Microsoft Windows 7 operating system News
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.
December 31, 2014
Thanks to Windows and Office developments, Microsoft news was among our most popular coverage of the past year. See which articles came out on top.
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No matter which version of Windows you're upgrading from -- be it XP, 7 or 8.1 -- the move to Windows 10 will probably seem strange. If you've performed migrations before, you will be familiar with the planning that goes into an upgrade, including ... Continue Reading
Windows Registry Editor is an operating system tool IT administrators can use to make changes to Windows Registry. Continue Reading
Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool for managing multiple remote desktops. It creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections. Continue Reading
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Native Windows management tools are not always enough for admins to get the job done. Sysinternals, a free software suite, can fill in the cracks. Continue Reading
An infinite reboot loop is a common issue with the Windows boot process. Start up in Windows Safe Mode to diagnose device driver or hardware problems. Continue Reading
IT can buy extended support for Windows 7 desktops from Microsoft, but security and other features may make Windows 8 and 10 increasingly appealing. Continue Reading
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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
An .xpx file can cause problems for Office 2002 SP3 users, but Microsoft does provide help in Windows 7 and with a free XPS viewer. Continue Reading