This past week has seen PrintNightmare patches come out (and be contested), the arrival of new Insider builds, additional Game Pass games, and more. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
Despite claims to the contrary, Microsoft says that its PrintNightmare patch works as intended. It states that security researchers who are calling it ineffective are using insecure configurations.
Microsoft has offered some further mitigations against the highly dangerous PrintNightmare exploit. The company has also given it a CVSS rating of 8.8/10, which almost awards it "critical" severity.
An exploit called "PrintNightmare" is being investigated by Microsoft. It potentially affects all versions of Windows. U.S. CISA has marked it as "critical" as it can lead to remote code execution.
Nvidia today announced that it will stop providing Gamer Ready Driver updates for OS generations older than Windows 10, starting this October. The only exception is for critical security updates.
This Windows 8 reference provides shortcuts, tips, and tricks for the popular operating system. Use it to brush up on the basics and to find alternate methods to your favorite commands.
Mozilla has released Firefox 84. It brings WebRender to more systems including some Linux computers, it's the last version to support Adobe Flash and it now supports Apple Silicon CPUs natively.
Google's Project Zero team has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows that enables elevated code execution that is currently being exploited. Microsoft is expected to patch the bug next month.
As we reach the second Tuesday of October, it's yet again time for a round of Windows updates, and that includes older versions of Windows, like Windows 8.1 and even 7, if you're paying for it.
A new report has emerged claiming that Microsoft fixed a significant security vulnerability in various versions of Windows, even though a Google-owned service disclosed it to Microsoft in 2018.
Today at its Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft announced a bunch of new features that are coming to its Edge browser, and it also confirmed that the browser is rolling out soon.
Over a year after it announced the product, Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser is now generally available for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server, and macOS.
Microsoft today released its weekly Edge build in the Dev channel, bringing the version number to 80.0.328.4. It contains a whole bunch of fixes, although there are some known issues to be aware of.
Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available beginning on January 15, but it's going to ship without some key features, such as ARM64 support and history sync.
Today, Microsoft announced that beginning with the August 13 cumulative updates, VBScript will be disabled by default in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.
After exactly a week of having Edge Canary builds available for the older operating systems, Microsoft's Edge Dev browser is now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.
On this week's episode, Rich and João talk about Microsoft's missing 19H2 builds, the Chromium-based Edge coming to older versions of Windows, and other big news from the last seven days.
Today, Microsoft announced that previews of its Chromium-based Edge Canary browser are now available for older versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.
Microsoft has quietly updated a blog post from last year to state that Windows 8 devices will stop receiving app updates after July 1, 2019. Windows 8.1 will remain supported until 2023.
With Windows 7 nearing its end of extended support, Microsoft has seemingly begun retiring some services for the OS. The updating of metadata is now unsupported in Windows Media Player in Windows 7.
Microsoft today announced the dates that it will be killing off the Store on Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x. Phone users will have until next year, while PC users will have until 2023.
Microsoft is starting to roll out a new OneDrive feature that allows users to move some of their important local folders to OneDrive, something which the company had announced back in May.
MyTube! is a handy third-party YouTube app for Windows made on the UWP platform. It manages to one-up YouTube's website on several turns, in ways that just might make it indispensable for some.
Newer WHQL GeForce Game Ready drivers have been released for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and all flavors of Windows 10, including an updated one for Insider builds fixing annoying issues people were having.
The latest statistics from separate firms indicate that Windows 7 is continuing to stumble in terms of market share while Windows 10 is steadily rising. Overall, Windows still dominates the market.
Valve's monthly hardware report regarding the Steam user base for July 2017 is now live. It shows a slight decline in the usage of the 64-bit version of Windows 10, and growth for Windows 7.
Although some older PC utilizing Intel's Clover Trail line of processors won't be receiving the Creators Update, Microsoft has agreed to continue providing security updates until 2023.
It appears that Windows 10 user base on Steam is on the rise again, with the operating system registering an all-time high of 51.23%. Windows 7 faced a decline while Windows grew in user base overall.
While the market share report from two separate firms shows various contrasting aspects, one thing that both the reports agree on is the statement that Windows 7 is losing market share.
Google has revealed yet another vulnerability in Windows - because Microsoft failed to fix it correctly - that can reportedly allow locally authenticated attackers to access kernel memory space.
Latest reports indicate that Windows 10 and Windows 7 have grown in market share, whereas Windows XP has faced a considerable decline, and fallen below 7% for the first time, according to one firm.
The as-yet unfixed bug was recently discovered and allows any website to significantly slow down PCs running older versions of Microsoft's OS, possibly even to the point of crashing.
WikiLeaks this week published details regarding the CIA-created 'Athena' spyware. It targets all major versions of Windows and allows attackers to take total control of the system and steal data.
In a "highly unusual" move, Microsoft has published a security patch for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, preventing further spread of the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack.
Hacker group Shadow Brokers has released yet another cache of tools used by the NSA. Among them, these tools exploit vulnerabilities from Windows 2000 to Windows 8, including server variants.
After facing a decline for two consecutive months, Windows 10's user base on Steam has struck back, reaching an all-time high of 51.2%, ahead of the release of the Creators Update later this month.
Microsoft's Translator app on older versions of Windows and Windows Phone will no longer work from next month, while some users will have to download "new versions" to continue using the app.
It appears that Microsoft has started blocking updates to some new PCs running older versions of Windows including Windows 7 and 8.1 in an effort to encourage users to upgrade to its latest OS.
According to Steam's report, Windows 7 regained some of its user base, while Windows 10 usage fell to 48.77%, a significant decline keeping in mind that it peaked at over 50% a couple of months ago.
Amazon will be pulling another one of its apps from the Windows Store next week, and this time it's the Kindle app. The official replacement will be the existing Win32 application.