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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.

How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings

With this guide, you'll be able to restore your Windows PC to the settings that it had when you first bought it. We cover every version of Windows since Vista.

Not convinced Windows 10 is for you? Here’s how to revert to an older version

Windows 10 is an excellent operating system, but it's not perfect. There are several ways to revert back to an older version if you're like, and it's easy if you upgraded from Windows 8.1.

Microsoft wins over its harshest critics as gamers move to Windows 10

The July 2015 results from Steam's opt-in hardware and software survey point to some interesting trends in Windows 10's release, such as where the biggest chunk of its users are migrating from.

Windows 10 is better than Windows 7, and you should upgrade now 1:38

Microsoft's Windows 7 was well-loved, and many fans have stuck with it despite Microsoft's efforts to sway their opinion. Now that Windows 10 is available, though, the time has come to stop being stubborn and embrace progress.

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.

6 built-in Windows tools you might not know about

Windows has a ton of behind-the-scenes programs and features that you might not know about. Here are six that will be particularly useful for regular users, and might replace paid or free third-party programs.

For some reason, someone got Windows 7 running on an Asus ZenFone 2

XDA user ycavan was able to install the full version of Windows 7 on his Asus ZenFone 2. This was made possible because the phone runs on a quad-core Intel Atom processor, which allows Windows 7 to run at almost native speeds.

Want to move your Windows install to a new hard drive? Here’s how

Migrating your your files can be a bit tricky, whether you’re moving your Windows install to a new hard drive or an entirely new rig. This guide will help you move files, settings and other critical data to a new drive.