Smart. Microsoft has found a way to generate some nice side revenue from Windows 7, which is currently the world’s most popular desktop operating system. But one that is getting ready for sunset, with end of life set for January 14, 2020. And while Redmond is keen on moving the user base to a newer version of the...

A survey has shown that companies are in no rush to abandon Windows 7 and upgrade to the latest version of the operating system. The world’s most popular desktop OS is good enough for many, it appears. Speaking of, Windows 7 is on track to reach end of support in January 2020 — which is not all that far off when you...

The end is near! Windows 8.1 is nearing sunset, as Microsoft has officially ended mainstream support for this version of the operating system this week. It will no longer receive new features and updates. Other than security patches, of course. This development follows this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout, meaning...

Although the software titan officially ended support for Windows 10 version 1511 last month, it had a change of heart and has announced that it is extending support for the OS for another six months. Until April. The new Windows as a service model that Microsoft is now pursuing has each version of the operating system...

Ever. The timing of a post like this is interesting, what with the Fall Creators Update on the horizon, but Microsoft took time out to praise the current version of the operating system. The Windows 10 Creators Update, which it labeled the best version of the OS until now. It certainly is the most performant and...

But the Surface line isn’t going anywhere! Right? Not the most ideal news, but Microsoft has made the decision to close its Surface support Twitter account. And instead is pushing customers towards the Microsoft Support Twitter account for all queries and questions that they have for its products. For what it’s worth,...

With the key milestone of making the Creators Update available to everyone behind it, Microsoft has shared the details of when Windows 10 version 1511 support will end. The software titan wants to discontinue an old version of the OS as soon as possible in order to better pursue its Windows as a Service approach. Not...

It was around this time last year when Microsoft retired one of its most popular operating systems ever. Windows XP was let go on April 8, 2014, with the user base recommend to upgrade to a newer OS. Microsoft and friends (hardware partners) were giving this advice. Software companies on the other hand extended...

However, the organization will still keep running Windows XP on its computers for another year, and is seeking a third-party company to provide patches for these machines for the next 12 months. Obviously, at a lower rate. Microsoft entered into contract with the United States Army at the time of the retirement of its...

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...