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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.
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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.
Mobile

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

‘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.
Computing

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.