Posts tagged as: Windows 7

Oculus Moving Away From Supporting Windows 7 & 8.1

Oculus is now recommending that Rift owners upgrade their PCs to Windows 10, if they haven’t already, in order to enjoy the “full Rift experience.” Otherwise, they may miss out on certain features when Rift Core 2.0 (and later versions) roll out. “As of today, we’re updating our minimum and recommended spec OS to Windows […]

Microsoft Will Now Support Windows 7 through 2017

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Windows 7’s support for Intel’s latest CPU, codenamed Skylake, would end by mid-2017. The announcement was controversial for several reasons: Not only have some users been unhappy with Windows 10 and Microsoft’s privacy and telemetry tracking, extended support for Windows 7 on other platforms doesn’t end until January 4, […]

AMD’s Catalyst 15.10 Beta Optimizes ‘Ashes Of The Singularity’ DX12 Performance

AMD’s latest Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics cards is a Beta driver that tackles a handful of issues. It is the 15.10 Beta driver (15 because 2015, 10 because October), and it is most interesting if you’re playing Ashes of the Singularity due to some new DirectX 12 quality and performance optimizations. Additionally, the driver […]

Mainstream Support For Windows 7 Is Over – Enters Extended Support

For those who still use Windows 7, Tuesday was the day that Microsoft begins its five-year goodbye. Last July, Microsoft reminded users that the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 is coming, and it’s finally here. Support for Windows 7 ends today, with extended support ending on January 4, 2020. The huge lineup of […]

Apple Removes Windows 7 Support from Boot Camp for 2013 Mac Pro

Apple has formally dropped Windows 7 support in Boot Camp for users of the 2013 Mac Pro, an updated support document reveals. It’s not clear why the change was made, but it can also be seen in Boot Camp Assistant, which insists on “Windows 8 or later” during the Windows installation process. The omission could […]

Apple Updates Boot Camp With 64-bit Drivers for Win 7, 8

On Tuesday, Apple released updated versions of its Boot Camp support software, which allows users to install Windows operating systems on a separate partition to run natively on Intel-based Macs. Two versions of the update were released: version 5.1.5640 for certain mid- and late-2013 model iMacs and MacBooks, and version 5.1.5621 for other machines. The […]

Parallels Access 1.1 Now Has Full Support for Mavericks, Windows 8.1

Parallels has released a new version of Access, its remote access app for the iPad. The v1.1 update has been redesigned to match the look of iOS 7, but has also gained a variety of features, including full support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. The update also includes easier access […]

Hewlett-Packard Shipping PCs with Windows 7 Again!

To say that Windows 8 has been controversial is being nice. Many long-time Windows customers have been left frustrated by Microsoft’s touch-centric operating system, and efforts to correct mistakes with Windows 8.1 have only slightly reduced the number of pitchforks raised in protest. Well, Hewlett-Packard has apparently heard the cries of its customers and is […]

Windows 8 Desktop Surpasses OS X 10.6 to 10.8 Global Web Traffic Share

After nearly a year since its official release, Windows 8 for desktop and notebook computers has finally overtaken OS X’s global share by a tenth of a percentage point. According to Net Applications, which analyzes browser use and web traffic, Windows 8 now has 7.41 percent of all desktop OS web share as of August […]

IE10 for Windows 7 Now Globally Available

The final gold release of IE10 is available for Windows 7.  While Microsoft has taken their time  to get it to Windows 7 user after the launch of Windows 8, it is here and it is solid. If you’ve been running the IE10 Release Preview, you should receive an update during the next few days. […]

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