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Steam Will No Longer Support Windows XP, Vista In 2019
Considering that Windows 10 is the latest operating system by Microsoft, it’s not surprising that more and more software is stopping support for older Windows builds. For those who are still on Windows XP or Windows Vista, it seems that come 2019 Valve’s Steam platform will no longer support either version of the operating system.

iTunes To Drop Support For First-Gen Apple TV And Windows Vista
Some of you probably may not even remember the first generation Apple TV but it goes without saying that it’s an obsolete product and Apple certainly seems to think so. The company has announced that it’s going to drop iTunes support for the original Apple TV from May 25. It’s also going to drop support for PCs running older iterations of Windows.

Firefox Will End Support For Windows XP & Vista In 2018
The latest version of Windows is Windows 10, and if you were on older builds of Windows like Windows 7 or Windows 8, there was a period where Microsoft offered users the chance to upgrade for free, which hopefully many of you guys have taken it. However at the same time there are also probably some users who are on even older builds of Windows.

New Windows XP Security Patches Protect Against State-Sanctioned Cyberattacks
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP back in April 2014 so the company is not on the hook for regular security or feature updates for this iteration of Windows. However, it released what it called a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP last month after the WannaCry malware brought down over 75,000 computers in 99 countries. Microsoft has now released new Windows XP security patches to protect computers from state-sanctioned […]

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Blizzard Games Will Soon Stop Supporting Windows XP And Vista
Windows XP and Windows Vista are two of Microsoft’s older operating systems that are surprisingly still being used in some parts of the world. Now if for whatever reason you haven’t upgraded to at least Windows 8.1 yet, you might be interested to learn that Blizzard has announced on its forums that they’ll no longer be supporting these older platforms.

Firefox On Windows XP & Vista To Be Support Until September 2017
As it stands both Windows XP and Vista do not have mainstream support from Microsoft. For Vista, extended support is still active until April 11, 2017. By now we would have assumed that many users have switched to at least Windows 7, or ideally Windows 10, but if for some reason you’re still on XP or Vista, not to worry as Mozilla has your back.

Windows 10 PC Market Share Reaches 21 Percent
Microsoft has been trying very hard to get Windows 10 running on as many PCs as possible. Some might say that it’s trying too hard and that’s why it has been sued by people who are not happy about its update antics. That being said, Windows 10 has made considerable progress in the one full year that it has been out. Latest data from Net Applications shows that Windows 10 […]

Windows 8.1 Finally Overtakes Windows XP On The Desktop
We suppose out of all the Windows versions that have been released in the past decade or so, Windows XP and Windows 7 are probably some of the favorites. Windows Vista kind of bombed and Windows 8 was met with a rather chilly reception to, no thanks to its redesign which left many users confused on how to use it.So much so that for a while there, Windows XP continued […]

US Navy’s Warfare Systems Still Run On Windows XP
Hopefully by now all you guys who are running Windows XP have upgraded to at least Windows 7 or newer. For those unfamiliar, Microsoft has officially ended their support of Windows XP which means that in the future if there are attacks designed to exploit any security loopholes of Windows XP, you guys are on your own.Previously it was suggested that it could cost companies millions of dollars if they […]

Guy Gets Windows XP Running On Android Wear Smartwatch
There is no limit to which people will not go to tinker with their gadgets and that’s not a bad thing because we then get to see what the devices we use on a daily basis are really capable of instead of just sticking to what they’re advertised to do. Take Dave Bennett for example, he wasn’t content with his LG G Watch just running Android Wear so he took things […]

How To Start Windows Safe Mode (XP, Win 7, Win 8)
For Troubleshooting problems, Windows Safe mode is quite essential. Although, most of the problems can easily be solved in normal mode, but still there are some sticky ones that won’t go away that easily.In safe mode, minimum programs and drivers are started, which makes it easier to access your system without any bad programs getting in your way (in most cases). Note that we have a different tutorial for booting […]

Fukushima Nuke Plant’s PCs Still Run On Windows XP
I am quite sure that just about everyone knows of the nuclear disaster over at Fukushima, Japan. Well, here is an interesting snippet – it looks as though the Tokyo Electric Power Company (otherwise known as TEPCO in short), who happens to be the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy complex, has been informed that they should ensure all of their 48,000 Internet-connected PCs should migrate to a […]

Chrome Support For Windows XP Extended
Previously it was planned to phase out support for Google Chrome on Windows XP by May 2015 but the Chrome team has had a change of heart. It announced today that people who use Chrome on Windows XP will keep on receiving updated versions of the browser throughout this year. They’ve decided to extend support for Chrome on Windows XP.

Windows XP Still At No. 2 Spot
To say that Windows XP is a legend when it comes to Windows operating systems would be an understatement by far and wide. The well aged operating system, despite having official support for it ended already for quite some time now, still holds on to the second spot in terms of Windows market share – and this is with Windows 10’s release date edging closer and closer. Apparently, this 13-year […]

StatCounter: Windows 8's Market Share Finally Surpasses Windows XP
It seems like a coincidence but with every other version of Windows Microsoft has released, it has proven to be a bigger hit than its successor. For example Windows XP was a hit, but Windows Vista was not. Windows 7 was a hit and Windows 8 is still struggling to be adopted. In fact it seems that some OEMs claim that Windows 7 makes it easier to sell products compared […]

Windows XP Gets Unofficial Service Pack 4
Windows XP is dead, long live Windows XP. Well, it looks as though there is still some life left in the legs of the Windows XP operating system from Microsoft where updates are concerned, although this time around, it would not be on an official basis. Earlier this April, Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows XP at long last, and while they have continued to issue critical patches and a […]

Microsoft Warns Against Registry Hack For Windows XP Updates
Yesterday we reported on a registry hack that allows Windows XP to continue receiving software updates from Microsoft. Basically the hack makes a Windows XP system look like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which Microsoft will support until April 9th 2019. The company has now issued a statement warning users against the registry hack for Windows XP updates.

Windows XP Updates Enabled By Registry Hack
It has been over a month since Microsoft officially killed support for Windows XP. One of the most popular iteration of its Windows operating system, XP is over 12 years old and still powers quite a lot of PCs out there. Microsoft has tried a number of ways to get people to upgrade, even offering them discounts on devices powered by newer versions. Those who are in no mood to upgrade might get […]

Microsoft Reminds World Of Non-Existent Support For Windows XP
Windows XP has been a good and faithful servant, but like all other good things that are out there, they must come to an end, one day or another. On the 1st of May, Microsoft rolled out patches for all versions of Internet Explorer in order to fix a serious security exploit, where it will also include one for the Windows XP supported versions of the browser. This is heartening […]

Microsoft Will Release Crucial Security Patch For Windows XP
We’ve covered the end of support for Windows XP in detail. The iconic iteration of Microsoft’s OS has been around for over a decade and still powers over 25 percent of all PCs in the world despite the fact that Microsoft has killed support for it. Recently the company issued a security warning for a vulnerability found in older versions of internet explorer. To plug it Microsoft is going to release […]