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Java Chooses Ask Toolbar for You

October 20, 2014 by in Windows Observer

The Ask toolbar is now a pre-selected install option when you download Java.

Should You Preview the New Windows?

September 30, 2014 by in Windows Observer

Is previewing the new version of Windows for everyone?

New World of Windows Updates

August 12, 2014 by in Windows Observer

Does this mark the end of service packs for the consumer versions of Windows?

Going Paperless with OneNote

How to use Microsoft’s OneNote to go paperless.

Microsoft Did Not Violate Hotmail Privacy

April 08, 2014 by in Windows Observer

Richard Hay at Windows Observer believes Microsoft was well within its rights in protecting its intellectual property.

Free Data Transfer Tool for XP Users

March 05, 2014 by in Windows Observer

Microsoft is providing Windows XP users with a free tool for migrating personal files and settings to a new OS.

Microsoft Windows Headed in Wrong Direction?

February 26, 2014 by in Windows Observer

Is it time for Microsoft to abandon all hope for Windows 8 and move on to Windows 9?

High End Photo Editing for Free

We recently asked our TechTalk contributors to recommend a favorite FREE application or tool that they currently use. This post is Richard Hay’s response to our request.

Microsoft Retires Dynamic Windows Themes

January 08, 2014 by in Windows Observer


What happened to the popular Dynamic Windows Themes?

Why Are Windows 8 Users Avoiding an Upgrade to 8.1

December 10, 2013 by in Windows Observer

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The upgrade is free. So what is the hold up in getting to Windows 8.1 for some of these users?

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