Microsoft Windows 7 operating system News
March 08, 2017
Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer boosted adoption last year. But now, without that incentive, businesses are holding onto Windows 7 for as long as they can.
August 24, 2016
Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.
February 08, 2016
As Windows XP marketshare continues to drop, Windows 10 finally surpasses its desktop OS share, though Windows 7 remains firmly entrenched in first place.
February 17, 2015
Enterprise adoption of Windows 10 isn't likely to follow the same pattern as for Windows 7, and that's a good thing, writes columnist Brian Madden.
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Before making a move to Windows 10, IT admins need to know how licensing, hardware and management are different. They also must understand the benefits and drawbacks. Continue Reading
The quest to keep up with constant changes to software is tough for IT admins, but they can make their lives easier by automating the deployment process using PowerShell. Continue Reading
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IT professionals and users can avoid Windows 10 by following best practices, such as disk space cleanup and up-to-date security, to maintain the life of an older operating system. Continue Reading
Windows 7 is not dead. There are many reasons IT keeps it around. To make the OS perform well, admins must modernize it and make sure all patches are up to date. Continue Reading
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Paul Thurrott has a killer reason to upgrade Windows 7 to 10: time. A clean Windows 7 install takes a long day but less than 1 hour for Windows 10. Continue Reading
As Windows 7's EOL approaches, shops must consider how to transition away from the aging operating system. In extended support, companies must pay for help from Microsoft. Continue Reading
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