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Microsoft looks to instill app-compatibility confidence in Windows 7 users with Desktop App Assure

January 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

One of many reasons that Windows users are often unwilling to move to a newer version of the operating system is application compatibility. But Microsoft’s contention is this may not be as big a problem as many users fear, at […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is preparing Windows 10 for foldable devices

January 15, 2019

Via: TechRadar

We’ve seen plenty of rumors of Microsoft making a foldable Surface product, but this is the first time we’re hearing that the company is reprogramming Windows 10 to support them. A new build of Windows 10 (numbered 18313.1004) coded with […]


Operating systems, Windows

One year countdown to the death of Windows 7 begins

January 14, 2019

Via: TechRadar

As many as 43 per cent of enterprises are still using Windows 7 despite the fact that Microsoft will officially end support for its ten-year-old operating system one year from now. Kollective’s new “Death of Windows 7” report examined the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 7 enters its final year of free support

January 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Windows 7’s five years of extended support will expire on January 14, 2020—exactly one year from today. After this date, security fixes will no longer be freely available for the operating system that’s still widely used. As always, the end […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 Expert’s Guide: Everything you need to know about BitLocker

January 11, 2019

Via: ZDnet

If your PC were lost or stolen, you’d probably cringe at the cost of replacing it. But that’s nothing compared to what you’d stand to lose if someone had unfettered access to the data on that device. Even if they […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit ‘Not genuine’ PCs

January 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases. Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. This time they’ve found that its […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft spits out patches and plans to gobble up 7GB of storage for future Windows 10 updates

January 9, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

IT’S MICROSOFT’S MONTHLY PATCHING TIME, with Redmond pasting over some 51 security holes across Windows 10, 7, and 8.1, along with other nasties in its suite of software. One major security bork in the Windows Jet Database Engine, which can […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 tops Windows 7 as most popular OS

January 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Just in time for the new year, a report from Net Marketshare puts Windows 10 in the top spot for desktop operating systems. It’s the first time Microsoft’s OS took the top spot since hitting the market three and a […]


Operating systems, Windows

Reinstall Windows 10 Without Deleting Your Software, Files or Settings

December 26, 2018

Via: TechSpot

We recently experienced an installation of Windows 10 with system files that were corrupt to the point that certain sections of the Settings app would automatically close when being opened, among other bugs around the platform. After attempting typical repair […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft releases Windows 10 test build previewing a ton of new features

December 20, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft has just announced a Windows 10 Insider test build (18305). One major feature coming is a sandbox mode, which we covered in-depth this morning. However, Windows Sandbox is just one of over a dozen changes that are coming next […]