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Ed wants to know if he can use a third-party company to provide support for XP when Microsoft ends support. Continue reading

When Does Windows XP Support End?

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Felix wants to know when support for Windows XP ends. We give the date and talk about why it’s important to upgrade. Continue reading

Ralph hopes third-party security apps will protect his XP computer after the end of MS support. Will they? We check it out. Continue reading

How Do I Get Internet Explorer Back?

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Ginny had some work done on her computer and now she can’t find Internet Explorer. We help her get the program back. Continue reading

Microsoft is warning that Windows XP could become a security nightmare for users when support ends in April of 2014. Continue reading

How To Speed Up Windows: Part 3

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Part three of our series on Windows up to speed. Continue reading

Can I Copy A Windows 8 App To XP?

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Bill wants to know if he can copy an app from Windows 8 and put it on Windows XP. Continue reading

In The News 8-08-2013

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

In The News 8-08-2013 – Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive, XP stays strong as Windows 8 inches up. Continue reading

Samuel wants to know if a virus app will keep his XP computer safe after Microsoft discontinues support. Continue reading

Can I Run PaintShop Pro X In Windows 8?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Artha wants to know is she can run Corel PaintShop Pro X on a Windows 8 machine. We look at her options. Continue reading

Christa from Lake Charles, La writes: I have a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP. I have not been able to use my system restore for awhile. Even if I just try to go back to the day before it says that my computer cannot be restored to that date. Please help. Continue reading

Can My Laptop Support Windows 7?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Albert from Tx writes: I have a Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook, and now that XP is being dumped, I won\’t be able to get updates etc… What I need to know is there and upgrade that my laptop can support, its and awesome computer and I don\’t want to retire it yet.. Thanks Continue reading

In The News – 5-10-2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In The News – 5-20-2013 – XP users are refusing to let go of the operating system, Adobe says goodbye software and hello cloud and the Senate passes an Internet sales tax. Continue reading

With the end of support for Windows XP only a year away, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade now to a newer operating system by offering a 15% discount through their Get2Modern offer. Continue reading

Will My Windows XP Still Work?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Question: At the present time I have Windows XP. I read that I will no longer be able to use XP in 2014. Is this correct? Can I switch to Windows 7 at that time or will I have to go to Windows 7 before that time. If I have to switch how do I switch to Windows 7? Continue reading

Still happy with your old computer and Windows XP? You aren’t alone. People are holding on to computers and using older operating systems longer these days, here’s why… Continue reading

Mary from Lake City, Fl writes:

I have a Windows XP and I right-clicked on the desk top so I could go to MS Office word to save a recipe and I accidentally clicked something else. Now all my icons on the desktop are highlighted and they have a check mark on them and I can’t figure out how to change them back. Answer: To make the icon texts look like they did before on your wallpaper, here is the fix… Continue reading

Multiple Svchost.exe, Dangerous or Safe?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Shreekanta from Bangalore writes: I have a WindowsXP OS. The Windows Task Manager shows 5 to 6 svchost.exe would be running.Why is it so ? And could I safely cancel any of them ? Answer: Many people when they open task manager see the same thing you saw… Continue reading

Windows XP Mode in Window 7?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

I am on Windows XP Pro and am very used to it, but I want to upgrade to 7. I understand that 7 has a “XP mode”, so if I upgrade how do I put it into “XP Mode” – and which version do I need to have? Continue reading

Windows XP: The End of an Era

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

As of April 2014, Windows will discontinue support for XP. To ensure a safer technological environment, it may be time to prepare for the inevitable and upgrade. Continue reading

Associate Applications with the File Type

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

To open files, Windows associates them with a specific program. Typically, this is automatically done, but sometimes Windows gets the association wrong, such as opening PDF files in Notepad. Here’s the fix. Continue reading

Making XP resemble Vista/Windows 8

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Making your XP to resemble Vista or even the upcoming Windows 8 is just a free download away. Check it out! Continue reading

Did you ever want to know how secure your Windows password really is? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading

In The News 10-21-2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Here’s you tech news for the week of 10-21-2011! Apple, RIM and Windows 7′s ever-increasing market share are the focus! Continue reading

Tiling Windows in XP

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

We recently ran a tip about how to show multiple windows side by side in Vista and Windows 7 (click here for a look at that tip). However, many of our readers wanted to be able to accomplish this on their XP computers.

This is called tiling, and it can be done either vertically or horizontally. For this demonstration, vertical tiling was used. Depending on whether you… Continue reading

32 bit or 64 bit Operating System?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Ever need to know what kind of operating system you have on your computer? Sure, we know the flavors of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, Etc.), but what if you need to know if they’re 32 bit or 64 bit? Check this out! Continue reading

Customize the XP Start Menu

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

You know about the Start button, right? It sits down in the lower left-hand corner of the toolbar waiting to be clicked whereupon it shall reveal its wealth of information. But what if you click it and you don’t like the way it looks?

Well, you can get some relief, and have fun, with the Start Menu properties. Just right-click Start and choose Properties.… Continue reading

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