It's official: Windows 7 support is going to end on Jan. 14, 2020. Now Microsoft is urging users to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's about to stop providing security updates and technical assistance.
Microsoft March 21, 2019
Windows Media Player in Windows 7 is going to lose a feature. The same also goes with Windows Media Center across Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
Computers January 27, 2019
Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7 in terms of market share. The milestone comes three years after Microsoft first released the operating system.
Microsoft January 3, 2019
Microsoft announced that it will continue offering 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' after its retirement date. Presently, there are approximately 184 million commercial PCs, which are still running Windows 7.
Microsoft September 10, 2018
Windows has finally overtaken Windows 7 in terms of worldwide market share, according to StatCounter. Why did it take Microsoft's current operating system two and a half years to achieve the feat?
Microsoft February 3, 2018
Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.
Microsoft January 10, 2018
The WannaCry malware was successfully brought to a halt last week, but the fight to keep it dead is just getting started. Cybersecurity experts warn that hackers are trying to bring the malware back to life.
Security May 21, 2017
Recently released data now shows that nearly all systems affected by ransomware WannaCry are running Windows 7. Affected devices running Windows XP, meanwhile, make up an insignificant portion of all recorded attacks.
Security May 19, 2017
Microsoft announced last year that next-gen processors such as Intel Skylake will not be supported in Windows 7 and 8.1 versions. Now the promise is taking effect based on some user reports.
Microsoft April 14, 2017
True to its promise last year, Microsoft will disable any form of updates for modern processors still running older versions of Windows. Affected processors include those from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.
Apps/Software March 17, 2017
In a latest statement, Microsoft is reminding users that time is running out for Windows 7. The company maintains that it is not only outdated, but it will no longer get security support beyond 2020.
Microsoft January 18, 2017
Several months after Microsoft has launched an aggressive push to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, one of the company's top executives admitted that the tactic, which severely aggravated users, was a mistake.
Microsoft December 23, 2016
Microsoft has officially stopped selling Windows 7 Professional licenses to OEMs, which means that new PCs can no longer have the OS preloaded. Windows 8.1 is in the same boat.
Microsoft November 3, 2016
Microsoft is finally removing the Windows 10 upgrade nagware from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. The deletion of the Get Windows 10 app and all related software comes in patch KB3184143, which can be downloaded through Windows Update.
Microsoft September 21, 2016
Microsoft offered Windows 10 as a free download for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users. Customers who downloaded Windows 10 on their computer also have the option to roll back to the previous version of Windows.
Apps/Software August 17, 2016
Microsoft plans to make Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users’ lives easier starting October with the implementation of a new cumulative update system. The new policy will take a leaf out of Windows 10’s update book, leading to increased performance.
Microsoft August 16, 2016
The market share of Windows 7 among computers worldwide has finally fallen below 50 percent, nine months after Windows 10 was released. The new operating system, however, failed to capitalize, as its growth rate has significantly slowed down.
Apps/Software May 2, 2016
Microsoft delayed the deadline for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 support on Skylake PCs. The company said that the new timeline should allow enterprise customers to make a smoother transition to Windows 10 and newer hardware architectures.
Apps/Software March 19, 2016
Microsoft marketing chief Chris Capossela warned users who run Windows 7 on their computers to do so at their own risk. Is the warning a legitimate one, or is there a reason behind the statement?
Apps/Software January 4, 2016
AMD released an update to its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, patching some things up. The change log, which comes in version 15.12, offers an official fix to a fan speed issue that was reported by a number of users last month.
Apps/Software December 19, 2015
Microsoft finally made its Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PC compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Initially, gamers who wanted to use the dongle wirelessly were restricted to Windows 10.
Video Games December 12, 2015
Microsoft reissues the KB3097877 or MS15-115 after the critical patch was reported to cause Outlook and computer problems on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines.
Apps/Software November 13, 2015
A survey revealed one in four Steam gamers is now running Windows 10. The survey, in the meantime, also showed off that Windows 7 seems to be a crowd favorite.
Apps/Software November 5, 2015
Microsoft has quietly given PC manufacturers a one-year deadline to sell off PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1. Here are the important end-of-sale dates that you need to note.
Computers November 3, 2015
In spite of positive reviews, Windows 10 convinced only a few Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to upgrade. The initial surge in Windows 10 upgrades slowed down drastically, but Microsoft has a plan to get the numbers up again.
Apps/Software November 2, 2015
As PC owners tweeted on and on Microsoft’s pushiness forcing them to upgrade to Windows 10, solutions started to appear. Here are some verified methods to keep your Windows 7 or Windows 8 without being nagged by the Redmond giant.
Apps/Software October 27, 2015
Several Windows 7 and 8.1 users accused Microsoft of automatically installing Windows 10 on their PCs without their consent. Microsoft responded, saying the automatic update is a ‘mistake.’
Apps/Software October 16, 2015
A mysterious update for Windows 7 was pushed out by Microsoft on Sept. 30. The patch was filled with gibberish text, and users were worried that the WIndows Update service was compromised.
Apps/Software October 1, 2015
Microsoft has rolled out some controversial updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8, bringing the most criticized aspect of Windows 10: user tracking and extensive data collection.
Apps/Software September 8, 2015
Did you know there's a secret Start menu in Windows 10? Here is how to open it.
Apps/Software August 26, 2015
Estimates show Microsoft’s Windows 10 is now running on 27 million devices worldwide, and it has only been 10 days since the OS launched.
Apps/Software August 8, 2015
An XDA Developers forum member shows how the Asus Zenfone 2 runs on Windows 7. The Asus handset comes running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 10, 2015
Intel’s new app is a useful tool that bridges the gap between Windows and Android. This is how you link a PC and an Android phone.
Apps/Software June 23, 2015
Microsoft has confirmed the Windows 10 pricing for those not eligible for the free upgrade. Windows 10's new features include a redesigned Start Menu.
Apps/Software June 5, 2015
Microsoft has started sending notifications to Windows 7/ 8 users, inviting them to 'reserve' their free upgrade to Windows 10.
Apps/Software June 2, 2015
Microsoft pulls Boot Camp support, which means Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users have to make a decision. Thankfully, Windows 10 is arriving later this year.
Computers March 22, 2015
Despite earlier claims to the contrary, Windows is not safe from a decade-old security hole exploiting SSL and TLS sites.
Apps/Software March 6, 2015
Google disclosed more security bugs in Microsoft's operating system. Microsoft, however, dislikes the way Google's security team tells the world about the flaws before they can even come up with a patch to fix the problems.
Apps/Software January 19, 2015
Windows XP has continued to fall in market share, being overtaken by both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Despite this, Windows 7 continues to grow, holding over half of the operating system market share.
Computers December 1, 2014
With life support pulled from the beloved Windows XP earlier in the year, Microsoft also ramps down sales of Windows 7 and Windows 8. The stage is being set for Windows 10's 2015 launch.
Apps/Software November 3, 2014
Windows 8.1 establishes a solid lead over 8. Windows 7 is in its prime, but it may be time to start looking ahead.
Computers September 2, 2014
Research firm Gartner urged businesses to prepare for the end of support for Windows 7 in 2020. The company warned that failure to do so would cause a repeat of the chaos that followed the end of Windows XP.
Business August 17, 2014
As Windows 7 prepares to leave the 'mainstream' Microsoft announces the date when security enhancements for the beloved OS will end. Support officially concludes in 2020.
Apps/Software July 11, 2014
Microsoft announces the end of support on its products which shall take effect in the next six months. This includes the popular Windows 7 that has a January 2015 deadline.
Apps/Software July 11, 2014
The 64-bit version is available for Chrome's Dev and Canary channels. It is not yet available for the mainstream stable version of Chrome.
Computers June 4, 2014
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