Microsoft pulls support agents for Windows 7, 8 and other unsupported products in forums
Microsoft’s Answers forums are one of the first lines of defence for users searching for resolutions to issues about their Microsoft product. If an issue was big and widespread enough, one would expect Microsoft users to cre...
Microsoft bringing Windows Defender ATP to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a unified endpoint security platform that is available for Windows 10 users around the world. As enterprises will have mix of Windows 7/Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices till t...
Time to upgrade: Windows 8.1 exits mainstream support today
Windows 8 was Microsoft’s failed attempt to re-invent Windows for the coming revolution of touch screen and tablets, but in the end that revolution never came and consumers and especially enterprises remained all too happy t...
September Update has left Windows 8.1 users unable to sign into their Microsoft Account
Windows 8.1 is not Microsoft’s favourite OS, being their disastrous follow-up to the very successful Windows 7, and currently, has less than 8% worldwide desktop market share. It seems Microsoft may be trying to hasten the d...
London Met Police’s 18,000 Windows XP PCs is a disaster waiting to happen
by Sean Chan
The majority of PCs used by the London Metropolitan Police are still running Windows XP, which has been completely unsupported since 2014. The London Metropolitan Police are still using around 18,000 PCs powered by Windows XP whic...
Microsoft starts blocking updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on new processors
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it won’t be supporting old versions of Windows on new processors. The company clarified its plans regarding supporting older versions of Windows on new processors last month. As we...
Microsoft forced to release Flash patch for Windows after delaying Patch Tuesday
by Sean Chan
Last week, we reported that Microsoft is delaying the Patch Tuesday update for Windows this month due to a last minute issue. Microsoft didn’t reveal what exactly was the last minute issue that prevented the company from pus...
Microsoft’s new tool lets you see troubleshoot Windows error codes
Microsoft’s Windows has often been prone to random errors with codes for failed updates, BSODs and the like which are often gibberish at the worst of times and unhelpful for most users without a technical bent. In addition t...
Windows 10 reaches 24% of OS share in November
Windows 10 has now reached roughly 24% marketshare over the month of November according to a report from Netmarketshare. The OS’s meteoric growth had slowed down since the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended as we noted last...
Microsoft finally stops selling Windows 8.1 and 7 to OEMs
Microsoft has finally stopped selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to OEMs. The software giant first stopped selling Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate two years ago, and it is now stopping sales of Windows 7 Professio...