The oldest trick in the book! But a bit surprising to see Microsoft going after Windows 7 pirates with this intensity, at this stage of the lifecycle of the operating system. And more so, with Windows 10 on the horizon, with reportedly a new protection scheme. Regardless, it is mandatory on a company to...

Turn back the clocks to a blustery day in 2009 when Windows 7 was launched with much fanfare, but little did Microsoft know that their hit operating system would still be running strong six years later. Six years, and more or less two operating systems between. While technically Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are...

And interestingly, these are not part of Patch Tuesday, or Update Tuesday, or what have you. More so, these Windows updates are flagged as optional on all systems, meaning they are not security in nature. The company, of course, released this month’s Patch Tuesday updates last week. As revealed, most of these...

Windows 7 is currently the most popular operating system in the world, on the desktop side if nothing else, but the platform still keeps adding new users on a regular basis. Even with solutions like Windows 8 available and Windows 10 on the horizon. The question that is being asked here is will Windows 7...

Microsoft may be trying level best to move users to its modern operating platform, but despite these efforts, Windows 7 market share has increased by leaps and bounds in the past few months. The popular OS now easily powers one in two PCs worldwide. And this remains a fact that will not change anytime soon —...

Market research firm StatCounter has just released its newest data for the month of February 2015, and the numbers offer absolutely nothing in terms of surprises. The US market is all about Windows 7 and the Google Chrome web browser. Both solutions lead the other products by a wide, wide margin. Windows 7,...

What took them so long! Microsoft has finally made Windows 7 ISO downloads possible, with launch of a new Software Recovery center that also provides information about downloads. It allows users to get the necessary files just like before — although they will be required to put their product key before...

The mainstream support for Windows 7, the most popular operating system on the desktop, ended this week. Which means the platform will not be getting any new features. Free support for the operating system is also not on offer now, though extended support is still available for those that want it — at least...

Cue on target, another version of Windows has reached end of support. Though this one is less critical than the Window XP affair, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 mainstream support has officially ended today. Microsoft had marked January 13, 2015 as the date for this milestone — a vital deadline both for consumers...

The fight against piracy is nothing new for Microsoft, with the software titan devising new ways to prevent unauthorized copies of its software solutions. And now we have another case. An interesting case, where the company located the IP address of a user that illegally installed and activated copies of...