If you wanted to run, say, Windows XP in Windows 7, you could use Windows Virtual PC and install a fully functional copy of Windows XP SP3 in a virtual machine running inside of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions. For Windows 8, Microsoft has dispensed with this for the more powerful and...

From NetMarketShare comes the important statistic that for the first time ever – in October 2012 – Windows 7 passes XP in market share (see below). This cements Vista as the overlooked operating system that never lived up to Microsoft’s expectations. Some believe that every other Microsoft OS is a success, meaning that...

PC Helps conducted a survey in September among 500 corporate IT users to better understand opinions of, and strategies towards deployment of Windows 8 in organizations. The survey shows that Windows 7 migration is generally underway in most US-based organizations. However, there is surprisingly good awareness and...

Much has been made of the persistently large market share of users and businesses continuing to run Windows XP, despite three newer generations of Windows OSs (Vista, 7 and now 8). This market share is estimated at over 40% worldwide, according to NetMarketshare.com’s October report. The continued “success” of...

Microsoft officially launched the new Windows 8 Operating System today in New York, with global availability beginning tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26. Consumers and businesses worldwide will be able purchase more than 1,000 certified PCs and tablets, including the highly-touted Microsoft Surface. “We have reimagined...

Microsoft have started to ring the bells for users who feel they can stay on Windows XP forever. Patch, general and security support for Windows XP will cease in 998 days. Announcing the end game, Stephen Rose, Microsoft’s senior community manager, said that the operating system – which is now 10 years old – has...

I just read Adrian Kingsley-Hughes article about XP users throwing a tantrum because MSFT wont support XP for IE9. Really? Seriously when will this end? This operating system needs to go away! I am sick and tired of this tea-party-like operating system that hangs outside of the mainstream but once in a while pops up...