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Windows 7: Any rumors yet on when Win 7 might

28 Nov 2015   #1
bugmeso

 
Any rumors yet on when Win 7 might

become non-supported? As always we ALL hope never, but you know it;s evident!


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28 Nov 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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28 Nov 2015   #3
bugmeso

 

Thank you
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28 Nov 2015   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

All Windows operating systems reach a time when they are no longer supported. It would be unreasonable to expect otherwise. Many operating systems have past that point, XP being the most recent on April 8, 2014. Windows 7 passed into extended support on Jan 13, 2015 which will terminate Jan 14, 2020. Windows 10 support too will terminate, currently scheduled for Oct 14, 2025.

These are not rumors but public statements published by Microsoft.

The main result of support termination is that there will be no new Windows updates. Existing updates are still available for XP but that too will cease, as it did for Windows 2000. Of course that does not mean the OS cannot be used. Many individuals, businesses, and Government organizations, etc, are currently using XP and that is expected to continue for some time. Many individuals are using even older operating systems as their primary or only OS.
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28 Nov 2015   #5
on3ofak1nd

Windows 10 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

I suppose it could just be a statement to cover their bases but I thought Microsoft stated windows 10 would be the "last version" of windows... and they would be releasing periodic updates to improve it as time goes on but no major releases. If so how can they end support for windows 10 in 2025?
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28 Nov 2015   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by on3ofak1nd View Post
I suppose it could just be a statement to cover their bases but I thought Microsoft stated windows 10 would be the "last version" of windows... and they would be releasing periodic updates to improve it as time goes on but no major releases. If so how can they end support for windows 10 in 2025?
No, there will be many versions of Windows after 10. If they just issued Updates forever, they would not make any money.
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28 Nov 2015   #7
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
All Windows operating systems reach a time when they are no longer supported. It would be unreasonable to expect otherwise. Many operating systems have past that point, XP being the most recent on April 8, 2014. Windows 7 passed into extended support on Jan 13, 2015 which will terminate Jan 14, 2020. Windows 10 support too will terminate, currently scheduled for Oct 14, 2025.

These are not rumors but public statements published by Microsoft.

The main result of support termination is that there will be no new Windows updates. Existing updates are still available for XP but that too will cease, as it did for Windows 2000. Of course that does not mean the OS cannot be used. Many individuals, businesses, and Government organizations, etc, are currently using XP and that is expected to continue for some time. Many individuals are using even older operating systems as their primary or only OS.
Thanks. The terms used confuse me. To be clear:

>> New versions of viruses and malware will continue to appear for all time. Will Microsoft continue to issue security updates for Windows 7 to safeguard us until 2020?

>> New types of software will continue to appear. Will Microsoft continue to issue suitable updates for Windows 7 to keep us going until 2020?

Thanks.

EDIT: added second question.
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28 Nov 2015   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
All Windows operating systems reach a time when they are no longer supported. It would be unreasonable to expect otherwise. Many operating systems have past that point, XP being the most recent on April 8, 2014. Windows 7 passed into extended support on Jan 13, 2015 which will terminate Jan 14, 2020. Windows 10 support too will terminate, currently scheduled for Oct 14, 2025.

These are not rumors but public statements published by Microsoft.

The main result of support termination is that there will be no new Windows updates. Existing updates are still available for XP but that too will cease, as it did for Windows 2000. Of course that does not mean the OS cannot be used. Many individuals, businesses, and Government organizations, etc, are currently using XP and that is expected to continue for some time. Many individuals are using even older operating systems as their primary or only OS.
Thanks. The terms used confuse me. To be clear:

>> New versions of viruses and malware will continue to appear for all time. Will Microsoft continue to issue security updates for Windows 7 to safeguard us until 2020?

>> New types of software will continue to appear. Will Microsoft continue to issue suitable updates for Windows 7 to keep us going until 2020?


Thanks.

EDIT: added second question.
Your answers are YES to both questions.
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28 Nov 2015   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

When an OS passes into extended support, as Windows 7 has, it will receive Windows updates but only for security issues.
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