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EA Origin Dropping Pre-Windows 7 Support

As many users undoubtedly learned the hard way with Windows XP, software support doesn’t last forever. This is doubly true of regular software which can often just drop support without much warning and stop working. Luckily, this…

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Windows 10 Mobile Will Not Come to All Lumia Phones as Promised

With news that Windows 10 Mobile will be coming to the Lumia line of phones, people were eagerly awaiting the update after what could only be considered a lackluster of support and empty promises for windows…

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Microsoft Will Now Support Windows 7 and 8.1 For New Processors

Technology changes, that is an inevitable fact. As we produce more and more powerful designs and techniques we create new pieces of hardware and sometimes this causes trouble for those who aren’t quite ready to move…

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Microsoft Slips Ad Generator Into Windows 7/8.1 Security Update

Microsoft has been getting more brazen every day as  they continue to try to get users to upgrade to Windows 10. After making Windows 10 a recommended update for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems, Microsoft may…

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How to Permanently Prevent Forced Windows 10 Download

Microsoft is set to introduce Windows 10 as a recommended update through Windows Update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 very soon, meaning that millions of users will be inadvertently upgrading their operating system merely by…

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Microsoft Calls Sticking With Windows 7 a Security “Risk”

At the end of December, NetMarketShare reported that Windows 7 is the most popular operating system in the world, taking a huge 55% of the market share, compared to Windows 10’s meagre 9.9%, despite being installed…

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New Windows 7 and 8.1 Update Causing Trouble and Crashes

Security updates are a usually a good thing and most people will just install them all thinking that they are better off with them installed than without. In most cases, that is also true, but once…

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Microsoft to End OEM Windows 7 Pro Sales Oct 31st 2016

With the successful launch of Windows 10 behind them, Microsoft is closing up their Windows 7 and 8.1 business. According to Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle factsheet, we’re getting confirmation that Windows 7 Professional will no longer be available to OEMs…

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Windows 10 Upgrades Will Start Installing Automatically Next Year

When Microsoft released Windows 10 early this year, the new operating system was meant to unify the Windows/Microsoft ecosystem. In an effort to achieve homogeneity among its desktop user base, Microsoft is taking extreme measures to…

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Windows 10 Upgrade May Automatically Install on Windows 7/8.1 Systems

Microsoft has been pushing their new Windows 10 OS pretty heavily since launch a little over two months ago. Due to those efforts, the Windows 8.1 replacement managed to hit 75 million installs in just 1…

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Windows 10 Hits 110 Million Mark by Second Month

Earlier in the month, we got word that Windows 10 had surpassed the 100 million install mark. While that was an unofficial source, we now getting word directly from Microsoft that their new operating system managed to hit…

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Microsoft Accidentally Releases Buggy Windows Update

Those who set Windows 7 to automatic update may have experienced an unpleasant surprise yesterday. According to multiple reports, the update would cause the system-wide error, with Windows Explorer and other programs frequently crashing, corrupting even…

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How to Stop Windows 7 and 8 From Spying on You

By now, the internet is saturated with articles advising Windows 10 users how to stop the new operating system from tracking and collecting their data, with many existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users breathing a sigh…

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Windows 10 Data Policy is Optionally Coming to Older Operating Systems

The recently revised “Microsoft Services Agreement” has caused a great deal of controversy and could theoretically disable pirated games and unauthorized software. Additionally there are concerns about Microsoft’s data policy in regards to monitoring user activity. It’s…

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How to Stop Windows 10 From Sharing Your Bandwidth

The Windows 10 upgrade procedure is remarkably simple and easily reversed if you prefer an older operating system. To manage the bandwidth demands, Microsoft uses a peer-to-peer (P2P) system which allows your network to host the…

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Windows 10 Market Share Rises to 3.55 Percent

Despite some of the negative press surrounding Windows 10’s hidden snooping tools, the operating system appears to be roaring success and has extended its market share to 3.55 percent. The latest data comes from the weekly…

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OneDrive Can Finally Sync Shared Folders

The long-awaited option to synch shared folders on OneDrive is finally here. Microsoft finally started to roll out an update that allows users to sync content in shared folders and have it pushed to other users…

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How to Rollback From Windows 10 in a few Clicks

Windows 10 has finally arrived and already accounts for an estimated market share of 0.375%. Microsoft’s figures suggest a staggering 14 million devices were activated within 24 hours of launch. However, Microsoft’s latest and probably last…

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Windows 10 Hits 14 Million Upgrades in Just 24 Hours

Many Windows users look like they’re jumping right onto the Windows 10 bandwagon right away. According to Microsoft, more than 14 million devices have upgraded to and are using Windows 10. Given that many users on…

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Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Introduction The launch date of Windows 10 has finally arrived after an extensive Beta testing period for users in the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft’s latest operating system is designed to be light on system resources and implement…

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Here Is Why Windows 8.1 Gained a Big Lead Over XP and Why It Matters

I know most people who loved Windows XP still stuck with it, even if Microsoft dropped support for it back in April 2014. The people who upgraded went to Windows 7, which now has the majority…

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Testers Get Windows 10 For Free With a Catch

After making a pigs ear of it over the last week, Microsoft has finally, definitively, clarified whether or not testers of the beta version of Windows 10 are eligible for a free upgrade to the release…

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Windows 7 Update for Windows 10 Upgrade Could Be Spying on You

A Windows 7 update, meant to prepare the operating system for a Windows 10 upgrade, could be secretly triggering daily telemetry and sending that information back to Microsoft. The update, KB 2952664, is advertised as a “compatibility…

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Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Can Now Reserve Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft has confirmed the release of Windows 10 as 29th July, and certain Windows 7 and 8.1 users are able to reserve their free upgrade to the new operating system, thanks to a handy little icon…

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Windows 10 Upgrade Could Free up 14.6GB Hard Drive Space

The forthcoming Windows 10 operating system boasts a myriad of improvements on previous versions, and the latest to be announced is that it will take up less hard drive space than its two most immediate predecessors.…

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Microsoft To Punish Windows XP Holdouts With Doubled Support Costs

Microsoft is so keen to persuade Windows XP users to finally upgrade that it is doubling the support costs for the aging operating system. Despite XP being followed by three different iterations – Windows Vista, Windows…

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Windows 10 Install Will Work via Update Function

Microsoft unveiled in a media event that their latest build of Windows 10 will make updating from older versions of the Operating System as easy as installing an update. It is actually just that. Windows 7…