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Microsoft Spectre updates slow Windows 8, 7 PCs

Microsoft confirms that Spectre updates will slow older PCs

January 9th, 2018

Microsoft has begun pushing patches that fix the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, two recently-revealed processor-level security flaws that affect almost all computers and mobile devices. Because the security vulnerabilities take advantage of processor-level code, patching the flaws necessarily means slowing down the processors. For modern Windows 10 PCs, the differences won’t be huge. But according …

Stop Windows 10 Automatic Downloads

How to stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading itself on to your computer

September 11th, 2015

Although the numerous privacy issues that have cropped up since Windows 10 launched two months ago are indeed worrying, there is nothing quite as annoying as receiving the upgraded operating system before you’re ready for it. That’s right, Microsoft is automatically downloading the new OS to Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers, regardless of whether or not the …

Windows 8 Vs. Windows 10

Windows 8 vs. Windows 10: The biggest features Microsoft axed for its new OS

February 19th, 2015

Windows 8 was definitely a polarizing operating system, which is why Microsoft is making some big changes for Windows 10 that are designed to appeal more to traditional desktop users. ZDNet’s Ed Bott has a terrific rundown of some of the major Windows 8 features that Microsoft decided to scrap for Windows 10 along with …

Run Android Apps on Windows 8

How to run Android apps on Windows 8 PCs in 15 easy steps

November 28th, 2014

Android is currently the world’s dominant mobile platform, having more than a billion monthly users according to Google’s most recent stats. These users have also downloaded billions of apps from the Google Play Store on their Android smartphones and tablets, which shows Android apps are in high demand everywhere. Those Android fans that want, for …

Windows 9 Upgrade Price

The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believed

September 30th, 2014

After a report last week revealed the President of Microsoft Indonesia confirmed that the Windows 8 to Windows 9 upgrade will be available free download, Myce has discovered that not all current Windows 8 users may be entitled to a free Windows 9 update. Well-known Russian leaker WZOR, the source of various Windows 9 leaks in …

Windows 9 Upgrade Free Download

Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

September 28th, 2014

Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users. A report from …

Windows 8.1 Market Share August 2014

Windows XP is enjoying a very strong life after death

September 2nd, 2014

When Windows 8 launched in 2012, Microsoft struggled to convince users that they should make the switch. The new UI was unfamiliar and unresponsive, the critical reaction was skeptical at best and most importantly, there wasn’t really anything wrong with Windows 7. In fact, two years later, Windows 7 still has an enormous lead over …