Accessing a particular location in Windows 10 throws an error message that a drive has been corrupted and needs to be fixed via restarting with chkdsk. A fix is not available in Windows 10 20H2.
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An old build of Microsoft's canceled, modular OS for traditional PCs has leaked online. The operating system was codenamed Polaris and will be superseded by Windows 10X later this year.
Steam will apparently stop working on Windows XP and Vista starting on January 1, 2019. Valve has recommended that users upgrade to Windows 7 or above in order to receive further updates.
With the overwhelming majority of Steam clients running on systems with Windows 7 or later installed, Valve has announced that its software will stop working on Windows XP and Vista come January 2019.
The tech giant apparently is tired of supporting people that refuse to upgrade. Under the cover of "security changes," Apple will no longer grant store access to the two OSs and first-gen Apple TV.
Kevin Unangst is moving on from almost a 30-year career at Microsoft to join Stardock as its vice president to focus on global marketing. We tracked him down to get more about his time at Microsoft.
Mozilla has just announced that it will officially end support for its Firefox browser on both Windows XP and Vista, joining the likes of Google and Microsoft which should prompt you to upgrade soon.
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.
From October, Blizzard says it will "begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm."
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.
In a highly unusual move, Microsoft has once again released security patches for unsupported versions of Windows, including XP and Vista. It has also warned of state-sponsored cyberattacks.
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.
Today, Microsoft cuts off support for Windows Vista, unveiled roughly 10 years ago. We take a look back during its release, and give you a nostalgia-filled unboxing video of the operating system.
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.
Extended support for Windows Vista is ending in less than 30 days. After this time lapses, Microsoft will stop providing security updates to the OS, leaving computers running it vulnerable to threats.
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.
While other major browser developers have already withdrawn support for older Windows operating systems, Firefox has continued to hold out but that could change during the course of next year.
Valve has released the latest stats for hardware and software usage, indicating that Windows 10 usage continues to rise, now commanding a user base of 46.52% as Windows 7 continues to decline.
Windows Vista will stop receiving extended support in exactly a year. Microsoft shouldn't have issues getting people to move to a new version of Windows, like it has with Windows XP hangers on.
Microsoft has recently updated its Certificate Trust List after private keys belonging to a digital certificate for its Xbox Live domain had been disclosed.
Google has recently revealed that its Chrome web browser will no longer support older versions of the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems by 2016; the company suggests users to move to a newer OS.
Following the heartbreaking news that our games from the noughties will no longer run in Windows 10 due to the removal of certain DRM support, Microsoft has now killed it in Vista, 7 and 8.
The 12-year old Windows XP increased its market share again in February, according to the latest operating system data from Net Applications, which also shows Windows 8.1 adoption is stalling.
Windows XP actually increased its market share in January, according to Net Applications, and Windows 8 users are apparently not upgrading to Windows 8.1 very quickly.
Windows XP's share of the OS market dropped several percent in the last month, according to December's numbers from Net Applications, while Windows 8.1 went ahead of Windows Vista.
In a interview published today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Longhorn, the much delayed Windows OS that was released as Windows Vista in 2007, was "the single biggest mistake I made."
Microsoft will release several critical security bulletins that affect all of its supported Windows operating systems on December 10th as part of its Patch Tuesday event.
Windows XP's share of the OS market has been nearly the same in the last three months, according to November's numbers from Net Applications, while combined number for Windows 8 and 8.1 rose slightly.
Microsoft has offered a clarification on its recent software security advisory, narrowing down the software products are are affected by the exploits that are being used in some attacks.
Microsoft has issued a security advisory alerting the public to targeted attacks against Windows Vista, all versions of Lync, and other software products while providing a temporary fix.
Windows XP's share of its worldwide OS market share only went down slightly in October 2013, according to Net Applications, while Windows 8.1's share went up slowly in its official debut month.
Windows XP lost over three percent of the worldwide OS market share in August 2013, according to Net Applications, which may show more users are finally abandoning the 12 year old operating system.
Microsoft has announced it will release three critical security bulletins covering many currently supported versions of Windows on Tuesday, August 13, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday event.
The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Windows XP still holds onto 37.19 percent of the worldwide desktop OS market share, eight months before it loses its support.
Windows 8 has posted market share gains for June, passing Windows Vista after rising 0.83 percentage points to capture 5.10% of the market. It shows slow but continued gains for Microsoft's newest OS
Net Applications's newly updated worldwide operating system market share data for May 2013 shows that Windows 8 went up slightly to 4.27 percent and Windows 7 also went up to 44.85 percent.
Microsoft announced the current Xbox 360 console just over eight years ago. Between that day and today's next Xbox reveal, the company has released a ton of new products in other divisions.
TiVo will stop providing the free version of its Windows Desktop PC software, which lets users transfer recordings from their TiVo DVR to their PCs, on June 5th, although the $15.99 version will stay.