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Windows 8.1

14 hours ago, by in Latest news

The Windows Store is apparently having some issues on Windows 8.1, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.1, with users being unable to download apps or even browse the store on PC

Aug 20th, 2018, by in Latest news

After ending mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 a year ago, Microsoft announced today that Windows Phone 8.x handsets will no longer get app updates after July 1, 2019.

Jul 15th, 2018, by in Latest news

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. New report confirms Andromeda isn’t dead, at least not yet Andromeda headlines are all over the place at the moment. One moment it’s dead, the next it’s just […]

Jul 13th, 2018, by in Latest news

Dropbox appears to have ended support for their official app on PCs and tablets running the Windows 8.1 operating system. The Dropbox app can no longer be installed from the Store and has stopped running when opened. While the app no longer works, it’s important to emphasise that the Dropbox desktop program can still be […]

Jun 29th, 2018, by in Latest news

Oculus Rift owners with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will now need to upgrade to Windows 10 to meet minimum system requirements and continue enjoying new experiences.

Jan 29th, 2018, by in Latest news

The Redmond giant released another emergency update for Windows that disable Intel’s mitigation against Spectre variant 2, which has been causing reboot issues and more.

Jan 9th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1 operating systems today so, while the company will still supply security updates and patches through to January 10th 2023, the operating system itself will no longer receive fixes or improvements. Windows 8 (and 8.1) devices are already behind Windows 10 machines in regards to security, features, and support […]

Jan 9th, 2018, by in Latest news

Contrary to Intel’s reassuring statements from last week, Microsoft confirmed today that the security patches for Meltdown and Spectre will have an impact on performance on older systems.

Sep 18th, 2017, by in Latest news

After Microsoft announced that Windows Phones would no longer be supported (and not even getting Windows 10 on ARM), it’s no surprise that Windows Phone market share has been falling quickly. Microsoft’s Windows Phone market share to slide to just 1% in the UK (GB), down from 4.3%. Windows Phone market share continues to slide across […]

Jul 11th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft may have released some updates to their Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems as part of their monthly Patch Tuesday updates but that doesn’t mean that they’ve forgotten about Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Both received security updates today which also contain a fix for an Internet Explorer 11 crash bug on […]

Jul 5th, 2017, by in Latest news

The first real pictures of the cancelled Nokia Mercury tablet show what looks like a giant version of the cheap Lumia smartphones that were popular back in the day.

May 26th, 2017, by in Latest news

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs are currently vulnerable to a strange bug that can cause them to significantly slow down or even blue screen.

May 20th, 2017, by in Latest news

WikiLeaks has published details of another exploit used by the CIA – a piece of spyware that can completely hijack a Windows-based system.

Apr 14th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft has reportedly started to block Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on PCs with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors or AMD’s Ryzen CPUs.

Feb 22nd, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft has released a critical update for Adobe Flash Player on Windows which fixes a critical vulnerability issue that could lead to remote code execution.

Feb 16th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft has announced that the February updates will now be released on March 14, 2017, which is the next Patch Tuesday.

Dec 22nd, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft support has posted a Fix Windows Update errors page to navigate users to the easiest ways to troubleshoot common errors.

Nov 5th, 2016, by in Latest news

A new third-party app is available for Windows 10 devices that provides access to Trakt, a TV and movie tracking service.

Nov 2nd, 2016, by in Latest news

Valve has released this week its latest Steam hardware survey for the month of October and Microsoft’s Windows 10 is now at an all-time high.

Nov 1st, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft has finally stopped selling Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licenses to PC OEMs as of yesterday, October 31.

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