Windows Updates

Upgrade to Windows 7 – Nine Reasons to Make the Switch

by Mike McEvoy on September 8, 2011


Making the upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP has been a hot topic for PC owners since Windows 7 burst onto the scene in August, 2009. It surpassed the seventh Harry Potter book as the highest-grossing pre-order in’s history and has steadily increased its number of users over the following two years. By [...]


Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Available – SP1

by Mike McEvoy on March 31, 2011


Microsoft recently began shipping Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Initially available through direct download, Microsoft is now including Windows 7 SP1 as part of the regular Windows Update service that automatically downloads and installs priority updates for Microsoft products. Windows 7 SP1 is available for all editions of Windows 7 including Home Basic, Home Premium, [...]


Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Ends

by Mike McEvoy on July 6, 2010


Microsoft is ending support for Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2) on July 13, 2010, a date that was originally set when Windows XP Service pack 3 (SP3) was released on April 21, 2008. After the July 13, 2010 cutoff computers running Windows XP SP2 will no longer be able to receive downloaded security patches and [...]