Advertisement No piece of software can last forever. Sooner or later, nearly every program has to go and its replacement takes the stand 5 Legendary Windows Tools Replaced by New Features 5 Legendary Windows Tools Replaced by New Features Windows includes lots of tools that you use every day, but some have lasted longer than others. Here are parts of Windows that don't exist anymore. Read More . The Windows operating system (OS) itself is no exception.What happens when Windows reaches the end of its lifetime? What Windows products are currently supported? And what do you need to do about it? We’ll answer these questions and more as we look at how the Windows lifecycle works.What Is the Windows Lifecycle?Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, they also announce its end of support date. You can find these dates in a table on Microsoft’s website. You’ll notice two dates: Mainstream support and Extended support: During mainstream support, a version … [Read more...] about This Happens When Windows 10 Support Ends
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Advertisement If you are reading this on your own “˜personal’ computer, you will agree that computers are indeed that – personal. Screensavers for many are maybe a thing of the past, once being needed to prevent phosphor “˜burn-ins’ on CRT and plasma monitors. Today we use it mostly for visual appeal.And that takes us to the download pages of the many screensaver sites out there. The one problem? They aren’t too personal or one never knows which one could be a malware pushing host.To have the best of both worlds, why not make some of our own? Here are some ways to make your own screensaver without all the coding mumbo jumbo.The Easiest Way To Make A ScreensaverIt’s right there in Win XP and Vista!Win XP Arrange your desired screensaver photos in a folder of your choice (or use the default My Pictures folder). Right click anywhere on the desktop to access the Display Properties applet. Select the Screen Saver tab and then drill down … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Make Your Own Screensavers (Windows)
If your computer runs Windows 7, there’s a good chance it will also run Windows 10. Both operating systems have similar hardware requirements. Any new PC you buy or build will almost certainly run Windows 10, too. You can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free. If you’re on the fence, we recommend taking advantage of the offer before Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7. Windows 10’s System Requirements Are (Almost) the Same As Windows 7’s Here are Windows 10’s hardware requirements, straight from Microsoft: CPU: 1GHz or faster RAM: 1GB for 32-bit Windows or 2GB for 64-bit Windows Hard Disk: 32GB or larger Graphics Card: DirectX 9-compatible or newer with a WDDM 1.0 driver Windows 7’s requirements from a decade earlier are the same, although Windows 10 needs a bit more hard disk space. Windows 7 needs 16GB of storage for 32-bit systems or 20GB for 64-bit systems. Windows 8’s system requirements are the same as Windows … [Read more...] about Will Windows 10 Work on My Computer?
After protracted legal wrangling with the EU, the Microsoft browser ballot is at last heading towards roll-out. The EU's complaint was that Microsoft's bundling of Internet Explorer made the browser market less competitive to the detriment of consumers. Wary of substantial fines and endless legal costs, the company eventually worked to settle with the Competition Commission last year. As part of this settlement agreement, it promised to stop prioritizing Internet Explorer. Microsoft's initial plan—to offer a version of Windows without any browser at all—was rejected. The solution agreed upon by both parties was instead to offer end-users a choice of browsers automatically. The mechanism chosen for this was the so-called browser ballot; a selection of browsers will be shown to users, and the chosen browser will be installed and made the default. Initially using an alphabetic list, the ballot was then changed to show the browsers in a random order. With this decision made, … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s EU browser ballot approved, arrives March 1