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Windows 7: Should I migrate to next OS after 2020?

05 Sep 2012   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm still confused as to what the OP is asking. Why worry about a date in 2020 when you haven't even settled into using Windows 7 yet? That's 8 years away...and you likely won't be using the same computer you have right now anyway.

Windows 7 has been out for three years now. Activate it, update it, and go on using it.


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05 Sep 2012   #12
Arc

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Activate Windows 7 by Phone

There is a free number. Call it.
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05 Sep 2012   #13
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

It happens on 8/14/2012.

My product key was typed correctly on Setup. Suddenly after 5 days. It tells me that my product key is invalid for activation, but I haven't activate online yet. I don't know what this is happened.
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05 Sep 2012   #14
z3r010

 

I'm personally having a hard time believing you have a genuine Windows and wont activate, I've looked back at your threads and I see you have one in the Updates and Activation section that you abandoned when telephone update was mentioned, I suggest you finish that thread off and get your Windows activated if you want to continue to be part of this site.
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05 Sep 2012   #15
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I'm personally having a hard time believing you have a genuine Windows and wont activate, I've looked back at your threads and I see you have one in the Updates and Activation section that you abandoned when telephone update was mentioned, I suggest you finish that thread off and get your Windows activated if you want to continue to be part of this site.
Okay, I will activate Windows 7 using Telephone.
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05 Sep 2012   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
I see that Windows 7 will end support in year 2020. After 2020, what should I do? Migrate to next OS or keep Windows 7?

When I don't migrate to other OS after 2020, what will happen with Windows 7?
Why in the world do you care about Microsoft support ?

You really need to get an avatar.
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05 Sep 2012   #17
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Why isn't your windows 7 activated?
I still have 3 rearms.
How could you still have 3 rearms went in the statement you made below you been running Windows 7 for two years, I think you're yanking somebody's chain

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
Great news Brink!

Unlike Windows 7, you can downgrade to lower version of Windows from Windows 8 Pro. Will it require clean install or use Downgrade method on Windows Setup?
But Microsoft highly recommends that you always have the latest version of Windows to keep your computer secure.

I just using Windows 7 without antimalware for 2 years and I don't see any virus on my computer. Then this year I decided to have antivirus for 6 months without virus infections warning.
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05 Sep 2012   #18
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I wonder the rationale behind stating "not activated" in a panel where you type stuff by hand. but nevermind.

Back to topic, who would prefer to keep windows 2000 over Win 7 or 8 nowadays? Same for Win7 in 10 years.
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05 Sep 2012   #19
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
I wonder the rationale behind stating "not activated" in a panel where you type stuff by hand. but nevermind.

Back to topic, who would prefer to keep windows 2000 over Win 7 or 8 nowadays? Same for Win7 in 10 years.
Been running XP for the last 10+ year and only mad the switch to 7 1.5+/- years ago on new hardware.

As it looks I'll be staying with both XP on older hardware, until that hardware fails, and 7 on my newest hardware, until that newer hardware fails, and then try staying with 7 with newer hardware.

That is unless MS DUMPS the Stupid Pad/Phone interface for desktop and notebook computers. Then we'll see.
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05 Sep 2012   #20
gazz9496

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
I wonder the rationale behind stating "not activated" in a panel where you type stuff by hand. but nevermind.

Back to topic, who would prefer to keep windows 2000 over Win 7 or 8 nowadays? Same for Win7 in 10 years.
Been running XP for the last 10+ year and only mad the switch to 7 1.5+/- years ago on new hardware.

As it looks I'll be staying with both XP on older hardware, until that hardware fails, and 7 on my newest hardware, until that newer hardware fails, and then try staying with 7 with newer hardware.

That is unless MS DUMPS the Stupid Pad/Phone interface for desktop and notebook computers. Then we'll see.
considering we don't know the changes to come over the next 10 years i honestly don't know why you are trying to get hardware to last that long, 10 years ago ddr1 was the norm we are now 3 generations past that.

in a few years time storage manufacturers will go beyond sata 600 as a standard and move to higher rates as well as storage capacities increasing to the hundreds of tb's instead of just a couple, there is a reason windows 8 supports up to 300+ tb hdd's.

as to xp, frankly it's out of date and showing it's age, with an outdated kernal and lacking support from even microsoft themselves and no update to newer standards like html 5 or even support for what adobe are capable of doing it's a dead os and i mean that in the truest sence.

windows 7 will be good for a few years yet but i think we'll start to see reasons to change even when we don't want to, more than likely because of the latest and greatest hardware but thats somewhere down the road yet.
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