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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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Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 and Longer Windows 10 servicing

Microsoft made two important announcements today on the company's Microsoft 365 blog that change support periods for Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems under certain conditions. There, Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice […]

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Microsoft expects to make a lot of money in 2020

January 14, 2020 is a special day for Microsoft and millions of computer users and organizations around the world. It is the day that Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system will receive the […]

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Microsoft fixes July 2018 updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Server

A lot of things went wrong on the July 2018 Patch Day on July 10, 2018. System admins and users flocked to forums and support sites to report all kinds of issues […]

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Windows 7 Internet Games Error 0x80041004

Internet games that Microsoft distributed with its Windows 7 operating system throw the error code 0x80041004 right now when you try to play them. Microsoft distributed local and Internet games with the […]