THIS WEEK’S HOT MICROSOFT STORY:
Windows PC users are reacting to the news that beginning in June…
…Microsoft is going come over to your house and beat you with a stick if you don’t start using their new (but horribly slow and flawed) operating system called Windows Vista.
And this is no joke:
Because after Microsoft REFUSES TO ALLOW COMPANIES TO SELL COMPUTERS WITH WINDOWS XP INSTALLED in June…
…they’re going to stop SUPPORTING the copy of Windows XP you have on your EXISTING computer on April 14, 2009, just a year from now.
But, but, but…
…WHY are they doing this?
And what can you DO about it?
Here are some tips for surviving in a post-Windows XP world:
WINDOWS XP SURVIVAL TIP #1:
SIGN THE “SAVE WINDOWS XP” PETITION
While Windows XP is hardly a flawless operating system for your Windows PC…
…most tech experts agree XP is FAR BETTER than the new Windows Vista.
So one of those tech experts, an editor at InfoWorld named Galen Gruman…
…has started an online petition drive designed to “force” Microsoft to continue selling and supporting Windows XP indefinitely.
And if you want to join almost 150,000 other people and sign the petition, just click here:
WINDOWS XP SURVIVAL TIP #2:
STOCKPILE WINDOWS XP
How is this for ironic:
One way to fight Microsoft’s decision to kill Windows XP…
…is to buy and stockpile more copies of Windows XP, so you can load it onto future computers you may buy after June, 2008.
Don’t smugly think that if you retire an old computer with XP on it…
…that you can then use that copy of Windows XP on another computer.
Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.
You see, when you “buy” a new computer that comes pre-installed with a copy of Windows on it…
…you’re not really “buying” that copy of Windows when you buy your new computer, you’re just getting the right to use it on THAT computer only.
In fact, if you try using the Windows CD that came with one computer to load Windows onto another computer…
…you will be greeted with a message that tells you it cannot be done.
WINDOWS XP SURVIVAL TIP #3:
MAKE THE MOST OF THE COMPUTER YOU HAVE
There are lots of ways to get more life out of the computer you already have:
- Invest in a larger hard-drive…
…which are relatively inexpensive, and easy to install yourself
- Invest in more RAM…
…which is also relatively inexpensive, and also easy to install yourself
- Keep your computer well-tuned…
…by using all the free online diagnostic tools and support forums here at PCPitstop.com.
Want to know more?
Listen to Gregg talk about this “HELP! HELP!! SAVE MY XP!!!” article at PCPitstop on radio stations nationwide.