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.
Microsoft gives retailers another year to sell Windows 7 PCs
If you want your next PC to come with Windows 7, you've got a year to buy it.
Windows 10 upgrade push changes things for IT pros and bootleggers
Next year Microsoft will make many users with Windows 7 or 8 update to Windows 10 automatically. If you don't want it, change your Windows Update settings now.