Posts Tagged ‘support’

Windows 7 – Microsoft Waves an Early Goodbye

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

It looks like Windows 7 is on it’s way out …

Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is still the world’s most widely used OS, but that does not stop Microsoft from waving an early goodbye to the operating system. The company informed customers on the German Microsoft press site that support for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020: about three years from today.


Dropbox Announces End of Windows XP Support

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Plucky Windows XP managed to hang on to a substantial market share for years after it was supposed to be obsolete. But now that market share has eroded to about seven to eight percent and support for XP is being gradually dropped by company after company.

Dropbox announced today on the official Help Center website that it plans to end support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system in the coming months. Extended support for the Windows XP ended more than two years ago on April 8, 2014 which means that feature, fix or security updates are no longer released for devices running the system (There is a way to still get updates for XP, but it requires Registry changes).


This Computer will Soon Stop Receiving Google Chrome Updates

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

This month, Google will stop supporting Chrome on XP and Vista machines. Fortunately though, XP and Vista users do have a couple of options to solve this problem.

If you are running Chrome on a Windows XP or Vista machine, you will have received a notification by now on the browser’s new tab page that informs you that support for that browser will end soon. The message reads “This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows vista will no longer be supported”.


Chrome Support for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS 10.8 Ends April 2016

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on XP’s still robust share of the operating system market.

Google announced yesterday on the official Google Chrome blog that it will end support for various operating system in April 2016. While it comes to no surprise that Windows XP is mentioned by the company, the fact that it will end support for Windows Vista at the same time is.


What’s going to happen to Windows 7 and 8 when Windows 10 Comes Out?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

So far, Microsoft is saying that they’ll support Windows 7 for another five years, so I’ll probably stick with 7 for the time being (or at least until my present PC dies.)

Microsoft’s newest version of Windows for desktop PCs and tablets is going to be released on July 29, 2015. The company is working on Windows 10 as we speak and has yet to pick a suitable RTM candidate so that the system can go in production and be made available to partners, hardware manufacturers and eventually end users. It is clear that Microsoft is betting big on Windows 10, considering that it is offering free upgrades to Windows 7 and Windows 8 system owners, and also offering free licenses for Windows Insider users who stay on the beta channel after release.


No Big Deal: Google Supporting Windows XP Longer than Microsoft Does

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

It never ceases to amaze me to see how many folks out there are still using XP … even now, seven years after XP’s demise.

We all know that the days of Windows XP are numbered, and that Microsoft will officially stop support for the operating system in the beginning of 2014 (April 8 to be precise).  What this means is that by then, no support patches will be released anymore by the company. That does not make Windows XP a dead system the day after end of support, but it may very well make it a very vulnerable system due to unpatched security vulnerabilities.


With Windows XP Support Ending in One Year, What are the Options?

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The most interesting part of this article, is the chart that shows how many people are still using Windows XP; XP has a bigger market share than Windows 8!!

So, the support deadline of Windows XP will not be prolonged and end on April 8, 2014. The change is affecting many computer users, with companies collecting statistics about operating system use seeing the operating system’s use as high as 38%. While the count will certainly go down, a trend that started with the introduction of the Windows 7 operating system, it is fair to assume that there will be millions of users still using Windows XP when the deadline arrives.


Track Microsoft Support Requests with Fix It Center Pro

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Here’s an app that might come in handy for those who rely on Microsoft for PC support.

Microsoft Fix It Center Pro is a web application for Windows Live users that is aiding users in the identification and troubleshooting of PC issues. Windows users should not confuse the service with Fix It Center Online, which is in fact a desktop application for Windows that can analyze and repair computer issues.


Windows XP Now Has Less than 800 Days of Support Left

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I know a lot of people who are still using XP; it looks like they’ve now got a little less than three years to move on to another operating system …

It seems like just a short while ago that I was writing about how Windows XP had just 1,000 days of support left but now that number is down to under 800!  Microsoft reminded us of this on the weekend with a blog post encouraging companies to migrate to Windows 7 as soon as possible saying “It takes 18-24 months to plan for and deploy a new operating system.”


Firefox 3.6 Support to End on April 24, 2012

Friday, January 6th, 2012

This could be good news or it could be bad news … I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how Firefox 10 shapes up.

We all knew that the day would come eventually when Mozilla would pull the plug on Firefox 3.6. According to new information posted on the Firefox Extended Support page, that day will be April 24, 2012. This is directly connected to the announcement that Firefox 10 will be the company’s first Extended Support Release (ESR).