Time for Microsoft to bring its modern operating systems into the spotlight. Windows 7 OEM license sales are soon to be part of history, with the company ending sales of such installations by the end of this month. October 31 is the cutoff date, after which Redmond will no longer provide partners, hardware...

The world’s most popular operating system is approaching its day of reckoning! Windows 7 end of sales date had been set for next month, and Microsoft plans to stay firm on it. What this means is that the company will stop providing OEMs with copies of Windows 7 on October 31. However this deadlines does not affect...

Well, at least the problem is not as widespread or as lethal as last time. Microsoft released a new patch but it appears that Windows 7 BSODs are still persistent. KB2993651 is the patch that has just been launched again a couple of weeks after it was released via the Update Tuesday cycle. But users that have deployed...

It’s a company eat company world out there. Despite the emphasis on Windows 8 by Microsoft, HP is still directing its consumers towards Windows 7 PCs in new promotions. Then again, HP has a history of doing this, ever since 2012, when the modern Windows launched. So in this respect, nothing new here. And to think that...

Well, here we are again. Microsoft rolled out the latest round of patches as part of its monthly cycle, but it appears that some August Update Tuesday patches are misbehaving. There have been reports that some of these fixes are causing BSOD errors on Windows 7. The issues show up after installing these three patches...

Some 6 odd years are left before Microsoft stops support for the most popular operating system in the world, but Gartner believes users should initiate their plans to upgrade from Windows 7 now. That is, if they want to avoid a scenario similar to the retirement of Windows XP. Obviously, with the Windows 9 launch fast...

The Windows XP retirement has become a bit of a nightmare, not in terms of security per se, but how some governments and organizations are using that as a base to go the open source route. Countries like China and South Korea are prime examples. Nevertheless, Microsoft seems ready to go at it again — this time with...

The market share data from PC gaming service Steam is a fairly stable indication of what operating systems users (or rather gamers) are using in any given month. But this time around, there seems to be trouble in paradise. Some surprising statistics provided by Steam for the month of June 2014 reveal that the world’s...

Mandatory seems to be the buzzword at the Redmond these days. After making Windows 8.1 Update a compulsory install, the company has launched a new must have patch for an earlier operating system. The most popular operating system in the world, actually, Windows 7. Users are recommended to install the MS14-18 security...

This much is a given that a substantial amount of users that are stuck on Windows XP, not by choice but stuck, are looking for any and all cost effective ways that they can employ to upgrade. Hardware upgrades come with their associated cost, and while they are a major hurdle to get through for small businesses, the...