Microsoft yanks post urging Windows 7 users to get Windows 10 ‘for a secure and modern IT’

Microsoft yanks post urging Windows 7 users to get Windows 10 ‘for a secure and modern IT’

Controversial claims about Windows 7’s shortcomings irked many seasoned Windows experts

01/19/17

Now's the time to patch Windows and Office

Now's the time to patch Windows and Office

With no new Tuesday surprises, here's your opportunity to catch up on the latest updates for Microsoft

01/19/17

Signs point to Microsoft's imminent release of Windows 7 'Service Pack 3'

Signs point to Microsoft's imminent release of Windows 7 'Service Pack 3'

For the second month in a row, Win7 and 8.1 have no Preview of the Monthly Rollup. Here’s what that means and what it portends for Win7 'Service Pack 3'

01/18/17

Former Microsoft exec tapped to lead Chinese search giant Baidu

Former Microsoft exec tapped to lead Chinese search giant Baidu

Qi Lu, Microsoft’s former executive VP of applications and services, will be involved with AI efforts in his new position as Baidu's COO

01/17/17

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

Adobe says the data collected by the new “Adobe Product Improvement Program” spyware is anonymous, thus innocuous

01/13/17

Win10 updates KB 3213986, KB 3210721 have multimonitor problems

Win10 updates KB 3213986, KB 3210721 have multimonitor problems

Other problems few and far between for the security-light 14393.693, 10586.753, and 10240.17236 patches

01/12/17

Windows 10 beta build 15002 brings real improvement

Windows 10 beta build 15002 brings real improvement

Beyond the marketing glitz and interminable feature lists, there’s actually a lot to like in this Creators Update

01/10/17

Have Surface RT and Surface 2 been put out to pasture?

Have Surface RT and Surface 2 been put out to pasture?

Users who were unlucky enough to buy the now-discontinued models report problems – and no support from Microsoft

01/09/17

December Windows security patches crash Active Directory Admin Center

December Windows security patches crash Active Directory Admin Center

The bad patches include Windows 7 security-only KB 3205394 and Windows 10 cumulative updates KB 3206632, KB 3205386

01/06/17

Time to update Windows and Office

Time to update Windows and Office

Now that the dust has settled on December’s patches, it's a good time to get caught up

01/03/17

Don't install this Windows patch: Intel System 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM 10.1.2.80

Don't install this Windows patch: Intel System 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM 10.1.2.80

Here are the details on the undocumented patch that mysteriously appeared yesterday

12/22/16

Microsoft sneaks out undocumented hotfix for Windows 10, build 14393.577

Microsoft sneaks out undocumented hotfix for Windows 10, build 14393.577

The hotfix, disguised as a manual download-only cumulative update, addresses the VMM bug in this month’s cumulative update for Windows 10

12/21/16

Say good-bye to Microsoft security bulletins

Say good-bye to Microsoft security bulletins

It’s still too early to install the latest patches for Win7, 8.1, and Office, but next month things will get less complicated

12/15/16

Windows 10 1607 patch KB 3206632 solves ‘dropped internet connection’ bug

Windows 10 1607 patch KB 3206632 solves ‘dropped internet connection’ bug

Microsoft releases a fix for last week’s mysterious 'Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration' bug, but other problems persist

12/14/16

Microsoft pulls KB article 3201845 for Windows 10 14393.479

Microsoft pulls KB article 3201845 for Windows 10 14393.479

KB 3201845 isn’t listed on the Win10 update history page, but the cumulative update can still be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog

12/12/16

Windows 10 Anniversary Update bug drops Wi-Fi connections

Windows 10 Anniversary Update bug drops Wi-Fi connections

The problem doesn’t seem to be caused by today’s KB 3201845, which brings the build up to 14393.479

12/09/16

How to ensure you're running a stable Windows 10 version

How to ensure you're running a stable Windows 10 version

If you don’t want to be one of Microsoft's unpaid beta testers, it's easy to wait until new versions are ready for prime time

12/08/16

Microsoft fixes Windows 7 'Group B' security-only patching method

Microsoft fixes Windows 7 'Group B' security-only patching method

Great news: TechNet blog eschews fixing Win7/8.1 security-only bugs with monthly rollup patches

12/07/16

Microsoft releases nonsecurity patches for Office 2016, 2013, Click-to-Run

Microsoft releases nonsecurity patches for Office 2016, 2013, Click-to-Run

After a bobbling start, the patches are available in Windows Update and WSUS

12/07/16

Flash is down but not out in the latest version of Chrome

Flash is down but not out in the latest version of Chrome

Don't believe reports that Chrome 55, released over the weekend, 'kills' Flash. But it is a significant step in the ongoing battle against Flash

12/05/16

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