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Microsoft is taking steps to continue forcing users onto Windows 10, with the next version of Office being able to run only on this avatar of its operating system.
The police force in one of the world's best-known cities is being forced to junk the 36,000 Windows smartphones distributed to the force over the last two years because they are obsolete and cannot be upgraded.
A Windows user has got around Microsoft's latest effort to force users of older Windows versions to upgrade to Windows 10.
Figures released by Microsoft show that Windows 10 installed base has fallen since December 2016 while the share enjoyed by Windows 7 has risen.
Microsoft has unveiled its latest method to make users of Windows 7 and 8/8.1 upgrade to Windows 10, by making updates unavailable if users of these versions of Windows are running on systems which use the latest processors.
Windows 10 was the least secure of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016.
In the days leading up to 29 July 2016, PCs running Windows were frantically updated to Windows 10, some by accident, others by design. But since then the pace has fallen off and even though the total number of PCs running the latest avatar of Microsoft's operating system 18 months after release is about 400 million there is no reason to rejoice.
Microsoft's switch to a new system of releasing security updates has failed to take off as scheduled on 14 February.
Microsoft has extended its enterprise support policy for Windows 7 and 8.1 running on Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processors to January 2020 and 2023 respectively.
The desktop share of Windows computers worldwide fell below 90 per cent for the first time since it established the mark, according to figures from the web analytics company Net Applications.
Beginning this month, Microsoft has changed the status of the Windows 10 update, making it a recommended update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users as opposed to what it was earlier: an optional update.
Three Indian banks and a pharmaceutical company in Mumbai are being asked to cough up millions in order to obtain a decryption key to unlock Windows computers that have been compromised through the use of ransomware.
Simply put, older versions of Windows on new computers will soon not be supported by patches and updates.
Microsoft will continue to sell Windows 7 and 8.1 to OEMs until 31 October 2016. Retail boxed sales are finished.
HP says its current range of Windows-based PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1 is ready for the Windows 10 upgrade from 29 July 2015, so keep happily purchasing!
Microsoft has announced that pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 will be upgraded free to Windows 10 but will stay in a non-genuine state until paid for.
Acer has showcased its new 2015 product range at its ‘next@Acer’ conference in New York, but its keynote presentation trails Apple’s efforts badly.
Windows To Go devices are a growing business for Imation Mobile Security, business development manager Elizabeth Parsons told iTWire.
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