Windows Vista is finally dying

Windows Vista is finally dying

While only US Windows 10 users will get Sling TV preloaded without the necessary subscription, it will sit alongside Candy Crush and Solitaire as other examples of what will soon be described as bloatware. Yet some users with unusual hardware configurations may want to prevent system updates to avoid any potential conflicts. The new metered connections settings in build 15058 also allow users to set a wired Ethernet connection as metered, while the current version of Windows 10 allows this for Wi-Fi connections only.

In addition with the 3 insider build, Microsoft also rolled out a production build this week. The company then decreed that Windows 10 would be the only supported edition on seventh-generation and later CPUs and simultaneously dictated a substantial shortening of Windows 7 support.

The Windows 10 Creators Update is just around the corner and allegedly the launch is just weeks away. They chose to make updates unavailable of these versions of Windows are running on systems which use the latest processors. The first option, which the company recommends because it will give users the latest security features in a timely fashion, is simply accepting the update when it's available.

"Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported, so if your Windows Vista PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 9 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats".

The move to not support Windows 7 and 8.1 was taken by Microsoft, and not by the respective CPU makers. Kaby Lake went on sale in late 2016 and AMD's new chips are just beginning to reach the market. If you think that's overkill, consider the Windows 10 Anniversary Update's slew of nasty bugs, or this tale of woe over at How-To-Geek, where Chris Hoffman complains about Windows 10's automatic updates breaking his PC mere days ago.

New reports coming around revealing that the Microsoft's new Surface Book (performance base) entered mass production.

Microsoft announces the Global Availability of Microsoft Teams. While the Surface Phone is the bearer of that capability, Microsoft is expected to release a similar device this year that will run UWP apps from Windows Store.

That's all for this Microsoft Weekly. And I'll see you in the next one.

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