According to a market research study, Microsoft’s Windows 10 has overtaken the famous Windows 7 in terms of number of users. Windows 10 has now 39.22% share followed by Windows 7’s 36.90% as of December, 2018.Brief History of Windows 7 and Windows 10
Windows 7 operating system was released in 2009 and it became one of the most successful operating systems in the world. Before that, Windows XP was a widely used platform. After a string of failure with Vista and Windows 8, Microsoft finally released the Windows 10. It was made as an OS that mixed the tablet, mobile and laptop formats in their design cue. The Windows 10 OS was well received, with [...]
Microsoft had released Windows 10 over three years ago. Despite the fact that people are pretty satisfied with its performance, a lot of people still prefer Windows 7. Earlier, Microsoft had announced that the company would kill the support for Windows 7. But, to cater to a horde of Windows 7 users, Microsoft has now decided to extend the support for Windows 7 for at least another five years, that is until January 2023.
However, there’s a catch. To meet the cost of security updates, the users of the Windows 7 will have to pay a considerable amount every time the system goes through an update.
On the other hand, if you buy Windows 10 exclusively, it will [...]
On a mission to secure a goal of having Windows 10 power 1 billion devices, Microsoft’s “Window’s life cycle fact sheet” shows us that October 31st 2016 could be the last day for sales of PCs pre-installed with Windows 7 professional or Windows 8.1. This means, that post the given date, all new computers will come with Windows 10 pre-installed. However, businesses with license agreements which entitle them to choose whichever version they prefer can continue working on Windows 7 or 8.1.
This deadline is probably not the best news for users who have become [...]
It is safe to say, that the most awaited update of this month is the Windows 10 update. While many Windows users have still not received the little Windows 10 notification button on their System Tray, what is it that you can do to get your system to step up?
The process to prepare your laptop for this upgrade will differ according to the Windows version you are using. If you are running the Windows 7, then the solution is to simply update, because the older version of the Windows 7 is not equipped to a new OS without intermediary updates. What you can do is go over to the Control panel, click on System and then choose the [...]
The arrival of Windows 10 is the next big thing every Windows OS user is looking forward to. Of course, the latest Windows version has many distinctive features, but Microsoft’s promise to provide free Windows 10 upgrade to everyone is another major cause of wait for users running pirated copies.Unexpectedly, Microsoft has pulled back its support for the non-genuine versions of Windows 7 and 8.1.
Microsoft responded to all customer queries regarding how this will work for genuine and non-genuine Windows. The hardware and software giant commented on its blog post stating that Genuine Windows 7 [...]
Microsoft’s former version Windows 7 is an addictive one. It has all the necessary features and most important of all, it’s user-friendly. Even after the roll out of Windows 8 a couple of years ago, there are many people across the globe who still rely on updates and support for Windows 7. However, Microsoft seems to think otherwise. The US-based company has decided to retire the 5-year-old operating system still prominent on more than half of the desktop population running Windows.
The announcement read that Windows 7 users will neither get new updates nor any help related to the OS. Nevertheless, according to a [...]
Internet Explorer 11 was already available on Windows 7 as a Release Preview, however, today the latest version of internet explorer is official is available for download.
Starting today, you can download the final make of internet explorer 11 which brings some security and performance improvements, along with some features like Pre-fetch and Pre-render for faster load times. It seems Microsoft wants to improve its web browser which is generally ignored by masses. Overall, the browser seems to have improved with this update and works faster than any previous version of of explorer, [...]
When Windows 7 was newly launched the web traffic for Windows xp went down, which is because whenever a new operating system comes up in the market it usually grows faster than the previous generation of OS.
Windows 8 does not seem to behave the same way, as the total web traffic on windows 8 reached 8 percent worldwide, whereas Windows 7 grew faster and has 46.4 percent of web traffic currently. Ever since its launch Windows 8 is been treated with mixed emotions, some like the way it looks some find it to be complicated. The rise in Windows 7 use corresponds to a drop for Windows XP, [...]
For the past few months, Windows 8.1 Release Preview users have been able to test drive the latest Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer 11. Now Windows 7 users are getting that same opportunity.
Microsoft announced today that the Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview is now available on Windows 7. Just like the Windows 8 version, IE11 will make extensive use of hardware acceleration. According to Microsoft, this new version is about 9% faster than IE10 and 5% faster than the developer preview. Microsoft also claims Internet Explorer 11 is 30% faster than any other browser.
Microsoft has updated the SkyDrive for Windows App with a new user interface.The newest update to SkyDrive for Windows (version 16.4.6003.0710) includes quite a few improvements that are said to bring “performance, reliability, and compatibility.
Apart from that the app, no longer crashes out as it used to, and looks good while it downloads or uploads files. The new status windows allows users to see time and data remaining to be synced. The new SkyDrive logo also seems to be readied for the Windows 8 Metro UI
Remember the HP Slate 500? Well we don’t either. Thats possibly because it never made it to consumers let alone India. But, HP plans to change that with the new HP Slate 2, the next version of the unpopular HP Slate 500.The device still remains mostly targeted at the enterprise level users, but will be available to the general public as well. The device still looks and feels the same with the same outer shell and an 8.9 ” display. The price however has been lowered to US $ 699 ( approx. INR 35,000/-) . The interior however is a bit changed, it packs Windows 7 with a HP UI on top, a Z670 Intel Atom processor and a smaller 32GB SSD. The added layer of security includes TPM [...]
Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky after a quick announcement and a simple demonstration explained that Win8 demanded fewer system resources than Win7 with the same hardware specs
With a Lenovo S10 in his hand he showed that an early-gen Atom CPU and 1GB of RAM is “enough” to run the new OS (AKA Windows 8 )