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 until...

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 and...

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 Windows 7 and...

OEMs. Enough said. It’s been two years to the day since Windows 8 made its debut, but companies like Dell and HP are still keen to push Windows 7 machines to buyers. Laptops and desktops, both. Even as the end of sales deadline for the world’s most famous operating system fast approaches. This month bears witness to...

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...