Ed Bott

Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013).

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Windows 8 is the new XP

Windows 8 is the new XP

This new version of Windows is a disaster. Power users can't wait to replace the UI, and businesses are avoiding it like the plague. I'm talking, of course, about Windows XP. Ah, how quickly we forget.

published October 21, 2012 by

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What are the cheapest and easiest upgrade paths to Windows 8.1?

What are the cheapest and easiest upgrade paths to Windows 8.1?

Microsoft keeps threatening to simplify the Windows upgrade process, but the reality is never quite as simple as it should be. Windows 8.1 is just around the corner, and your upgrade options are still confusing. Use this guide to find the cheapest, best way to update to Windows 8.1 or downgrade to Windows 7.

published October 12, 2012 by

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