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  • Windows Thin PC nears final release

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    Microsoft offers a stripped-down version of Windows 7 for thin clients.
  • Windows 7 helps Microsoft boost OS share to 78.6%

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    Microsoft grew its formidable operating system revenue share despite a strong year from Linux and Mac.
  • Windows 7 share decline could mean security headaches

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 8:00 am

    A PCWorld story suggests that Windows 7 global PC market share is shrinking. If correct, what exactly is shipping on the PCs without Windows 7? Could it be a Linux win? Or a security loss?
  • Microsoft sold 350 million Windows 7 licenses

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Microsoft on Friday announced that it has sold over 350 million licenses of Windows 7 in the past 18 months. The milestone points to a momentum in the adoption of Windows 7, but Microsoft didn't break down the numbers into how many copies shipped with new PCs or are upgrades.
  • Dell readies 10-Inch tablets to fend off iPad

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Dell is betting on Android and Windows 7 tablets to counter the surge in popularity of the Apple iPad.
  • Windows 7 expands lead over Vista, still dwarfed by Windows XP

    Posted April 22, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    Windows 7 is selling fast, but Windows XP still commands half the desktop market.
  • Six Windows 7 nightmares (and how to fix them)

    Posted April 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

    You sit up suddenly in a cold sweat, and scream. But you're in bed, and it was just a bad dream. Sighing with relief, you get up, get dressed, go to work, and turn on your PC.
  • Windows 7 share tops XP for first time in U.S.

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Windows 7 has passed the 10-year-old Windows XP in U.S. usage share, according to data from an Irish Web analytics company.
  • Asus sticking with Windows 7 tablets

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    Asus will continue to build Window 7 tablets, calling Microsoft's OS a worthy competitor to the Apple iPad and the army of Android tablets on the market.
  • How to troubleshoot display problems in Windows 7

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 10:59 am

    When I turn on my Windows 7 64bit computer, the monitor’s display often shifts about an inch to the left, leaving a gap down the righthand side. The manufacturer suggested downloading and installing the latest drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 4600 graphicscard, but this hasn’t fixed the problem. The only solution appears to be to keep restarting the machine until the problem disappears. Can you help me find a permanent workaround?
  • Video

    Cool Kinect hack: Controlling Windows 7 [video]

    Posted March 8, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    When Microsoft first announced a controller-less interface for their Xbox gaming system, the first thought that crossed everyone's mind was: porn games. Second thought: Minority Report. Enter Evoluce AG.
  • Burn DVDs in Windows DVD Maker

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 11:55 am

    Don't let your digital memories languish on a PC's hard drive or camera's memory card. We show you how to burn them to disc with a tool built into Windows 7.
  • Savvy Windows tips: Screenshots, quick launch, printer names

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    I just keep running across more cool Windows tips. Rather than limit myself to last week's collection (read "Quick Tips for Microsoft Word, Cool Windows Tools" if you missed it), I've decided to just keep going. So read on for more tips that'll make you a savvy Windows user.
  • Windows 7 security: 5 simple ways to stay safer

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Are you taking advantage of all the built-in security protection in Windows 7? Here's a quick guide to strengthening your PC's security.
  • Windows 7 tablets: Now or never

    Posted February 11, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    As I watch the Tablet Revolution, 2011 Edition unfold, I'm struck by the similarities to the first go-round of tablets a decade ago. As before, PC manufacturers are largely focusing on vertical markets in enterprise applications for Windows-based tablets. But this time, in doing so, the industry may be missing the point of why Windows tablets may be desirable outside the business realm.
  • Capture screenshots in a flash with Snipping Tool

    Posted February 11, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    Want to save an image of what's on your computer screen? That's called a screenshot, and savvy users know that one tap of the Prt Scr key will copy the entire screen to the clipboard, where you can then paste it into the image editor of choice. (Even savvier users press Alt-Prt Scr to capture just the active window.)
  • Pin Windows' Character Map to the Quick Launch toolbar

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Reader Mark is a frequent user of Windows' Character Map utility, which is helpful for finding and copying to the clipboard various special characters. He wants to know how he can pin it to the Quick Launch toolbar for fast and easy access.
  • Virtualization takes center stage in Windows service packs

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    As the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ship Feb. 22, they will bring better virtualization capabilities to the operating systems.
  • Windows 7 update breaks VMware View

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    This week's Win7 patch broke many users' VMware View virtual desktop connections to their work accounts. The workaround is to uninstall. Unimpressive.
  • Microsoft sets Feb. 22 as Windows 7 SP1 public launch

    Posted February 9, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Microsoft today said it will release Windows 7 SP1 to the general public on Feb. 22 via the Windows Update Service.
  • Speed up Windows by stripping it down

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 2:40 pm

    Windows can do all sorts of amazing things, some of which you might actually want it to do. Unfortunately, the things you don't want it to do can slow it down. By turning off unnecessary programs, processes, and services, you can unburden Windows and help it live up to its full potential.
  • Top 10 free Windows 7 desktop themes

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 3:36 pm

    You can decorate your desktop with beautiful high-def images of tropical fish, exotic landscapes, and adorable pets--or just make your PC look like a Commodore 64.
  • Upgrade your business network with Windows 7 Pro features

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Though Microsoft doesn't make a big deal of Windows 7's many networking improvements and new features, they offer a fine reason to upgrade from XP. There used to be many reasons to skip migrating to Windows 7; but as the operating system matures and XP ages, Windows 7 is becoming a worthwhile update.
  • Microsoft Office 2010 upgrades: Four pitfalls to avoid

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    From training worries to compatibility woes, fears of business disruption can spread when IT announces a Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade. Here's how IT can steer clear of four big upgrade mistakes.
  • Fujitsu shows Windows 7-based tablet

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 10:37 pm

    Fujitsu demoed its next-generation tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show. It came as no surprise, as the company has long been a player in highly mobile and slate-style products--especially ones aimed at corporate and vertical markets in previous pushes towards a tablet PC.
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