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Windows 7 Update Kaby Lake

Hack lets older Windows users get around Windows 10 update restriction

April 20th, 2017

Microsoft keeps saying that it’s not going to be as aggressive about Windows 10 upgrades as it used to be, but actions speak louder than words. Recently, users discovered that they were not able to receive the latest security updates on their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs that are powered by newer Intel chips. Microsoft …

windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft is begging you to ditch Windows 7 for Windows 10

January 18th, 2017

If you’re one of the many Windows users still hanging on to Windows 7 with a tight grasp, Microsoft wants you to know that it’s not super happy about it. The company, which has already admitted that it used some shady tactics to get users to upgrade from 7, 8, and 8.1 to 10, is …

Stop Windows 10 Automatic Downloads

How to stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading itself on to your computer

September 11th, 2015

Although the numerous privacy issues that have cropped up since Windows 10 launched two months ago are indeed worrying, there is nothing quite as annoying as receiving the upgraded operating system before you’re ready for it. That’s right, Microsoft is automatically downloading the new OS to Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers, regardless of whether or not the …

Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

What it was like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

July 31st, 2015

Last night, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi took to the Windows blog to announce that over 14 million devices were already running Windows 10. Making the OS free is proving to be a smart move for Microsoft, and millions more are sure to join the early adopters in the coming days and weeks, but plenty of users …

Windows 7 End Of Sales

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

September 24th, 2014

As PC users anxiously await the release of Windows 9, many are beginning to worry about the latest impending deadline for Windows 7. On the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, Microsoft notes that it will no longer provide copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate to third-party manufacturers for inclusion on new consumer PCs.

Microsoft Windows 7 Support Deadline

Microsoft ending mainstream support for Windows 7 in early 2015

July 8th, 2014

The inevitable transition to Windows 8 continues unabated. Microsoft published an update on its support site on Tuesday with a list of products reaching the end of their Mainstream Support life cycles in the coming months, including Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010 and most notably, Windows 7 Home, Professional, Starter, Enterprise and Ultimate.

Windows 7 Vs. Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 7 has the most to gain from XP’s impending demise

April 3rd, 2014

With support for Windows XP due to end next week, XP’s market share has predictably started to decline… but it’s not benefiting Windows 8 nearly as much as it’s benefiting Windows 7. The Next Web points out that NetMarketShare’s latest numbers show a predictable decline of nearly two percentage points for Windows XP over the …