Posts Tagged ‘Windows XP’

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.


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).


Opera is an Attractive Option for Left-Behind Chrome Users

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

If you’re a Windows XP user who’s been left high and dry by Chrome’s end of support for XP, you might want to give Opera a try.

Google announced back in 2015 that the company’s Google Chrome web browser would support Microsoft’s Windows XP operating throughout 2015 but would drop support shortly thereafter. It revealed in November 2015 that it made the decision to add Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.8 and earlier, all 32-bit versions of Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7 to the list of unsupported operating systems.


Experience Classic Windows Versions via Your Browser

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Sometimes, it’s fun to take a look back at the past, just to see how much things have changed.

While it is theoretically still possible to install past — and now unsupported — Windows operating systems on modern machines, it may be difficult to do so especially when it comes to pre-Windows 95 systems. If you just want to relive memories of the past or check out how things have changed in recent years, emulation may be an better option.


Pale Moon 25 Available Now – Introduces Major Changes

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Looking for another browser alternative? Pale Moon 25 is an interesting Firefox spin-off …

Pale Moon is a popular web browser that is probably best described as a spin-off of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It has seen a rise in popularity recently as it did not implement the new Firefox Australis design but that is not the only reason why it is popular. The author of the program has made available a 64-bit version of Pale Moon for instance for Windows while Mozilla has not been making available 64-bit versions of Firefox Stable for Windows (This will change in the coming months though).


The Windows 8.1 Update is Mandatory for all Windows 8.1 Users … and Here’s Why

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Windows users take note; there’s no way around the 8.1 update …

Today’s Patch Tuesday is special because of a couple of reasons. First, it is the last patch public patch day for most Windows XP systems. I do not think there is need to panic just yet, but you may want to consider upgrading the operating system eventually. Second, Windows 8.1 Update will be released today. Microsoft revealed the update officially some time ago, and we have reviewed what is new last month as well.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2014 Overview

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Another month, and another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system. On this month’s patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Silverlight. Two of the bulletins have received an aggregate severity rating of critical, which means that at least one Microsoft product is affected this way. Other products may be affected in the same way, not as critical, or not at all.


Should you Upgrade Windows XP Now, or Wait for Windows 9?

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here’s some advice regarding a decision that about one third of all PC users will soon have to make …

Windows XP users need to make a decision next month. When Microsoft ends extended support for the operating system, millions of PC systems running XP will not receive any security updates anymore from the company. While that may not be a problem depending on how the computer is used, for instance only locally, or as a better typewriter, it can be an issue if it is connected to the Internet.


Free Windows 8 Upgrades? Microsoft gets it Wrong Again

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The more Microsoft tries to fix Windows 8, the more it feels like Vista all over again.

The rumor mill on the Internet has been buzzing lately again. Sites like The Verge or ZDNet report that Microsoft is considering giving away a special version of Windows 8 for free or at a low cost to increase the operating system’s user base. According to those reports, the version would come with Bing integrated more tightly into the operating system, likely to make some of that money back from search.


Microsoft will Inform XP Users about End of Support with a Popup

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

About one third of Windows-based PCs are still running XP … it will be interesting to see how many of those users upgrade to Windows 8, now that support for XP has ended.

If you are interested in technology you know that Windows XP support will end in April. To be precise, the extended support for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 ends on April 8th, 2014. If you are not interested in tech, you may not have heard about it at all. When I worked in tech support for a large German financial company, one of the things that was quite difficult to find out was which operating system a customer was using.