Don't-Miss Windows 7 Stories

Windows 7 exits mainstream support: What you need to know

Don't panic! Windows 7 exiting mainstream support on January 13, 2015, shouldn't have a major effect on day-to-day use.

Windows 7 users urged to uninstall broken update that wreaks havoc on software

KB3004394 causes numerous problems, including AMD driver issues and failure to install future updates.

The end of an era: Windows 7 consumer PCs halt production this Friday

It's the end of an era, as OEMs will soon end production of PCs with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate pre-installed.

Microsoft stays the execution of Windows 7 PCs for business, but not for pleasure

Windows 8 haters can continue to buy PCs pre-loaded with WIndows 7 beyond 2014, but they'll have to splurge on a business machine.

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.