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Windows XP, Microsoft's first OS to combine the Windows 9x code with the NT code, finally removing the MS-DOS layer from under Windows 9x, was released October 25, 2001. You will find frequently updated information on this OS here, so I suggest you check beck often!


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    How to Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8?

December 18, 2012 - 12:00 GMT

Microsoft will stop all support for Windows XP on 8th April 2014. This means that it will no longer receive security updates, so most people still using Windows XP would want to look at updating their operating system. So how do you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8?

   Cleaning Up After Windows

March 20, 2012 - 16:30 GMT

I have always known that Microsoft's Internet Explorers implementation of "Temporary Internet Files" (TIF) had been completely broken, and there isn't much temporary about it. No matter what size you specify for the TIF to use in Internet Explorer, the size of the cache will continue growing.

    Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

27 January 2009, 20:30 GMT

Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). This release is the first update sice the public Beta 2 release last August.

    Update for Windows XP (KB954708)

5 September 2008, 13:55 GMT

Install this update to enable XMP metadata with complex data types to be stored using Windows Imaging Component.

    Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB954086)

24 July 2008, 12:50 GMT

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a Windows Media Center configuration that uses an analog TV broadcast without a set-top box, displays a protected content message when recording television shows.

    Update for Windows XP (KB951618)

7 July 2008, 16:50 GMT

Install this update to resolve a known application compatibility issue with the Saming OneKey recovery software driver Safnt.sys.

    Update for Windows XP (KB953979)

4 July 2008, 17:35 GMT

After you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Device Manager may not show any devices, and Network Connections may not show any network connections.

    Update for Windows XP (KB952155)

4 July 2008, 16:35 GMT

Install this update to use new Terminal Services features on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 connecting to computers that are running either Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 operating systems.

    Update for Windows XP (KB952230)

4 July 2008, 16:30 GMT

Install this update to display the Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 interface in multiple languages on systems using Windows XP Service Pack 2.

    Windows XP: No Reprieve - Phasing-out Starts June 30

28 June 2008, 09:45 GMT

Microsoft is to stop selling Windows XP on June 30, but many people are confused on what that actually means. What will happen after that date is that Microsoft will no longer be supplying the retail chain with (shrink-wrapped) copies of Windows XP. It will also stop supplying XP to the OEMs (Dell, HP and other manufacturers).

    Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Create Bootable CDHOT Article!

15 May 2008, 05:50 GMT

Slipstreaming a Service Pack, is the process to integrate the Service Pack into the installation so that with every new installation the Operating System and Service Pack are installed at the same time.

    Keep your Computer free from Viruses, Trojans, Spyware and other MalwareHOT Article!

May 11, 2006 - 12:50 GMT

Surfing the Internet these days is a hazardous occupation, but a few simple precautions will keep your computer free from infection in an increasingly hostile environment.

    Troubleshooting Windows Explorer ErrorsHOT Article!

March 14, 2005 - 15:25 GMT

I get messages from people having problems with Windows Explorer crashes on a regular basis. In a lot of cases, these errors are caused by 3rd party shell extensions that are not functioning properly.

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