GCHQ warns against Windows 7 for email, banking

Windows 7 should not be used for internet banking from Tuesday

"If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses", Microsoft said on its support pages.

According to The Telegraph, a spokesman for the NCSC commented: "The NCSC would encourage people to update the devices now running Windows 7, allowing them to continue receiving software updates that help protect their devices". It was an ambitious goal, to be sure, but the company helped boost the number of installations right out of the gate by offering free upgrades to existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

If you're still using Microsoft's Windows 7, your computer might soon be at risk.

Microsoft posted a blog last week explaining that the Chromium-based Edge will arrive on Windows 10 Home and Pro versions starting Jan 15.

If you happen to be one of those users and are keen on upgrading, the good news is that you can do so without having to shell out $119 for a fresh copy of Windows 10. As a matter of fact, many can actually determine what Windows version in running on a device just by listening to the default startup sound playing when Windows is loaded - I do it too, so the removal of the startup sound in Windows 10 is quite a drawback considering this. This past September, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 was running on a whopping 900 million devices and that it was on pace to reach the 1 billion threshold in 2020. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the software on Tuesday.

Boeing Plane Crashes Shortly After Takeoff in Iran, All 176 Aboard Dead
Ukrainian International Airlines said in a statement Wednesday: "Given the crew's experience, error probability is minimal". None of the people on board survived the crash, which is the first fatal event in Ukraine International's 27-year history.

Recall that at the time, the company has extended support for Chrome on Windows XP nearly 2 years after the end of its extended support in 2014.

Users can then open the file and follow the instructions to install Windows 10.

We can understand your frustration with Microsoft's ruthless decision to kill the old Edge if you're among the handful of people who still use it.

"The user is not always able to upgrade without voiding the warranty", said Mr Ferguson.

Windows 10 introduced the concept for UWP apps to the world, which, by the way, didn't perform as intended, forcing Microsoft to take a few steps back.

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