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Microsoft will kill some Windows 7 and 8.1 support in April

Events of the past week have drawn into sharp focus the likely result of next month's patching cycle.If you have a Windows 7 or...

Microsoft releases multiple fixes for CRM bugs, including Win10 emergency patch...

Heads up, those of you who had problems with last week’s botched security patches, which clobbered Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM 2013 OnPremises reports;...

Windows 7 patch block takes out AMD processor

I reported earlier this morning that we're seeing "Unsupported hardware" and "Windows could not search for new updates" messages from people who are running...

Search begins for workarounds to Microsoft’s Win7/8.1 on Kaby Lake/Ryzen patch...

Microsoft is carrying through on its threat to actively block Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on the latest Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors.Some folks are...

The search for workarounds to the Win7 Kaby Lake/Ryzen patch ban

Microsoft’s going ahead with its threatened block of Win7 and 8.1 updates on the latest Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors.Some folks are looking at...

Microsoft, stop sabotaging Windows 10

Windows 10 is a good operating system, the first one since Windows 7.But Microsoft seems determined to penalize users who adopt it. The latest beta...

Microsoft begins blocking updates for older Windows versions on newer hardware

Windows 7 is supported until 2020, and Windows 8.1 will get updates until 2023, right? Not if you're trying to run those older Windows...

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears...

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. (credit: Intel) A recently published...

Microsoft pulls botched WPD driver

The mysterious driver that wreaked havoc after appearing on many Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 PCs on Tuesday has been repudiated and pulled by Microsoft.The...

Details emerge about mysterious Windows WPD driver

Overnight sleuthing by German Windows guru Günter Born has shed some light on the mysterious driver I talked about yesterday. We now know that...

Final Firefox version with Windows XP, plugin support released today

Firefox 52 is out today, and it's a landmark release for a couple of reasons. The release is the final major version to support two legacy...

Microsoft endorses convoluted technique for installing Win7 from scratch

After years of leaving people to struggle alone with the process for installing or re-installing a clean copy of Windows 7, Microsoft posted an...