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Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. The move means that thousands, perhaps millions, of machines will get a free copy of Windows...

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Microsoft offers users $100 credit on a new PC to switch from XP

Microsoft really wants people to stop using Windows XP. The company launched a new promotion that offers XP users $100 off the purchase of a new PC that costs more than $599 through the Microsoft Store from now until June 15. Buyers will also get 90 days of free support and free data transfer from their old XP-powered PC. Microsoft is ending support for XP, which...

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Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 now available

Today the long awaited service pack for Windows 7 has been released to the world. This is the very first service pack for the Windows 7 OS. As we have previously reported, there will be only a few new features that many users may not notice. One of those features is RemoteFx, which provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users. Ready to download...

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Windows 7 SP1 now available on TechNet and MSDN

Windows 7 SP1 RTM is now available to MSDN and TechNet customers. Microsoft posted its final build of Windows 7 SP1 to MSDN and TechNet customers on Wednesday. Copies of Microsoft’s Windows 7 SP1 RTM update leaked last month to file sharing websites ahead of its release. Microsoft has confirmed 7601.17514.101119-1850 is the final RTM. The software giant will offer the build to the...

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Windows 7 SP1 RTM due before end of February 2011

Microsoft has informed close partners that SP1 has hit the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone. MSDN and TechNet customers will receive the bits on February 16, followed by a general web release (RTW) on February 22. According to sources close to the matter, Microsoft sent out internal announcements to mark the RTM of Windows 7 SP1 in January. Russian site Wzor confirmed the RTM...

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Windows 7 SP1 Beta available to general public

After making them available to TechNet subscribers last month, Microsoft has released betas of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to the general public. This is the same version of the update that was previously released, so don’t expect any new features or fixes.  In fact, users of the company’s consumer OS who have been keeping up with the monthly security...

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Windows 7 Momentum Continues: 175 Million Licenses Sold

Today is earnings day and Windows continues to have a strong showing. We announced a new milestone in Windows 7 sales – 175 million copies. This continues our record breaking pace of more than 7 copies sold per second. And as of today – Windows 7 is now running on more than 16% of all PCs worldwide. It’s exciting to see this kind of...

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Windows 7 up, Mac OS X down in market share war

The latest operating system market-share figures are in, and the news is good for fans of Windows 7, and ho-hum for Mac OS X aficionados. Since its release last October, Windows 7’s star has been steadily rising — and this July it passed the lamentable Windows Vista to become the world’s number-two OS, according to stats from the market watchers at Net Applications.

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Beta invites for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack arrive

As announced at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans a little more than a week ago, Invitations for the first beta of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) have reportedly begun arriving in potential testers’ mailboxes. The beta of SP1 is expected to begin in July, with the release to market some time in the fourth quarter. According to...

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Don’t Wait for Windows 8, Dump XP by 2012, Start Upgrading to Windows 7 in 2010

Microsoft has already started building Windows 7’s successor, a release referred to as Windows 8, but the company is keeping all details under a tightly closed lid. This is, of course, of no surprise, especially considering that the company is mum on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), which, by all accounts, is much closer. Market analysis firm Gartner is telling business customers not...