Who’d have imagined! There were days when Microsoft antivirus products like Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender used to fail the majority of security tests. So much so that they were mostly considered base level protection, the first line of defense. This basically meant that third-party security...

Microsoft never wastes a chance talking about just how secure its latest OS is, but another study has revealed that Windows 10 is pretty much twice as safe as Windows 7. For home users, that is. Redmond claims that its newest operating system is the most secure version of Windows to date, and this security report (PDF...

The second Tuesday of every month brings along its own unique set of goodies for users of Microsoft platforms, and Windows 7 and 8.1 just got a bunch of new updates as part of Patch Tuesday. To go with a range of fixes released for all four versions of Windows 10. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 users are in line for...

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 protect its...

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 two sides...

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 updates...

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 continue to...

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 — at least...

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, for...

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 actually...