Windows XP

Microsoft News Summary-2 May 2014

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news yesterday was the general release of the new patch for IE on XP. Personally, I think this is a stupid mistake by Microsoft, and it will lead to some laggards to reason that Microsoft has reversed course on the end of support. Microsoft can comment all they want; most people never read [...]

Today Is April 8th 2014 – The Day That Windows XP Died

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are those who are negligent. There are those who tried to think Microsoft would never let this happen (some would say these deniers are also negligent). Today is the day that we finally reach the end of support for Windows XP. Think about it; Windows XP was released in 2001. That is 13 years [...]

End Of Life Coming To Old Microsoft Virtualization Products

April 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Windows XP gets all the headlines, but some old Microsoft virtualization products are going end of life in the coming months too. Virtual PC 2004 gave us a desktop-based virtualization product from Microsoft. VPC came from the Connectix acquisition. It was a paid product at first and then went [...]

Tip: Legally Deploying Images Windows To OEM Licensed PCs

May 8, 2013 // 17 Comments

As usual, I will not be answering licensing questions.  All emails and comments will be deleted without a response.  Please ask your reseller these questions instead – that’s why they add a margin to the license when they sell it to you, so make them work for it. You cannot legally [...]

You Have 365 Days To Replace Windows XP

April 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

Microsoft will end all support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, which is one year from today.  Right now, it is in what is called extended support, the period during which you can call to get help and download security fixes.  In one year, all bets are off.  You are on your [...]

Microsoft Updates The Free Security Essentials Antivirus

April 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

According to Neowin, Microsoft has released a new version of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), their free antivirus protection for PCs.  It supports: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2) Windows 7 Yes, Windows XP and Windows Vista are both still [...]

Mastering Windows 7 Deployment is Published

February 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve just recived an email from Sybex to say that the third book that I’ve been involved with, Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, has just started shipping from their warehouse(s).  Right now, is still on preorder but that will likely change in the coming hours or days.  The [...]
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