Microsoft has rolled out fixes for serious bugs that surfaced after last week's Patch Tuesday update for Windows 7 machines, which blocked network shares and wrongly reported legitimate instances of Windows 7 as 'not genuine'. Windows 10 Windows 10 Expert's Guide: Everything you need to know about BitLocker Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as 'Not genuine' Microsoft: Windows 10 to grab 7GB of your storage so big updates don't fail Microsoft pulls buggy Office 2010 January updates Microsoft on Friday revealed that the false 'not genuine' notifications and activation failures were not caused by last week's cumulative update or security-only patch for Windows 7.Instead, the notifications were down to a change it had made to the Microsoft Activation and Validation Server that coincided with the patch release. The events are not related, according to Microsoft. Microsoft says it reverted the change to its backend activation and … [Read more...] about Microsoft: We’ve fixed Windows 7 ‘Not genuine’ and network share issues
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Windows 10 Should you be scared of your laptop’s webcam? Windows 95 reborn: Windows 10, Linux, Mac get major nostalgia upgrade Microsoft security chief: IE is not a browser, so stop using it as your default Microsoft Build 2019: It's back in Seattle from May 6 to 8 I'm still getting used to living in a small town. This time, it's the neighbors. I've lived in much bigger cities where I never even met my neighbors during my entire residence there. Here, the neighbors are more sociable, sometimes bringing cookies or fudge, sometimes complaining about Windows, and sometimes offering tips on my power tool posture when fixing my porch.Also: Microsoft's Windows 7 has one year of free support leftIt's kind of delightful, in a "How did this happen to me?" kind of way. In any case, one neighbor came over to say "Hi" when I took Pixel pup outside, and then a guy from down the street who was walking by also decided to meander over for a visit. Neighbor One had asked my plans … [Read more...] about I like Windows 7: Why should I pay to move to Windows 10?
Why more businesses are now moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10 With less than a year to a major Windows 7 support deadline, it’s decision time for the PC. As Microsoft announced just over week ago, soon Windows 7 devices will start displaying pop-up notifications to remind users that support ends on January 14, 2020, meaning no more security updates, bug fixes, or technical support. Windows 10 Windows 7 versus Windows 10: Here comes the big push Windows 10 users: We're killing OneDrive Groove Music streaming, says Microsoft Windows 10 bugs: Microsoft reveals more on automatic removal of broken updates Windows 10 graphics: Intel warns, patch 19 severe driver flaws now Windows 10 now automatically recovers from bollixed updates (CNET) How to turn on verbose booting mode in Windows 10 (TechRepublic) The notifications are scheduled to start appearing from April 18, and the way Microsoft will get Windows 7 devices to start displaying the reminders arrived this … [Read more...] about Avoid this Windows 7 patch unless you want nagging end-of-support warnings
Microsoft has announced the date for Windows 7 End of Life: January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer update or support the operating system after that date.While Windows 7 is now several years old – it launched on July 22 2009 – it still remains incredibly popular, with a recent report by Netmarketshare suggesting that Windows 7 is still in use on 39% of PCs.So the news that Windows 7 will soon no longer be supported by Microsoft means there are a lot of users out there who need to start thinking about finally moving on from the trusted operating system.If you’re one of those people, in this guide we’ll explain how you can prepare for Windows 7 End of Life. We’ll look at why the end of support for Windows 7 is so important, as well as the options you have, and at how you can go about moving to Windows 10, Microsoft’s most recent operating system, as well as alternative software.Windows 7 End of Life: when does Windows 7 support … [Read more...] about How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life
The clock is ticking for Windows 7, which goes out of support in January next year. That means no more features or security updates unless you pay Microsoft for additional support.There are still hundreds of millions of PCs still running Windows 7, which means that migrating PCs from Windows 7 to Windows 10 may be one of the top priorities for IT departments this year. That's assuming they realise there is a deadline coming; one recent survey claimed that 17 percent of tech departments didn't know the deadline was looming. Microsoft is very keen to move companies onto Windows 10 (the price of Windows 7 support will increase every year, which will likely make migration to Windows 10 more attractive too). But the security risk of having vast numbers of unpatched PCs in use across businesses is also a potentially huge headache. The UK's tech security body, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has also issued a reminder that the Windows 7 deadline is looming – and warned of the … [Read more...] about Windows 7 migration warning: Plan now to avoid security worries later