Windows 7

While Windows 7 no longer receives support from Microsoft, there are many people still using it. We’ll show you how to make the best use of it, which apps you can install, how to maintain it, improving security, and news related to this operating system.

Microsoft won't extend Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. Server gets another year

Microsoft's popular Windows 7 operating system reached the end of its support lifecycle in January 2020. The company launched ESU, Extended Security Updates, for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 at the […]

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OneDrive's desktop app won't be supported anymore on Windows 7 and 8.1 in early 2022

Microsoft announced plans this week to end support for OneDrive desktop applications on the company's operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Customers who use these operating systems may still […]

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system, it knew that it had to convince customers to give it a try. The bad adoption of Windows 8 still haunted the company and […]

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until January 15, 2022

Google revealed this week that it decided to extend support for Google Chrome on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system until at least January 15, 2022. Update: Google announced that it will extend […]

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Microsoft pushes the new Microsoft Edge to unsupported Windows 7 systems

Microsoft ended support for the company's Windows 7 operating system in January 2020 officially. The company provides Enterprise and business customers with options to extend support for up to three years, but […]

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Microsoft to support new Edge browser until July 15, 2021 on Windows 7

Microsoft released the first stable version of the company's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser one day after it ended support for its Windows 7 operating system. Support for Windows 7 ended […]

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It appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working

Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 officially. Home users cannot extend support for the operating system while business and Enterprise customers may extend support by up […]

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That Windows 7 Wallpaper Bug Microsoft introduced? Buy ESU to get it fixed

Microsoft released a final cumulative update for the company's Windows 7 operating system on the January 2020 Patch Day before support ended officially. KB4534310 fixes several security issues on machines running Windows […]

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Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is no longer supported

Microsoft ended its support for the company's Windows 7 operating system last week officially. While Enterprise and business customers may extend support by up to three years, it is no longer supported […]

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Windows 7 Support ends today: here are your options

Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has reached the end of its lifetime, at least for home users. Microsoft will release a final round of patches for the operating system later today before […]

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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials will receive definition updates after support end

Microsoft Security Essentials will receive security definition updates after Windows 7 support ends despite Microsoft's earlier claims stating the contrary. Earlier this week, Microsoft stated in no uncertain terms that the company's […]

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How to disable the "Your Windows 7 PC is out of support" full screen popup

Microsoft plans to inform users of the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 15, 2020 that support for the system ended. The company wants to display a full screen popup on […]

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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020

Windows 7 Home users who protect their systems with the security software Microsoft Security Essentials will soon have to find a different product to protect their devices as Microsoft won't support the […]

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Someone found a way to bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates checks

Someone discovered a way to enable Extended Security Updates on all machines running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ends after the January 2020 Patch Tuesday. […]

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The Windows 7 Extended Security Update program is now available

Microsoft will end support for the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020, the same day that security updates are made available for the last time for the operating system. […]

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End of Support notifications for Windows 7 Pro users

Microsoft started to inform Windows 7 Home users that support for the operating system was about to run out. From this week on, the notifications will also be shown to users running […]

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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019. The company released preview updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 […]

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Microsoft announces yet another Windows 7 support extension (for SMBs)

Microsoft announced yesterday that the option to get extended support for the company's Windows 7 operating system will be available to businesses of all sizes. Support for the Windows 7 operating system […]

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0Patch to support Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with security patches after official support end

Microsoft plans to end support for the company's operating systems Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in January 2020. Enterprise customers may purchase extensions to extend support by up to three […]

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Microsoft extends Exchange Server 2010 End of Support with a surprising remark

Microsoft announced today that it will extend end of support for Exchange Server 2010 to October 13, 2020. Exchange Server 2010 support was about to run out on January 14, 2020 initially […]

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6 Months before Support End, Microsoft brings DirectX 12 support to Windows 7

When Microsoft announced DirectX 12 in 2014, it did not reveal any compatibility information. The new version of DirectX was announced at a time when Windows 8 was the latest operating system; […]

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Did Microsoft just drop the Telemetry bomb on Windows 7 users without telling anyone?

Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems on the July 2019 Patch Day. Windows 7 administrators get to choose between a security-only update or a monthly rollup update. The main […]

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Microsoft to shut down Windows 7 Games Servers on January 22, 2020

Microsoft revealed in a forum post on the official Microsoft Answers forum that it plans to shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, […]

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May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos software, again

It seems that the saying "history repeats itself" is true, at least when it comes to Microsoft patches. Microsoft released updates for all supported versions of Windows -- client and server -- […]

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Add McAfee products to the list of security products that don't play well with latest Windows patches

When Microsoft released the monthly cumulative updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Server products, no one could imagine what a nightmare these patches would become for many system administrators. Microsoft acknowledged […]

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Oh look, another broken Windows update! KB4493472 and KB4493446 causing issues

Reports are coming in left and right that the recent security updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are causing issues on machines they […]

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If you don't want end of support notifications on Windows 7, block KB4493132

Microsoft announced earlier this month that it would start to show end of support notifications on devices running the company's Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 for […]

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Windows 7 to show notifications about upcoming support end

PCs that run Windows 7 will show notifications about the upcoming support end starting in April 2019 according to Microsoft. Support for consumer versions of Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. […]

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DirectX 12 comes to select Windows 7 games

Microsoft revealed on the official DirectX blog that Blizzard's World of Warcraft game is the first game to support DirectX 12 on Windows 7. DirectX, a set of multimedia APIs used especially […]

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Microsoft brings Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) on devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on Friday. Microsoft introduced Advanced Threat Protection in the Fall Creators Update […]

Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support?

Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 and there is nothing that consumers and small business customers-- read non-Enterprise customers -- can do about it. Microsoft won't release security updates, any update […]

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Windows 10 can run all your Windows 7 apps, says Microsoft (except a few)

The last twelve months of official unpaid support for Windows 7 have started; Microsoft's, still very popular, operating system will receive the last batch of updates in early January 2020. Extended support […]

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Better check your Windows 7 PC for Get Windows 10 (GWX) traces

Depending on from what angle you look at it, Microsoft's Get Windows 10 (GWX) campaign to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to upgrade to Windows 10 was either a colossal […]

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Microsoft explains the Windows 7 KMS activation issue

Some Microsoft customers started to report activation issues that they experienced on Windows 7 devices on January 8, 2019, after installation of the latest security updates for the operating system. Microsoft updated […]

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KB971033 causing activation issues on Windows 7 Enterprise PCs

The year 2019 begins like the year 2018 ended for administrators and users running Windows: troublesome. Microsoft's cumulative updates for Windows 7 released on the January 2019 Patch Day caused networking issues […]

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 updates KB4480970 and KB4480960 causing network issues

Microsoft published the security updates KB4480960 and KB4480970 on yesterday's January 2019 Patch Day for the operating systems Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Reports are coming in that […]

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Running Windows 7 or Server 2008? You will need this patch!

Microsoft plans to release an update early next year for the company's Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems that add support for SHA-2 update handling to them. Updates are delivered […]

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Windows 7 to Linux: Backup and Media creation

This is the second part of our migrating from Windows 7 to Linux guide. We talked about general preparations in the first guide that looked at choosing the right Linux distribution, finding […]

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Windows users are still hit with error 0x8000FFFF

Windows administrators who install the October 2018 rollup patch on a Windows 7 device may run into error 0x8000FFFF once again. Microsoft explained when update error 0x8000FFFF  happens on Windows Update last month. It […]

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Microsoft explains Windows 7 update error 0x8000FFFF

A group of administrators and users who tried to install the August or September 2018 patches on Windows 7 devices reported that the update installation would fail with error 0x8000FFFF. The issue affected […]


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