You can now download 5K wallpapers from the ‘2018 Editions’ of Windows 7, XP and more

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/21/5k-wallpapers-2018-editions-windows-7-xp-and-more/ As you’ll know if you’re a frequent visitor to BetaNews, YouTuber Kamer Kaan Avdan has been creating some fantastic concept videos for various operating systems of the future, including … Read more

Microsoft to stop offering support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in forums

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/11/microsoft-to-stop-participating-in-some-support-forums/ Microsoft has announced that starting next month it will no longer be participating in the technical support forums for Windows 7, 8.1, 8.1 RT and numerous other products. On … Read more

Exploit emerges for Microsoft’s duff Meltdown patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/26/exploit-for-microsofts-dodgy-meltdown-patch/ For Microsoft, the patches it produced for the Meltdown chip vulnerability proved to be just about as problematic as the original issue, further reducing the security of systems. Following … Read more

Force Windows 7 security updates even if you don’t have antivirus software installed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/windows-7-updates-no-av/ Compatibility issues with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities saw Microsoft blocking the rollout of security updates to Windows users. The company has just changed its policy for … Read more

StatCounter: Windows 10 continues its meteoric climb

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/01/statcounter-windows-10-continues-its-meteoric-climb/ While NetMarketShare has Windows 10 stumbling backwards in February, StatCounter shows the opposite. Rather than the new OS losing share, the Irish analyst firm has Windows 10 shooting upwards, … Read more

Just one percent of NHS trusts have migrated to Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/20/just-one-percent-of-nhs-trusts-have-migrated-to-windows-10/ Last year, the UK’s National Health Service was hit hard by the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware attack that went on to infect computers around the world. The attack was so bad … Read more

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

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/windows-defender-advanced-protection-windows-7-8/ Formerly a Windows 10 exclusive, Microsoft today announced that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. That’s not to say that the … Read more

NetMarketShare: Windows 10 still some way behind Windows 7

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/01/netmarketshare-windows-10-some-way-behind-windows-7/ If you believe StatCounter’s numbers, Windows 10 finally overtook Windows 7 in January. However, if you tend to trust NetMarketShare’s monthly desktop operating system figures more, well, then it … Read more

StatCounter: Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/01/statcounter-windows-10-finally-overtakes-windows-7/ Every month, StatCounter reports on the state of the desktop operating system market. Since October last year, the analyst company’s figures have shown the gap between Windows 10 and … Read more

Microsoft releases confusing patches for AMD systems bricked by Meltdown and Spectre fixes

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/17/microsoft-amd-spectre-meltdown-patch-fix/ While the notorious Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs are still yet to pose a real threat in their own right, it’s rather a different story when it comes to … Read more

Steam: Windows 7 loses a large chunk of usage share, but is still well ahead of Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/02/steam-windows-7-loses-a-large-chunk-of-usage-share-but-still-well-ahead-of-windows-10/ Depending on which analyst firm you believe, Windows 10 is either a whisker away from overtaking Windows 7 as the most popular desktop operating system, or still quite a … Read more

StatCounter: Windows 10 STILL hasn’t overtaken Windows 7

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/01/statcounter-windows-10-still-hasnt-overtaken-windows-7/ While NetMarketShare’s monthly usage share figures show there to still be a fairly significant gap between Windows 7 and Windows 10 (in the older OS’s favor), rival analyst firm … Read more

NetMarketShare: Windows 10 still has quite some way to go to beat Windows 7’s share

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/01/netmarketshare-windows-10-still-has-quite-some-way-to-go-to-beat-windows-7s-share/ NetMarketShare reports on the state of the desktop operating system market on the first day of each month, and it has long shown Windows 10 to be lagging well … Read more

Windows Update in Windows 7 starts throwing up 80248015 error

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/windows-7-windows-update-80248015-error/ Despite Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of Windows 10, Windows 7 remains staggeringly popular. A growing number of users are currently reporting an issue with Windows Update at the moment  — … Read more

NetMarketShare: Windows 7 has been losing share faster than we thought

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/windows-7-losing-share-faster-than-thought/ Each month, analyst firm NetMarketShare releases numbers showing the state of the desktop operating system market, and we report on it. This month, it showed the gap between Windows … Read more

StatCounter: Windows 10 fails to overtake Windows 7, but edges slightly closer

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/statcounter-windows-10-fails-to-overtake-windows-7-but-edges-slightly-closer/ When StatCounter released its operating system usage share figures last month it showed the gap between Windows 7 and Windows 10 had narrowed significantly. It looked, based on that … Read more