This week, Microsoft publicly claimed its own Windows 7 operating system is "long-outdated" and based on insecure security models. The statement has been criticised by security experts as the OS is still three years away from the end of support.
Microsoft has suggested Windows 7 is no longer a secure or supported operating system in a blog post today. The company said it's waving an "early goodbye" to the much-loved platform, even though support actually ends in 2020.
Microsoft has announced it is changing the way it releases updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers. Going forward, it will use the same approach as it does for Windows 10, wrapping all security and reliability updates up into a single monthly release.
Microsoft has found yet another way to get the world using Windows 10, this time by making preventing users from running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on newer computers. It announced the old operating systems won't be supported by new processors.
If Windows 10 is to do only one thing right, it must be getting searching down to a finely-tuned art. After the disastrous full-screen interface of Windows 8, the new Start menu in Windows 10 needs to deliver the cohesive search once offered by Windows 7.
Microsoft has posted a Windows Update for 7 and 8.1 users that prepares their systems for the Windows 10 upgrade. The files of the patch reveal that the company intends to show upgrade advertisements and alerts to users to persuade them to get Windows 10.
Amid a plague of reports that Windows 8 is dying the death of Mucho No Sales, with only 3.6 percent of computers running 8.1, “excitement” is again on the chopping block with Windows 9, codenamed Threshold.
A mysterious Internet Explorer malfunction has inflicted some users of this popular Internet browser. Instead of recording visited URL's on the Internet IE 9 is tracking down and recording documents opened in the computer, raising privacy concerns.
I had a few special reasons for getting XP Mode: I needed to access some materials from my old system and to finally play some of my beloved games which Windows 7 won’t run. It turned out to be a good idea, with some qualifications.