windows 7

  1. froggyboy604

    Are there still schools which still use Windows 7 to run older software and PC hardware?

    I think there may still be some schools which use older software and computer hardware like printer and scanners which only work with Windows 7.
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    Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

    Microsoft’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs may be crocking AMD-powered PCs. A lengthy thread on records numerous instances in which Security Update for Windows KB4056892, Redmond’s Meltdown/Spectre patch, leaves some AMD-powered PCs with the Windows 7 or 10 startup...
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    Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

    Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say According to data released today by Kaspersky Lab, roughly 98 percent of the computers affected by the ransomware were running some version of Windows 7, with less than one in a thousand running Windows XP. 2008 R2 Server clients were also hit...
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    Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

    Microsoft did everything in its power to get user to take advantage of the free update to Windows 10. It even nagged and fooled people in order to get them on-board before it was too late. This didn’t exactly go over well with those who wanted to stick with their old, reliable version of...
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    Firefox will support Windows XP and Vista until September 2017

    To this day, Mozilla's latest software can work with your decade-old PC. However, even that team has its limits -- it's phasing out support for XP and Vista starting next year. Mozilla will start by moving users on these operating systems to the Extended Support Release in March 2017, limiting...
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    Windows 7 gained more new users than Windows 10 in last two months

    Windows 10 only managed to make a 0.06-percent increase over the course of a calendar month. In that same span of time, the years-old Windows 7 jumped from a 48.27 percent share to a 48.38 share, according to a report from MS Power User. Obviously, being beaten out by an earlier version of the...
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    Microsoft confirms Windows 10 tried to secretly install itself on old machines by mistake

    This Forbes article brings us the news that Microsoft recently confirmed that Windows 10 secretly installed itself on older computers that were still running Windows 7 and Windows 8. Apparently, it all started in August when the company rolled out an automatic update to Windows 7 and Windows 8...
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    PC makers' tech support asks customers to avoid Windows 10

    You may have upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as humanly possible, but don't tell that to your PC manufacturer. As part of its tech support research, Laptop has learned that at least Dell and HP are discouraging customers from updating to Windows 10, or even recommending that people roll back to...