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Windows 7: New end of free Windows 10 upgrade offer notification

31 Jul 2016   #101
dresdenron

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmericanPharaoh View Post
"This morning (July 31) it now says I don't have any updates to download. I thought Windows 7 was supported until 2020?"

@Dresdenron,

This should help with your question:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet

John

John,

went to the link and it says mainstream support ended a year ago and it is now in extended support. But I have been manually downloading security and non-security updates on both my WIN7 machines all this year without problem until July 29th. Maybe I am being forced into checking the automatic update option.

Ron


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31 Jul 2016   #102
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I changed my dual boot W7/W10 computer to just W10.

Four computers are still W7.

That's enough.
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31 Jul 2016   #103
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The end of mainstream support I understand to mean that no further development of the os will take place (no new features or updating of existing features), and no support for new technologies will be added.

The extended support will continue to provide security related support and some corrections to previous issues, (updated drivers)

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01 Aug 2016   #104
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The end of mainstream support I understand to mean that no further development of the os will take place (no new features or updating of existing features), and no support for new technologies will be added.

The extended support will continue to provide security related support and some corrections to previous issues, (updated drivers)
Thank you, Nigel,

Well said, that's exactly what I was going to say.
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01 Aug 2016   #105
Genivieva

Windows 7
 
 

i prefer 7
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03 Aug 2016   #106
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft keeps bragging about how many users have "upgraded" to Windows 10. BUT, I wonder how many of those have went back to Windows 7?? I went back to W7 after trying W10 on two computers. No thanks MS.
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06 Aug 2016   #107
margrave

Size 12
 
 

I had to migrate my work laptop to Win 10.

I did the usual UI re-configuration ... and the result is a color-altered Win 7.
Sure, there are various new task bar items, but I've disabled that crap.
And I disabled whatever phone-home items I could find.

So, aside from cosmetic frivolities, what changed? Not much.
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06 Aug 2016   #108
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I actually prefer.... wait for it.... Windows 8.1 over Windows 10. Yes, I know, shock horror!
There are some things that annoy me about 8.1 but once it's had some tweaks applied, and Classic Shell installed, it's really not a bad OS (although reducing the shadow copy functionality REALLY annoys me).
It's definitely not as bloated as 10 and not much point updating if you're going to disable all the features.

Always makes me laugh when people say "Oh, it's shaved 10 seconds off my boot time.... Wow, I can hardly contain my excitement on that one.

As for improved security, if a person uses good security tools and uses a fair amount of common sense, then there shouldn't be any issues staying safe and secure online with Windows 7.
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06 Aug 2016   #109
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Always makes me laugh when people say "Oh, it's shaved 10 seconds off my boot time.... Wow, I can hardly contain my excitement on that one.
For reference, I just finished a clean install of W7 on my main PC (about a week ago).

It shaved ~10 seconds off of my boot time (~23 seconds).
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06 Aug 2016   #110
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I actually prefer.... wait for it.... Windows 8.1 over Windows 10. Yes, I know, shock horror!

Always makes me laugh when people say "Oh, it's shaved 10 seconds off my boot time.... Wow, I can hardly contain my excitement on that one.

As for improved security, if a person uses good security tools and uses a fair amount of common sense, then there shouldn't be any issues staying safe and secure online with Windows 7.
and I despise win-8

10 less seconds is better than 10 more seconds

Indeed more secure always gives me a giggle too
I find 10 so counter productive having to re-setup everything after these large updates
Plus if things stop working it's reset time yet again

I still to this day can not get word pinned to the silly start menu and show recent doc's on a list
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