Blogs: Windows 7

Macro computer screen shot with binary code and password text by Pedro Miguel Sousa.

For this July Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released six updates with two rated as critical, three as important and the final patch rated as moderate. Normally, this would represent an average update from Microsoft for this time of year. We also have seen the release of three advisories from Microsoft, which may relate to more important security vulnerabilities and patching processes than our standard monthly updates.

July 09, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

Think things are bad for Windows 8? They're worse than you think -- the struggling operating system lost market share last month, something almost unheard of for the latest version of a Microsoft operating system.

July 02, 2014 9:48 AM EDT
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With this Microsoft Patch Tuesday for June, Microsoft has released two updates rated as critical, with the remaining five patches rated as important. This is an average size security update for Microsoft with two urgent patches and one update that you may want to heavily test before deploying to your server environment.

June 11, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

This IT pilot fish's company hires an outside vendor to conduct Windows 7 training for its users -- but maybe not exactly the right training company for the job.

April 24, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
Pier by Christian Keller

Well, how do you start, with such a big ending. This Microsoft Patch Tuesday is the final set of updates and security fixes for Windows XP. Windows XP has been a tremendously successful operating system and has truly defined the desktop ecosystem for the past decade. In case you have not yet quite moved on to a later more modern operating system (Windows 7 or 8.x), Microsoft has provided this helpful set of hints and tips regarding your now unsupported favourite desktop operating system.

April 10, 2014 11:37 AM EDT
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With this Microsoft Patch Tuesday update for March 2014, we see that Microsoft has released five updates, with two rated as Critical and three rated as Important by Microsoft. This is an average size security update for Microsoft for this time of year as we have generally seen Microsoft release 5-7 updates for the month of March on average over the past 10 years.

March 13, 2014 2:50 PM EDT

IT pilot fish has told all his users at this office full of sales guys and engineers that they need to remove personal files from their PCs to prep for an operating system upgrade. But one engineer has his own way to do that.

February 10, 2014 6:00 AM EST

Only three Critical updates are included in Microsoft’s November Patch Tuesday release. With the remaining five updates rated as Important, November is an average Patch Tuesday for Microsoft, covering 19 vulnerabilities in patches for Office and Internet Explorer.

November 18, 2013 9:33 AM EST
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On this 10th anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released eight updates, four rated as Critical and the remaining four rated as Important. Microsoft first announced a monthly patch cycle at the inaugural session of the Microsoft Worldwide Conference in 2003 -- when Windows 2000 was still around and a major security concern.

October 15, 2013 2:50 PM EDT
Windows XP users that migrated to Windows 7 had to deal with the Show Desktop icon moving from the left to the right side of the screen and changing from a square icon to a hard-to-see vertical gray stripe. Note that I said "had". No more. We can finally restore the Show Desktop icon to its rightful legacy place. 
July 10, 2013 2:02 PM EDT
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