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April 01, 2014
There are many reasons why the Windows XP lifespan lasted longer than those of most operating systems. Our columnist looks at three major reasons.
March 07, 2014
The OS still has some hardcore supporters, but Windows XP migration tools can help pave the way for users to access legacy Web-based data and apps.
March 04, 2014
Microsoft launched a standalone Windows Enterprise upgrade SKU, but is it a true value or simply a way to lure IT pros to Windows 8?
February 27, 2014
Microsoft added more keyboard and mouse usability features for non-touch Windows 8 devices and enhanced compatibility for legacy IE 8 enterprise apps.
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Find out about a quick, free alternative to the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool -- the open source Reliable USB Formatting Utility. Continue Reading
Several small but significant changes in the Windows 8.1 user interface may placate those who were annoyed by Windows 8's limitations. Continue Reading
Despite the end of Microsoft's Windows XP support, many IT shops are sticking with the OS, and there are third-party options for security support. Continue Reading
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The end of Microsoft's support for XP raises a lot of questions, so it's important to know your options and how to proceed. Continue Reading
There are many free tools in the Windows Sysinternals suite, but some might help admins more than others for viewing data and managing desktops. Continue Reading
Although the open source Songbird music player was discontinued, there are Windows 8 open source alternatives, such as Nightingale. Continue Reading
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Microsoft provides a few ways to check Windows 8.1 app compatibility, because legacy and Windows Store apps can have Windows 8 compatibility problems. Continue Reading
Whether you're disposing of a Windows computer or reimaging it, here's how to uninstall OS traces. Continue Reading
A network mapping problem in the Windows registry has almost as many solutions as causes. Start here when checking Windows File Explorer. Continue Reading