Posts Tagged ‘Vista’

Google Wants You to Use an Up to Date Version of Chrome

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

If you’re using Chrome 53 or an earlier version, get ready to be pressured to upgrade.

Google, just like Microsoft and probably any other company on the planet that produces software, wants you to use the most recent version of their products and not older versions. The company tries to keep Google Chrome users current through various means, but most importantly updating services that will check for and download Chrome updates automatically whenever discovered. Google announced yesterday that it plans to tighten the screws just a little bit for users on older versions of Chrome.

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Google Drive – End of Support for Windows XP and Vista

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

It’s not really that surprising that Google Drive has opted to end support for these operating systems, but it is a bit surprising that both programs will still work with Google Drive, regardless of the end of support.

Google announced yesterday that its Google Drive software won’t support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 anymore starting January 1, 2017. Google Drive is the company’s official desktop program that enables Google users to manage and sync files between their devices and the Google cloud.

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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”.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for January 2016

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Another round of security patches and updates, and an end to support for older versions of IE.

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for January 2016. It is the first patch day of the year by Microsoft and also the last day Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is supported by the company. This means that Windows 8 systems won’t receive any more security updates, and that systems that are still running the operating system need to be updated to Windows 8.1 to continue receiving these important updates.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for November 2015

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Here it is mid-month again, and time for another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows patch overview for November 2015. The guide provides you with relevant information about all security and non-security patches that Microsoft released for Windows and other company products in the past 30 day period. It begins with an executive summary that lists the most important information in condensed form, followed by distribution information. The distribution sections list all versions of Windows and other Microsoft products that have received patches this month.

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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.

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End of Support for Old Internet Explorer Versions Draws Near

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

If you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7 or 8, you’ll need to start thinking about upgrading IE pretty soon …

Microsoft revealed in 2014 that it plans to end support for older versions of its Internet Explorer web browser starting January 12, 2016. The company will only support the most recent version of Internet Explorer for supported versions of the Windows operating system, Windows Server and Windows embedded systems from January 2016 on. Older versions will no longer receive technical support or security updates once the new policy goes live in January 2016

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Usage Stats Indicate Windows 10’s growth is Slowing Down (Still Good Though)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

In never ceases to amaze me to see how many folks are still using Windows XP. Imagine how frustrating this must be for Microsoft; even though they’re essentially giving their new, 2015 operating system away for free, it still has a smaller market share than an operating system that they released in 2001.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has been out for two full months and usage stats indicate that the operating system’s growth slowed down considerably in September 2015. It was not surprising that Windows 10 was off to a good start usage share wise in its first month thanks to it being offered for free to nearly all Microsoft customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions of Windows. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10’s usage share jumped to 5.21% of the cross-platform operating system market in that first month surpassing Mac OS X, Linux and Windows Vista.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for May 2015

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Here’s a concise summary of the features included in this month’s Microsoft Security Bulletins (just in case you’re interested.)

This page offers an overview of Microsoft’s May 2015 patch day. The guide provides you with information about each security bulletin that was released today as part of the the update day. It lists all security bulletins released by the company today and all non-security updates released by Microsoft since the last Patch Tuesday which happened on April 14, 2015.

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Windows Downloads for All Operating Systems

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Here’s a handy resource for all of us who still miss the Windows installation discs that used to ship with new PCs …

Most Windows PCs ship without installation disc or any other form of physical product that you can use to re-install the system. While you do get options to create recovery discs, it is not the same thing. The same is true when you purchase upgrades online from Microsoft. You don’t get a disc anymore unless you purchase it directly, and even if you do, you will notice that some versions of the operating system are not available as physical media.

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