ITworld Windows http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/34/all en Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7 http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7 After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 432814 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft engineer: 'Definitely problems' with test process after crippling Windows patch http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch Employee says latest &#039;Blue Screen of Death&#039; screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:52:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 432783 at http://www.itworld.com Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say http://www.itworld.com/windows/432654/windows-9-inbound-microsoft-unveil-windows-threshold-september-reports-say Our first glimpse of Windows 9 may be right around the corner, as the new rapid-fire Microsoft scrambles to put the stigma of Windows 8&#039;s disastrous launch in the rear view mirror.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432654/windows-9-inbound-microsoft-unveil-windows-threshold-september-reports-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432654/windows-9-inbound-microsoft-unveil-windows-threshold-september-reports-say#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:44:39 +0000 IDGNS staff 432654 at http://www.itworld.com The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432619/top-14-hidden-features-windows-ios-and-android Betcha don&#039;t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432619/top-14-hidden-features-windows-ios-and-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432619/top-14-hidden-features-windows-ios-and-android#comments Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Personal Tech Software Windows News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:06 +0000 IDGNS staff 432619 at http://www.itworld.com As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers http://www.itworld.com/windows/432597/sales-deadline-approaches-oems-continue-push-windows-7-pcs-consumers With a Microsoft-mandated deadline a little more than two months away, computer makers are still selling PCs equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432597/sales-deadline-approaches-oems-continue-push-windows-7-pcs-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432597/sales-deadline-approaches-oems-continue-push-windows-7-pcs-consumers#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:52:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 432597 at http://www.itworld.com Will low cost Windows laptops really be “Chromebook killers?” http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/windows/question/will-low-cost-windows-laptops-really-be-chromebook-killers <p>HP is going to release really inexpensive Windows 8 laptops in the $200 range soon. My past experiences with low-end Windows devices has been mixed at best, with generally sluggish performance that doesn’t encourage me to rush out and buy a $200 Windows laptop. But times change, and maybe cheap Windows laptops have changed too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/windows/question/will-low-cost-windows-laptops-really-be-chromebook-killers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Chromebooks HP Windows 8 Windows laptops Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:01:02 +0000 mandril 432312 at http://www.itworld.com How to hide a Folder in Window 7 http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/windows/question/how-hide-folder-window-7 <p>I want to hide my folders in my window 7, so that no one can access those folders. I wan to keep them secure, is their any simpler method by which I can hide my Folders?Is their a way we can do it without using a software?</p> Windows folder hide protect window 7 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:46:54 +0000 Emily Smith 432311 at http://www.itworld.com Why HTC put Windows on its M8 smartphone http://www.itworld.com/432290/why-htc-put-windows-its-m8-smartphone HTC announced the HTC One (M8) smartphone for Windows todayl it&#039;s available exclusively at Verizon Wireless for $99 on a two-year contract. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/432290/why-htc-put-windows-its-m8-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/432290/why-htc-put-windows-its-m8-smartphone#comments Mobile & Wireless Windows News Windows Phone Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:03:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 432290 at http://www.itworld.com Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free http://www.itworld.com/windows/432250/virtual-hard-drives-it-pro-trick-lets-you-back-your-data-free IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432250/virtual-hard-drives-it-pro-trick-lets-you-back-your-data-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432250/virtual-hard-drives-it-pro-trick-lets-you-back-your-data-free#comments Operating Systems Software Virtualization Windows News Backup & Recovery Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:42:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 432250 at http://www.itworld.com Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft http://www.itworld.com/software/432173/munich-reverses-course-may-ditch-linux-microsoft The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community&#039;s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/432173/munich-reverses-course-may-ditch-linux-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/432173/munich-reverses-course-may-ditch-linux-microsoft#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:41:41 +0000 IDGNS staff 432173 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft pulls latest software update as it looks ahead to Windows 9 http://www.itworld.com/432091/microsoft-pulls-latest-software-update-it-looks-ahead-windows-9 The latest Windows 8.1 software update was not only boring, it contained a nasty flaw. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/432091/microsoft-pulls-latest-software-update-it-looks-ahead-windows-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/432091/microsoft-pulls-latest-software-update-it-looks-ahead-windows-9#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Windows 9 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:44 +0000 IDGNS staff 432091 at http://www.itworld.com Update: Microsoft pulls crippling patch from Windows Update http://www.itworld.com/windows/432086/update-microsoft-pulls-crippling-patch-windows-update Although Microsoft has pulled a patch from Windows Update that crippled some computers, it is still pushing a truncated version of the security update that contained the flawed fix. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432086/update-microsoft-pulls-crippling-patch-windows-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432086/update-microsoft-pulls-crippling-patch-windows-update#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 432086 at http://www.itworld.com New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft http://www.itworld.com/windows/432055/new-microsoft-same-old-microsoft No matter what strategy the CEO touts, company&#039;s financials show entrenched revenue drivers and money losers. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432055/new-microsoft-same-old-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432055/new-microsoft-same-old-microsoft#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:32:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 432055 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft urges customers to uninstall 'Blue Screen of Death' update http://www.itworld.com/windows/432013/microsoft-urges-customers-uninstall-blue-screen-death-update One of last week&#039;s security updates has bricked an unknown number of PCs running Windows 7. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432013/microsoft-urges-customers-uninstall-blue-screen-death-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432013/microsoft-urges-customers-uninstall-blue-screen-death-update#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:46:19 +0000 IDGNS staff 432013 at http://www.itworld.com Windows 'Threshold' to go public within weeks http://www.itworld.com/windows/431885/windows-threshold-go-public-within-weeks Microsoft&#039;s eager to turn the conversation away from the Windows 8 failure to the new &#039;Windows 9&#039;. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/431885/windows-threshold-go-public-within-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/431885/windows-threshold-go-public-within-weeks#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:22:41 +0000 IDGNS staff 431885 at http://www.itworld.com