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German Government Will Pay for Extended Windows 7 Support

Bart Swiatek, 24 January 2020, 12:27

The German government will pay Microsoft nearly $900,000 to extend its support for Windows 7, all because officials failed to upgrade 33,000 computers to a newer version of the system before January 14 this year.

Millions of Microsoft's Customer Data Records Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 23 January 2020, 14:34

The end of 2019 must have been really unpleasant for Microsoft. It turned out that due to a security error in the database, more than 250 million records with user information were publicly available. The gap was patched up immediately after detection.

Microsoft Tests New Ads in Windows 10

Peter Doron, 22 January 2020, 13:25

The Insider program is testing another format of advertisements in Windows 10. This time it is about banners in WordPad, encouraging the use of Office Web Apps.

Microsoft Fixes Dangerous Gap in Windows 10, Detected by NSA

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 13:49

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has detected a dangerous security gap in Windows 10 and Windows Server. The exploit made it possible for PCs to be infected a virus and have sensitive data stolen. Microsoft has already eliminated the threat with an appropriate patch.

Today, Microsoft Ends Support of Windows 7

Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 11:29

Microsoft is officially terminating its support for Windows 7. The software will not receive any patches (even the critical, security-related ones), and its users will not be able to count on the support of the company's technical department.

Google Chrome Will Continue to be Supported on Windows 7

Paul Wozniak, 12 January 2020, 19:11

Google has assured that Chrome web browser will continue to receive updates on Windows 7. The company wants to support the application for at least 18 months after Microsoft abandons the system.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; Switch to Windows 10 for Free

Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 12:22

In January, Microsoft will officially end its support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. It is worth noting that the option of free upgrade to Windows 10 is still available, although officially it was supposed to expire in July 2016.

Windows 7 Support Ends - Another Reminder of System's Imminent Death

Czarus, 11 December 2019, 13:14

Microsoft's support for Windows 7 is coming to an end. This is best known to the owners of this system, who have been receiving relevant messages since April. However, this is not the end, because another, this time full screen, notification will soon appear on PCs still running the „Seven”.

Windows 10 November 2019 Update is Here; Performance Improvements?

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 11:10

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 owners can now download the new Windows 10 November 2019 Update. The patch is designed to improve several important features, such as a calendar or file browser, and also to improve performance - especially on some processors.

Windows 10: Game Bar Gets FPS Counter

Konrad Serafinski, 24 October 2019, 11:52

Microsoft has made a few improvements to the Game Bar. After the October update, the bar will show, among other things, the frame rate counter and Xbox achievements.

Microsoft Sues Store With Cheap Windows and Office Licence Keys

Laty, 21 October 2019, 16:09

Microsoft has taken legal action against Cologne-based Lizengo, which sells Windows and Office licence keys through gift cards in Edeka, one of the largest supermarket chains in Germany. Prices of the cards have raised suspicions about the origin of the keys.

Not Just Windows 7 - Microsoft Ends Support for Office 2010

Laty, 17 October 2019, 14:04

Each Microsoft product has a specific support cycle during which the company implements new features, fixes errors, and ensures user safety. For Office 2010 this support will end on October 13, 2020.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; OS is Targeted by Hackers

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2019, 11:50

According to Webroot experts' analysis, Windows 7 is becoming a target for hackers more than twice as often as the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.

Windows 10 Will Enable Android Users to Make Phone Calls From Their PC

Bart Woldanski, 09 October 2019, 14:56

With the latest update for Windows 10 Insider Preview, we've learned that our phone will allow us to answer and make phone calls with Android-based smartphones.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10X

Konrad Serafinski, 03 October 2019, 11:43

On the occasion of the presentation of Surface Neo tablet, Microsoft announced a new version of its flagship operating system. Windows 10X, as the OS is called, is dedicated to devices equipped with two screens.

Next Windows Update Will Speed up Our Computers

Bart Swiatek, 01 October 2019, 14:34

Another major update of Windows 10 - 19H2 - should speed up its operation on some CPUs. The software will be able to make better use of more efficient CPU cores.

Former Microsoft Employee Explains Why Windows 10 Has so Many Errors

Barth Faryna, 25 September 2019, 17:46

A former Microsoft employee, Jerry Berg, published a video in which he explains why there are more and more bugs in Windows 10 with each subsequent update, and explains the reasons for this.

The List of Problems Caused by Windows Update Grows

Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 18:11

Another patch for Windows 10 introduces several new problems instead of fixing the old issues. Users complain about problems with switching on the Action Center and network adapters that are not working.

More Than Half of PC Users are Already Using Windows 10

Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 17:50

According to the latest data, more than half of all PC users are already using Windows 10. Compared to the previous month, this is a 2% increase.

Windows 10 Slows Down After New Update KB4512941

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 September 2019, 22:02

Windows 10 has recently received an optional update. Unfortunately, it brought a serious error that slows down the computer considerably.

Microsoft Shared Skype and Cortana Recordings With Third Parties

Conrad Hazi, 16 August 2019, 14:00

Microsoft has recently updated its privacy policy and clarified how Cortana and Skype recordings are used. As it turns out, the company from Redmond also uses third parties to assess the quality of the speech recognition mechanism and provides them with fragments of recordings.

20-years Old Security Gap Discovered in Windows

Conrad Hazi, 15 August 2019, 15:54

Tavis Ormandy, a member of the Google Project Zero group, discovered a security vulnerability in the Windows family of systems that allows to escalate user privileges all the way to SYSTEM level. As it turns out, its origins go back to Windows XP.

AMD, Nvidia and Intel Drivers Susceptible to Dangerous Attacks

Barth Faryna, 12 August 2019, 22:59

Eclypsium has been involved in online threat research for years. Their latest report, Screwed Drivers, shows something disturbing. According to its content, more than 40 drivers from at least 20 leading manufacturers are vulnerable to attacks.

Windows 10 20H1 - New Notification System and Other Changes

Bart Swiatek, 12 August 2019, 22:24

Microsoft presented a number of changes that will appear in Windows 10 with another large update, which should debut in the first quarter of 2020.

Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World

Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41

According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.

Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10

Frozen, 02 August 2019, 16:27

Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.

Microsoft Accidentally Reveals New Appearance of Windows 10 Start Menu

Bart Swiatek, 26 July 2019, 13:06

Microsoft mistakenly made an early version of Windows 10 available to testers. It contains a completely redesigned Start menu that is not based on Microsoft Live Tiles.

Windows Defender Will Become Microsoft Defender

Conrad Hazi, 22 July 2019, 11:36

It seems that Microsoft is trying to change the name of Windows Defender. As suggested in the reports, starting with the 20H1 update, it is to be called the same on all platforms - Microsoft Defender.

Microsoft Store Likely to Feature Mod Support

Paul Wozniak, 20 July 2019, 14:31

With the latest Windows 10 update, a new folder has appeared on your system that will probably be used to install mod to Microsoft applications and games.

Mysterious Windows 1.11 is an App Promoting Stranger Things

Frozen, 09 July 2019, 11:51

The new version of the first ever Windows, which Microsoft recently advertised through social media turned out to be part of the promo campaign for the third season of Netflix's Stranger Things.

Windows 10 Now Shows Notifications From Android

Bart Swiatek, 04 July 2019, 17:41

Your Phone app for Windows 10 has a new feature that enables it to display notifications from your smartphone on your computer screen. The program also allows you to view photos and read and write SMS.

Windows 1.0 - Mysterious Announcement of Microsoft's Old OS

Bart Swiatek, 03 July 2019, 15:10

Microsoft has recently published a number of messages in social media, in which it „announces” the operating system Windows 1.0, which had its premiere in 1985. The action may be linked to the Stranger Things series.

The End of Windows? Microsoft's Vision of Modern OS

Bart Swiatek, 30 May 2019, 14:23

Microsoft presented its vision of a modern operating system. Among other things, the software should be secure, always connected to the network and updated in a way the user won't notice.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Officially Released

Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2019, 13:48

Microsoft has completed another major update for Windows 10. May 2019 Update will now be available on users' computers. The installation can be sped up or delayed.

Windows XP Got a Patch Eliminating Critical Vulnerability

ElMundo, 16 May 2019, 12:19

The seventeen-year-old Windows XP operating system has just received a new patch to prevent problems with the OS structure flaw associated with the malfunction of the remote desktop.

825 Million Devices With Windows 10

ElMundo, 13 May 2019, 12:49

Microsoft is slowly approaching the threshold of one billion active Windows 10 devices, predicted a few years ago. According to documents published by the company, the current number of devices using Windows 10 is 825 million.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Needs 32 GB of HDD Space

Adrian Werner, 29 April 2019, 12:44

The May update for Windows 10 will come with a big increase in disc space requirements. It will be necessary to find at least a dozen or so additional gigabytes.

Paint's Not Dead Yet. The App Will Remain in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 21:45

Brandon LeBlanc from Microsoft announced on Twitter that the plans to remove MS Paint from Windows 10 had been suspended. Ffor the time being, the program will remain part of the new versions of the OS.

Windows 7 and 8.1 Update Breaks PCs With Antivirus Software

Frozen, 23 April 2019, 15:50

The latest update for Windows 7 and 8.1 may make it difficult for you to log in to your system. All because of the change made to the critical CSRSS component, which seems to interfere with many popular antivirus programs.

Windows 10 Drops Safe Removal of USB Drives

Konrad Serafinski, 09 April 2019, 17:23

Did you ever happen to remove your flash drive without using the safe removal option provided by your system? If so, and if you think that this whole "safe removal" business is a waste of time, Microsoft has got you covered.

Microsoft Drops Forced Windows 10 Updates

Bart Swiatek, 05 April 2019, 18:01

Microsoft has decided to stop forcing users to update the Windows 10 OS. The latest version of the OS will hand over the control of the process to the user, enabling them to decide when to download and install new patches.

Windows 10 Gets New File Explorer?

Christian Pieniazek, 26 March 2019, 22:52

Fluent Design gradually gains a foothold in Windows 10. There are rumors that Microsoft is preparing to make changes to the appearance of yet another program - the file explorer.

Microsoft Speeds Up Games in DirectX 12

ElMundo, 24 March 2019, 00:47

Microsoft informed that the DirectX 12 API can now support a new solution, which enables video games to run more efficiently.

Windows 10 Will Introduce Update Rollback

ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 17:03

Microsoft will soon add a new function to Windows 10 - the ability to perform a rollback and restore the system to before a problematic system update was installed.

Windows 7 With DirectX 12 Support

ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 16:30

A rather surprising decision came from Microsoft – the company from Redmond has officially included Windows 7 OS into DirectX 12 API support. The effects of this decision will appear in World of Warcraft.

Latest Windows 10 Update Spoils Performance of Some Games

Christian Pieniazek, 07 March 2019, 23:40

The latest Windows 10 update, named KB4482887, not only introduces a number of improvements but also brings to some nasty new problems. One of them is the performance drop in selected titles.

Windows 10 build 18334 Facilitates Video Gaming

Jakub Mirowski, 11 February 2019, 00:51

An early version of Windows 10 build 18334, suggests that Microsoft intends to introduce a number of facilities for video gamers that use the company’s latest OS.

Microsoft Will Keep Supporting Windows 7. If We Pay for it.

ElMundo, 07 February 2019, 21:31

The official developer support period for Windows 7 is coming to an end. Microsoft launches a new offer, aimed at collective license users, to extend the support period, for a fee.

The end of Windows 10 mobile

ElMundo, 21 January 2019, 15:34

While the agony of Microsoft's mobile system - Windows 10 Mobile - has been going on for several years now, we have just learned that this is the grand finale of the system. Rest in Peace.

Microsoft collects players' ideas for improving Windows 10

Michael Kulakowski, 20 January 2019, 13:41

Microsoft has started to collect ideas from Windows 10 users for improvements to the system that would make life easier for players. Anyone willing to do so can submit their own proposals for changes and vote for other people's suggestions.