Windows 7, 8, 8.1 updates for Skylake systems to end on July 17, 2017
In a rather authoritarian, sweeping effort to increase its worldwide Windows 10 install base, Microsoft has announced it will end support for operating systems older than Windows 10 on newer chipset platforms, including Intel’s Skylake, in a year and a half from now, and that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows OS on new chipset platforms going forward in 2016.
Upgrade or Yog-Sothoth will eat your soul
Software giant Microsoft is getting so desperate to have its users upgrade to Windows 10 it has started spreading FUD about its own Windows 7 operating system.
But not on me
I am getting slightly annoyed. Why am I the only person in the world who is not being nagged my Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10.
Maybe Apple will support it
Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner have decided that Windows 10 will eventually be the most successful of Redmond's creations.
Windows 8.1 too
Windows 10 now has 120 million activations thanks mostly to the fact that Microsoft is offering for free to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. Now Redmond has told its OEM chums they need to prepare to stop selling Windows 7 Professional from October 31 2016.
Still half baked.
Sony has warned owners of its Vaio systems not to upgrade to Windows 10 yet.
Need to do the indexing again
Our windows 10 upgrade story has a happy end but but businesses be warned.
Looks like that tablet idea was really daft
The world's most popular operating system is still Windows 7, as Microsoft really regrets wasting its time with a tablet interface in Windows 8.
The most important one
Microsoft has done a significant u-turn and bought back one of the most popular Windows features for Windows 10.
Lost the business case
Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided that Microsoft's venerable Windows 7 needs to be expelled from its walled garden of earthly delights.