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Fri
12
Oct
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Windows 7 Malware Threats Rising Fast: Report

According to a new report from Microsoft, Windows 7 and Windows XP users are now facing more malware threats than ever before. Meanwhile, the number of malware programs designed to infect Vista machines is decreasing. Microsoft released these ... findings in its semi-annual Security Intelligence Report, which provides a review of security threats and infections faced by users of Microsoft products during the first half of 2012. Threats to Windows 7, XP On the Increase In the report, Microsoft says the average number of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) machines infected by malware rose by 23 per ... (view more)

Thu
27
Sep
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Windows 8 Pro Downgrades to Windows 7, But Not XP

Microsoft has announced it will allow people who buy computers running its new Windows 8 Pro operating system (OS) to downgrade their PCs to Windows 7 or Windows Vista. However, the firm will not allow a downgrade to Windows XP. Downgrade rights ... allow consumers, at no charge, to dismiss a newer version of Windows in favor of an older edition. The wording is clear. "Instead of using the Windows 8 Pro software, you may use one of the following earlier versions: Windows 7 Professional or Windows Vista Business," the Windows 8 Pro licensing agreement reads. (Source: computerworld.com ) However, ... (view more)

Wed
29
Aug
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Windows 7 Discount: On Now, Time-Limited

Update 2012/11/13: Save $150 with this special, limited-time version of Windows 7 that is licensed for / can be installed on up to 3 separate PCs. Low stock warning! As expected, stock for the discounted Windows 7 Family Pack is quickly diminishing ... as we inch closer to the Holiday season, and as more unfavorable reviews of Windows 8 are being published online. More about that, plus why this special Windows 7 discount is an excellent bargain is below. First, here's what you need to know. After much research, we firmly believe Amazon is currently offering the best deal for the Windows 7 Family ... (view more)

Fri
20
Jul
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No Office 2013 for Windows XP, Vista Users

Microsoft recently touted the new features in its upcoming Office 2013 software suite, including enhanced touchscreen and cloud storage capabilities. That was the good news, but here's the bad: the new Office suite will be available only for the ... Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer offered that revelation at a press presentation in San Francisco on Monday, July 16, 2012. Left out in the cold will be users of Windows XP and Windows Vista; they won't be able to run Office 2013 at all. More Than Half of PC Users Still On XP, Vista Besides the ... (view more)

Mon
02
Jul
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Windows 8 Upgrade: XP, Vista Users to Lose Settings

According to a new report, users of Microsoft's three-year-old Windows 7 operating system (OS) are the only ones who will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 without losing files or custom settings. For users of an older Windows OS, such as Windows XP ... or Windows Vista, this news may make the upcoming debut of Windows 8 somewhat less attractive. In a report released late last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley showed off a Windows 8 upgrade guide which she says is based on information gleaned from sources within Microsoft. Full Upgrades Easy for Windows 7 Users Foley has learned that users of the home- ... (view more)

Wed
23
May
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Microsoft: Windows 8 Won't Use 'Aero' Interface

The 'Aero' interface was one of the few features of Windows Vista that people appreciated. It featured slick-looking translucent windows, and brought serious style first to Vista and later to Windows 7. Now it appears that Microsoft is dropping the ... Aero interface entirely from its newest operating system (OS), Windows 8 . Often known as 'Aero Glass,' the interface first shipped with the earliest versions of Vista some six years ago. Covering window borders and taskbars with a glassy look, Aero set the appearance of Vista and then Windows 7 apart from Microsoft's older OS, Windows XP. ... (view more)

Wed
30
Nov
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'HotKey Resolution Changer 1.4', and 'Vista Services Optimizer 2.0.288'

HotKey Resolution Changer 1.4 Do you have a multi-monitor setup? Do you hate having to change screen resolutions every time you switch displays? HotKey Resolution Changer will change all that, allowing you to switch among as many as 9 different ... resolution settings with just a key press! http://funk.eu Vista Services Optimizer 2.0.288 Vista Services Optimizer is an open source optimization utility that enables you to tweak your Windows Vista services easily, automatically, and safely, to help optimize your use of your computer's specific hardware and software. Vista Services Optimizer does not ... (view more)

Thu
10
Feb
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Microsoft Patches Virus AutoRun Exploit

Microsoft has finally put the brakes on a feature in Windows XP and Vista designed to automatically run applications (and virus infections) on a USB drive. The feature had been open to abuse by virus creators and was blamed for helping the wide ... spread of the Conficker virus, which wreaked havoc PCs back in January of 2009. Back then, it was estimated 9 million PCs were infected with Conficker, which was first discovered only 3 months prior . Automated Virus Infection as Easy as 1-2-3 The exploit involves two separate technologies: Windows AutoRun, which automatically runs a setup program as ... (view more)

Fri
12
Nov
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US Air Force Begins Migration to Windows 7

Following in the footsteps of millions of American home and business users, the United States Air Force has begun the process of migrating all of its computer systems from Windows XP and Windows Vista to the new Windows 7 operating system (OS). The ... Air Force expects its 600,000 desktop and laptop PCs will be fully upgraded by December 2011. With more than half a million PCs in need of attention, the Air Force recognizes the next year will represent an enormous challenge for its IT professionals. In a press briefing at the Pentagon this week, Air Force Chief Information Officer Lieutenant- ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011 Review

Since 2004, Infopackets.com has recommended Acronis True Image to its readers as -the- ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Windows. There are many new exciting changes to discuss with True Image 2011, but first, let's start ... with the basics. What Exactly is Acronis True Image? To put it in simple terms, Acronis True Image is a backup program on steroids. In order to explain how it's different compared to other run-of-the-mill simple backup programs, let me explain what True Image does. With simple backup programs, you can only archive your files onto another ... (view more)

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