Four big benefits of Windows 7 and four problems

Is your IT organization ready for Windows 7? You're running out of time. Microsoft will ship the new version of Windows on Oct. 22 . You should at least know what Windows 7

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Michael Gartenberg

HyperBoot promises to halve Windows boot-up time

Diskeeper Corp. says its new HyperBoot app can cut the start-up time on Windows by more than half. Best known for its disk defragmentation software, Diskeeper has licensed HyperBoot to Taiwanese PC maker

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Eric Lai

Why Windows 7 is the upgrade you’ve been waiting for

What if a new version of Windows didn't try to dazzle you? What if, instead, it tried to disappear except when you needed it? Such an operating system would dispense with glitzy effects

Published on: October 2nd, 2009 Harry McCracken

Upgrade to Windows 7! You’ll be glad you did

After recently writing about the 'joys' of upgrading from XP to Windows 7, I was mildly surprised to hear from Vista users who wanted to know if they should upgrade to Windows 7.

Published on: September 24th, 2009 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Fabulous fixes for pesky Windows problems

Show of hands if this has happened to you: You step away from the computer for a little while, and when you come back, all your windows and work are gone. Why? Because

Published on: September 17th, 2009 Rick Broida

Five good excuses so you can keep using Windows XP

Microsoft created a problem for itself with Vista, prompting many users to stick with Windows XP. People have been using XP for seven years now, and regardless of how good Windows 7 might

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Unpatched Vista, Windows 7 bugs could be used to hijack PCs

Microsoft late Tuesday confirmed that a bug in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and the release candidates of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, could be used to hijack PCs.The vulnerability in

Published on: September 11th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Top 5 Windows 7 features to save time and boost productivity

Since the introduction of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) there's been no shortage of praise for Microsoft's newest operating system – soon to replace the much maligned Vista OS. This positive reception notwithstanding,

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Retrieve Lost Documents in Windows Vista

But wait! Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions include a feature called Shadow Copy that lets you browse backward in time, recovering a specific version of your file, not just the most

Published on: August 11th, 2009 Zack Stern

What Will Vista’s Legacy Be?

You'll remember its fabulous attributes, not its flaws. (Yes, Vista's terrible driver support and not-so-nimble performance will be banished from your mind.)Wait, don't start flaming me on this: That's the opinion of a

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Build your own Windows 7 power PC from scratch without breaking the bank

Microsoft is set to release its newest operating system, Windows 7, on October 22. "Oh no," you might be groaning, "not another Windows upgrade!" Those of us who have been through one or

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Frank J. Ohlhorst

Most IT admins holdout on Windows 7 upgrade

Microsoft announced today that businesses can get Windows 7 a month and a half before the general release date of Oct. 22, but a new survey suggests that many of them may not

Published on: July 15th, 2009 Shane O'Neill and Randall C. Kennedy

Windows 7 price tag as low as $100

Microsoft could drop the price of Windows 7 to around $100 when it announces retail prices later this month, according to calculations based on an earlier Vista cost-cutting move.Although Microsoft is not expected

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Samsung SP-P400B projects a wonderful image

From the looks of it – not to mention its size, dimensions and weight – the Samsung SP-P400B LED projector is just what the doctor ordered if your job requires you to do

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes