Below you will find the latest articles about Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 9. In addition an occasional Random Thought and Quick Takes.
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Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 9
July 10th, 2014
The latest news + building your own computer and things that could stop you cold.
Windows XP: Although Microsoft discontinued support for XP on April 8th, 2014 you may still want to upgrade to a faster system.
Windows Vista: The latest motherboards and processors do not support Vista
Windows 7: Windows 7 has another problem. Want to purchase a version of Windows 7 (Upgrade or Full retail), all I can say is good luck on finding a copy.
Windows 8, 8.1: Never really did warm the hearts of traditional Desktop / Laptop users. Market share about 12.5% as of July of 2014 and as breaking news has it Windows 9 may be available as early as October of 2014.
Windows 9: As rumor has it Windows 9 may be available as early as the fall of 2014. An RTM version may be available sooner for MSDN subscribers and possibly on TechNet before it closes its doors.
Announcing the new Wiki Korner Updated June 26th, 2014
This is your jumping off point to a number of great Wiki articles available on Microsoft's "Community Forums". Click here to find a brief description of various Wiki articles and a link to the complete Wiki.
Firefox - A fox with its tail on fire -----> May15th, 2014
May 1st (Good news for XP Users) Microsoft to include fix to Internet Explorer for Windows XP users even though support for XP officially ended on April 8th of 2014.
Released March 5th, 2014, Revised March 9th, 2014: Added end of support reference and faqs.
A notification about the end of Windows XP support
Windows XP Market Share
December 10th, 2013
Windows XP still has more than 30% of the PC market. If I were a manufacture of any type of consumer goods and realized that one of my products more than 10 year after its introduction still had that kind of consumer loyalty I’d be tickled pink and want to take advantage of this by introducing a new and improved version ----->
Windows 8.1 Update 1 - Released -----> April 10th, The Windows 8.1 Update 1 is still available to consumers who use Windows Update and not WSUS which is for corporate customers.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 - Released April 8th, 2014 - Revised 2:40PM US EDT
Update 1 is now available (KB2919355) when you run Windows Update, also the usual security updates and Office updates are listed.
The list of what updates are installed and in what order is now included in this article.
As previously mentioned, on April 2nd 2014, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 to MSDN/TechNet subscribers. The general public Windows 8.1 users will get the Update (KB2919355) on April 8th via Windows Update and not the Microsoft Store as was the case in the past. Also at its Build 2014 conference, Microsoft has revealed that a future update to Windows 8.1 will resurrect the Start menu.
How to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 for free----->
Released: October 17th, 2013
Revised: October 29th, 2013 and November 5th (Windows Update issue resolution), November 9th (Mouse lag or stutter, see step #9 below) and March 27th, 2014 (Why can't I find the update in the Store?).
Windows 8.2 - Codename Threshold
December 26th, 2013
There are a lot of rumors and speculation on what changes will be made in Windows 8.2 ----->
Fixed: Mouse pointer stutters or freezes when you play certain games in Windows 8.1
November 9th, 2013
When you play certain desktop games in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, the mouse pointer may freeze or stutter. Here is the patch to fix the mouse's tail ----->
Windows 8.1 RTM Reviews
September 18th, 2013
Most reviews vary between 2 and 4 stars as it would appear that each reviewer has a gripe or two.