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Windows 7: I want to stick with W7 - 2020 workaround?

04 Mar 2016   #1
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 
I want to stick with W7 - 2020 workaround?

I'm very happy with Windows 7 and don't want to DOWNGRADE to Windows 10. My only concern is when support ends in January 2020. Is there any way Windows 7 can continue to be used safely after that date?


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04 Mar 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In my opinion no body really knows what will happen in or after 2020 with Windows 7.

Hopefully by then Microsoft will have another operating system we want to buy.
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04 Mar 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think the system will be unsafe after 2020. You just will have to watch what you are doing on the internet. Another option is to run a virtual Linux for all internet business.
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04 Mar 2016   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Most likely we will know a lot more how to get around the 2020 issue sometime around 2019.
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04 Mar 2016   #5
Emmar

W 7 Home Premium
 
 

I think it will be safe without MS support. Just keep your protection up to date. I haven't done updates on my Windows7 for over 2 years and it runs fine. When I reformatted and installed MS Office and Windows live mail, MS over rode my never settings and only install what I needed for those two installations. I don't worry about so called dangers, I can take of my PC and so far have fixed any problems by googling for solutions or reading help forums like this one.
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04 Mar 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

windows 7 will be fine, even better without any annoying updates
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04 Mar 2016   #7
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My daughter has a laptop, bought about 4 years ago. I learned recently that she has never updated Windows, nor has she installed any anti-malware. No problems. Me, I have Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.
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04 Mar 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, just watch what you download, don`t use windows mail, outlook etc and you should never have a problem.
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04 Mar 2016   #9
Emmar

W 7 Home Premium
 
 

It seems to me that downloading safely is getting harder and harder to do. I try to download from the site, but it often sends me somewhere else that I am not familiar with. The only time I have had serious malware is downloading the last couple of years. I got "safe search" and it froze my PC. Went back later and it was not frozen anymore. I could not get rid of it until I thought to try system restore. That got rid of it. I emailed my friend and she said it's now in system restore and she told me how to get rid of it there. I love learning all of this stuff. An infection is actually a challenge for me and I enjoy the challenge.

I use a software called Unchecky and when there are extras included in a download it unchecks the extras and you only get what you want downloaded.
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06 Mar 2016   #10
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
My daughter has a laptop, bought about 4 years ago. I learned recently that she has never updated Windows, nor has she installed any anti-malware. No problems. Me, I have Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.


That's also my routine! Must be a Brit thing?

But the previous posts are encouraging. I have GWX Control Panel set to kill any Win10 "updates" Microsoft attempts to smuggle onto my PC and the wife's laptop. I sincerely hope that, at the age of 71, I don't have to tax my remaining brain cells with learning Linux. I have arrived at a happy place with 7 and I have loved it since first installation.

Layback Bear
, I don't think Windows intends to sell us another O/S. They advertised 10 as the last Windows Operating System, did they not? (thinks) - how much, though, can we rely on any Final Declaration from Redmond?
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