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Latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers drop support for Windows 8.0

Users will need Microsoft's free Windows 8.1 update to get game-specific performance improvements.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?

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China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft

Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.

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Aomei Partition Assistant review: Windows to Go no longer just for Enterprise users

Partitioning software doesn't get any better, but this program's best trick is creating Windows to Go (portable Windows) installations from any version of Windows 8.

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Windows XP refuses to go down without a fight

Support ends, usage dips, but XP users are still legion.

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Uninstall preloaded Windows 8 apps in bulk with this program

It's easy to dump all your desktop bloatware in one fell swoop, but what about all those programs you don't need on the modern side of Windows? A new app helps you dump modern apps in bulk.

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The future of Live Tiles could be more widget-like and interactive

The forward-looking folks at Microsoft Research demo'd Live Tiles that scroll and expand. It's still just an experiment, but it sure sounds cool.

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IObit PCTransfer Review: A little help transferring your data from XP

Basically a file copy program with some smarts, PCTransfer grabs the important stuff from your old installation and transfers it to your new one.

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Microsoft's easy WYSIWYG App Studio tool now creates universal Windows apps

The tool fits right it with Microsoft's new universal app initiative.

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The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.