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Newly discovered NTFS bug lets webpages crash Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

Windows 7 and 8.1 users are open to a newly discovered bug that allows websites to crash their machines with little effort.


What Windows users need to know about the latest 'Shadow Brokers' exploits

A number of new hacking tools were recently leaked, and they target Windows PCs. Here's what you know to stay informed — and secure.


Microsoft starts blocking updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs on newer hardware

If you’re hoping to start running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a shiny new AMD Ryzen or Intel Kaby Lake processor, you might want to rethink those plans.


Microsoft ceases selling Windows 7 and 8.1 licenses to PC manufacturers

Microsoft has officially ceased selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 licenses to PC manufacturers, meaning your chances of buying a new PC with either OS are increasingly unlikely.


Windows 10's PC worldwide OS market share actually went down in September

According to the September 2016 PC operating system market share figures from Net Applications, the share held by Windows 10 actually went down slightly that month.


The 'Get Windows 10' app is finally being removed from Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft is rolling out an update today to Windows 7 and 8.1 PC users, which finally gets rid of the "Get Windows 10" app that was encouraging those people to download the free update to the OS until July 29.


Windows 10's PC worldwide market share rose to nearly 23% in August

Windows 10 was used by 22.99% of all PCs worldwide in August 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's yet another big month-to-month increase compared to 21.13% in July, June's 19.14% and May's 18.43% share for the OS.


Microsoft shifting to monthly patch update model for Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft has announced it will move to a new monthly rollup update model for Windows 7 and 8.1 starting in October.


Windows 7 and 8.1 will now have normal support lifetimes on Intel Skylake PCs

A new report says that Microsoft has decided to extend support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on PCs that have Intel's Skylake processors. The support will now end on the same dates it will stop on all other PCs.


Windows 10's PC worldwide market share rose to over 21% in July

Windows 10 was used by 21.13% of all PCs worldwide in July 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's yet another big month-to-month increase compared to June's 19.14% and May's 18.43% share for the OS.


Windows 10's PC worldwide market share exceeded 19% in June

Windows 10 was used by 19.14% of all PCs worldwide in June 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's another big month-to-month increase compared to May's 18.43% and April's 14.35% share for the OS.


Internet Explorer 11 gets some enterprise improvements for Windows 7 and 8.1

Businesses with PCs that have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installed can check out some improvements in today's culmative updates


Windows 10's PC market share surges to over 17% in May

Windows 10 was used by 17.43% of all PCs worldwide in May 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's a big increase compared to April's 14.35% share for the OS.


Non-security patches for Windows 7 and 8.1 to be released in monthly updates

Microsoft has announced that from now on, non-security patches for Windows 7 and 8.1 will be released in one rollup update that will be issued monthly.


Windows 10 and Windows 7 are almost neck and neck in Steam's latest hardware survey

The April 2016 results from Steam's latest hardware survey show that Windows 10 is just barely behind Windows 7 among its customers.


Windows 10's PC market share rose in April 2016, Windows 7 drops below 50%

Windows 10 was used by 14.35% of all PCs worldwide in April 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. Meanwhile, the share held by Windows 7 dropped below the 50% mark


Windows 10 now installed on more than 14% of all PCs worldwide

Windows 10 was used by 14.15% of all PCs worldwide in March 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's over a percentage point rise compared to February 2016, where it had a 12.82% market share.


Windows 7 and 8.1 Intel Skylake support extended until July 2018

Microsoft has announced that it will extend official support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on PCs running Intel's six-generation "Skylake" Core chips by one more year, from July 17, 2017 to July 17, 2018.


Windows 10 continues to gain market share in latest global OS numbers

Windows 10 was used by 12.82% of all PCs worldwide in February 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's up nearly a full percentage point compared to January 2016, where it had an 11.84% market share.


Microsoft publishes list of PCs with Skylake chips that support Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft has published its first list of PC that have Intel's six-generation Core processors, also known as "Skylake", that will support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The current list includes PCs from four OEMs: Dell, HP, Lenovo and NEC.


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