Don't-Miss Windows 7 Stories
Don't panic! Windows 7 exiting mainstream support on January 13, 2015, shouldn't have a major effect on day-to-day use.
KB3004394 causes numerous problems, including AMD driver issues and failure to install future updates.
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.
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.
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.