Items tagged with Windows-XP

The PC market has been decidedly down as of late, as tablets in particular have taken a big chunk of the market share. Thus, many have been bemoaning the death of the PC while others (most of us at HH included) have been more optimistic about the future of the PC. Gartner has given reason for the latter view in a new report. Projecting that computing devices overall (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles, and phones) should see a 4.2% increase in 2014, Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal added, "2014 will be marked by a relative revival of the global PC market.” Lenovo M58e Desktop Granted, what... Read more...
Although Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP, many people haven’t bothered to update from the legendary and now terribly aged operating system (you guys, seriously, just do it already). However, in what is the most perfect XP-related real-life joke ever, someone discovered that there’s a hacky workaround that lets you continue to receive security updates through April 2019. “The workaround makes use of updates for Windows Embedded Industry (formerly known as Windows Embedded POSReady),” wrote Wayne Williams of Betanews. “This is based on Windows XP Service... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying to get users to move on from its iconic and hugely popular Windows XP operating system for a long time, and after years--years!--of warnings, the company finally ceased official support for the OS last month. That means, as we’ve said before, that Windows XP gets no tech support and no security patches, which leaves those systems woefully unprotected. So everyone took the hint and finally upgraded to one of the three major operating system generations Microsoft has rolled out since XP was born, right? Nope. Source: NetMarketShare If you look at NetMarketShare’s... Read more...
For an agency that’s quite stern about deadlines (reminder, by the way: tax day is on Tuesday), the IRS missed a big one. Perhaps you saw this one coming a mile away, but the IRS has failed to migrate all of its systems from Windows XP to Windows 7. (So we’re officially skipping Vista then, right? Right.) Because Microsoft ceased support for XP a few days ago, that could leave the agency’s systems vulnerable, so the IRS has reportedly asked Microsoft to continue special support until it can finish upgrading all of its machines. ComputerWorld reported that the IRS has has about... Read more...
You have to give Microsoft credit for having a sense of humor. Now that the company has ceased support for its venerable but aged Windows XP, users need to upgrade or become (even more) vulnerable. As a nod to those who no doubt will hang on to that old OS come hell or high water, Microsoft created a humorous game called “Escape From XP”. “In the long, long ago, Windows XP rose like a Phoenix from the ashes of Windows 2000,” reads the introduction to the game. “With their community thrown into turmoil, most developers fled ages ago...one still remains. One man. One... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying really, really hard to kill off Windows XP, an operating system that was amazing in its day but has now been supplanted by three full generations of Windows OSes, and the company has been warning users for a good long while now that it will no longer support Windows XP after April 8th of this year. However, Microsoft continues to try and be a good sport about the cessation of XP support. The company announced that it will extend updates to its antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP all the way through July 14th, 2015. That means Microsoft Security Essentials... Read more...
AMD has a new beta graphics driver available--the AMD Catalyst 13.6 Beta2 Driver--which features the typical sort of feature list that you’d expect from a driver release, with a notable exception: there’s no support for Windows XP. In the “system requirements” area, AMD lists Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit versions), Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit versions with SP1 or higher), and Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit versions with SP2 or higher). That’s not surprising. Windows XP is a venerable operating system, to be sure, but it’s long overdue for mothballs. Microsoft will... Read more...
Well now, here’s an angle we hadn’t heard before: Enrique Lore, senior vice president and general manager of HP's business PC unit, told reporters that he believes Windows 8 adoption will ramp up when Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP in April. The logic is that commercial deployments in particular will send Windows 8 sales soaring. As companies are forced to phase out their legacy systems running Windows XP and replace their fleets of computers, they’ll naturally upgrade to systems running the most recent Windows OS, which is currently Windows 8. According to TechDay, Lore... Read more...