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Windows 7 Users Getting End-of-Support Notices Next Month

Microsoft plans to issue regular notices starting next month that will inform Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) users that the operating system will reach its end-of-support phase on Jan. 14, 2020.

Google Issues Update for Zero-Day Flaw, But 32-Bit Windows 7 Systems Still Subject to Attack

Google on Thursday described two "zero-day" vulnerabilities affecting both the Google Chrome browser and Windows 7 systems that are being actively used in targeted attacks.

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Plan Available Next Month

Microsoft plans to start selling its Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan to organizations on April 1, 2019, according to a Friday announcement.

Windows Defender ATP Support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Reaches 'General Availability'

The Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service can now be used to help address security issues with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

Windows 7 To Fall Out of Support in One Year

January 14 marks a one-year period before the end of support for Windows 7.

Windows 7 File Share and Connection Problems Traced to January Patch KB4480970

Windows 7 was a notable victim of this month's "update Tuesday" security patch releases by Microsoft, according to various accounts.

Classic Microsoft Intune Portal Will Die with Windows 7 in 2020

Microsoft gave notice last week that its "classic" Microsoft Intune device management portal won't have support for managing Windows 7 devices when that operating system reaches its end-of-support date.

Microsoft To Drop Community Forums Support for Windows 7 and Office 2013 Next Month

Microsoft plans to stop the active participation of its employees in Microsoft Community forum discussions starting next month for certain older Windows and Office products, plus a few others.

Windows Defender ATP Service Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft on Monday indicated that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security service soon will be coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

IT Pros Face Adjustments with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Cumulative Updates Arriving Next Week

Organizations running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 soon will see an end to the timeworn IT tactic of rolling back Windows patches that cause problems.

Microsoft Planning To Block Outdated Flash ActiveX in IE 11

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to initiate a new limited-time blocking scheme for out-of-date Adobe Flash ActiveX used in its Internet Explorer 11 browser.

Microsoft's Windows 7 Convenience Rollups Choking on Some VMware VMs

Microsoft's "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 aren't playing well with some VMware virtual machines (VMs), the two companies warned this week.

Microsoft Issues Windows 7 SP1 'Convenience Rollups'

Microsoft today announced the availability of so-called "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Microsoft Improves Enterprise Mode Tools for IE

Microsoft added a few enhancements this month to help organizations better address their Internet Explorer app compatibility woes.

Microsoft Starts Final Clock on Windows 7 Pro OEM Sales

Sales of new PCs running the Windows 7 Professional edition will start to end next year.

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