Windows Xp

  • Microsoft releases fix for Internet Explorer security hole, rescues XP users May 2, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating...
  • Hackers exploit major security flaw in Internet Explorer; Microsoft offers no fix for Windows XP users April 28, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug...
  • Microsoft partners with Lenovo, Tencent to offer XP tech support in China April 10, 2014

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp has partnered Lenovo Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to provide software security services for Windows XP users in China, after the US tech firm stopped updating the operating system. Microsoft wants users to move to later, more secure versions of Windows and so stopped servicing the 13-year-old...
  • End of Windows XP: 7 things to know April 8, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven't been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 per cent of Windows PCs in the...
  • Microsoft ends Windows XP support today, 30 per cent PCs face security risk April 8, 2014

    New York: Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 per cent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Windows XP from Tuesday April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft will stop technical support for its most popular operating system (OS) Windows XP globally from tomorrow, bringing down curtains on the software giant's longest running OS. From tomorrow, customers will no longer receive new security updates, hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options...
  • Banks, ATMs may be hit as Windows XP support ends in April March 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Banking operations, including ATM services, may be hit as support from Microsoft for Windows XP operating system will end from April 8, the RBI said on Wednesday asking banks to take immediate steps to control this. The end of support for Windows XP is likely to increase the probability...
  • Timeline: MS-DOS to Windows 8 - history of Microsoft OS October 26, 2012

    Windows 8, Microsoft's biggest ever overhaul of the most popular desktop operating system, goes on sale on Friday. The release of Windows 8 marks over three decades of Microsoft's presence in the operating system market that began in 1981. This interactive timeline traces Microsoft's operating system journey over the last...
  • Windows 8: The history of Microsoft operating systems October 26, 2012

    New York: With Friday's release of the touch-centric Windows 8 software, Microsoft continues more than three decades of making operating systems for personal computers. Microsoft got its start on PCs in 1981 through a partnership with IBM. Microsoft made the software that ran IBM's hardware, and later machines made by other...
  • Photoshop CS6 last version to support Windows XP September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: An early announcement by Adobe's Tom Hogarty, in an official blog post, confirms that Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last version to support Windows XP. He adds that Photoshop CS6 does not support Windows Vista. "In addition, all subsequent Photoshop feature updates specifically for Creative Cloud members...