Microsoft lets companies pay for Windows 7 support until 2023
It's trying to avoid a repeat of Windows XP's seemingly endless lifecycle.
Oculus Rift requires Windows 10 for new features
Windows 7 and 8.1 users won't get any of the cool stuff.
Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs
Meltdown and Spectre patches will bog down PCs from 2015 or earlier.
Windows metadata bug has been waiting to cripple older machines (updated)
Remember the blue screen of death? It's kind of like that.
There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet
It works if you're running Windows XP to Windows 7.
Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks (updated)
Support for the OS ended three years ago but yesterday's infection spurred the 'unusual' step.
Microsoft ends Windows 7 updating pain with massive patch
It's the first comprehensive service release since SP1 in 2011.
Microsoft won't support old Windows versions on new processors
Future AMD, Intel and Qualcomm chips won't officially handle Windows 8 or earlier.
You can stop Microsoft bugging you about Windows 10 upgrades
Notifications can be blocked, but only if you are prepared to mess about in the registry.