Only A Third Of Bank ATMs Using Windows XP Have Upgraded Ahead Of April 8 Deadline

Only A Third Of Bank ATMs Using Windows XP Have Upgraded Ahead Of April 8 Deadline

Banks all over the world have known since 2007 that Microsoft would stop support for ATMs running Windows XP on April 8 of this year, but with that deadline looming, only one-third of those 2.2 million machines have upgraded their outdated software. [More]

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It’ll Only Cost You $125 To Escape The Clutches Of Windows 8 With Downgrade To Windows 7

Hey, Microsoft? Just a little heads up. If customers despise your latest and ostensibly greatest operating system so much that businesses are offering a downgrade service, you might want to take that as a sign that something has gone wrong. Because while we can understand having to pay for an upgrade, ponying up cash just to take a step back on your new laptop with pre-installed software is well, it’s a step back. [More]

Dell Notebook Computer Problem Leaves Me Windowsless

Dell Notebook Computer Problem Leaves Me Windowsless

When Andy bought a notebook computer from Dell, he also bought a license for Windows 7 and the right to use it on that computer. But when something went wrong with that installation of Windows 7, and the code on his Certificate of Authenticity wore off, he was stuck. Windowless. [More]

What Does "Hot Fried" Windows 7 Taste Like?

What Does "Hot Fried" Windows 7 Taste Like?

Just in case the legendary 7-layer Windows 7 Whopper wasn’t enough for you, Microsoft has introduced “Hot Fried 77,” the Windows 7 restaurant, featuring 7 Windows-themed dishes. And beer. However, if you’re looking to grab a quick bite of hot fried Windows, be prepared to travel fast: The restaurant is in Taiwan, and is only open going to be open for two months. [More]

Student's Windows 7 Won't Work, CSR Transfers Him To Vacuum Seller

Student's Windows 7 Won't Work, CSR Transfers Him To Vacuum Seller

Chris is a student who bought Windows 7 through his university, then tried to install it to a new computer after his old one broke, but ran into problems. He called Microsoft customer service and ended up talking to Oreck Vacuums.

Man Eats Windows 7 Themed 7-Layer Whopper

Man Eats Windows 7 Themed 7-Layer Whopper

For some reason, possibly because they have the same ad agency as Burger King, Microsoft has convinced the fast food chain to offer a 7-layer Whopper in celebration of Windows 7. What is a 7-layer Whopper? It’s just a Whopper with 7 patties.

Digital River: Easy To Download From, Impossible To Reach

Digital River: Easy To Download From, Impossible To Reach

Digital software downloads! Fast. Convenient. But sometimes, it can’t compare with having a physical disc and a printed product key sitting in front of you. That’s what Daniel’s roommate learned when he tried to download Windows 7 from Digital River.

Burger King Welcomes Windows 7 With Seven-Patty Whopper

Burger King Welcomes Windows 7 With Seven-Patty Whopper

What could be more American than celebrating the launch of a new product with an almost comically unhealthy fast-food product? Unfortunately, the seven-patty Windows 7 Whopper is only available in Japan.

5 Legal Ways To Get Windows 7 For Under $120

5 Legal Ways To Get Windows 7 For Under $120

Windows 7, Microsoft’s big bucket of bugfixes, hits stores tomorrow. If you had enough foresight to take advantage of Microsoft’s public beta and pre-order discounts earlier this year, you may already have a cheap version of the new OS. If not, here are a few ways to pick up Windows 7 now, without having to hand over $120, the lowest official price for an upgrade.

Coming Soon: Family Guy Windows 7 Infomercial (Sort Of)

Coming Soon: Family Guy Windows 7 Infomercial (Sort Of)

Is it s sponsored special? A glorified infomercial? We’re not sure, but on November 8, the Griffins of “Family Guy” will be hosting their own Windows 7 launch party of sorts, in the form of a half-hour special sponsored by Microsoft.

Your New Computer's Free Windows 7 Upgrade? Not So Free, Actually

Your New Computer's Free Windows 7 Upgrade? Not So Free, Actually

Not many people really want a computer with Windows Vista. The sensible thing for customers who need a computer—but not right away—to do is wait until the launch of Windows 7 and then buy a computer with the much-awaited OS pre-installed. Vendors realize this, and are trying to get Vista-laden machines off their shelves with the promise of a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it comes out. A free upgrade that is not, in fact, free.

Microsoft's Launch Party Video Is Surprisingly Offensive!

Microsoft's Launch Party Video Is Surprisingly Offensive!

Okay, now we get the appeal of hosting a Windows 7 launch party. There’s lots of f[bleep]g involved. Lots and lots of it at the skeevy white guy’s party, it sounds like. Watch the clip below to see how much better you can make a corporate video by adding a few well-timed bleeps.

Guy Complains To Microsoft, Gets Free Windows 7 Party Pack

Guy Complains To Microsoft, Gets Free Windows 7 Party Pack

If Microsoft is serious about getting people to host wild, enthusiastic Windows 7 parties, the company should get potential hosts psyched up the way it did this guy who lives in the Caribbean.

Microsoft Wants You To Host Your Own Windows 7 Launch Party, Really

Microsoft Wants You To Host Your Own Windows 7 Launch Party, Really

Everyone likes hosting launch parties, right?! What? No one likes them? They’re not real parties—just promotional events dreamed up to move units? But Microsoft told me that it’s okay to host my own launch party! It’ll be cool! Just look at these two married couples hanging out and gabbing like a box of birds about how much they love Windows 7.

Windows 7 May Be Worth The Upgrade

Windows 7 May Be Worth The Upgrade

If, like every other frustrated Windows customer in the past couple of years, you’ve been clinging desperately to your works-just-fine copy of XP while Vista scratches at the window like a ‘Salem’s Lot kid, you may be able to finally unclench this fall. That’s when Windows 7 comes out, and Wired offers

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Wondering about Windows 7? PC World has put together a FAQ that will bring you up to speed on all the pre-order deals, upgrade policies, and everything else you need to start plotting your escape from Vista. [PC World]