People using Windows 7 recently ran into an issue that caused wallpapers set to "Stretch" as solid black, rather than whatever image was supposed to appear. Despite the operating system being out of support, Microsoft issued a fix for the Windows 7 bug.
The German government will have to pay €800,000 for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates on over 33,000 PCs. The government began migrating over to Windows 10 two years ago, but still has thousands of systems running Windows 7.
Windows 7 reached end-of-life on January 14, but a new study finds that it's far from dead and buried at large organizations. In a study of 60,000 organizations, security ratings firm BitSight found 90 percent of companies with more than 10,000 workers are still running the aging OS.
We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, There's renewed interest and speculation about Surface Duo thanks to a photo of Satya Nadella showing off the upcoming device. Windows 7 support has officially ended, but there are still hundreds of millions of machines in service running the OS. All that, and more.
Windows 7 support officially ended today. That means no more security updates are in store for the aging OS (unless companies pay for them). So, what better way to give Windows 7 the sendoff it deserves than a proper Viking funeral?
Windows 7’s life support is almost up. Launched a decade ago in 2009, Windows 7 has been a success story for Microsoft, but just like with Windows XP; there are millions of people who are still using Windows 7 as support for it comes to an end. Support officially ends on January 14, and beginning January 15, Microsoft will start letting users know this with full-screen warnings.
Windows 7 is set to reach end-of-life in January of 2020, but Microsoft is planning to offer paid extended security updates for enterprise customers. Today, the company announced the same offer for small and midsize businesses as well.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are set to reach end-of-life in January of 2020, which means they'll soon stop receiving security updates. One group, though, has a plan in place to keep both secure with third-party micropatches.