Windows

Some future updates to Windows 10 have been seen in a promo video

Last week, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 is now installed on over one billion devices and as part of the celebration, Panos Panay who is the chief product officer at Microsoft, shared a video on Instagram and as the video shows of sections of the Windows 10 UI, it becomes clear certain elements change to reveal what could be a redesigned interface for Windows 10, or rather a refresh. Video […]

Windows 10 is now installed on over one billion devices, world wide

Windows 10 was introduced nearly five years ago, the five year anniversary will be this July and Microsoft has now achieved what it set out to do originally. Get Windows 10 installed on a lot of devices. Windows 10 is now installed on over one billion devices, world wide. Windows 10 is on everything from games consoles, laptops, tablets to desktop PCs in homes, businesses and schools. Microsoft has also hinted […]

An emergency patch for Windows 10 has been released

Today, Microsoft has had to issue an unexpected and unscheduled patch for Windows 10, in a rare emergency situation. A security bug found in Windows 10 was leaked a few days ago and due to this and the fact that the bug was marked as ‘critical’ – Microsoft has had to issue an emergency software update. The new KB4551762 update is out now and it is highly recommended to update. […]

New Chromium version of Microsoft Edge now runs on ARM PCs

Microsoft has been working on a new version of the Edge browser for a while now, it was launched for standard Windows 10 in early January and the new version is based on Chromium, the same browser engine that powers Google Chrome, hence the name. The Chromium version of Edge actually works on Mac too. The news now is that the new version of Edge now works on the Surface […]

NHS still has a lot of computers still running Windows 7

The expiry of Windows 7 earlier has claimed a few victims, even though there was a considerable amount of time for warning from Microsoft. Earlier in January the German government failed to upgrade 33,000 machines from Windows 7 and has since had to pay out over $800,000 in fees to Microsoft. The NHS has now failed to upgrade nearly half a million computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10, even […]

It wasn’t just you, Windows 10 search was down for some of today

It wasn’t just you earlier today, the built in search in Windows 10 was not working for some of the day, due to an outage on some Microsoft services. Microsoft said that earlier there was an issue “with multiple Microsoft 365 services.” with one of them being Bing. It seems odd that the entire search system depends on the functionality of Bing, even for local searches and that if the […]

German government is still using Windows 7, now has to pay Microsoft for extended support

Microsoft dropped support for Windows 7 earlier this month on January 14th, and it may a pain for consumers to upgrade, even though users should have upgraded during the time Microsoft was making the upgrade free of charge to Windows 10. It is a lot more time consuming for enterprise environments to handle the upgrades to a new operating system. Microsoft dropped the news that Windows 7 would become end […]

Support for Windows 7 is ending on January 14th 2020

Back in September 2018 we reported that quite a large number of businesses were still using Windows 7 at the time. When that was written there was around 500 days left until Windows 7 would go unsupported, in the report it found that 17% of business in the US and UK weren’t even aware that Windows 7 would lose support soon and also 33% of businesses were still running Windows […]

Support for Windows 7 ends soon and businesses are still using it

Well, soon isn’t that soon, but when you are in charge of a large corporate IT rollout, 500 days isn’t that much time to organise, research and then actually deploy an entirely new operating system for the company. But that is how much time is left until Microsoft is ending official support for Windows 7, an operating system which was released nearly ten years ago. Windows 7 is still out […]

New Windows 10 update delayed, due to blue screen issue

Last week, Microsoft did have a new major update for Windows 10 ready and waiting to be pushed out, with April 10th as the day marked for the release. However some last minute issues with the release, resulted in an entirely new build to testers instead of a patch being issued out. What was the issue? The main bug was spotted in a release (17133) which wasn’t made available to […]