Apr 162013
 

Microsoft has reminded customers that it will pull the life service and updates for Windows XP in May 2014. There will be no more new security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates to help protect personal computers from harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

If you still run Windows XPreplace windows xp on your computer, you probably keep XP going with a good anti-virus package, but that will only protect you from known threats. AS Computer threats include viruses, worms, exploits, backdoors, password stealers, spyware and other variations of potentially unwanted software. What is more, if you are Small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers, you will face vulnerabilities and risks at business disruption and extra costs. So moving away from Windows XP to a more modern platform in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 will ready for future technology solutions and growth of business. In a word, anyone still running it will be playing with fire.

Why more and more PC users replace Windows XP with Windows 7?

According to StatCounter released data, Windows 7’s market share has soared to 54.76%, serving as the most popular Windows OS. While Windows XP slipped to 21.59 percent, which collapse almost overnight. More and more people replace Windows XP to Windows 7. Except from the end of Microsoft support, there are lots of reasons for people get rid of Windows XP. In fact, most of them can be due to the disadvantage on Windows XP, compared with Windows 7.

(1) Performance
Windows 7 is faster and more secured than Windows XP.

(2) User Account Control
In Windows XP, in its first form, it was hideous, assaulting users with endless popup warnings. While in Windows 7, it’s better than ever, and more configurable. That means you can tune it to give you as few or many warnings as you want.

(3) Windows XP Mode.
Through Windows XP Mode, you can use XP and get benefit from Windows 7. If you have Windows 7 on right version, you can have the best of both worlds.

(4) More applications
If you want that new 3-D shooter game or kick-butt utility, chances are it won’t work on XP. Upgrading to Windows 7 will give you access to all the cool stuff your neighbor has that you don’t. Meanwhile, windows 7 have better graphics and animations, and some new features while you can’t experience in Windows XP.

(5) Appearance
Windows XP is unfriendly for user while windows 7 have a very nice look and feel. Meanwhile, Graphical User Interface (GUI) components are good in win 7.

(6) User defined themes can be implemented in Windows 7 but in Windows XP themes cannot be created by the user.

(7) In windows 7 there is no necessity for the drivers to be installed but in Windows XP it is necessary to install drivers.

All in all, Windows 7 has lots of feature than Windows XP and most of the software which does not work in Windows XP will work in Windows 7.

How to Replace Windows XP to Windows 7?

For convenience, here I would like to give a detail guide on how to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 for you who are still Windows XP users. Visit:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7

Is Windows XP password recovery the same as Windows 7 password recovery?

As the widely used on Windows 7, the security on it seems to be more and more important. Windows 7 login password shouldn’t be ignored. How to create, reset, remove or recover Windows 7 password, is of great importance. As it can help you to prevent others from peeping your data on your Win 7 computer. In other word, anyone can not access to your Windows 7 Os without a password. It is a good habit for you to safeguard your vital data on Windows 7. Unfortunately, most of us may forget Windows 7 password accidently. Did it mean a disaster for us?

For most Windows XP user, maybe they only familiar with Windows XP password recovery methods while have no idea when comes to Windows 7 password recovery. Though some operate is different between Windows XP and Windows 7, the principle is the same.

(1) If you have previously-created a password reset disk, then you can boot it to reset the lost Windows 7 password.

(2) Try to use another account that has administrator privileges to change the password.

(3) There is also a lot of password recovery software out there to either to remove, reset, or recover the Windows 7 password for accounts. As for free program, Ophcrack is the best choice. But without basic password cracking knowledge you may can’t get it to work. The recovery time mainly depends on the complexity of your passwords. In other words, if your password is too long or you are computer newbie, it doesn’t work at all. So you had better try the most powerful and easy-to-use windows password reset tool such as Windows Password Recovery Tool or Windows Password Key, etc.

(4) The last option would be to reinstall the computer operating system with the repair option or another operating system to access the computer.

At last, we’d love your thoughts on Windows XP or any problem on Windows 7 password recovery in the comments below.

 

Jun 122012
 

Windows OS  is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft company.  Windows operating system dominates the world’s PC market since it came out till today, overtaking Mac OS (Released 1 year earlier than Windows). As we all know that Windows operating system is available for several version including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and the latest version Windows 8 so far.

What is the suitable Windows version for your own choice?

Many computer new users may have asked this question for million of times. But the answer to this question can be told easily. It depends on a lot of facts. Theses days, Windows 8, which just came out,  is the latest version available but do not consider it as a perfect version to you. Similarly, Windows 7 is the most flexible Microsoft OS (operating system) to date, but some users will have ample reason to stick with Vista or Windows XP until Windows 7 is on store shelves. A lot depends on what you are using your computer for and on which type of computer you’re using. Gamers, media authors, travel-inclined business people and casual web surfers all have different priorities and will want to choose OSs accordingly.

We’ve provided a brief outline of the basic features and key uses of Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP to give you an idea of which OS is right for you. More detailed information about each of the Windows versions can be found in our hands on reviews above.

Windows 8

Similar with the other versions of Windows OS, downloading Windows 8 Preview version just takes a few minutes for a 4 GB download. Comparing to other versions, the installation of Windows 8 is easier and needs less keyboard typing. It’s main layout is surrounded by ther interface of Metro. So we can tell that Metro is the biggest difference on the visible layout of Windows 8. It is built around a tablet model with large buttons showing the most used applications of each windows users. All the functions and settings for Windows 7 are hiding but you can easily get back to the Windows 7 interface by click “Desktop”.

Windows-8

However, it is a pity that the typical start menu of  Windows is gone in Windows 8 so that, to open or run a particular program, you have to pin the program’s name into the task bar. In my own opinion, Microsoft Windows seems to be under the lead of Mac OS to develope something that appeals to the novice. For the computer begainner, Windows 8 is much more easy-to-use, which allows them to look at the local weather, their stocks or their Facebook information, twitter, etc. by clicking on a big icon.

In a word, for most of us that familiar with Windows 7, Windows 8 hides the things that makes Win 7 so amazing. However, for those of us who want to use computers to make documents, worksheets, programing and drawing, we are not satisfied by Windows 8 performance. The one last thing I can say, I’m looking forward to Windows 9, or Windows 10?

Windows 7

Windows 7 has hit the computer world with a bang and is turning heads around the world. One thing that stands out about Windows 7 is the ability to personalize and make it your own in layout, alongside this comes new and advanced features such as Snap, Shake, Pin, Windows Search and much more. We are in a new age so a new fresh interface and look of Windows 7 are welcome changes, especially compared to Vista.

Windows-7

Windows 7 has some highlight features that the earlier versions do not have, including plug and play capability with hardware and peripheral devices, Completely customizable task bar, Jump lists, Homegroup networking, Low memory footprint.

Windows Vista

We all know how bumpy Vista’s release was. Vista operating system was demanding, awkward and aggravating. But do not think Vista is a bad operating system just because it’s failure at release . Many Vista users prefer to continue using Vista even Windows 7 and 8 released.

In comparison with XP, Vista contains many changes and new features, including an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero, advanced protection from malware, parental control options, a redesigned search function, multimedia tools including Windows Media Center, Windows DVD Maker, Windows sidebar and redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems. Vista aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices.

Windows XP

Despite the fact that XP has been around for years, it is relatively forgiving on older machines and netbooks. XP continues to have a great reputation amongst gamers due to its low impact idling and compatibility with both old and new programs. Users with specific multimedia demands that don’t want to upgrade their hardware will find XP an appealing alternative to the more demanding Vista. As of April 2012, Windows XP market share is at 27.3% after having peaked at 76.1% in January 2007. All of us have to commit that Windows XP dominates the world’s personal computer maket for years since it came out.

Windows XP OS

Windows XP still owns several classic features that the above versions can’t overtake, including: Faster start-up, Driver rollback, Low system requirements, Low memory footprint.

Why You Choose this Windows Version?

When determining which version of Microsoft Windows OS is most suitable one for you, you need to consider more about what you use the computer for. After all, the aim to choose a operating system that fits you most is to make your life and work more comfortable.

After reading this article about Windows Review, I think you can make up your mind that which Windows is the best choice for you.