Tag: Windows Vista

12
Jul

Warning From Microsoft – Windows 7 and Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Thanks for Sophos Naked Security for this head’s up Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 have been advised to completely disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, in response to what appears to be a serious security risk. The Windows Sidebar is a vertical bar that can appear at the side of your desktop, containing…

25
Jun

Windows 8 May Challenge Those Using It on Windows 7 Machines

Upgrading to Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is probably not an absolute necessity for those already using Windows 7. For those who decide they want to upgrade as soon as Windows 8 is offered in wide release, they should know that some Windows 7 machines may make using the new operating system challenging. Tim…

15
Jun

Microsoft Takes Proactive Approach to Computer Protection

We’ve heard a lot about what the new Windows 8 operating system has to offer like its Metro interface, super-fast operating speed and dual touchscreen keyboards – one for thumb use and one for regular typing. We’ve also heard that consumers will have to pay extra to play CDs and DVDs with Windows 8. What…

31
May

Something to Dislike About Windows 8

lot has been written about what Windows 8 has to offer, but few ever talk about what it lacks. One thing that the Windows 8 operating system will lack is CD and DVD playback capability as a standard component, according to post on Microsoft’s website. Says Microsoft, “For optical disc playback on new Windows 8…

4
May

Windows 8 Release Preview Scheduled for Early June

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Windows 8 lately, mainly because it’s shaping up to be a real contender for Apple’s iPad. Yes, the iPad 3 is already out and Windows 8 is still in its testing phase, but some who have tried it – and who know a thing or two about computers…

4
May

Should you upgrade to Windows 7

Why You Should Upgrade Windows 7 The introduction of first the developer and then the customer previews of Windows 8 have caused some people to forget all about Windows 7. We must remember that wide release of Windows 8 remains months away, and many small-business owners are just starting to upgrade their companies’ computers to…

16
Mar

Are you ready for Windows Embedded Standard 8?

Yet another Windows preview is available for folks to download. This time, it’s the Windows Embedded Standard 8 operating system, which according to Microsoft, will make it “easier for devices to extend enterprise business intelligence with improved device management, servicing and data connectivity.” It can be accessed and downloaded here. This could be welcome news for…

15
Mar

Are you ready for Microsoft SQL Server 2012?

Close on the heels of the release of the Windows 8 consumer preview comes Microsoft’s announcement of the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on Mar. 6, 2012. Those who want to test SQL Server 2012 can download a “fully functional” trial version of the software that will expire automatically after six months. Those who are already…

1
Mar

Helpful Time Saving Tips With Windows 7

Business professionals lead hectic lives, and they are always on the lookout for ways to save time and increase their productivity. If you use Windows, there are a few tips that can make life a little bit easier on you as you do your day-to-day tasks. They may not save hours, but a few minutes…

24
Feb

Helpful Free Windows 7 Utilities

The red carpet may be rolling out for Windows 8, but Windows 7 has its own merits that may have been overshadowed lately. While the computer savvy wait breathlessly in anticipation of Windows 8’s debut, others are just beginning to upgrade to Windows 7. Windows 7 utilities can be useful for the average consumer or…

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