Or perhaps you’re perfectly happy with your existing software and just use your computer for very basic things, so you don’t see the point in paying Microsoft an upgrade fee.

Using an Office C2RClient.exe, located in the %Program Files%\Microsoft Office 15\Client X86 or %Program Files%\Microsoft Office 15\Client X64 (depending on the platform), administrators can use command-line switches to automate the updating feature.

Windows XP won’t be officially supported for much longer.

Desktop Linux: Unlike Windows 7 or 8, desktop Linux distributions like Ubuntu are completely free.

If you only use your computer for web browsing and other basic tasks, desktop Linux is a good option to seriously consider.

(Forget what you may have heard about UAC in the Windows Vista days — it’s better now.) As time goes on, Windows XP will become increasingly insecure and both hardware and software vendors will stop supporting it.

Try using modern hardware or software on Windows 98, Windows Me, or even Windows 2000 — even Firefox no longer supports Windows 2000. Perhaps you’ve heard about how awkward Windows 8 can be on traditional computers — If you’re using Windows XP, we’re assuming you’re not using one of Microsoft’s Windows XP tablets.If you’re still using Windows XP, you should be making plans to upgrade to something that will be supported.We’ve already explained why it’s time to let go of Windows XP and what will happen when Microsoft finally stops supporting it on April 8, 2014. It doesn’t support modern hardware properly and it isn’t as secure as modern versions of Windows because it doesn’t have User Account Control and other modern security features.We’ve previously covered how to switch from Windows XP to a more secure Linux system.i Pads, Macs, Chromebooks, and More: Okay, so the above options aren’t the only ones.4.) After you see a menu across the top of your screen, you may now hold the left mouse button down and drag the mouse to make a square region of what you would like to save.