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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Microsoft has revealed it plans to offer support for Windows 7 and 8.1 to a limited number of new PC that have Intel's new Skylake processors. This move is centered on providing businesses with a way to get new PCs that still have Windows 7 or 8.1, while they prepare for their own upgrades to Windows 10.
In this new guide, we’ll show you the steps to use the GWX Control Panel to remove the “Get Windows 10” icon from the notification area and help you to prevent Windows 10 from installing on your Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computer.
Microsoft will be sending notifications to Windows 7 users who are still using Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 to upgrade to IE 11 starting on Tuesday, January 12. Microsoft plans to end support for those browsers on that date for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Net Applications' monthly report on the worldwide market share for PC operating systems shows that Windows 10 claimed 9.96% of that market in December 2015. The numbers show a steady pace for its adoption, as it went up from just 9% in November 2015
Microsoft is getting more aggressive in its efforts to get PC owners running Windows 7 and 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. The prompts for some users now show either an "Upgrade Now" or a "Download now, upgrade later" option.
Microsoft has revealed that the previously released Xbox Wireless Adapter, which allowed Windows 10 PC owners to play games wireless with the Xbox One controller, has been updated so it also works with Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs