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Microsoft nixes plan to cut Windows 7 and 8 support early for Skylake users

Microsoft said it would only support Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Skylake machines through 2017, but is now backing down. This is good news for Windows 7 diehards, but don't get too excited -- Kaby Lake will not be supported at all.

‘Quantum Break’ heads to Steam next month as special bundle lands at retailers

The popular game "Quantum Break" is landing on Steam next month the same day a special "Timeless Collector's Edition" bundle hits retail. Both versions will have all the updates released thus far, just like the Windows Store…

The Windows 10 deadline apparently failed to inspire a mass installation frenzy

July 30 was the deadline for the free Windows 10 upgrade, and market share numbers suggest there wasn't much of an installation frenzy during July. Windows 10 still doesn't have half the users that Windows 7 does.

These are the best ways to print-to-PDF in Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 1:45

Printing to PDF in Windows can be a hassle if you don't have the right software. We run you through how to convert files to PDF in Windows 7,8, and 10 with or without Adobe Acrobat.

Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first

Not everyone wants Windows 10, which is why Windows 7 remains the most popular operating system on the planet. If you're one of those users, make sure you're secure with these five tips for locking down and improving Windows 7.

Microsoft's new Windows 7 patch bundles five years of updates in one easy download

Microsoft has released a 'convenience rollup' intended to make it as easy as possible to bring a PC running Windows 7 completely up to date with patches and security fixes.

Windows on your watch: This developer got Windows 7 running on Android Wear

A crafty developer managed to get Microsoft's Windows 7 desktop operating system running on an Android Wear smartwatch. The result is technologically impressive, but not exactly pretty.

Windows 7 holdouts suffer bricked motherboards thanks to update

Last week, a seemingly innocuous Windows 7 patch was recategorized from optional to recommended, and now it's been discovered that the patch is bricking PCs outfitted with certain Asus motherboards.

Windows 10 leaps ahead of 7 among Steam gamers

Windows 10 is behind Windows 7 in overall marketshare, but is winning in among Steam gamers. Cutting-edge users are embracing Microsoft's latest operating system, when free from the constraints of the IT department.

After only 6 months, Windows 10 tops 8, XP in market share

Windows 10 is now gaining one percent of the PC user base each month, allowing it to edge out Windows 8 for market share just six months after release. But Windows 7 is far away yet.

You have one year to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 or 8

If you're hoping to avoid Windows 10 on your next computer, you need to buy it before October 31, 2016. After that, Windows 10 will be the only operating system offered on a new computer.

‘Suspicious’ Windows update was the result of a test error, says Microsoft

Microsoft says a test error was responsible for a suspicious-looking Windows 7 update that was issued today, but the company has not confirmed whether any malicious actors were at play.