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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.

Don't panic! The end of mainstream support doesn't mean the end of Windows 7

Windows 7 still has years of life ahead before it follows Windows XP into the graveyard.

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.

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Ouch: HP brings Windows 7 'back by popular demand'

What's old is new again on a handful of HP desktops and laptops.

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.

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Organize your digital life with Windows Libraries

Windows' Library feature lets you transform the chaos of far-flung files into clean, centralized organization.

Windows 7 gets reprieve for PC makers

Microsoft tells Neowin.net that there is no end-of-life for Windows 7, at least from PC makers.

Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2

A report released Monday claims that Microsoft will bring back an optional Start menu (not page) within the next major Windows update. Will Windows 8's Start page be banished?

Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales, but the real deadline looms in 2014

But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.

How to boost SMB productivity with Windows 7 and 8

Whether you've already upgraded from XP or you're still preparing to, your business can reap some solid benefits from Windows 7 and 8 by following some simple procedures. Here's how.