade within months, share data shows.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/434617/heres-what-free-upgrades-could-do-windows-9s-uptake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/434617/heres-what-free-upgrades-could-do-windows-9s-uptake#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:00:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 434617 at http://www.itworld.com 15 simple, secret Windows tips and tricks to save you time http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/163134/15-simple-secret-windows-tips-and-tricks-save-you-time-434243 <!--paging_filter--><p>From old-school task switchers to Jump List and taskbar tricks, here are some ways to make the most of working with Windows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/163134/15-simple-secret-windows-tips-and-tricks-save-you-time-434243" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 kgerich 434243 at http://www.itworld.com Oops! Microsoft accidentally teases Windows 9 'coming soon' on social media http://www.itworld.com/windows/434202/oops-microsoft-accidentally-teases-windows-9-coming-soon-social-media Microsoft&#039;s internal censors seem to be sleeping on the job this year. In June, the Surface Pro 3 manual included several references to a small-screen Surface Mini despite the fact that a small-screen Surface Mini was never actually released. And now, as rumors of Windows 9 swirl, Microsoft China appears to have confirmed the impending reveal.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/434202/oops-microsoft-accidentally-teases-windows-9-coming-soon-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/434202/oops-microsoft-accidentally-teases-windows-9-coming-soon-social-media#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:35:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 434202 at http://www.itworld.com Windows 8's uptake climbs but still trails Vista's http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/434169/windows-8s-uptake-climbs-still-trails-vistas Windows 8 moved into a forward gear last month for the first time since May, but the OS trailed Windows Vista&#039;s tempo of six years ago.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/434169/windows-8s-uptake-climbs-still-trails-vistas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/434169/windows-8s-uptake-climbs-still-trails-vistas#comments Internet Networking Operating Systems Software Windows Analysis Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:43:13 +0000 IDGNS staff 434169 at http://www.itworld.com China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer questions in anti-monopoly probe http://www.itworld.com/windows/434059/china-gives-microsoft-20-days-answer-questions-anti-monopoly-probe Chinese authorities have issued a 20-day deadline for Microsoft to explain &quot;compatibility problems&quot; with its Windows and Office software, after previously warning the company not to obstruct an anti-monopoly investigation.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/434059/china-gives-microsoft-20-days-answer-questions-anti-monopoly-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/434059/china-gives-microsoft-20-days-answer-questions-anti-monopoly-probe#comments Government IT Management Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:22:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 434059 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps http://www.itworld.com/software/433644/microsoft-should-ante-users-scammed-windows-store-apps Microsoft finally did the right thing by finally ridding the Windows Store of 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But here&#039;s one thing it&#039;s not yet doing: Actively searching out users who paid for the fraudulent apps and paying them back.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/433644/microsoft-should-ante-users-scammed-windows-store-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/433644/microsoft-should-ante-users-scammed-windows-store-apps#comments Software Windows Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:23:30 +0000 IDGNS staff 433644 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps http://www.itworld.com/windows/433607/microsoft-purges-1500-copycat-fraudulent-windows-81-apps Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433607/microsoft-purges-1500-copycat-fraudulent-windows-81-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433607/microsoft-purges-1500-copycat-fraudulent-windows-81-apps#comments Enterprise Software Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 433607 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps' http://www.itworld.com/windows/433594/microsoft-finally-cracks-down-deceptive-windows-store-crap-apps So-called deceptive &quot;crap apps&quot; have always plagued the Windows Store. But now, Microsoft appears to be finally ready to do something about them.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433594/microsoft-finally-cracks-down-deceptive-windows-store-crap-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433594/microsoft-finally-cracks-down-deceptive-windows-store-crap-apps#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:49:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 433594 at http://www.itworld.com How to start Windows 8 in safe mode? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/windows/question/how-start-windows-8-safe-mode <p>How do I start Windows 8 in safe mode?</p> Windows safe mode Windows 8 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:31:42 +0000 dvarian 433519 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs http://www.itworld.com/windows/433508/microsoft-reissues-patch-crippled-windows-pcs Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company&#039;s support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433508/microsoft-reissues-patch-crippled-windows-pcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433508/microsoft-reissues-patch-crippled-windows-pcs#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:55:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 433508 at http://www.itworld.com How to fix black screen after Windows 8.1 update? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/windows/question/how-fix-black-screen-after-windows-81-update <p>A friend of mine got a new Windows 8 laptop, which he then wanted to update to Windows 8.1. After the update, he only gets a black screen on boot. He can see and move the mouse pointer, but do nothing else. Any ideas on how to get his laptop functioning again?</p> Windows black screen Windows 8.1 Update Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:12:56 +0000 PaxProSe 433497 at http://www.itworld.com Free, fast Windows updates are the future -- and they could hurt PC sales http://www.itworld.com/windows/433483/free-fast-windows-updates-are-future-and-they-could-hurt-pc-sales Microsoft will unveil the next edition of Windows in just over five weeks, according to a widely-cited report last week.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433483/free-fast-windows-updates-are-future-and-they-could-hurt-pc-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433483/free-fast-windows-updates-are-future-and-they-could-hurt-pc-sales#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:16:35 +0000 IDGNS staff 433483 at http://www.itworld.com Enthusiast developer keeps Windows XP alive with unofficial 'Service Pack 4' http://www.itworld.com/windows/433467/enthusiast-developer-keeps-windows-xp-alive-unofficial-service-pack-4 Windows XP users may now download a fourth service pack for the 13-year-old operating system, but it isn&#039;t coming from Microsoft.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433467/enthusiast-developer-keeps-windows-xp-alive-unofficial-service-pack-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433467/enthusiast-developer-keeps-windows-xp-alive-unofficial-service-pack-4#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 433467 at http://www.itworld.com