A Microsoft official confirmed today that some devices running on older Windows versions will see a significant slowdown and decrease in system performance after applying the Meltdown and Spectre security patches.
If you try to search for new Windows updates on Windows 7, you are most likely getting a 80248015 error. This error is being reported in our forums, the Microsoft forums, and other sites so it appears to be a problem affecting all Windows 7 users.
Security researchers have discovered a new ATM malware strain named ATMii that targets only ATMs running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
A bug in Microsoft's NTFS file system technology allows pranksters to hang or crash computers running Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 just by tricking the user to access a malformed path for a non-existent file.
Numbers released by Kaspersky Lab on Friday reveal that over 98% of all documented WannaCry infections were running versions of the Windows 7 operating system.