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Mozilla has finally announced the end of support date for its browser on now-dead Windows versions. If you run Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, rest assured, knowing Firefox will be getting updates for a while.
Microsoft has confirmed that a rather ancient firmware-related SATA disk drive bug, that affected Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7, will haunt computers running Windows 11 too.
Slow but steady, Windows 11 continues growing and gaining more users. Statcounter's latest report shows that the latest Windows instalment has just crossed its all-time high mark of 23%.
Although Microsoft is winding down support for Windows 10, the vast majority of its customers still use the OS. Based on the lukewarm response to Windows 11, it's unlikely that this will change soon.
Welcome back to another edition of Microsoft Weekly where we recap all the important events that happened in the Redmond technology giant's universe in the past few days. Dive right in!
Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 support for Steam client is ending next year. First announced last month via the beta update, Valve is now pushing this end of life alert to all users.
The third party JavaGPT application allows the ChatGPT chatbot to run on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 7, and other older versions of Microsoft's operating system with a Java GUI.
The latest edition of Microsoft Weekly contains all you would need to know about the latest events that transpired in the world of Microsoft during the past week, dive right in without further ado!
Multi-monitor software utility DisplayFusion has received a major update recently. With this update comes full support for Windows 11 but support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 has been dropped.
Third-party Windows search tool, EverythingToolbar's latest release fixes a post-Windows 11 installation bug. There is also a new setup assistant, a fix for Windows 7 crashing, and more.
The Start menu, which became the big feature of Microsoft's Windows 95, became a major feature for its future Windows operating system, with one big exception that had major consequences.
The latest edition of Microsoft Weekly packs news items related to "Windows 12" leaks, some hidden capabilities in Windows 11, and a bunch of app updates, with a sprinkle of Windows 7 news.
The latest StatCounter data reveals Windows 11's continuous growth. According to the March 2023 report, Windows 11 now has almost 21% of the market, while Windows 10 also keeps gaining users.
Nvidia has released a couple of drivers today for Kepler-based GeForce GTX 600 and 700 series cards. However, these drivers are not your usual Game Ready drivers but are important security updates.
While the older versions of Plex Media Server that support the older operating systems will still continue to work, future versions will move on to more recent OSs from Microsoft and Apple.
Mozilla has confirmed that the organization does not plan to end Firefox support on the now-dead Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems. The browser will remain supported for more than one year from now.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will lose access to their Steam games if they don't switch to using a more modern operating system. Valve is dropping support for three legacy platforms soon.
Rufus 3.22 final version is now available for download from GitHub. It adds the option to disable BitLocker encryption. Another major highlight of the release is the end of Windows 7 support.
Rufus 3.22 Beta is now available for download from GitHub. It allows disabling automatic BitLocker encryption SHA-1 and SHA-2 acceleration on supported processors and other changes.
Statcounter's February 2023 report is here with the latest details about the desktop operating systems market. According to the findings, Windows 11 is now almost on every fifth PC.
The newly released StartAllBack 3.6 also has some style and scaling improvements for common controls in Explorer and includes search box and window sharing for the classic taskbar.
According to the latest report from Statcounter, Windows 11 has crossed the 18% mark. The operating system continues its way up the ladder, although the current king of the hill is not giving up.
Microsoft has revealed that it will continue updating Edge on Windows Server 2012 and R2, which are set to reach the end of life in October 2023. However, those updates will not include new features.
Join us in a jampacked week in a new edition of Microsoft Weekly as we recap all the important stuff from the world of the Redmond tech giant, including the death of Windows 8.1 and a Teams paywall.
Chrome 109 is the last version of the browser to support Windows 7 and 8.1, has an alternative implementation for third-party cookies, MathML, and a way for developers to monitor CPU utilization.
Microsoft has released the final Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 7 (KB5022338) and Windows 8.1 (KB5022352). Unfortunately, they both include known issues which will now never be addressed.
The extended support updates (ESU) on Windows 7 ends today. Interestingly and rather bizarrely, Microsoft enabled native UEFI and Secure Boot. However, the new feature support is not without flaws.
As of today, January 10, 2023, Microsoft is terminating support for Windows 8.1. This means that the operating system will no longer receive security updates and technical support.
Since 2020, Microsoft has been keeping Windows 7 alive via paid security updates delivered through Windows 7 ESU SKUs. Unfortunately for Windows 7 users, all of that is ending very soon.
Windows 8.1 is reaching end of life next week, which means it will stop receiving security updates and technical support. Of course, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 11, ideally on a new PC.
Check out our final edition of Microsoft Weekly for 2022, covering a quieter period with some nostalgia, an interesting UI change for Notepad, and some updates to first- and third-party Windows apps.
A developer managed to run Windows 7 on a PC with a 5Mhz Pentium CPU, which is 200 times lower than the official requirement. However, it needed loads of tweaks and tinkerings to make it possible.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is filled to the brim with news about tons of new Windows bugs (and fixes), a bunch of Patch Tuesday updates, and improvements to a competent file manager.
Microsoft has released Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 8.1 (KB5021294) and Windows 7 (KB5021291). They both come with several improvements but also some known issues, with workarounds.
This edition of Microsoft Weekly is full of news items about the latest Windows 11 features, updates to Microsoft Edge and its support policies, along with some items about Teams enhancements.
Microsoft has published a blog post with details about the upcoming end of support for Edge on consumer and server versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1. The company will pull the plug on January 10, 2023.
The latest version of Edge Dev is here with a traditionally long list of improvements and fixes. What makes this version stands out is the fact that it no longer supports old Windows versions.
If you are still using Google Chrome to access the internet on a PC running Windows 7 or 8.1, get ready to receive notifications prompting you to update to a newer Windows version, such as 10 or 11.
If you need to activate a copy of Windows 11 without paying $139 or more, try getting genuine Windows 7 keys, as they are still valid for activating newer Windows versions, such as 11 and 10.