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January 12, 2016

Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 reach end of support life, will not get security updates anymore

Microsoft is pulling the plug and two (technically five) of its important products today.

The first is the popular browser, Internet Explorer, more specifically IE 8, 9 and 10, are being discontinued.

The three versions of the browser, will not get security updates anymore. You can continue using it at your own risk, which we do not recommend. The safer option, is to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, which incidentally is the last supported version of the browser.

Windows 7 and 8.1 users can download and install Internet Explorer 11 from Microsoft’s website.

Last week, we reported that Microsoft will roll out a Windows Update to ask users to [...]

 
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January 9, 2016

Windows 8 reaches End of Support Life on January 12th, users will need to upgrade to 8.1 to continue receiving updates

While Windows 10 is making the headlines on most websites as a succesful OS, its predecessor will be in the spotlight soon, but for a totally different reason.

Windows 8 is reaching its End of Support Life on January 12th.

Softpedia broke the news earlier today, and quite frankly we were struck with disbelief. How could anyone not notice this? The answer is actually quite simple.

The operating system is dying, yet it isn’t a big issue. This is because there is a solution readily available for all users, in the form of Windows 8.1.

While Windows 8 and 8.1 are nowhere nearly as good as Windows 10, let alone Windows 7, Windows 8.1 does correct a [...]

 
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December 16, 2015

Windows 10 Upgrade nagware issues rise as the GWX app now offers users to Upgrade Now or Upgrade Tonight

Windows 10 may be gaining a nice chunk of users every month, but how it does is a different story.

Yes, we are talking about the hideousness that is called the GWX app.

Last week, Microsoft began pushing out a new version of the Get Windows 10 app, which offered the user two options, Upgrade Now or Start Download and Upgrade Later, with no option to skip the upgrade from the immediate options.

This nagware pop-up also takes up half the screen, but can be dismissed by clicking the X button. That doesn’t make it good though, given the lack of control the user has in this scenario.

If you thought that nagware was horrible, wait till you read [...]

 
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December 8, 2015

Microsoft reportedly pushing Windows 10 Upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users aggressively

Windows 10, is Microsoft’s ticket to the spotlight, but sometimes the operating system is in the news for the wrong reasons.

We have reported on more than one occasion, about how Microsoft forced the Windows 10 update on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs.

The Redmond company’s official stand however was that, it happened because an optional update was “accidentally” pushed as a recommended update.┬áNow, it appears users are experiencing something similar to the above scenario.

The news comes from Josh Mayfield, the creator of the GWX Control Panel app, which blocks the Get Windows 10 App (on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1). This is what he told to [...]

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