Windows 7

News, blogs, analysis, tips, and how-to about Windows 7.


Microsoft Surface Mini Likely to Ship Soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an listing for a case custom made for the device. Full Story »

IE6: Retired But Not Dead Yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.


Windows XP's Retirement Turns Into Major Security Project for Chinese Firm

Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users


Microsoft Slashes Windows XP Custom Support Prices Just Days Before Axing Public Patches

Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95%


Windows XP Expiration Couldn't Save PC Market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said


Microsoft Patch Tuesday Bids Adieu to Windows XP

Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows XP


Windows XP: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

The end-of-support deadline for Windows XP, heavily publicized since 2007, is upon us, and hundreds of millions of PCs still run the OS


FAQ: What You Need to Know About the End of Windows XP Support

Microsoft issues its final security update this week for Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that remains the second most used platform in the world despite the certainty that after April 8 it will rapidly become dangerously insecure.

Early Adopters

Keys to Success for a Last-Minute XP Migration

For many, time has run out. Microsoft's long-anticipated end-of-life for Windows XP has arrived and not everyone is ready for it. But for those who are still migrating, there is still time to learn from the mistakes of predecessors and take advantage of the efficiency benefits this transition offers.


Windows XP Holdouts: Meet the Diehard Faithful Who Refuse to Move on

After more than 12 years, Windows XP breathes its last gasp on Tuesday, April 8, when Microsoft will issue the final security update for the aging OS.


Windows XP Support Will Be Available After April 8--Just Not for You

Microsoft is busy signing last-minute deals with big business to provide support for Windows XP after the deadline ends.

Advice & Opinion

4 Reasons Microsoft is a New Company

There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

How To

Windows XP Survival Guide: How to Upgrade (or Not)

Whether you're fleeing to a new OS or battening down the XP hatches, read this to survive unscathed.


The Windows XP Upgrade Question: Windows 7 Or Windows 8?

Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.


Windows XP Still Going Strong Despite Looming End of Support Deadline

Microsoft may be giving up on Windows XP, but many users don't appear to be ready to do the same.