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  • 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 that’s 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 yahoo.com 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 swcdn.apple.com/... 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 weren’t 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 Microsoft’s 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...
  • Windows 10 Already Outclasses Windows 7 in the Enterprise, Gartner Says

    02/02/2016 9:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 02/02/2016 | Bogdan Popa
    Windows 10 is already seeing early signs of success in the enterprise field, as more and more companies are looking at the new operating system and evaluating a possible upgrade in the coming months.That’s what research firm Gartner explains when looking at adoption figures in the enterprise field for both Windows 10 and Windows 7, saying that the new OS easily outclasses its predecessors.Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans has told CW in an interview that the enterprise market has changed the way it prepares for upgrades now that Windows 10 is available, asking questions that are more related to the...
  • How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn't

    01/31/2016 7:41:13 AM PST · by Scutter · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/30/2016 | Matt Weinberger
    On Thursday, February 4, Satya Nadella will celebrate his second anniversary as the CEO of Microsoft. It's been an eventful couple of years. Microsoft has grown its crucial cloud business, released Windows 10 to a much better reception than its loathed predecessor, launched a bunch of great apps for iPhone and Android, and generally made people like it a lot more. But the real victory of Satya Nadella — the truly monumental shift — has been within the company. Under Nadella, Microsoft is pointed in one direction for first time in modern memory.
  • Microsoft is working with some of its biggest partners to kill Windows 7 and 8

    01/18/2016 3:51:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/18/2016 | Max Slater-Robins
    Microsoft is working with Intel, AMD, nVidia, and Qualcomm to support Windows 10 at a chipset level, effectively killing the future of Windows 7 and 8. The changes, which were announced in a company blog post, are the next step in Microsoft's big push to get everyone, from personal users to businesses, onto the latest version of the operating system. The partnership with the chip makers is surprising, as cutting support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on future PCs could adversely affect sales. "Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that...
  • With no warning, Microsoft stops use of Windows 7 & 8.1 on new PCs. How dumb is that?

    01/17/2016 9:37:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Computer World ^ | Jan 17, 2016 11:15 AM PT | Richi Jennings
    Microsoft made this totally stupid change to its Windows support policy. With no notice, older versions of Windows lose support on the latest PC hardware. Yep, that's right: You can't run Windows 7 or 8.1 on Skylake CPUs (or later). There's a woolly, limited get-out-of-jail-free card for a short while, but this is just the latest irritating Microsoft scheme to get everyone onto Windows 10. The way it's always been in the past is that enterprises could buy today's hardware, but put their current image on it, only upgrading when it made sense. But with this move, Microsoft changes everything...
  • Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has Serious Problems

    01/02/2016 11:59:32 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 2, 2016 | By Gordon Kelly
    Windows 7 runs on 55% of all the computers on the planet, but according to news this week that is actually a bad and potentially dangerous thing. Says who? Actually Microsoft. . . Speaking to Windows Weekly, Microsoft Marketing chief Chris Capossela explained that users who choose Windows 7 do so "at your own risk, at your own peril" and he revealed Microsoft has concerns about its future software and hardware compatibility, security and more. "We do worry when people are running an operating system that's 10 years old that the next printer they buy isn't going to work well,...
  • Mysterious Sleep Activity in computer Tower

    12/31/2015 10:42:45 AM PST · by Bob434 · 102 replies
    Myself | 12/31/2015 | Me
    Ok got something weird happening, and I'm at a loss what it could be- been researching for days now- thought I had the answer, but today the problem came back again I use windows 7 Hybrid Sleep, instead of shutting down- and for years it's worked fine- no issues- As of recently, I'll put the computer into sleep mode, everything does what it's supposed to- computer powers down- tower power button light goes to yellow like it's supposed to and the light on the front of the tower goes out (The HP symbol lights up when tower is working- then...
  • [Vanity] Windows 7 updates being blocked by Windows 10 update in panel HELP!

    12/05/2015 2:50:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 48 replies
    December 5, 2015 | self
    Good morning! I thought it odd that I hadn't received notice of updates on windows 7 so I went to the update panel and the only update was for windows 10. Then I noticed the little blue link "show all available updates" and went to the page where you select your updates. I selected all 34 that are there. Clicked okay, and when I got back to the update page up in the panel where you click start download is the same one and only aggravating windows 10 update I DO NOT WANT. I'm already having a bad morning and...
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Pro: Halloween Horror for PC makers next year (Win7 Sales Cut-off in 1 year)

    11/03/2015 2:09:18 PM PST · by dayglored · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | Gavin Clarke
    (Oh, and BTW... Windows 10 will be injected into your box by Redmond's mad doctors...) Microsoft will stop all sales of Windows 7 Pro to PC makers on Halloween 2016. Satya Nadella’s firm has quietly let slip that October 31, 2016, will be the final day for PC makers to buy copies of the operating system for pre-install. Microsoft updated its product support lifecycle page, here, in October with the change noticed on Friday. The firm stopped supplying Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate to PC makers on Saturday October 31. Before naming the 2016 date for Windows...
  • Windows 10 begins to eat into Windows 7's usage share

    09/21/2015 11:17:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Tech World ^ | 09/21/2015 | Gregg Keizer
    Although it initially tempted Windows 8.1 users, Windows 10 has increasingly grown its usage share at the expense of the much more widely used Windows 7, an encouraging sign for Microsoft's efforts to convince the old guard to switch. Using data from Irish analytics company StatCounter, Computerworld calculated the changes in usage share -- a measurement of desktop-and-laptop-driven online activity -- of the various editions of Windows since 10's debut on July 29. For the first four weeks after Windows 10's release, Windows 8.1 led in losses, beating Windows 7 by a wide margin. During that month-long span, Windows 8.1...
  • The truth about Windows 7 and 8.1 'spy patches' KB 3068708, 3022345, 3075249, 3080149

    09/14/2015 1:05:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | September 9, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    Conspiracy theories are gaining steam as accusations about Microsoft "spy patches" heat up. But a much larger part of the story may sound familiar to any experienced Windows or Office user. The tinfoil ball started rolling on Aug. 24, when Sergey Tkachenko at Winaero.com published an incendiary discovery: Four recent Windows 7 and 8.1 patches -- KB 3022345, 3068708, 3075249, and 3080149 -- were sending a potful of data to Microsoft's servers. In at least one case, the spying patches transmit data through hard-coded servers, bypassing the Hosts file and making it even harder to block their activity. On Aug....
  • Like It Or Not, Microsoft Silently Downloads Windows 10, Grabbing Valuable Disk Space

    09/11/2015 9:18:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | 09/11/2015 | Brandon Hill
    Just when we thought that all the hoopla surrounding privacy in Windows 10 and questionable disclosure practices was starting to die down, Microsoft has to go and stir the pot once again with another seemingly overzealous move. It’s not enough that Windows 10 is installed on over 75 million PCs and counting; Microsoft is aiming for one billion installs within the next two to three years. And to get to that one billion figure, Microsoft wants to entice customers to upgrade their Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines to Windows 10. Making the upgrade free during the first year...
  • Don’t check that box! Windows 7 patch KB 3083324 sneaks in (a patch for Windows Update??)

    09/04/2015 7:43:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Sep 4, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    People all over the world are waking up this morning to a little present in their Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2) Windows Update boxes: KB 3083324, which describes itself as “Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: September 2015.” Here’s what the KB article says: This article describes an update that contains some improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. That’s it. If there’s any further description, I can’t find it. In particular, as of this writing anyway, it isn’t even listed in the...
  • Windows 10's usage share ascent routs Windows 7's ascension six years ago

    08/19/2015 4:20:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    MIS Asia ^ | 08/19/2015 | Gregg Keizer (Computerworld (US)
    Microsoft's Windows 10 has easily surpassed the global usage share ascension of Windows 7 six years ago, putting it on track to become the company's most successful OS introduction ever. Windows 10's usage share neared 6.6 percent on Sunday, data from analytics vendor StatCounter showed. That was a 23 percent increase over what the OS logged the Sunday prior, continuing the unbroken stretch of double-digit-or-more, week-over-week increases since Windows 10's July 29 debut. The operating system's usage share increase has comfortably exceeded that of its closest rival, Windows 7, during the latter's first 18 days of availability in the fall...
  • Windows 10 Is Spyware

    08/13/2015 11:29:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    New American Magazine ^ | 13 August 2015 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    If you are currently a Microsoft user running either Windows 7 or 8, you are eligible for a free upgrade to the "new and improved" Windows 10. But before you upgrade, be aware that it's free as in price, not as in liberty. Many of the new features and settings of Windows 10 have been deemed spyware by computer security experts. It's one thing to have programs and applications spying on you. It's another thing altogether to have your operating system designed to do it. When Microsoft announced the "free" upgrade, many were left wondering why the Redmond giant would...
  • Update (Windows 7 and 8 are now being updated to get Telemetry, same tracking as Windows 10)

    08/07/2015 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    About the Diagnostics Tracking service Helping the overall application experience The diagnostics tracking service collects diagnostics about functional issues on Windows systems that participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). CEIP reports do not contain contact information, such as your name, address, or telephone number. This means CEIP will not ask you to participate in surveys or to read junk email, and you will not be contacted in any other way. For any released product with an option to participate in CEIP, you can select to start or stop participating at any time. Most programs make CEIP options available...
  • Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share as Windows 10 launch approaches, Windows 7 still leads

    07/28/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Tech Spot ^ | 07/02/2015 | By Stephen Libbey
    On the verge of Windows 10's release, its predecessor has quietly moved into the #2 spot for market share among operating systems. Windows 8.1 has now overtaken Windows XP, the one time king of all operating systems, but it's something of a hollow victory as Windows 7 still leads by a wide margin. According to Netmarketshare, as of June 2015, Windows 8.1's usage has increased to 13.12% among all operating systems, while XP sits at 11.98% and Windows 7 still accounts for a dominant 60.98% share. These three OS' also represent the only three with double digit market share. The...
  • Windows 7 Reaches 60 Percent Market Share for the First Time in History

    07/04/2015 8:04:58 AM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    SoftPedia ^ | July 1, 2015 | (none)
    Windows 10 is almost here and since Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be allowed to upgrade to the new OS without paying a single cent, usage of these two versions increases on a daily basis. Statistics provided by Net Applications show that Window 7 has reached a market share of 60.98 percent in June 2015, obviously remaining the number one desktop operating system in the whole world. Windows 8.1 is second in this list with 13.12 percent, while Windows XP is still being used by 13.12 percent of the PC owners across the world. Windows 8 has dropped even...
  • Need Windows 7 help - Disk Boot Failure

    05/11/2015 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 43 replies
    11 May 2015 | Eric Pode ot Croydon
    "DISK BOOT FAILURE - Insert system disk and press enter" Doing just that produces no result. I've tried booting with the system disk I used to install W7 on this machine, and with two repair disks created on other 32 bit W7 machines, and get the "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible" message with them all. I have a Windows PE install on a flash drive which will boot and let me in to look at the drives. I've been able to copy all the files from the boot partition to another USB drive, and run chkdsk...
  • Windows 7 is still gaining users while Windows 8 plateaus

    04/01/2015 9:41:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | April 1, 2015q | Chris Merriman
    THIS MONTH'S OPERATING SYSTEM statistics from Net Applications show that the spectre of Windows 7 is simply refusing to shift for Microsoft. The wildly popular operating system shows no signs of slowing down its dominance with a 58.04 percent market share (+2.05). A full two-point jump is quite an event in these parts at the best of times, but it's just embarrassing for an OS that has already been superseded. Users are likely to be hanging on for Windows 10 now. The preview build of the upcoming platform is holding steady with just under one percent of the market. Windows...
  • Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users

    01/21/2015 9:57:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 122 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 1/21/2015 | Owen Williams
    At Microsoft’s Windows 10 event today, the company shared that all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10, for free. Microsoft said that the free upgrade will be valid for the first year immediately after the release. Those on Windows Phone 8.1 will also get the update. Terry Myerson, VP of Windows at Microsoft said that the company wanted to make it a “seamless upgrade” for those users when Windows 10 is released.
  • Windows 7 mainstream support ends today

    01/13/2015 5:06:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/13/15 | Rich Trenholm
    As Windows 10 approaches, Microsoft will no longer offer free help and support for the ageing but still popular Windows 7. Microsoft is keen to move users onto Windows 8 instead -- to find out more, check out our how-tos, troubleshooting, news and reviews of Windows 8. Alternatively, you can wait for Windows 10 later this year. Windows 7 was released in 2009. It sold over 100 million copies in six months and remains hugely popular. More stable than predecessor Windows Vista and more familiar than its radically redesigned successor Windows 8, version 7 is still estimated to be running...
  • Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs will get direct upgrade to Windows 10

    01/05/2015 9:01:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Tech Radar Pro ^ | 01/05/2015 | By Desire Athow
    Microsoft's head of Windows Insider program, Gabriel Aul, has confirmed that Windows 10 will require a fresh install on Windows devices older than Windows 7.Revealed in a reply from his Twitter account, Aul wrote that there won't be any full upgrade paths as these will be solely available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.It makes sense given that some of them might be on older filesystems (e.g. FAT32). That's also assuming that Windows 10 will run on these systems, which although they may have enough resources (RAM/CPU) to power Microsoft's newest OS, may well run into compatibility issues with...
  • Vanity- Need Computer help- no sound on Windows 7

    12/24/2014 12:13:48 PM PST · by Faith65 · 92 replies
    me ^ | 12-24-14 | me
    I have no sound on my computer (windows 7) any longer except for the windows dings. When I go to youtube, etc - there is no sound anymore. I have tried to figure out what is going on but no luck. Would really appreciate some help. Thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
  • Windows 8 Died at Launch, Microsoft Moves on to Windows 9

    07/28/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 157 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/2014 | Andy Patrizio
    Microsoft attempted something different and daring with Windows 8. It introduced a whole new interface and means of interaction with your PC that was identical to a smartphone or tablet. It threw out the “Start” menu and mouse-driven interface people had used for decades in favor of a touch-driven interface with tiles, some of which received active information updates. And people hated it. “They tried to get their entire audience to jump from a UI [user interface] they were comfortable with to a brand new one with a serious learning curve,” California-based Creative Strategies tech analyst and president Tim Bajarin...
  • Microsoft decided to extort Windows 7 users too

    07/17/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 90 replies
    semiaccurate.com ^ | Jul 14, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Not content to blow both feet off with a shotgun, Microsoft is going for the kneecaps now by blackmailing it’s customers. If you are still dumb enough to use Windows, you are about have your wallet shaken down by Microsoft in a familiar yet still unwelcome way.We don’t feel the need to sugarcoat this much because the company’s behavior is so blatant and uncaring it is almost staggering. Worse yet the victims, that would be almost all Windows users, have only themselves to blame because the pattern has been well laid out for years now. Microsoft has been unapologetically blackmailing...
  • Microsoft strips some Windows 7 users of IE11 patch privileges

    06/16/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 15, 2014 07:32 AM ET | Gregg Keizer
    Computerworld - Microsoft has quietly stopped serving security updates to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on consumer and small business Windows 7 PCs unless the customer has successfully applied an April update for the browser. [....] Users who have not installed the IE security update issued on April 8 -- identified by Microsoft as MS14-018 -- on Windows 7, and who rely on Windows Update to download and install fixes, did not receive the June 10 IE update. Nor will IE11 receive any future updates, security or otherwise, until that MS14-018 has been installed. Windows Update will not display the appropriate...
  • Windows 8.1 finally passes Windows 8 in market share, Windows 7 climbs back over 50%

    06/10/2014 1:32:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 06/10/2014 | EMIL PROTALINSKI
    May was the seventh full month of availability for Microsoft’s latest operating system version: Windows 8.1 continues to grow slowly while Windows 8 remains largely flat, allowing the former to finally pass the latter in market share. At the same time, Windows 7 has managed to climb back over the 50 percent mark, while Windows XP still has more than 25 percent of the pie, despite support for the ancient OS finally ending in April.The latest market share data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have gained a combined 0.40 percentage points (from 12.24 percent to...
  • Linux Ubuntu question for my older windows laptop.

    04/06/2014 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 53 replies
    4-6-14 | Me
    I got an older Compaq Presario Laptop and I've been toying with the idea of putting Ubuntu on it. I was wondering if I would need to totally wipe the HD to get Ubuntu to run properly or can I install it while leaving Windows 7 on and it will still run OK. I am going to get a new laptop eventually but am in no hurry so it would be nice to still keep windows But I can manage for now without it being I use my Entertainment System Computer most of the time. Thanks in advance for any...
  • Microsoft Sells 200 Million Win 8 Licenses: Yawn

    02/15/2014 6:33:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Information Week ^ | 02/14/2014 | Michael Endler
    Microsoft sold more than 200 million Windows 8 and 8.1 licenses during the controversial OS's first 15 months, Tami Reller, the company's executive VP of marketing, revealed Thursday at a Goldman Sachs technology conference.Sounds impressive, right? Not exactly.Sure, 200 million is a big number -- that's about one license for every 35 people on the planet, a level of ubiquity most companies would kill for. But Microsoft isn't most companies. Put into historical or aspirational context, Windows 8 and 8.1 have underwhelmed.Not convinced? Here are five reasons not to be impressed.1. Windows 8 sales can't keep pace with Windows 7's precedent.In...
  • HP brings back Windows 7 by popular demand

    01/20/2014 12:35:23 PM PST · by dangerdoc · 66 replies
    The Verge ^ | 1/20/14 | Tom Warren
    HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP’s website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft’s touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.
  • Dell Inspiron 11.6 vs Lenovo IdeaPad W210 (Windows 8)

    01/09/2014 8:37:33 PM PST · by This Just In · 54 replies
    January 8, 2014 | This Just In
    Good evening, I'm seeking your opinion/advice on these two laptops. If given the choice which would you choose and why? Our child has been given a gift: a Dell 11.6, but we may be able to exchange it for the Lenovo. I'm just wondering whether or not it would be worth the exchange. I'm inclined to think it is, but trading one for the other presents a little bit of a challenge. We must travel out of state in order to exchange the laptop. I'm wondering if it would be worth the wait and travel. Thank you, as always, for...
  • Microsoft bets on Windows XP disaster

    12/16/2013 7:23:42 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 145 replies
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | December 12, 2013 | Gregg Keizer
    Makes obvious prediction -- since it's calling the shots -- that ending support for XP will mean 'more systems will get compromised' Computerworld - Microsoft today used the hoary practice of predicting next year to drive another nail into Windows XP's coffin.
  • Firefox 24.0 Sux in Windows7

    10/12/2013 5:42:14 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 71 replies
    My Brain | 10/12/13 | savedbygrace
    Ever since this update was downloaded and installed, it locks up many times a day. I have done the Repair deal, and taken all of the optional stuff off Firefox, but the lockups continue. Boo. Hiss.
  • Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A

    06/28/2013 10:53:01 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | 28 June 2013 | Tim Anderson
    Review Following approximately one year after the release to manufacturing of Windows 8.0, which incorporated some radical changes, based around a new tablet platform running alongside the traditional desktop environment, Windows 8.1 is a critical release. Most Windows users have not warmed to the platform variously called Metro, Modern or Windows Runtime. Microsoft designed Windows 8.0 so that users cannot altogether ignore the Modern environment, even if they run only desktop applications. Moves like replacing the familiar Start menu with a Start screen and putting essential features like Shutdown in a somewhat hidden Charms menu were confusing and added little...
  • Vanity Post Computer Problem

    06/12/2013 6:27:51 AM PDT · by timestax · 39 replies
    timestax | June 12,2013 | timestax
    This morning, first thing I see is a warning from Windows 7, that says the hard drive is in imminent danger of failing, and to immediately back up all files. What's up with this. Anybody else getting this. Could it be gubmint boys causing this or just normal failure. DELL laptop is about one year old. Otherwise, up till now =NO PROBLEMS. And ,YES it is turned on. PLEASE, no joking around this time.
  • Windows: It’s over, tech site declares

    04/16/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2013
    Calling the latest operating system a “failure” and Microsoft’s leaders “idiots,” a top tech website has proclaimed the PC era over. Windows is coming to a dead end, they say. PC shipments collapsed in the last quarter by almost 14 percent, analysts with IDC said last week, marking the biggest drop in sales since the firm started tracking them 19 years ago. The problem, said ZDNet’s well respected Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, isn’t the designs from the likes of HP and Dell or the size of consumer’s wallets. It’s Microsoft. “Look at the numbers: Metro-interface operating systems have already failed,” Vaughn-Nichols...
  • Lenovo ships new enterprise gear with Windows 7

    03/20/2013 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:22 | Fudzilla staff
    Conservative business users ditch Windows 8 Lenovo is continuing to ship Windows 7 on the majority of its enterprise shipments. Although Windows 8 has been out for months, the OS of choice for enterprises remains Win 7. Windows 8 is still shipped with the machines, in the form of a bundled disc. The Register reports Lenovo learned the trick after it got burned with Windows Vista downgrades, so this time around it is preinstalling a downgraded OS by default. Lenovo is still interested in Windows 8 touchscreen devices, such as its ThinkPad Helix convertible. However, the Helix is rather pricey...
  • CES 2013: Industry Source -- More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

    01/12/2013 9:06:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    Dailytech ^ | January 11, 2013 6:48 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Notably, more than half of gamers who DO pick the embattled OS downgrade within weeks Arguably the most important, but relatively underdiscussed single story at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show can be expressed in a single word -- "solidarity".  Whether it was Intel Corp. (INTC) pushing customers towards touch-friendly devices or companies like Hewlett-Packard Comp. (HPQ) and Lenovo Group, Ltd. (HKG:0992) pushing Windows 8 hybrids/laptop designs, everyone was standing firmly behind Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) embattled Windows 8 operating system. With past releases Microsoft was blasted for not being innovative enough compared to Linux and OS X, in terms of user interface design.  Windows...
  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/04/2012 6:07:15 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | Jennifer O'Mahony
    Sales of the Windows 8 operating system, which was launched on October 26, were driven by upgrades rather than users purchasing the software on new machines, according to Reuters. Microsoft sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses in two months, compare to 40 million licenses of Windows 8 in one month. Tami Reller, finance and marketing head of Microsoft's Windows division, said yesterday: "Windows 8 upgrade momentum is outpacing that of Windows 7," speaking at an investor conference held by Credit Suisse. Previous versions of Microsoft operating systems sold considerably fewer licenses than Windows 8 in a comparable period, with XP...
  • Enterprise interest in Windows 8 half that for Windows 7 in '09

    11/16/2012 7:00:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 11/16/2012 | Gregg Keizer
    Enterprise IT decision makers are about half as enthusiastic about the new Windows 8 as they were three years ago about the then-just-released Windows 7, an analyst said today. Employees, however, have a higher-than-expected interest in the revamped operating system when it powers a tablet, second only to Apple's iOS, which runs the iPad. According to David Johnson of Forrester Research, 24% of the more than 1,200 North American and European IT hardware purchasers the firm interviewed in the third quarter said that while they had no plans in place to migrate to Windows 8, they expect to at some...
  • Windows 8 demand higher than Win 7's, says Microsoft's Steve Ballmer

    10/31/2012 8:43:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/31/2012 | Devin Coldewey , NBC News
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a rosy outlook for their new Windows 8 operating system, saying Monday that "we're seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7." But other measures indicate that this statement may be somewhat misleading. Ballmer was speaking at a San Francisco event where Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 hardware were being showcased. Windows 8 itself officially launched last Friday, but has been available in preview form for more than a year. Comparing the new OS to its predecessor is natural, but could Windows 8, which has been intensely polarizing in the tech...
  • Dell will continue selling Windows 7

    10/15/2012 7:52:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 15 October 2012 11:42 | Nick Farrell
    Not sure about this eight lark Tinman Michael Dell has said that he will continue to flog Windows 7 machines after Windows 8 hits the shops. The move is being seen as a note of caution, because some analysts are not sure how successful Windows 8 will be. Windows 7 is seen as a good stable operating system, particularly after the disaster that was Vista. Windows 7, which reached PCs in October of 2009, will be offered as an option to commercial and gaming customers. In fact Dell has said that it will offer Windows 7 as long as it...
  • Internet Explorer 9

    09/30/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 33 replies
    Former Fetus
    Hi, here's another question from a technologically challenged, internet addicted, freeper. Let me begin by saying that my PC runs Windows 7 and I have Internet Explorer 9. However, a number of websites (yahoo, weather channel ...) keep showing statements about me having to update to IE9. Well, maybe it is not aimed at me, maybe they just have that announcement. But now I cannot read the comments in the Jerusalem Post and the reason, in their words, is "Sorry, the browser you are using is not currently supported. To use the comments, Disqus recommends the following browsers: Firefox,Chrome,Internet Explorer...