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Make The Switch From Windows XP

As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft is pulling update support for the OS, leaving it vulnerable to rapidly mutating cyber threats. There’s precious little time to make sure your computer isn’t left to the wilds of the Internet. Here’s how to make the jump to the modern era of personal computing.


HP To US Customers: 'Windows 7 Is Back'

HP is bringing back Windows 7 “by popular demand” — it’s not clear from whom — and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you’ve got the very recent past?


A US Army Base Is Running A Bunch Of Illegal Windows 7 Copies

Given the United States’ intolerance for copyright infringement and the pirates that propagate it, you’d think Uncle Sam would be a little more keen on making sure that his men were playing by the book themselves. As it turns out, a whole mess of computers running unlicensed, illegal copies of Windows 7 belong to none other than the US Army itself.


How To Make Windows 8 Look And Feel Like Windows 7

If you have a PC with Windows 8 but miss Windows 7, there’s no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft’s current operating system look and feel almost identical to its predecessor. Here’s how to bring back the Start menu and the attractive aero glass theme how to hide other Windows 8 elements like the Charms menu.


Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 Is Finally Available For Download

Windows 7 users are finally getting Internet Explorer 10. They’ll be auto-upgraded in a few weeks, but you can go ahead and download the updated browser starting today.


Some Folks Are Paying $125 To Downgrade To Windows 7

We think there’s a lot to love about Windows 8, but not everybody feels that way. Some people hate it. This computer store is offering a service to help the clueless users who want nothing more than to go back to Windows 7.


Under The Hood: Let's See How Windows 8 Performs Against Windows 7

Unless you have been living under a rock, there is a good chance you have caught wind of Microsoft’s latest operating system. Those eager to see what the new OS is all about had their first chance to take a peek back in February when Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.


Raspberry Pi Makes A Good Windows 7 Thin Client

You can do all sorts of things with the Raspberry Pi — and that’s exactly the point, because it’s a tinkerer’s budget dream machine. Running Windows 7 on it, however? That’s a little trickier, given its ARM underpinnings — but there’s always a way.


Intel's New Ultrabook Design Has A Touchscreen

It’s only running Windows 7 at the moment, but marry this to Windows 8, and would you even need a tablet?


Evolve III Maestro S: The Aussie Windows 7 Tablet That Feels Like Windows 8

Giz AU last bumped into Sydney-based Evolve III at Computex last year, and it was great to see the team involved in some of the keynotes. Fast forward to 2012, and they’re finally readying the Maestro S: A 10.1-inch (1080p) tablet that feels and acts like Windows 8, complete with swipe gestures: “…that Apple Androidy feel that Windows was missing”.