windows xp

Wed
12
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Latest Patch Tuesday Underscores Windows XP Demise

Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday release fixes several security vulnerabilities currently marked "critical" -- the firm's highest security rating. Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes are always rolled out starting the second Tuesday of each month, but ... sometimes take longer to reach consumers depending on Internet availability. This month's Patch Tuesday includes five security updates, two of which have been marked critical. One of those critical fixes addresses a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, Microsoft's web browser. This month's updates are particularly ... (view more)

Wed
11
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Issues Five 'Critical' Security Fixes

Microsoft has issued eleven security bulletins as part of its final Patch Tuesday of 2013. One of those bulletins addresses a zero-day flaw found in Windows XP, while another fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in the firm's web browser, ... Internet Explorer. In total, Microsoft's December Patch Tuesday includes five patches rated "critical", Microsoft's most alarming security classification. Windows XP TIFF Vulnerability Finally Addressed The first critical fix, MS13-096, addresses a TIFF image file vulnerability exploited via Word, Microsoft's word processing application. The good news ... (view more)

Tue
22
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Updating Chrome For Windows XP Until 2015

Google says it will continue offering security fixes for people running the Chrome browser on Windows XP until April 2015. That's a year after Microsoft's termination date for the aging operating system (OS). For its part, Microsoft has warned users ... not to rely on the Chrome protection and says that even with Google's efforts, users of Windows XP will still face a serious risk of malicious software infection. After launching Windows XP in 2001, Microsoft stopped selling the operating system in 2008. The firm no longer offers Windows XP users technical support, but it has continued to offer ... (view more)

Mon
21
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Businesses Fleeing XP to Windows 7, Not Windows 8

With Microsoft terminating security support for the Windows XP operating system (OS) next April, many businesses are finally starting to move away from the aging OS. But reports show enterprise users aren't upgrading to Windows 8.1; instead, they're ... shifting to the older Windows 7. If you haven't heard, Microsoft is finally terminating support for Windows XP in April 2014. That means most home and business users won't be able to download any security patches to keep the OS from being attacked by hackers (though there are some exceptions to the rule ). That is finally forcing many reluctant ... (view more)

Wed
04
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Extends Support for Some Windows XP Users

A new report reveals that Microsoft won't kill support for all Windows XP users. However, continuing to receive crucial security updates for the aging operating system won't be cheap. Microsoft has repeatedly insisted that users of Windows XP move ... away from the decade-old operating system (OS) by April 2014, when support for the OS officially ends. For most users, that means Microsoft will no longer make or distribute security patches designed to keep the OS safe from hackers. 'Custom Support' Extends XP's Life -- For a Price But not everyone is being cut off in April 2014. According to a new ... (view more)

Wed
17
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Facing Windows XP Migration Crisis

Microsoft recently announced a 15 per cent price cut on Windows 8 for businesses looking to move away from Windows XP. However, experts are now saying that Microsoft faces a tough task in trying to move everyone off the aging operating system (OS). ... Microsoft's "extended support" window for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. That gives the firm almost a year to shift between 30 and 40 per cent of all computer users away from the OS. (Source: pcpro.co.uk ) Large Firms Slow to Spend Cash But Betty Junod, director of desktop product marketing at US-based VMware, says that will be a near-impossible ... (view more)

Wed
10
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft: Big Discount for XP to Windows 8 Upgrade

Microsoft is now warning Windows XP users that it will only support the aging operating system (OS) for one more year. Beyond that point, anyone still using it will be at risk. To get people off the old OS, Microsoft is offering a 15 per cent price ... reduction for businesses upgrading to Windows 8. April 8, 2014, will mark the end of extended support for people running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), the last of the major updates to the system. Those who didn't apply the service packs are already out of the support window, though there's no charge to download these updates. Extended ... (view more)

Tue
25
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Run Old, Incompatible Programs in Windows 7

Here's a great question from an Infopackets subscriber who has written to us before: "Dear Infopackets Team: I've recently upgraded my computer from Windows Vista to Windows 7. While most of the software I have for Vista works well on Win 7, some of ... my Windows XP applications don't. For example, the auto-installer for Quicken 2000 doesn't work on Windows 7 64-bit. I heard that Windows has a compatibility feature that will allow me to run Windows XP programs on Windows 7. Can you please explain what this feature is and how to use it? Thanks for your helpful information, Jennie B." My ... (view more)

Tue
27
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows XP Support Ending Soon

There are just 500 days left until Microsoft officially terminates all support for the incredibly popular Windows XP operating system (OS). When it happens, the event will mark a major transition for the software giant, and could present big ... problems for the half billion computers still running the aging OS. Once these 500 days come to an end, Windows XP will no longer be updated or have any security vulnerabilities patched by the Microsoft development team. Over time, that will tend to make the operating system highly vulnerable to hacker attack. You can think of this 'end to upgrades' much ... (view more)

Fri
20
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

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)

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