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You'll Only Be Able To Buy A Windows 7 Or 8.1 PC For One More Year

Microsoft has announced that from 31 October 2016, PC manufacturers won’t be able to sell new computers sporting the ageing Windows 7 or 8.1 operating systems. Instead, they will have to come pre-installed with Windows 10.

Windows 10 Is Being Auto-Downloaded To Windows 7 And 8.1 Users

The files needed to install Windows 10 are being automatically downloaded to Windows 7 and 8.1 users by Windows Update — even if users have no intention of upgrading.

The Windows 7 Upgrade To Windows 10 Isn't So Scary After All

Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 is not quite as seamless as the move from Windows 8.1, but it’s close. You get to keep your applications and settings, and the process is simple and leaves you almost no chance to accidentally delete all your apps and data.

Why Yes, That Creepy Icon *Is* Your Free Copy Of Windows 10

All around the world, Windows users are discovering a new icon in their notification trays — an offer to reserve a free copy of Windows 10. Sounds too good to be true, yes? Except Windows 10 actually is a free upgrade, and this really does appear to be the way you’ll get it.

Put Windows On Auto Pilot With Task Scheduler

Windows 10 is set to mark a sea change in the way Microsoft’s OS works, but even the modern-looking Windows 8.1 carries a bunch of legacy tools and apps that you may not know about. One of those is the Task Scheduler, a built-in utility enabling you to automate a multitude of tasks with no additional software required.

Make The Switch From Windows XP

As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft is pulling update support for the OS, leaving it vulnerable to rapidly mutating cyber threats. There’s precious little time to make sure your computer isn’t left to the wilds of the Internet. Here’s how to make the jump to the modern era of personal computing.

HP To US Customers: 'Windows 7 Is Back'

HP is bringing back Windows 7 “by popular demand” — it’s not clear from whom — and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you’ve got the very recent past?

A US Army Base Is Running A Bunch Of Illegal Windows 7 Copies

Given the United States’ intolerance for copyright infringement and the pirates that propagate it, you’d think Uncle Sam would be a little more keen on making sure that his men were playing by the book themselves. As it turns out, a whole mess of computers running unlicensed, illegal copies of Windows 7 belong to none other than the US Army itself.

How To Make Windows 8 Look And Feel Like Windows 7

If you have a PC with Windows 8 but miss Windows 7, there’s no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft’s current operating system look and feel almost identical to its predecessor. Here’s how to bring back the Start menu and the attractive aero glass theme how to hide other Windows 8 elements like the Charms menu.

Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 Is Finally Available For Download

Windows 7 users are finally getting Internet Explorer 10. They’ll be auto-upgraded in a few weeks, but you can go ahead and download the updated browser starting today.

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