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Windows 7: How long will you use windows 7?

25 Mar 2014   #61
Endzone

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Sicne xp support is ending, and its the last OS to use the actual microsoft update website the following will be shut down when xp support ends:

  1. XP activation servers
  2. Phone support for xp-unless extended contract for buisnesses
  3. Windows updates. Service packs and windows updates posted to the site for manual updating will be unavailable. Their website here will be shut down for manual xp updating via their website. And trust me, Microsoft is excited about shutting that site down.
  4. KB articles will still be available for XP, like they still have KBs for windows 98.

See here for more information:


What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?


Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows
Theyrrrrrrrrrar ya go. Thanks for the info. MS has always been about giving the consumer his choice--haha..


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25 Mar 2014   #62
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Does that mean now you can run Windows XP on a VM without the activation?
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25 Mar 2014   #63
Endzone

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Sicne xp support is ending, and its the last OS to use the actual microsoft update website the following will be shut down when xp support ends:

  1. XP activation servers
  2. Phone support for xp-unless extended contract for buisnesses
  3. Windows updates. Service packs and windows updates posted to the site for manual updating will be unavailable. Their website here will be shut down for manual xp updating via their website. And trust me, Microsoft is excited about shutting that site down.
  4. KB articles will still be available for XP, like they still have KBs for windows 98.

See here for more information:


What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?


Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows
According to this link, what you're saying I don't think is true. It says XP users will still be able to register and also download updates that existed prior to 4/8/2014:

Support for Windows XP for Enterprise Business is ending
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26 Mar 2014   #64
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Endzone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Sicne xp support is ending, and its the last OS to use the actual microsoft update website the following will be shut down when xp support ends:

  1. XP activation servers
  2. Phone support for xp-unless extended contract for buisnesses
  3. Windows updates. Service packs and windows updates posted to the site for manual updating will be unavailable. Their website here will be shut down for manual xp updating via their website. And trust me, Microsoft is excited about shutting that site down.
  4. KB articles will still be available for XP, like they still have KBs for windows 98.
See here for more information:


What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?


Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows
According to this link, what you're saying I don't think is true. It says XP users will still be able to register and also download updates that existed prior to 4/8/2014:

Support for Windows XP for Enterprise Business is ending
That's my understanding to. No new updates, but the current updates and activation will still be available. For a while anyway. As an example Windows 98 worked that way for years after its end of support date. If you have a factory installed OEM version of XP it activates via the BIOS SLIC table anyway, not online. All those PC's will just keep on trucking.
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26 Mar 2014   #65
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I'll be using 7 for as long as possible. I don't like Win 8 and I'm afraid that Win 9/10 is going to be cloud based, which would be a nightmare in Canada with the slow internet upload speeds.

Nope. 7 for me until they end support and kill it.
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26 Mar 2014   #66
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Endzone View Post
Hey, I've been to Melbourne. I actually went by ship to the Shell Oil Terminal in Geelong, and then I took the train to Melbourne. Then I took the subway to Huntington or Huntingdale to get some electronic parts to repair a teleprinter onboard the ship. I LOVED Melbourne, Australia. I can't ever remember what state Melbourne is in though. It is either Queeland or Victoria I think. We went to a club in Geelong called "The Wool Exchange." That was over 20 years ago though.
It would have been Huntingdale (A very old Melbourne suburb), and Melbourne is in Victoria.

A lot has changed in the last 20 years. Not all of it for the better, lol.

Tanya
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26 Mar 2014   #67
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I'll be using 7 for as long as possible. I don't like Win 8 and I'm afraid that Win 9/10 is going to be cloud based, which would be a nightmare in Canada with the slow internet upload speeds.
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That's a good point. In Australia, we have limited upload speed of 1.4 MBps (translates to about 90KBps actual maximum) upload. Rumour is that ISPs here are doing that to cut costs, yet we have some of the most expensive Internet costs in the world.

Have to agree, any OS that is largely cloud based has got to be a no-no here.
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26 Mar 2014   #68
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
That's a good point. In Australia, we have limited upload speed of 1.4 MBps (translates to about 90KBps actual maximum) upload. Rumour is that ISPs here are doing that to cut costs, yet we have some of the most expensive Internet costs in the world.

Have to agree, any OS that is largely cloud based has got to be a no-no here.
I read an article yesterday in the Canadian news that said that we were 53rd in the world in internet service speeds. Australia must be pretty close to us on that list because yours is only a little faster than my upload speed.

I can't see a viable cloud based OS until ISPs get their acts together and stop throttling us with low speeds for huge money. I wouldn't put it past MS to make Win 9 or 10 cloud based, but I don't see it selling well in much of the world.
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27 Mar 2014   #69
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
I wouldn't put it past MS to make Win 9 or 10 cloud based, but I don't see it selling well in much of the world.
It's amazing how things come full circle in so short a time. The whole idea of having a PC on your desk instead of a terminal was to allow you to have locally running programs and data. The network administrator couldn't make sure you had "problems" logging on just because he was a) bored b) didn't like you c) had a friend who'd like your job or d) all of the above.

Now we are being pushed back to the same old theme of centralized control. Well if some dude I don't know is going to play IT Guy (tm) then I at least want the networking to be fiber and free. No bandwidth limits or copyright infringement complaints. Just ass kicking connectivity. I'll just have to find out who the IT Guy is and get on his good side.

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30 Mar 2014   #70
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Now we are being pushed back to the same old theme of centralized control. Well if some dude I don't know is going to play IT Guy (tm) then I at least want the networking to be fiber and free. No bandwidth limits or copyright infringement complaints. Just ass kicking connectivity. I'll just have to find out who the IT Guy is and get on his good side.
If they used your suggestions, a "Cloud OS" would almost be viable.
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