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Back in December, we reported on Microsoft's policy to get customers updated to the new, Chromium-infused version of the Edge browser. At the time, Microsoft indicated that the all-new Edge browser would bepushed automatically toallWindows 10 usersin January 2020 via Windows Update. The only way that users would... Read more...
Although the Windows 7 operating system was first released way back in 2009, it is still being updated on a regular basis by Microsoft -- that is until extended support ends on January 14th, 2020) Like clockwork, Windows 7 received the usual bevy of bug fixes and security updates during Patch Tuesday. However... Read more...
We don't think that we'd be out of line if we said the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities and the resultant mitigations have been somewhat of a disaster. It's bad enough that the vulnerabilities exist at all, but the fixes have resulted in in some nasty side effects. AMD users were some of the... Read more...
Microsoft certainly meant well by releasing patches to address the serious Meltdown and Spectre chip security vulnerabilities that have been making news for the past week. However, the company's efforts to put the kibosh on Meltdown and Spectre had the unfortunate side effect of crippling many machines running AMD... Read more...
Microsoft has decided to extend support for one of the earliest builds of Windows 10, version 1511, which it released two years ago. The early build is getting six additional months of support (through April 2018) from Microsoft, though not for all users. Microsoft's support extension applies to anyone using Windows... Read more...
Microsoft is making a big change to the way it delivers updates for its legacy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Instead of rolling out individual updates on a regular basis, the company will adopt the Windows 10 model and cram all updates into single, monthly rollup. Microsoft said that its past... Read more...
Its been quite a while since we reported on Microsoft employing sneaky tricks to persuade users to upgrade to Windows 10. But perhaps the company was just waiting until our guard was down, because Microsoft it at it again. This time around, however, its targeting businesses and system administrators that have blocked... Read more...
A few botched updates from Microsoft this week have us questioning their forced update strategy with Windows 10. If you've had issues logging into your Windows 7 computer, if Outlook is crashing randomly, or if you are unable to open documents from Sharepoint, the fixes are below. The troublesome KB's in question are... Read more...
When Microsoft first announced Windows 10 in late January, we learned that the operating system would be a free upgrade for customers currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. Considering how much of a leap that Windows 10 is over Windows 8.1 and especially Windows 7 this move represents an excellent opportunity... Read more...
As we discussed yesterday, Microsoft's latest Windows 8 patch is well-worth downloading; it brings some long overdue enhancements that will make using the OS all the more enjoyable. However, as worthwhile as the update is, it appears as though Microsoft was a bit slack in testing it on the server side. In effect... Read more...