Windows 8.1

Free Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Ends December 31st

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Final Deadline Expires January 16th

Last Chance for Windows 10 Upgrade Since offering the upgrade for free the adoption rate for Windows 10 has been a rather mixed bag of results. Reports have suggested that ...

January 16, 2018 at 2:55 pm by

Four-Character String Can Easily Crash Windows 7 and 8.1

Older Windows versions are not having a good time. First, the WannaCry ransomware infected Windows XP, 7, and 8.1 systems across the globe earlier this month. Now, a Russian ...

May 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

Microsoft Blocks Ryzen and Kaby Lake From Windows 7 & 8.1 Updates

Last month, some troubling news came out from Microsoft. According to a change in their terms of service, Redmond would no longer honour their Windows Update commitments. ...

April 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

Microsoft Facing Data Loss Lawsuit Over Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft caught a lot of flak for its heavy-handed upgrade policy following the release of its Windows 10 operating system in July 2015, which saw Windows 7 and 8.1 users ...

March 28, 2017 at 4:48 am by

Windows 7 and 8 Moving to Cumulative Patches

Back in August, Microsoft announced that they would be changing the way Windows 7 and Windows 8 updates would be delivered. According to the information at the time, it ...

October 13, 2016 at 11:40 am by

Windows 10 Upgrade Nagware Removed from Windows 7/8.1

After launch mid-summer last year, Microsoft started offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users. As part of the effort to advertise this new offer, ...

September 22, 2016 at 10:00 am by
Windows 10

Kaby Lake and Zen Won’t Support Windows 7 and 8.1

The push for Windows 10 exclusivity is set to continue, with Intel and AMD revealing that its next generation of processors will not include support for Windows 7 and Windows ...

September 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm by

Windows 7 and 8.1 to get Windows 10-Style Monthly Updates

Since Microsoft’s strategy of issuing fixes and patches for Windows 10 in one monthly bulk update has been so staggeringly unpopular, it is rolling out the same strategy for ...

August 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm by

Microsoft Extends Skylake Support to Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft has reneged on its policy of ending support for Intel’s Skylake range of processors for its older operating systems, which was set to end on 17th July, 2018. From ...

August 12, 2016 at 1:01 pm by

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Will Miss Adoption Target

Before Microsoft launched Windows 10 last year, it announced a self-imposed deadline for the new operating system to be installed on 1 billion devices by Summer 2018. As we ...

July 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm by
Windows 10

Microsoft is Now Upgrading PCs to Windows 10 Without Permission

Since Windows 10 was launched last year, Microsoft has been employing increasingly dirty tricks in order to force Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into “upgrading” to the ...

May 24, 2016 at 8:40 pm by

Microsoft Brings Back KB3035583 to Force Windows 10 Upgrades

Last year’s Windows update KB3035583 for Windows 7 and 8.1, which automatically downloaded Windows 10 on to users’ computers without their permission, then hassled them to ...

May 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

Windows Phone Is Now ‘On Hold’

Microsoft has been keen on promoting their “one platform for all premise”. This meant that no matter what device you were using, be it your computer, a tablet or a ...

April 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm by

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 ...

March 19, 2016 at 12:40 pm by

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 ...

March 10, 2016 at 9:32 am by

  • Be Social with eTeknix

  • itvpros.com
  • Poll

    Who Is Your Favourite Graphics Card Brand?

    View Results