Updating from me to xp

Only Windows 7, with around 47 per cent of the market, sits above Windows XP, with the much maligned Windows 8 taking just shy of seven per cent of the OS cake.

If you're one of the many Windows XP users out there, the big question is, what happens now support has stopped?

When Windows XP Support ends in April, it means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing any security updates for this operating system.

How many leftover PCs do you have sitting around in closets, on shelves, and in the form of virtual machines?

You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.

Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.

Don’t follow these instructions unless you’re sure you’re ready for Windows 7.

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Microsoft is hoping to have all of its users migrate to Windows 8.1, the latest version of its Windows operating system.

Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.

See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.

To do this, go back to the Start menu and enter the Charms bar.

Next, select Settings, followed by the "Change PC settings" option, and click on Windows Update.