Category: windows

Microsoft to Take Over Best Buy Computer Sections With Windows Stores

Microsoft to Take Over Best Buy Computer Sections With Windows Stores

| June 17, 2013

Microsoft, in a new take on the store-within-a-store model, will take over the entire computer section of 600 Best Buy stores. Microsoft, tweaking the store-within-a-store concept, has announced plans to build Windows Stores inside of 500 Best Buy stores in the United States and another 100 in Canada. Unlike the traditional store-within-a-store model—boutique sections, such […]

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Microsoft Is Fast Turning Into A Sideshow

Microsoft Is Fast Turning Into A Sideshow

| January 6, 2013

So, now it’s clear: Windows 8 did not blow the doors off during the holiday.  In context, this tepid launch is just one of a litany of failures fast relegating Microsoft to the status of incidental spectacle in the information technology business. If Windows 8 is Exhibit A, Exhibit B is Windows Phone 8.  Nokia hasstarted discounting recently launched Lumia phones, […]

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Microsoft will allow downgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 7, Vista

Microsoft will allow downgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 7, Vista

| October 11, 2012

Computerworld – Microsoft will allow users of Windows 8 Pro to downgrade their new PCs to Windows 7 or even Vista, according to the operating system’s licensing agreement. Not surprisingly, users may not downgrade to the still-used-but-slated-for-retirement Windows XP. Downgrade rights — which let customers replace a newer version of Windows with an older edition without […]

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Malware being installed on computers in supply chain, warns Microsoft

Malware being installed on computers in supply chain, warns Microsoft

| September 30, 2012

Criminals are installing malware on PCs before they reach consumers, according to Microsoft. Microsoft researchers in China investigating the sale of counterfeit software found malware pre-installed on four of 20 brand new desktop and laptop PCs they bought for testing. They found forged versions ofWindows on all the machines. The worst piece of malicious software they found is called […]

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Beware Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Card ‘Bargain'

Beware Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Card ‘Bargain’

| August 30, 2012

Thinking of buying Microsoft Office 2010 for a new computer? Make sure you avoid the great Product Key Card rip off… A Product Key Card is a different way to buy Office 2010 – it’s primarily intended for use with a new computer. The traditional boxed retail Office package contains an installation DVD and the […]

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Microsoft Starts Taking Orders for $14.99 Windows 8 Upgrade

Microsoft Starts Taking Orders for $14.99 Windows 8 Upgrade

| August 21, 2012

Microsoft on Monday began taking orders for the $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade promised to customers who purchased a new Windows 7-powered PC in the last 11 weeks. People who bought an eligible Windows 7 machine starting June 2 can now file an online form to queue up for the Oct. 26 delivery of the upgrade. […]

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The PC: "I'm Not Dead Yet!"

The PC: “I’m Not Dead Yet!”

| August 10, 2012

There is a great scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where workers go through the village to collect dead bodies. One supposedly dead man is tossed in the wagon when he protests, “I’m not dead yet!” If you have seen Spamalot on Broadway, you may also remember the catchy song titled “He Is Not Dead Yet” in the opening of the […]

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