Microsoft Finds A New Way To Stop Buggy Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft Finds A New Way To Stop Buggy Windows 10 Updates

Updates for Windows 10 proved more than a little problematic a year ago, but it wasn't just Microsoft's own updates for the operating system that caused issues - driver updates were often a headache for users too.

Just as it did for Windows XP, Google is offering extended Chrome support for Windows 7 for at least 18 months after Microsoft stops delivering free patches for the desktop OS. We see this, too, in AV, where Windows 7 users can expect those vendors to likewise continuing supporting the platform for as long as it makes sense to do so.

While consumers can either upgrade or live dangerously without Microsoft patches, businesses do have the option to pay for Extended Security Updates for Windows 7. Once companies have resolved those problems, they can request the upgrade block's removal, which should mean their customers will be able to upgrade Windows 10 without breaking anything. Other companies, Mozilla, Valve, Dropbox and others continued to support the operating system for a certain amount of time after official support end as well. Software support for Windows 8.1 is slated to end on January 10, 2023, so you can buy a few years with that.

Google published information about its plans in regards to Windows 7 on the official Chrome Enterprise blog yesterday.


"On Windows 7, Chrome will continue to provide built-in security capabilities that help keep users safe while on the web".

The Mountain View-based search giant announced this week that Google Chrome for Windows 7 will be supported until at least July 15, 2021, so users have 18 more months to complete the migration to a support platform.

There has apparently been a bit of confusion regarding the rollout of the new Edge in the enterprise world, and Microsoft has since clarified its support documentation to explain that the Blocker toolkit we mentioned above won't be necessary for organizations where PC updates are managed with Windows Update for Business (WUfB), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

This version of the Store allows companies to offer a curated list of apps to their Windows users, and also to upload custom private apps for only internal consumption.

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