Microsoft suspends support for Windows 7

Microsoft's decision to stop support for the Windows 7 operating system will leave nine out of 10 Windows devices in China running with little or no official support in the world's second-biggest economy.

Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

On April 8, the US software colossus will stop patching newly found security holes in Windows XP code that hackers could exploit to slip into computers.

Microsoft Windows 8 crosses 200 mn license mark

Since its launch 15 months ago, Microsoft Corporation's Windows 8 has sold over 200 million licences, the tech giant's Executive Vice President of Marketing Tami Reller informed Thursday.

10% of PCs now running on Windows 8, 8.1

However, Windows 7 is still more preferred by desktop users as its share rose by 0.88 percent.

Windows 7 better than latest Microsoft OS

Microsoft's latest Windows 8 and 8.1 is apparently having a hard time to compete with its own predecessor Windows 7 which reportedly saw an increase in its user base last month.

Staying on XP to cost more than moving to Win8: Microsoft

Companies may have to spend three times more or about USD 300 per user if they do not plan to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8, a study commissioned by software giant Microsoft Thursday said.

'Microsoft sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in month'

Microsoft Corp has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the month since the launch, according to one of the new co-heads of the Windows unit, setting a faster pace than Windows 7 three years ago.

Samsung eyes 12% stake in Indian notebook mkt by 2013-end

At present, Samsung has a market share of about 10 percent in the Indian notebook and has four ultrabooks and 30 notebooks in the mid and high price range.

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

Introduced on Tuesday, it is available to Windows 7 users on a test mode and is not compatible with XP, Vista or any other older Windows versions.

MS Windows 7 Phone passes 1.5 mn mark

More than 1.5 mn Windows Phone 7 devices have been sold in the six weeks since the smartphone went on the market.

MS Windows 7 Phone passes 1.5 mn mark

More than 1.5 mn Windows Phone 7 devices have been sold in the six weeks since the smartphone went on the market.

Anti-virus update can freeze your computer

The problem affects the most recent free update for AVG 2011.

Almost all good news: 100 days of Windows 7

Unlike politicians, operating systems (OS) don`t get a honeymoon with the general public.

Microsoft India seeing good response to Windows 7

The Indian unit of Microsoft is seeing a good early response to Windows 7, its recently launched operating system, its chairman said on Monday.

Windows 7 and Vista offer best file search

Both Windows 7 and Vista scored above the best add-on programme. Windows 7 rated 2.84 on a scale of 1 to 5, with lower scores better than higher ones, and Vista rated 2.97. The best add-on programme was rated 3.03.

Pirated Windows 7 generates $100,000 in India

About 50,000 pirated DVDs of Microsoft Windows 7 are estimated to have been sold here since the official launch on Oct 22, generating unaccounted business of around Rs.50 lakh (nearly $100,000).

Microsoft launches Windows 7

Microsoft Corp launched Windows 7 on Thursday in its most important release for more than a decade, aiming to win back customers after the disappointing Vista and strengthen its grip on the PC market.

Windows 7 to salvage Vista `train wreck`

Microsoft releases Windows 7 to the world as the US software giant tries to regain its stride after an embarrassing stumble with the previous generation operating system Vista.

Microsoft to ship IE with Windows 7 in Europe

Microsoft has said that it would not separate its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser from versions of Windows 7 shipped to the European Union when the new operating system launches worldwide in October.