windows 7

  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    New bug allows websites to crash Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs

    It’s been a bad month for Windows 7 users. The widespread WannaCry ransomware hit mostly Windows 7 machines, and now a new bug has been discovered that will slow down and crash Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Ars Technica reports that the bug allows a malicious website to try and load an image file...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Guide Makes You the Hero

    As we have written about Windows 10 and the free upgrade offer that expires this summer we have talked about the expected spike of upgrades that should occur over the next two months as users on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems jump in to get their free entitlement to the new operating system. Of...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)

    Windows 7 is more than six years old. Most of the cheap upgrade offers that were available when it was fresh and new are long gone. But if you prefer the familiar Windows 7 interface (or need it for testing and evaluation) you can still find great deals. Here are all the details you need...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 is Turning Me Back into a Windows 7 User

    Maybe it should have been called Windows 7.5 instead. Windows 10 has some Windows 8 in it, but the new OS is mostly a partial apology for Windows 8 and bears the burden of building a bridge into the modern world for Windows 7 users. In my opinion, after using it every day since release, it’s a...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Cause Office Document Errors

    If you've performed the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (not reported for Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrades), you may be experiencing an issue where Office 2013 documents will error when you try to open them. Apparently, this problem has been reported enough that Microsoft is investigating...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Malwarebytes Error

    Hey Pete, I just discovered this error on my Windows 7 machine from Malwarebytes. I can't update or scan. As soon as I open Mbam this error pops up. Have you ever seen this before? Thanks!
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Legally Download A Clean Windows 7 ISO Directly From Microsoft

    With all the recent discussions about the junkware literally infecting new computers it looks like Microsoft is stepping up their game to help Windows 7 users be able to install a clean version of the popular operating system. For several years now PC manufacturers have not been shipping...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Why Microsoft Must Ensure Windows 9 Is A Big Success

    Windows 7 must not become another Windows XP. According to Gartner, 2013 was the worst year in the history of the PC business as sales plummeted by 35 million units year-on-year. Rather than giving PCs a shot in the arm, Windows 8 appeared to have put them to sleep: in February 2014...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Command Central - Godmode Tools

    Command Central: Windows functions in one place How did an essentially undocumented trick, designed for IT administrators and commonly called GodMode, go viral on the Internet? Certainly the all-powerful connotation of the name aroused interest. But it’s this function’s one-stop list of Windows...
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    Dual Boot With XP and 7?

    I have a newer Dell desktop and it has XP on it. I have run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor and apparently it is compatible. What I would like to do is set up a dual boot system, if possible. I have the dell disk for Windows 7. I have installed simple straight forward operating systems but I have...