Computerworld Blogs - Windows 7 http://blogs.computerworld.com/taxonomy/term/1855/all en Microsoft Patch Tuesday for April 2014: The final call for XP updates http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23773/microsoft-patch-tuesday-april-2014-final-call-xp-updates <!--paging_filter--><p> Well, how do you start, with such a big ending. This Microsoft Patch Tuesday is the final set of updates and security fixes for Windows XP. Windows XP has been a tremendously successful operating system and has truly defined the desktop ecosystem for the past decade. In case you have not yet quite moved on to a later more modern operating system (Windows 7 or 8.x), Microsoft has provided this helpful set of hints and tips regarding your now unsupported favourite desktop operating system.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Internet Explorer Microsoft office Microsoft Outlook Patch Tuesday Publisher Windows 7 Security Windows Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:37:11 +0000 Greg Lambert 23773 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft Patch Tuesday for March 2014 http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23648/microsoft-patch-tuesday-march-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">With this Microsoft Patch Tuesday update for March 2014, we see that Microsoft has released five updates, with two rated as Critical and three rated as Important by Microsoft. This is an average size security update for Microsoft for this time of year as we have generally seen Microsoft release 5-7 updates for the month of March on average over the past 10 years.</span></p> Internet Explorer Microsoft office Microsoft Outlook Patch Tuesday Windows 7 Application Security Windows Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:50:56 +0000 Greg Lambert 23648 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Why we love engineers http://blogs.computerworld.com/management/23508/why-we-love-engineers <!--paging_filter--><p> IT pilot fish has told all his users at this office full of sales guys and engineers that they need to remove personal files from their PCs to prep for an operating system upgrade. But one engineer has his own way to do that.</p> upgrade user support Windows 7 Data Storage Management Windows Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sharky 23508 at http://blogs.computerworld.com November Patch Tuesday: Light on critical updates http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23147/november-patch-tuesday-light-critical-updates <!--paging_filter--><p> Only three Critical updates are included in Microsoft&rsquo;s <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-nov">November Patch Tuesday release</a>. With the remaining five updates rated as Important, November is an average Patch Tuesday for Microsoft, covering 19 vulnerabilities in patches for Office and Internet Explorer.</p> Internet Explorer Microsoft office Microsoft Outlook Patch Tuesday Windows 7 Applications Security Windows Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:33:00 +0000 Greg Lambert 23147 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Urgent fixes for Patch Tuesday's 10th anniversary http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22956/urgent-fixes-patch-tuesdays-10th-anniversary <!--paging_filter--><p> On this 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-oct">eight updates</a>, four rated as Critical and the remaining four rated as Important. Microsoft first announced a monthly patch cycle at the inaugural session of the Microsoft Worldwide Conference in 2003 -- when Windows 2000 was still around and a major security concern.</p> Internet Explorer Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Steve Ballmer Windows 7 Applications Security Windows Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:50:23 +0000 Greg Lambert 22956 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Show Desktop restored on Windows 7. Woo-hoo! http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22456/show-desktop-restored-windows-7-woo-hoo <!--paging_filter--><div> Windows XP users that migrated to Windows 7 had to deal with the Show Desktop icon moving from the left to the right side of the screen and changing from a square icon to a hard-to-see vertical gray stripe. Note that I said &quot;had&quot;. No more. We can finally restore the Show Desktop icon to its rightful legacy place.&nbsp;</div> Show Desktop Windows 7 Windows Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:02:19 +0000 Michael Horowitz 22456 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Don't be fooled by Microsoft's earning report about Windows growth http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22081/dont-be-fooled-microsofts-earning-report-about-windows-growth <!--paging_filter--><p> At first blush, the news is all good about Windows from Microsoft&#39;s earning report. But a closer look shows that&#39;s not at all the case.</p> earnings Microsoft Windows 7 windows 8 Desktop Apps Windows Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:23:30 +0000 Preston Gralla 22081 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft Patch Tuesday: April 2013 http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22039/microsoft-patch-tuesday-april-2013 <!--paging_filter--><p> The clocks have finally sprung forward here in the UK, which gives us another hour of daylight and more time to examine the latest releases of Microsoft&#39;s Patch Tuesday security update process.&nbsp;With the <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-apr">Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2013</a>, we see a set of nine updates, with two marked as &ldquo;Critical,&rdquo; and the remaining seven rated as &ldquo;Important.&rdquo; As usual, all of these updates will require a restart on your desktop machines.</p> Internet Explorer Patch Tuesday Windows 7 Windows XP Applications Security Windows Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:30:50 +0000 Greg Lambert 22039 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows 8 and Windows 7 are helping sink Dell, company says http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/21983/windows-8-and-windows-7-are-helping-sink-dell-company-says <!--paging_filter--><p> Dell, which built itself into a tech powerhouse by selling Windows-based PCs, is being seriously hurt by poor Windows 8 adoptions and big slowdowns in enterprise Windows 7 upgrades. So says a Dell SEC filing. And things may only get worse from here -- potentially for Microsoft as well as Dell.</p> buyout Dell Michael Dell Microsoft SEC Windows 7 windows 8 Tablets Windows Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:25:37 +0000 Preston Gralla 21983 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft Patch Tuesday: March 2013 http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/21937/microsoft-patch-tuesday-march-2013 <!--paging_filter--><p> With this month&rsquo;s Microsoft Patch Tuesday update, we see a set of seven updates, four of which are marked as &ldquo;Critical,&rdquo; addressing serious problems that could enable someone to access your computer if they are not patched. The remaining three are rated as &ldquo;Important,&rdquo; and, while they aren&rsquo;t as serious as the critical patches, they do address security issues that need to be fixed. Most of the seven patches affect Microsoft Office, with only two impacting Windows.</p> Patch Tuesday Windows 7 windows 8 Windows XP Applications Security Windows Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:26:23 +0000 Greg Lambert 21937 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Doomed Apple is world's Number One PC maker, with a Snow Leopard problem http://blogs.computerworld.com/mac-os-x/21750/doomed-apple-worlds-number-one-pc-maker-snow-leopard-problem <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Poor, beleaguered Apple&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">-- nothing&#39;s going right: on the one hand it must try to make its business out of a minority (</span><em style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">20 percent</em><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">) share of the PC industry; on the other, Macs manufactured <strong>six</strong></span><strong style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&nbsp;or more years ago</strong><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&nbsp;are still in <em>active</em> use. Life really does suck, sometimes&hellip;</span></p> AAPL Apple canalys desktop hardware Intel iPad iPhone laptop Lynx Mac Mac OS Mac OS X Macintosh notebook OS X Pad PC industry Snow Leopard tablet Windows Windows 7 windows 8 iOS Mac OS X Macintosh PCs Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:54:37 +0000 Jonny Evans 21750 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Aha! http://blogs.computerworld.com/internet/21134/aha <!--paging_filter--><p> This pilot fish is responsible for the firewall, so it makes sense when his supervisor asks if fish has stopped any Internet traffic going to a particular workstation. No, says fish -- but there&#39;s clearly a problem.</p> firewall Windows 7 Internet Network Security Windows Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:03:00 +0000 Sharky 21134 at http://blogs.computerworld.com It's official: Windows 7 is the new desktop king...and it will be for years to come. http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/20936/its-official-windows-7-new-desktop-kingand-it-will-be-years-come <!--paging_filter--><p> It&#39;s now official: Windows 7 is the most popular desktop operating system in the world, finally surpassing the old warhorse, Windows XP. And given that Windows 8 was built more for tablets than traditional PCs, Windows 7 will likely reign for many years to come.</p> Microsoft Net Applications Netstats Windows 7 windows 8 Windows Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:03:59 +0000 Preston Gralla 20936 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Early warning signs point to a Windows 8 apathetic launch http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/20666/early-warning-signs-point-windows-8-apathetic-launch <!--paging_filter--><p> If the number of people using pre-release versions of Windows 8 are any guide, the new operating system may have a rocky launch and uptake, says new research from Net Applications.</p> launch Microsoft Net Applications Windows 7 windows 8 Windows Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:25:35 +0000 Preston Gralla 20666 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows 7: King of operating systems, even when Windows 8 ships http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/20634/windows-7-king-operating-systems-even-when-windows-8-ships <!--paging_filter--><p> It&#39;s nearly official: Windows 7 this month will become the world&#39;s most popular operating system, surpassing Windows XP. And don&#39;t expect Windows 8 to take away the crown, because it&#39;s not at all likely.</p> Microsoft Net Applications Windows Windows 7 windows 8 Windows XP Mobile/Wireless Windows Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:20:43 +0000 Preston Gralla 20634 at http://blogs.computerworld.com