Tag Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7: Update KB4534310 causes a black Desktop

[German]With the January 2020 patchday, Microsoft delivers again a botched update for Windows 7 SP1 users. Update KB4534310 destroys a centered background image so that only a black desktop appears. Here is some information about this. Advertising

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Windows 7: ESU Activation in Enterprise Environment – Part 3

[German]In another blog post I would like to discuss the activation of ESU licenses for Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008/R2 support renewal in enterprise environments. Microsoft doesn’t offer a viable solution to this issue, but I have found a potentially … Continue reading

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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 11 reaches end of support

[German]Microsoft axes the Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 SP1 and declared the browser has reached ‘end of support’ for this operating system. This may be read now on the IE download pages. Advertising

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Windows 7: Vivaldi also offers support for 18 months

[German]Also, the developers of the Vivaldi browser have presented their plans, for Windows 7 SP1. This operating system will be supported by the browser at least until mid 2021. Advertising

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server (Jan. 14, 2020)

[German]On 14 January 2020, Microsoft released various (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 and further updates for Windows 8.1 and the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates. Advertising

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Chrome support for Windows 7 until at least mid 2021

[German]Google has announced recently to support the Google Chrome browser also over the end of support for Windows 7 SP1 until mid 2021. Here is some information on the topic. Advertising

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Windows 7: Preparing for ESU and license activation – Part 2

[German]In Part 1 of this series of articles, I outlined how customers can purchase and manage a Windows 7 SP1 Extended Security Updates (ESU) license. In part 2 I’ll show you how to prepare Windows 7 SP1 to activate the … Continue reading

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Windows 7: Buy and manage ESU licenses – Part 1

[German]On January 14, 2020 Windows 7 SP1 reaches End of Life. Business customers can order Windows 7 SP1 Extended Security Updates (ESU). In this blog post, I’ll show in detail what customers from small and medium businesses (SMB) need to … Continue reading

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Windows 10 forced upgrade to Windows 7? (Dec. 2019)

[German]Could there be some sort of automatic upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 again? Actually, I don’t think so, but I’d like to post a recent case with the information available to me here in the blog. Advertising

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Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for Windows 7 receive definition updates after January 14, 2020

[German]Microsoft made an U turn. If you run Windows 7 SP1 after January 14, 2020 and use the Microsoft Security Essentials as antivirus software, you will still receive signature updates (against the previous announcement). Advertising

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