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Windows 7 overtakes XP worldwide

According to StatCounter, it’s taken roughly two years for Redmond’s latest to surpass XP and become the world’s most popular operating system. October 2011 marks the first time that Windows 7 has overtaken XP globally, with a 40 percent share of the market versus the latter’s 38. As for Vista, it’s been holding steady at around 11. Not that…

Change Windows 7 Taskbar to Work like Vista

A lot of people don’t like the new taskbar feature of Windows 7. Others prefer the old Vista taskbar over the Windows 7 taskbar. You can change Windows 7 taskbar to work like Vista taskbar.  It takes some time before you get accustomed to your Windows 7 taskbar. But if you don’t have time to…

How to take a Screen Shot in XP and Windows 7

This feature allows you to take an image or “screen shot” of whatever is on your computer’s screen. You can then save that screen shot as an image and send it to someone. Screen shots are very helpful when you want to show how to perform different computer tasks or solve problems while using Windows….

Microsoft confirms new Windows zero-day bug

Hackers can use malformed images to hijack XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 Computerworld – Microsoft today confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in Windows just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for the bug. A patch is under construction, but Microsoft does not plan to issue an emergency, or “out-of-band,” update to fix the flaw….

AVG update sends computers into limbo

On Wednesday night AVG pushed an update for its popular anti-virus product, however instead of enhancing and correcting bugs for the program, it left 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista inoperable. The update (3292) when applied, asks users to reboot their computers, and upon loading up Windows again, the victims are confronted with the…

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