Windows 7

Microsoft Becomes Most Interesting Stock in the World

Microsoft's Windows 8, with its Metro user interface, is designed to work on PCs, tablets, phones, and even game machines. Win or lose, it's the biggest rollout Microsoft has had since Windows 3.0 more than 20 years ago, and an entire industry is on the line.

Save on a New Computer by Rejuvenating Your Old One

If you're hearing the Jeopardy! theme in your head as you wait -- and wait -- for your computer to boot up, you've probably already started thinking replacement. But why spend big when a small investment of money and time could get your old hardware humming like new again?

Microsoft Reports Big 51% Jump Quarterly Earnings

Microsoft Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings jumped 51% as the world's largest software maker boosted sales of its Office 2010 product and took share in the videogame-console market. Shares rose in after-hours trading after earnings and revenue both beat analyst estimates.

Microsoft After Ray Ozzie May Be a Little Less Magical

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, was the perfect visionary foil to strategy-obsessed CEO Steve Ballmer. His entrepreneurial thinking pushed the stodgy software giant into cloud computing and SaaS, and got it back into the mobile OS race. Can anyone fill his soon-to-be-vacated shoes?

Analyst: Microsoft Smartphone Prices Too High

Microsoft may need to drop the price of its Windows 7-based smartphones or develop a cheaper version of the handset in order to gain market share in the rapidly growing Android-platform market.

Taking on the iPad: Microsoft Tablets Coming Soon

Microsoft says the first tablets equipped with Windows 7 will hit stores this year. The so-called "slate" computing devices, launched in partnership with hardware companies such as Hewlett-Packard, will go on sale during this year's holiday season.

Microsoft Earnings Jump 35%, Topping Estimates

Buoyed by the most recent release of its Windows operating system, Microsoft turned in first-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates by 3 cents per share. That wasn't enough for investors, though, and the shares tumbled aftermarket.

Microsoft Earnings Leap on Windows 7 Sales

The world's-largest software company posted a 60% jump in earnings on record revenue, powered by strong sales of its latest operating system. The results are further evidence of a recovery in consumer tech spending that began during the holiday season.

Win7's 'Black Screen of Death'

Just when they come out with a Windows 7 release that most of the tech world seems to like, an update wreaks havoc with what's likely to be a limited subset of users. Naturally, the media gives this problem a highly colorful term -- the Black Screen of Death.

Free Windows 7 upgrades could cost you

If you were one of the thousands of shoppers who purchased a new computer since June 26 and are expecting a free upgrade to Windows 7 you may find...