Google announced today that it will finally stop supporting its Chrome web browser on Windows 7 and 8.1 in February 2023.
Recent Windows 8.1 Stories
Yes, support for Windows 8.x is ending soon. But Windows and its users are still living with the mistakes of that era. And always will be.
Microsoft will start sending end-of-support notifications to Windows 8.1 users next month, as the OS will finally reach end of support on January 10, 2023.
It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft is officially retiring Internet Explorer 11 today.
By early 2014, we knew that Microsoft was racing to replace Windows 8. But first, it had to continue fixing the OS no one wanted.
In the aftermath of Steven Sinofsky's firing, the Windows team pushed forward to correct the worst mistakes of Windows 8 within one year.
A new survey of 10 million Windows devices shows that 1.44 percent of them are running Windows 11, fewer than the number running Windows XP, 7, or 8.
Well, it took long enough, but Microsoft is finally testing native OneDrive clients on Windows on ARM and M1-based Macs.
Microsoft revealed this week that it will no longer support OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 starting on March 1, 2022.
Google announced today that its Flutter app development toolkit can now be used to create native Windows applications.
Windows 10 users aren’t the only ones getting Microsoft Edge from Windows Update: Now it’s heading out to Windows 7 and 8.1 as well.
Today, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of PowerShell 7, the latest version of its cross-platform automation tool.
Microsoft is releasing Dev builds of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 a week after the Canary release.
Microsoft this week released an updated version of its new WebView 2 SDK, which helps developers add web content to their Windows 10 applications.
Your national nightmare is over. Microsoft has finally announced the availability of preview versions of the new Edge for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
In 2020, Windows will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Here’s a rough timeline of each release, and how the app development model changed over time.
Microsoft quietly changed a 2018 blog post about Windows Phone and Windows 8/8.1 Store app expirations to address an oversight.
An early build of the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge has leaked, giving us our first opportunity to see what Microsoft has been up to.
I’ve been pushing back against Microsoft’s escalation of advertising in Windows since the beginning.
Yes, Windows 10 usage finally surpassed that of Windows 7. But this belated milestone is really about Windows 8.
Microsoft now has ISO downloads available for Windows 7 and 8.1, and not just Windows 10.
During the development of Windows 8, each build contained a cryptographic-looking wallpaper that many assumed was a security feature; the truth is much less exciting.
More Windows systems start getting update Intel firmware and fixes for Meltdown and Spectre.
Using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 again has provided a healthy reminder that Windows 10, for all its issues, is still the far better experience.
Microsoft is bringing its intelligence-driven security analytics and protection service to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers migrating to Windows 10.
If you're anything like me, your Microsoft account is the core of your online identity. It's time for a check-up.
I was indirectly responsible for a key member of the Windows 8 user experience team getting a job at Microsoft years earlier. Yep. Windows 8 was my fault.