Windows XP

  • Netbook Vendor Shakeup Coming?

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    We cheered netbooks when they appeared two years ago, and many vendors jumped into that market. But is Two Years On, Netbooks on Verge of a Big Shake-Up really true? I'm afraid it may be, and we can only blame the vendors themselves for poorly managing their newly created market segment.

  • Chinese company shows Windows XP phone

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 12:26 pm

    A Chinese company showed what it calls the world's first mobile phone to run Windows XP at the Computex exhibition in Taipei on Friday.
  • Cybercriminals refine data-sniffing software for ATM fraud

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 11:00 am

    Cybercriminals are improving a malicious software program that can be installed on ATMs running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system that records sensitive card details, according to security vendor Trustwave.
  • Virtual XP Mode could cause support woes

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:22 pm

    A new Microsoft add-on for Windows 7 that will let some users run Windows XP applications in a virtual machine could create support nightmares for IT managers.
  • Windows 7's 'XP mode' may not work on many PCs

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 11:49 am

    Microsoft Corp. touts that Windows 7 is nimble enough to run on underpowered netbooks. But it also admits that its enticing new XP Mode may not work on netbooks, or many other computers of recent vintage.
  • Microsoft doctors AutoRun in Windows 7 to stymie Conficker

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 9:49 am

    Microsoft will unveil changes in next week's public Windows 7 Release Candidate that are designed to stymie the Conficker worm. But the company has not set a timeline for updating Windows XP and Vista.
  • Windows XP will still be available after Windows 7 release

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Microsoft plans to continue offering Windows XP on netbooks after the release of its next-generation operating system, Windows 7.
  • Windows 7's XP Mode is CYA at its best

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 11:48 pm

    Microsoft has been lambasted in the media for Windows Vista and is doing everything possible to make sure that Windows 7 doesn't meet a similar fate. With application compatibility remaining an area of weakness for Vista, Microsoft has taken the step of announcing their development of a virtual XP Mode that will run in Windows 7 and host Windows XP-compatible software. While XP Mode presents some challenges for IT staff, it also present a terrific opportunity for Microsoft.
  • Windows 7's virtual 'XP mode' could mean support nightmares

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 8:33 pm

    Microsoft Corp.'s decision to give some Windows 7 users a tool to run Windows XP applications in a virtual machine may have been necessary to convince people to upgrade, but it could create support nightmares, analysts said today.
  • Windows 7 gets virtual 'XP mode'

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 11:30 am

    Microsoft Corp. will unveil an add-on to Windows 7 that lets users run applications designed for Windows XP in a virtual machine, the company confirmed Friday -- the first time Microsoft has relied on virtualization to provide backward compatibility.
  • Five Windows 7 Features IT Must Prep For Now

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 10:53 am

    A recent Forrester report reiterates previous warnings about the perils of skipping Vista, but it is one of the first reports to highlight specific features within Windows 7. Here are the top five Windows 7 features that Forrester says IT managers need to understand now.
  • Netbooks hammer Windows revenues for second straight quarter

    Posted April 24, 2009 - 10:58 am

    Netbooks, the small, cheap laptops that are gaining popularity, hurt Microsoft Corp.'s Windows revenues for the second quarter in a row, company executives said Thursday.
  • Mozilla ponders dropping Firefox support for Win2K, early XP

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 5:06 pm

    Mozilla is considering dropping support for Windows 2000 and the earliest versions of XP when it ships the follow-up to Firefox 3.5 in 2010, online discussions show.
  • IT pros prefer old XP over new Windows 7, survey says

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 11:12 am

    IT administrators are more willing to stay with the devil they know, Windows XP, than risk the devil they don't, even if the latter is the highly-touted Windows 7, a research company says.
  • Windows XP reduced-support phase begins Tuesday

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    As planned, Microsoft Corp. will drop Windows XP out of what it calls "mainstream support" Tuesday, the company confirmed Monday.
  • Microsoft opens virtual desktop options

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 2:17 pm

    Changes Microsoft has made to its desktop virtualization licensing give enterprises more options, a Forrester analyst said in a recent report.
  • Report: Microsoft relaxes Windows downgrade rules

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 1:23 pm

    Microsoft Corp. has relaxed its "downgrade" rules and will let computer makers continue to sell PCs preinstalled with the aged Windows XP for as long as six months after it launches Windows 7, according to a report published Wednesday.
  • Windows XP support ends next week; Windows 7 to allow downgrade to Windows XP; what?

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 8:15 pm

    Mainstream support for Windows XP ends next week. At the same time, Microsoft has announced that it will provide downgrade rights from Windows 7 to both Windows XP and Windows Vista. So you get to choose between sticking with Windows 7, running the lambasted Windows Vista, or downgrading to an unsupported OS. Read on.
  • Leaked HP memo details XP reprieve until 2010, report says

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    Microsoft acknowledged Monday that it has "broadened the options" for PC makers to continue offering the eight-year-old Windows XP as a downgrade from Vista, and potentially from the upcoming Windows 7.
  • Report: XP downgraders to receive free Windows 7 upgrades

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    Microsoft will provide free or discounted Windows 7 upgrades not only to users who buy Vista PCs between June 2009 and January 2010, but also to people who buy a system that's been factory-downgraded to Windows XP, according to a report on the Web
  • Analyst: Will Microsoft let Windows 7 users downgrade to XP

    Posted February 12, 2009 - 5:57 pm

    Downgrade rights for Windows 7 will be "hugely important," an analyst said Thursday, but he's not optimistic that Microsoft Corp. will let users continue to install Windows XP on new machines.
  • Give Vista a Windows 7 Makeover

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Don't feel like waiting until the end of 2009 to make the move to Windows 7? Luckily for you, developers have already started cranking out copycat tweaks for Windows Vista (and, in some cases, XP) so you can trick out your current version of Windows to look and act much like Windows 7.
  • Microsoft to offer XP-to-Windows 7 upgrades

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 6:20 pm

    Microsoft Tuesday confirmed that it will sell what it calls "upgrades" for Windows 7 to users running the aged Windows XP operating system. Those users, however will have to do a "clean" installation of Windows 7, meaning that all data on the machine will be lost.
  • Microsoft to shove XP toward retirement

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    In 10 weeks, Microsoft will begin to retire Windows XP by shifting the seven-year-old OS into a more limited support plan.
  • Windows XP Upgrades: Why You Must Start Planning Now

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:46 am

    An XP-to-Vista migration may not be in the cards for everybody, but at this point, the jump to Windows 7 is inevitable for XP users.
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