Windows XP exit debate – sigh of relief or tears of regret?

The forced retirement of Microsoft's Windows XP is set – with some exceptions – for today. To quell XP separation anxiety and the rancor of seething Vista haters, Microsoft has agreed to offer Windows

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Windows Search 4.0 morphs from monster to mild-mannered IT citizen

It's the feature everyone loves to hate. Windows Search, the busy little background service that chews up your CPU cycles and thrashes your hard disk, is alternately revered and reviled, yet it rarely

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

Six surefire fixes to Vista and XP hassles

Had enough of Windows' shenanigans? I'll show you how to print elegant folder lists, dispatch Balloon Tips and annoying icon wizards, and copy files that won't copy. Plus, I debunk a performance hoax

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Steve Bass

Loopholes that let you get Windows XP after June 30

Windows XP is dead ... long live Windows XP. You may have heard that as of June 30, you're no longer able to buy the operating system or obtain support for it. But

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Microsoft warns users against using Apple Safari browser

In an unusual move, Microsoft Corp. last Friday warned Windows users to swear off Apple Inc. 's Safari Web browser until a patch is available that plugs holes that could let attackers to

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Here’s why developers are avoiding Vista

Windows developers are confirming the results of a surveyreleased last Thursday that found fewer than 1 in 12 programmers currently writing applications targeting Windows Vista. "None of our customers are saying, 'G******it, we

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Eric Lai

How to correctly install Windows XP SP3

Still on Windows XP? Me too. So we'll both want to be sure to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), which should be available from Microsoft by the time you read this.

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Stuart J. Johnston

Windows XP SP3 devastates some PCs with endless reboots

Installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 sends some PCs into an endless series of reboots, according to posts to a Microsoft support forum. Jesper Johansson, a former program manager for security policy at

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Six emergency boot CDs that can save your PC – most of them free

Way back in the 20th century, Windows prepared you for the day your PC wouldn't boot. It came with a program that formatted a bootable floppy disk, complete with diagnostic and repair utilities.

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Lincoln Spector

SP3 is out – consider upgrade to Vista, says analyst

With Microsoft releasing the final planned service pack for Windows XP it might be time for IT managers to once again consider making the inevitable migration to Windows Vista, says an analyst.Microsoft's week-long

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Everything you need to know before upgrading to Windows XP SP3

After a week-long delay to take care of a last-minute compatibility bug, Microsoft Tuesday gave the green light to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). The service pack, undoubtedly the last for the

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Four steps to a successful Windows Vista migration

What Microsoft's Windows Vista has lacked in rates of universal corporate adoption to date, the operating system has certainly made up for in widespread notoriety and critical press coverage. Everyone, it seems, has

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Ten terrific things you can do with your PC – Part 3

Read Part 1 of this article.Read part 2 of this article.Quickly Organize Your Books and MusicBibliophiles need not be hostile towards a computer. You can organize your beloved tomes using a computer and

Published on: May 1st, 2008 PC World India Staff

Windows XP SP3 release postponed

Microsoft on Tuesday postponed the expected release of Windows XP Service Pack 3(SP3) after it found a compatibility bug between the operating system and retail management software it sells. Last week, Microsoft said

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Gregg Keizer