Microsoft confirmed that the company is aware of activation issues on some systems. The problem appeared shortly after Microsoft blocked old Windows 7 and 8 keys from activating Windows 10 and 11.
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Microsoft began its Patch Tuesday efforts 20 years ago. Today, the company takes a look back at the past two decades of its Windows update efforts, and how it will continue to evolve in the future.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 and 8 keys can no longer activate any Windows 11 edition or version, not just Canary builds, as reported in September. However, Windows 10 keys are still valid.
VeraCrypt is a free encryption application that is pretty hardy. The app has received its latest update which brings several new features and improvements on Windows, macOS, as well as on Linux.
StatCounter has published its September 2023 report with the latest stats about desktop operating systems. According to the data, Windows 11's market share is unchanged and not going anywhere.
Bad news for those planning to activate Windows 11 with a Windows 7 or 8/8.1 key: users noticed that the latest Windows 11 preview builds no longer allow activation with old license keys.
The latest Microsoft Edge 107 update is only available on Windows 10 and 11. However, Microsoft has also prepared a small browser update for those still using Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
NTDEV, best known for developing the TinyOS mod of Windows 10, has posted a video showing Windows 11 running Windows 10, which runs Windows 8.1, which runs Windows 8, which runs Windows 7.
Statcounter's latest operating system report is here with new details about various Windows versions. According to the July 2023 report, almost 24% of all customers use Windows 11.
Nvidia, last month, released its updated firmware update tool for all 64-bit Windows versions. It fixes black screens and system hang issues if users are running incompatible firmware on older cards.
Mozilla has released Firefox 115. It's the last version of the browser that'll support Windows 7 and 8, as well as some older macOS versions. These users will be migrated to Firefox 115 ESR.
The latest Microsoft Weekly recap is here, covering the most recent stories about Windows 11, redesigned File Explorer, Xbox accessories, Bing, app updates, preview builds, and more.
Google is discontinuing its Drive desktop app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Also, 32-bit Windows users cannot access the cloud app. Here are the details about the Drive support for Windows.
Microsoft recently revealed that more than one billion computers run its operating system. But how many of those are using Windows 11? The latest Statcounter report has the answers.
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.
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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%.
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 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.
Today, in Amazon's Lightning Deal, you can save a huge $610 on the 4TB SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD. Claim it while stocks last. Or, check out options from Crucial, WD_BLACK, and Samsung.
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 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.
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.
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.
Microsoft has announced that support for Power BI Desktop in Windows 8.1 will be ending next year, with the platform being available for only Windows 10 and newer versions after that.
Have you ever accidentally pressed delete and had a file just disappear? That's the default behavior in windows 8/10/11. Join us today to find out how to have windows prompt you when deleting a file.
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.
Windows 11 is now finally being offered to both my work and personal Windows 10 PCs but I've been struggling to convince myself to upgrade to the latest OS. Find out why in my latest piece.
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.
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.
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.
Are your PCs running Windows 8.1? You might want to consider upgrading them to a more modern OS like Windows 10 or 11 soon, as Windows 8.1 will reach its end-of-support date exactly a month from now.
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.
This edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about the slow but inevitable rise of Windows 11 in market share, some new builds and associated issues, along with a "Windows 12" concept.
Our latest edition of Microsoft Weekly unpacks everything that you may have missed from the Microsoft-verse in the past few days including new Windows features, bugs, and some OneNote updates.
As Windows 8 turns 10 years old, former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky talks about the OS's development, his likes and dislikes about it, and how he wants people to remember it in the future.