Windows 95 was released as of this posting just a little over 20 years ago. This operating system brought many innovations to personal computing, the most common being the “start” button that still exists in Windows 10. You may not have realized that teenagers today were all born after ’95 and the relative simplicity of their smartphones, tablets and even computer operating systems is taken for granted. Here’s a video of teenagers’ reactions to Windows 95.
You have been hearing about Windows 10 and you want to know more before you dive in. Here are articles of interest compiled just for you:
Recently a new issue with the Windows web browser Internet Explorer was revealed by Microsoft. This specific issue is concerning because of how widespread the bug is. It’s a flaw that is inside all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 – 11. It’s the most used program to surf the web. If you use Windows you should consider downloading a different web browser at least until there is a patch released for Internet Explorer. As of this writing there isn’t one.
Here is the official post detailing what the problem is: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/security/2963983
You could try and follow these instructions to keep using Internet Explorer:
But it might be easier to download a different web browser to surf the web. When you install one of these they will import all your bookmarks from Internet Explorer.
Here’s some alternate browsers:
Chrome (by Google) – https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
Opera – http://www.opera.com/
If you still use Windows XP you should stop using Internet Explorer all together and get a different browser because Microsoft will not be patching the flaw in their web browser now that they are no longer supporting XP.
More details about the problem with Internet Explorer in Windows XP can be found here: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/04/28/windows-ie-xp-threat/
We have a choice that’s more familiar to you than the current Windows 8 computers, Windows 7. Windows 8 has many new features like apps and touch screen optimization, but some us don’t need or want to change. We are comfortable with the easy to use familiarity we have honed for years.
London Drugs has heard you and have a solution.
Windows XP had a great run. It’s time to break up with it. You’re familiar with the way everything was laid out in Windows XP. Once you learned where everything was you may have thought there was never a reason to change. Now that Microsoft no longer updates Windows XP you may be looking for a new tower rather than installing a new operating system on your old hardware.
London Drugs has built our own Certified Data system for those seeking the familiarity of XP that need a new tower and don’t want to go to Windows 8 yet.
· AMD A6 6400K 3.9Ghz Dual-Core (4.1Ghz Max Turbo)
· 8GB DDR3 (Max. 64GB)
· WD1TB Blue Hard Drive
· Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64–bit
We offer local service and support so if any questions come up we are only a phone call away. You can walk into our stores and ask any of our local experts in person, real face time. Certified Data is London Drugs own brand so you know you’ll always get a superior experience without dealing with toll free numbers.
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Windows XP reaches the end of official support from Microsoft on April 8, 2014. It had a great run but it’s time to put XP out to pasture. Unless your a corporation that pays for extended support you should be considering an upgrade or replacement for your XP computer as soon as you can.
If your still holding onto XP there are some steps you can take to make sure you stay protected while you transition to a more modern operating system.
The folks over at eset have some very useful suggestions:
– Use a strong security program to better protect yourself from impending attacks on XP machines
– Backup your data regularly and test your backups by restoring them to a different computer
– Do all available Windows XP updates from Microsoft and ensure your drivers are up to date for your hardware
As always we have A+ qualified technicians available at every London Drugs Computer Department to assist you. Stop in and get personal expert advice.
There are two different types of Office software products available from Microsoft:
Office 365 – A one year subscription single product that allows you to install on up to 5 PC, Mac or Windows based tablets per license key.
Office for Mac or PC 2013 – A timeless version that can be installed on only one PC, Mac or tablet per version. Sold separately as PC and Mac versions.