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09.09.18
Microsoft lets companies pay for Windows 7 support until 2023
09.09.18

Microsoft lets companies pay for Windows 7 support until 2023

It's trying to avoid a repeat of Windows XP's seemingly endless lifecycle.

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06.27.18
Oculus Rift requires Windows 10 for new features
06.27.18

Oculus Rift requires Windows 10 for new features

Windows 7 and 8.1 users won't get any of the cool stuff.

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01.09.18
Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs
01.09.18

Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs

Meltdown and Spectre patches will bog down PCs from 2015 or earlier.

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05.26.17
Windows metadata bug has been waiting to cripple older machines (updated)
05.26.17

Windows metadata bug has been waiting to cripple older machines (updated)

Remember the blue screen of death? It's kind of like that.

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05.19.17
There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet
05.19.17

There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet

It works if you're running Windows XP to Windows 7.

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05.13.17
Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks (updated)
05.13.17

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.

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05.18.16
Microsoft ends Windows 7 updating pain with massive patch
05.18.16

Microsoft ends Windows 7 updating pain with massive patch

It's the first comprehensive service release since SP1 in 2011.

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01.16.16
Microsoft won't support old Windows versions on new processors
01.16.16

Microsoft won't support old Windows versions on new processors

Future AMD, Intel and Qualcomm chips won't officially handle Windows 8 or earlier.

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01.14.16
You can stop Microsoft bugging you about Windows 10 upgrades
01.14.16

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.

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