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  • Windows 10 To Surpass Windows 7 Before 2017 Ends, According To Recent Data

    10/16/2017 10:38:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fossbytes ^ | 10/16/2017
    The market share of Windows 10 is rising and, if the numbers by known analyst firms turn out to be true, Windows 10 might have a greater market share than the all-time popular Windows 7. According to the numbers by Statcounter, the total market share of Windows 10 as of September is 39.3% which isn’t much less than that of Windows 7 (43.99%). Also, the market share graph in the case of Windows 10 is constantly rising, it saw a bump of 1.43% between August and September. By looking at the graph, it’s visible that there has been a decline...
  • Windows 10s market share increases slightly as Windows 7 continues to stumble

    09/08/2017 8:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Windows Latest ^ | 09/08/2017 | By Mayank Parmar
    Looks like Microsoft’s Windows 10 is growing very slowly now. Last month Windows 10 market share had grown by 1%. The new report by NetMarkeShare revealed that Windows 10 share has increased to 27.99% from 27.63%. Good news is that Windows 10 market share is still increasing but very slowly.Windows 8.1 market share dropped to 6.07% from the 6.48%, Windows XP’s share also decreased slightly. On the other hand, Windows 7’s market share dropped slightly to 48.43%.Image Courtesy: Although Windows 7’s market share is dropping, Windows 10 is still far behind to over take the former. Windows 10’s market...
  • Windows 7 PCs Account For 98 Percent Of All WannaCry Infections (tr)

    05/21/2017 4:05:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 62 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | May 21, 2017 | Paul Lilly
    For a quick minute, it looked as though a strain of ransomware that was seemingly stolen from the United States National Security Agency (NSA) was going to be a major problem for PCs around the world, and in particular Windows XP systems. Microsoft even made the unusual move of releasing an emergency patch for Windows XP even though it stopped supporting the legacy OS a long time ago. But now a week after the initial WannaCry outbreak it's been discovered that Windows 7 PCs were the hardest hit. A researcher for Kaspersky Lab posted a message on Twitter saying "the...
  • Microsoft will kill some Windows 7 and 8.1 support in April (Apr 10 Patch Tuesday)

    03/23/2017 6:12:51 PM PDT · by dayglored · 99 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | Woody Leonhard
    Mark your calendar: Microsoft's promise to cut off Win7 and 8.1 support for the latest PCs will cause howls of pain next month Events of the past week have drawn into sharp focus the likely result of next month's patching cycle. If you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 PC that you bought, built, or upgraded in the past year or so, it would behoove you to understand exactly what Microsoft plans. Many people -- I'll raise my hand here -- thought that Skylake-based computers would continue to receive Windows 7 and 8.1 patches until the respective end-of-life. We are...
  • Microsoft forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to install Windows 10

    03/22/2017 6:01:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/20/17 | Sarmistha Acharya
    Technology giant Microsoft is blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Intel's seventh generation Core i3, i5 and i7 AMD's seventh generation processor (Bristol Ridge) and Qualcomm's 8996 processors. While trying to scan and download updates through Windows Update, error messages appear saying, "Windows could not search for new updates" and "code 80240037 Windows Update encountered an unknown error." As explained in Microsoft Knowledge based article the errors occur as the new processor generations require the latest Windows version. For those on Windows 7 and 8.1, Microsoft recommends updating the devices to Windows 10. In response to the matter a...
  • Microsoft Blocks Windows 7 & 8.1 Updates On Current Generation AMD & Intel Processors

    03/16/2017 5:59:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 65 replies
    TechGage ^ | Mar 16, 2017 | Rob Williams
    Have you upgraded to Intels Kaby Lake or AMDs Ryzen, but still refuse to give up on Windows 7? Going forward, thats going to become a bit of a problem, as Microsoft has said that its cutting off Windows Update support for such a configuration one that also includes Windows 8.1. In effect, this means that if you are running one of the newest CPUs and either Windows 7 or 8.1, Windows Update will refuse to update. You should still be able to upgrade straight to Windows 10, but as for those minor updates that get pushed through on...
  • The biggest barrier to Windows 10 success is still Windows 7

    01/22/2017 6:23:39 PM PST · by dayglored · 97 replies
    ZDNet ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Steve Ranger
    The fate of Windows 10 lies in the hands of users that are still deeply in love with Windows 7. This year's CES saw plenty of shiny new Windows 10 devices on display, from the acrobat Lenovo Yoga through to HP's all-in-one Sprout Pro. Hardware like this will certainly boost the fortunes of Windows 10. Sleek new designs and form factors, and the rise of two-in-one devices like the Surface Pro that can function both as a PC and a tablet, are giving consumers and businesses a reason to invest in Microsoft's latest operating system. And Windows 10 has made...
  • Microsoft posts death notices for Windows 7 sysadmin certifications (not as bad as it seems)

    01/19/2017 9:26:02 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 19, 2017 | Simon Sharwood
    They'll go in mid-2018. Does that support the 'too insecure for business' message? In the same week that Microsoft's German tentacle declared Windows 7 a security horror that no business in its right mind would continue to use, the company's also announced it will axe some certification exams for the operating system. Microsoft's educators have announced that certs for Windows 7 configuration, plus the the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician and Enterprise Desktop Administrator qualifications, won't be needed after July 31st 2018. That Redmond is keeping the exams going suggests it has customers a-plenty that will need certified staff. And seeing...
  • Microsoft tells enterprises that Windows 7 isn't fit for purpose

    01/17/2017 12:24:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 17 January 2017 | Chris Merriman
    Its no huge secret that we dont hold Microsofts methods of selling products in high regard. Updategate was a complete shower, and with that over, we appear to have moved into the scaremongering phase of the operation based on comments from the companys German operation. In a blog post on Technet, were warned that Windows 7 only has three years of updates left, and even then it cant hold a candle to Windows 10 in terms of enterprise features and security. Tell that to the 40+ percent of enterprises still using it. [] Although it would be a foolhardy business...
  • Anyone know of a good database program for Windows 7?

    12/31/2016 10:06:20 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 53 replies
    1 January 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone able to recommend a good address book, simple database-type program for Windows 7? Interested in free or reasonable cost (not $150 lol).
  • Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Professional to OEMs (MS sticks a fork in Win7 for good)

    11/01/2016 2:54:57 PM PDT · by dayglored · 34 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft today quietly put an end to sales of Windows 7 licenses to computer makers, marking a major milestone for the seven-year-old OS. According to Microsoft's rules, the Redmond, Wash. company stopped selling Windows 7 Professional or any version of Windows 8.1 to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) as of Oct. 31. The end of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 left only Windows 10 as a long-term choice for OEMs that pre-load Windows on their wares. The original end-of-sales deadline for Windows 7 Professional was to be Oct. 31, 2014 -- two years after the launch of Windows 8 -- but...
  • You have one month left to buy a Windows 7 PC

    10/03/2016 4:54:44 PM PDT · by catnipman · 137 replies
    zdnet ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ed Bott
    If you want a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have fewer options beginning on Nov. 1. Here's what the end-of-sales deadline means.
  • Microsoft made 'em do it: The latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10

    09/02/2016 1:35:58 PM PDT · by upchuck · 62 replies
    PC World ^ | Aug 30, 2016 | Mark Hachman
    Microsoft is slamming the door on PC builders and upgraders who might have hoped to use the new Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen chips for Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs. Sorry: Both chips are officially supported only by Microsofts Windows 10. Microsoft's mandate is discreet rather than secret. In January, the company tried to shorten its support lifecycle for Intel Skylake PCs running Windows 7 and 8, a policy the company subsequently abandoned after much outcry. But Microsofts statements have also consistently included a critical caveat: The latest generations of siliconspecifically Intels Kaby Lake chip, Qualcomms 8996, and...
  • Microsoft Must Be Getting Desperate (V)

    05/17/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 120 replies
    5-17-2016 | Orangehoof
    I live by myself and had been away from home for 12 hours. I often leave my home computer turned on even when I am gone. Last night, I noticed my computer screen was on and my computer was downloading Windows 10. I tried to stop it and, when I couldn't, I simply shut the computer off. After turning it back on, it said "restoring to your previous version" and I'm now back to Windows 7. I noticed that somehow my update settings had all been changed to allow Microsoft maximum access and Windows 10 upgrade was now categorized as...
  • Now Microsoft is breaking Windows 7 to get users to upgrade to Windows 10

    05/07/2016 4:41:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 82 replies
    BetaNews ^ | 5 May 2016 | Wayne Williams
    Microsoft has made a change to an update for Windows 7 that can prevent certain systems from booting. While you might expect me to say, "good news, the software giant has fixed the problem", in fact what Microsoft has done is switch the update from "optional", to "recommended". So, on some systems, it will now install, and break Windows 7 automatically. There is good news though, and thats you can solve the problem and get your computer working again by (can you guess?) upgrading to Windows 10. Hooray! The update in question is KB3133977 and what this does is fix...
  • Help - Windows 7 starts on Chrome but freezes within 5 minutes

    04/19/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 66 replies
    April 18, 2016 | vanity
    Windows 7 will start but when it goes to Google Chrome, it will freeze up within 5 on any and everything. On Internet Explorer, it doesn't freeze but graphics don't work properly. Example, go to any site with a moving weather radar and it won't load. Or any site where you have a box to search within the site, you can't type or click in the box. Also, say on homepage, the ads and other junk on the left and right sides don't show up but the headlines do and you can click them and to the sites.
  • Backing Up Computer.

    04/10/2016 5:25:28 PM PDT · by don-o · 60 replies
    April 10, 2016 | don-o
    My Sony Vaio laptop came with Windows 7 preloaded and no physical disks. I read that there was supposed to be a recovery partition on the hard drive and figured that would be all I needed. To this point, I never had to use it. I do regular backups of my data (documents, music,etc) to an external HD. Yesterday, I was looking at Task Manager and saw a bunch of processes running. I looked at the descriptions of what they were supposed to do and stopped a bunch I thought I did not need. Computer continued to run fine. Long...
  • Apple Update Software downloads Win32/herz trojan virus

    03/29/2016 2:42:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Self | March 29, 2016 | Self
    Running Windows 7. Plugged in my iphone to download some work photos, and an update from Apple popped up to update itunes and video software. I started the download and my AVG business antivirus detected the win32/herz virus and deleted it. Checking on the name and it appears to be a particularly nasty virus. If any Apple fans on here know how to notify Apple, I'll be glad to send the URL link. It starts with and seems to be a legitimate link.
  • Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades (BOHICA hope ya like it)

    03/14/2016 2:17:19 PM PDT · by dayglored · 91 replies
    PC World ^ | Mar 14, 2016 | Jared Newman
    As Microsoft auto-upgrades more PCs to Windows 10, some users are complaining that they werent adequately notified. Reports of unwanted Windows 10 upgrades have been circulating for the past few days on Reddit and Twitter, after the last Patch Tuesday. These users say they never approved or initiated the upgrade, and were dragged away from their Windows 7 (or perhaps Windows 8) installs anyway. This is all part of Microsofts plan, of course. Last October, the company announced that it would reclassify Windows 10 as a Recommended update from older versions starting in early 2016, at which point many more...
  • Microsoft starts pushing Windows 10 upgrades to users

    03/13/2016 4:50:35 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 92 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Mar 14 2016 10:00AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    A number of Windows 7 users were taken by surprise this weekend when their operating systems started to automatically upgrade to Windows 10, causing hardware and software issues for some. Problems reported by users included hardware drivers no longer working after the upgrade, software incompatibilites, and users getting large bills for using several gigabytes of cellular data. Microsoft copped flak last September for quietly downloading Windows 10 components onto users' computers in preparation for a later upgrade, taking up storage space and eating into data caps. The company has since published instructions for users who want to opt out of...