Windows 7 en Q: Why am I not able to download apps to my Windows 7 machine? <div class="field-byline"> Fred Langa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Wednesdays, we'll be featuring an abridged Q&A from Fred Langa's LANGALIST, a feature available exclusively to paid subscribers of the Windows Secrets newsletter. Today's Q&A: Why does my Windows 7 machine not allow me to install anything?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flash skype Windows 7 WinPatrol Windows 7 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:13:00 +0000 59591 at Getty Images How to download the last three versions of Windows officially at no cost <div class="node-body article-body">Yes it is legal and OK with Microsoft for you to download Windows using these websites and methods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> free free download installation installation media ISO Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 7 Windows Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000 59201 at Legally download a clean Windows 7 ISO directly from Microsoft <div class="node-body article-body">With all the recent discussions about the junkware literally infecting new computers it looks like Microsoft is stepping up their game to help Windows 7 users be able to install a clean version of the popular operating system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clean install crap ware crapware ISO junk ware junkware Microsoft software Support Windows Windows 7 Windows 7 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:00 +0000 50171 at Hands-On with the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows <div class="field-deck"> Works great, just be clear what you're getting here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Back in June, Microsoft announced that it would bring its stellar Xbox One wireless controller to Windows, just as it did previously with the Xbox 360 controller. Good news, game fans: That controller is now available, and I spent some time playing PC games last night to see how well it works. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Xbox One Windows 7 Games Hardware Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 45651 at Windows Technical Preview Install Guide: Upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 <div class="field-deck"> Super-easy and super-reliable in most cases </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most people who install the Windows Technical Preview will probably upgrade an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.x-based PC to this prerelease version of Windows 10. The good news is that there are no surprises, and that this process works exactly as it does with Windows 8. Even better, most of my upgrades have been trouble-free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:27:00 +0000 44801 at Is Microsoft Offering the Windows Technical Preview to Windows 7 Users Via Windows Update? <div class="field-deck"> Sort of </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I've received some incredulous emails from readers who claim that Microsoft is actually pushing the Windows Technical Preview—an early, pre-release version of Windows 10—to them via Windows Update. But that's not what's happening. Instead, you'll only see that update in Windows Update if you've already signed up for the Windows Insider Program and indicated you're interested in the Preview.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 7 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:51:00 +0000 44591 at Microsoft Opens Up Xbox One Controller to Windows <div class="field-deck"> Nice! </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Thursday provided drivers that enable the Xbox One wireless controller to work with Windows via a micro-USB cable (which is not included with the controller). Once installed, the Xbox One controller can be used with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Xbox One Windows 7 Games Hardware Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:25:00 +0000 39841 at Windows 7 to be Available on Consumer PCs Through October <div class="field-deck"> But business customers get more time </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft revealed today that it will allow PC makers to continue preinstalling Windows 7 on new consumer PCs through October 31, 2014. Left unsaid, however, is when it will cut off Windows 7 preinstalls on business PCs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 7 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:10:00 +0000 36071 at Back by Popular Demand? <div class="field-deck"> Oh, HP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Once Microsoft's closest partner, HP is doing everything it can to distance itself from Redmond these days. Case in point: A new ad campaign for a range of PCs that eschews Windows 8.x for an older offering, Windows 7. The message? "Back by popular demand."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HP Windows 8 Mobile devices Windows 7 Hardware Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:19:00 +0000 35301 at Windows 7 Life Cycle Rejiggered to Allow Continued PC Sales <div class="node-body link-body">After discontinuing the availability of Windows 7 via retail software sales and with new PCs recently, Microsoft has backtracked on one of those two milestones. It will continue to let hardware makers sell new PCs with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future, and said that the previous status update was incorrect.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 7 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:04:00 +0000 34201 at