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Windows XP

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Windows XP

Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade its computers from Windows XP

May 20th, 2015

Well, this is scary. The Japan Times reports that the Tokyo Electric Power Co., a.k.a. Tepco, has come under fire from an independent auditor for trying to save money by delaying its computers’ upgrade from Windows XP. Among other things, Tepco has been using Windows XP to run computers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant that suffered …

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 …

Microsoft Windows XP Internet Explorer Patch

Microsoft will issue one last Windows XP patch

May 1st, 2014

Breaking up with dead operating systems is harder to do than Microsoft thought it would be. Microsoft announced on Thursday that it was issuing a critical patch for Internet Explorer that would be compatible with Windows XP versions of the Internet browser. The new patch for XP users comes even though Microsoft swore last month …

How To Buy Windows XP Patches

Want to make a quick buck? Try selling future XP patches on the black market

April 25th, 2014

Microsoft ended general support for Windows XP earlier this month and now anyone who wants to get continued patches has to fork over extra cash to Microsoft. However, Computerworld’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols points out that individuals and companies who don’t want to pay Microsoft full price for additional support will likely have another option to keep …

How To Use Windows XP After Support Ends

How to safely run Windows XP in the post-XPocalyptic world

April 11th, 2014

A lot of people are having trouble saying goodbye to Windows XP even after Microsoft has cut off support for the ancient operating system. Earlier this week we gave XP fans some tips for how to keep Windows XP around even if they upgrade to Windows 8, but what about those XP diehards who just flat-out …