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Microsoft Will No Longer Sell Windows 10 Starting Feb. 1; Users Forced to Switch to Windows 11?

January 30, 2023

Via: Tech Times

Microsoft’s Windows has already gone into several updates, yet the company feels the need to add more layers of improvement to it. Soon, Windows 10 users will be forced to upgrade to Windows 11 since Jan. 31 will be the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 File Explorer Redesign is in the Works: Here’s What’s New

January 25, 2023

Via: Tech Times

Microsoft is now working on releasing a redesign of File Explorer for Windows 11, according to a report by Windows Central. A big update for File Explorer is expected to see the light of day soon. For now, the Redmond-based […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 warning: system restore is breaking some PCs

January 20, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11 users on the latest version 22H2 of the operating system should be wary of a bug that is messing up some important apps after a system restore has been performed. Bleeping Computer(opens in new tab) pointed out this […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses this month

January 19, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft has revealed on the softwares’ official product pages that it will stop directly issuing licenses for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Workstation. The disclaimer states that January 31, 2023, is the last day consumers can download the operating systems […]


Operating systems, Windows

Good-bye, Windows 7

January 17, 2023

Via: Computerworld

When Windows 7 arrived 14 years ago, it was seen as better than its predecessor but still with issues. Vendors weren’t ready for it, important drivers were lacking, and few end users and IT admins liked User Account Control (which […]


Operating systems, Windows

Patch now to address critical Windows zero-day flaw

January 13, 2023

Via: Computerworld

The first Patch Tuesday of the year from Microsoft addresses 98 security vulnerabilities, with 10 classified as critical for Windows. One vulnerability (CVE-2023-21674) in a core section of Windows code is a zero-day that requires immediate attention. And Adobe has […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft finally ends Windows 7 and 8.x support

January 13, 2023

Via: Computerworld

This week signals the end of the line for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 support. After years of extended security updates, no more bugs or security holes will be patched in the venerable operating systems. Windows 7 had a good […]


Operating systems, Windows

First Windows 11 preview builds arrive for 2023

January 6, 2023

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25272 to the Dev Channel as well as a new Windows 11 preview for the Beta Channel. The new Dev Channel build doesn’t include any major changes but does remove a few […]


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Microsoft scraps unpopular change to Windows 11 Start menu

January 6, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11 users will doubtless be glad to see Microsoft scrap an idea introduced in testing late last year, namely recommended websites popping up in the Start menu (and a second unpopular change has just been given the elbow, too). […]


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Windows 11 bug is randomly freezing PCs with AMD CPUs

January 5, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11 users with AMD Ryzen processors are reportedly being hit by a bug that in some cases is causing various problems including freezing up the PC and affecting the performance of games. The issue was introduced with the December […]


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This free Windows 10 upgrade offer still works. Here’s why — and how to get it

December 21, 2022

Via: ZDnet

More than six years after Microsoft’s free upgrade offer officially ended, people are still reporting successful Windows 10 upgrades from older machines. Here’s the latest extremely unofficial report. In the months after that original publication, I rechecked, revised, and updated […]


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Critical Windows code-execution vulnerability went undetected until now

December 19, 2022

Via: Ars Technica

Researchers recently discovered a Windows code-execution vulnerability that has the potential to rival EternalBlue, the name of a different Windows security flaw used to detonate WannaCry, the ransomware that shut down computer networks across the world in 2017. Like EternalBlue, […]


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Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes six critical vulnerabilities

December 13, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft on Tuesday disclosed 56 vulnerabilities, including six critical ones and one moderate vulnerability that has been exploited. The patches released address common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in: Microsoft Windows and Windows Components; Azure; Office and Office Components; SysInternals; Microsoft […]


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Official support for both Windows 7 and 8 ends in January, Microsoft Edge also losing support

December 12, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The year is 2009. Nvidia’s GTX 295 is ruling the graphics card market, Apple recently released the iPhone 3G, and Microsoft has announced its newest operating system, Windows 7, to high amounts of consumer praise. Users finally felt like a […]


Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

Windows 11 gets a much-awaited fix for gaming bug

November 30, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11 has been plagued by a bug in its 22H2 update that affects some users, causing stuttering in games, and leading Microsoft to block the upgrade for those people – but the good news is that a fix has […]


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Microsoft Launches Windows Holographic Version 22H2 Focused on IT Management Improvement

November 17, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Microsoft has recently released a new update for the Windows Holographic version 22H2. The main focus of the new changes revolves around IT management improvement that will help HoloLens users the most. When the previous Holographic 22H1 became available to […]


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Patch Tuesday includes 6 Windows zero-day flaws; patch now!

November 11, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft on Tuesday released a tightly focused but still significant update that addresses 68 reported (some publicly) vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, this month brings a new record: six zero-day flaws affecting Windows. As a result, we have added both the Windows and […]


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A search bar is among the Task Manager improvements in new Windows 11 build

November 10, 2022

Via: Ars Technica

One of the Windows 11 22H2 update’s improvements was a redesigned Task Manager with a reorganized user interface, an updated Windows 11-style look, and other features. Laying that foundation has apparently given Microsoft the latitude to work on other Task […]


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Windows 11 is now showing ads when you sign out

November 8, 2022

Via: BGR

When it comes to bizarre ad placement, few companies can top Microsoft. We have written about Microsoft’s Start menu ads in the past, but its latest ad placement is among the most peculiar we can remember seeing. Some Windows 11 […]


Operating systems, Windows

For Windows 8, the end is near

November 7, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Let’s say it’s your favorite version of Windows. It allows you to specifically download updates. It doesn’t insert cartoons or ads into your search engine. It doesn’t move your icons around. It’s well behaved. And yet, it’s a flavor of […]