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Windows 7: W7 upgrade

17 Aug 2014   #1
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 
W7 upgrade

here's the thing: I read that W7 will be phased out and I'm wondering if I should consider upgrading my Home Premium to a higher OS. I made the mistake of buying XP professional way back when and found it only clouded issues for a rank amateur like myself. Would it serve any purpose to upgrade W7?


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17 Aug 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You already show windows 7 home premium ?
Win-7 pro has Group policy
Ultimate has a bunch of language packs
If you don't need either of those I'd say no it's not worth the extra costs,

Windows 8.1 ?
Might want to wait for win-9 or what ever they will call it
Cheers.
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17 Aug 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Yeah, End-of-Life [End of extended support] for Win7 is not far away, somewhere around January 14, 2020.
Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
End of mainstream support is sooner, January 13, 2015.
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17 Aug 2014   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Yeah, End-of-Life [End of extended support] for Win7 is not far away, somewhere around January 14, 2020.
Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
End of mainstream support is sooner, January 13, 2015.
IMO that is pretty far away, unless you are a big company. Individuals can wait until 2019 to upgrade or something like that. No need to go and buy an OS you don't want right now. Stick with 7 and wait for Windows 9, then consider upgrading.
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18 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In the computer operating system world, End of Life 6 years away is a long time.
In 6 years your hardware will be collection Social Security and making funny gruntings sound like grandpa.
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22 Aug 2014   #6
urbanspaceman1

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hello everyone. My apologies for not responding but my email alert appears to have been de-activated for this thread so I was unaware of any responses. I thought it odd there were no responses: it is not characteristic of this forum. Anyway, you answered my question: thank-you all.
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22 Aug 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

RE: your notification.
This is the text of the E-Mail I received for this post:
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22 Aug 2014   #8
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

yes, I received your response there; it's odd I didn't receive any others; I need to go and look at my ISP spam box in case stuff is getting lost in there. Thank-you again.
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22 Aug 2014   #9
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome.
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