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Windows 7: Ding a fresh install of Win 7 need a refresher

3 Weeks Ago   #1
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 
Ding a fresh install of Win 7 need a refresher

Hello all you Windows 7 fans, I ran it for several years and then I made the mistake and took the free upgrade to Win 10.

After several months of problems and Microsoft support techs remotely tried to fix and try to get mt system working again in the windows 10 OS I have something of a mess a bit of 7 and a lot of 10 on my system.

Id decided to go back to Win 7, when I made the decisions to go back to 7 I bought a 480GB SSD and a new graphics card. What I was trying to do was to have a completely clean empty SSD that all I will install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on it.Most of the rest of my system Mobo, cpu etc. are relatively new.

The only thing I am unsure about is when support ends for Windows 7, I read things about extended support ending in Jan, 2020 I read others saying it is already toast done caput,, I also bought a newer graphics card,

EVGA GeForce GT 730 4GB DDR3 128bit Dual DVI mHDMI Graphics Cards 04G-P3-2739-KR

So can someone tell me if Win 7 is good unti Jan 2020 or done now????

I can't fit my system build in my signature so I will have to remember to add it to the end of each message in case someone needs to know what I have.


"Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)
ASUS Z97-A ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97-A
MSI NX8600GTS T2D256EZ
Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 744 Power Supply CX750M
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory To make a total of 32GB
(3) Seagate 2TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
(1) Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
(2) Samsung S24E310HL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor"




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 is good til 2020.

We will all have a party when they stop updates for windows 7, you don`t even need half of them.

Why can`t you fit your specs in the required area, no one else has any trouble doing it.

You`re putting too much in each items description, just put what you have, that`s it.

Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHz
Asus Z97-A
Corsair CX750
Corsair Vengeance 32 GB @ 1600 MHz
EVGA GT 730

etc

You don`t need all that other hoo haa you`re adding to each components description, but put what fits.

And a EVGA GT 730 ??? Seriously, the 4790K has better graphics.


I guess you never clean installed 10 ?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows 7 is good til 2020.
Thank you I shall do a fresh installing the next few days. thanks so much for your help
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows 7 is good til 2020.
Thank you I shall do a fresh installing the next few days. thanks so much for your help
Jan 2020 it is, but................................

Your possibly bigger issue is coming to terms with Windows Update for Windows 7.

It's pretty much a confusing mess.

You have to decide what you want to accept from Windows Update, what to decline, and hope that you can differentiate between the two.

I've decided to accept ONLY security updates, but MS is not doing a good job of explaining and packaging that.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly, I just did an install on a HP, only installed the 1st round of security updates, after that every recommended or important update has to be gone over to see if you even need it.

There are so many updates that you don`t need.

Russian Ruble, South Sudan added to locations etc

I will create a list of all the updates I just hid when I get a minute and post it.

And make sure you do what Mike says to do in reply #2 to have Windows update work perfectly.

Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows 7 is good til 2020.
Thank you I shall do a fresh installing the next few days. thanks so much for your help
Jan 2020 it is, but................................

Your possibly bigger issue is coming to terms with Windows Update for Windows 7.

It's pretty much a confusing mess.

You have to decide what you want to accept from Windows Update, what to decline, and hope that you can differentiate between the two.

I've decided to accept ONLY security updates, but MS is not doing a good job of explaining and packaging that.
Thanks, I am getting old and when you get old you tend to forget things I hope you don't experience too soon.
I am confused are you \saying that I have to pick and choose when updates I want to install because some shouldn't be installed in Win 7 just to be clear???

The only other choice I have is to buy a New Windows 10 for $200 when I don't like it, too buggy
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

So it seems best to spend another $200 on winnows 10 Pro and hope they fix it quick.

Thanks for the help
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You do not have to buy W10, if you already upgraded to it from W7 during the free upgrade period then you have a digital license, all you have to do is clean install W10 and click skip when it asks for a key.

It will auto activate when you get online.

What do you mean fix it ? There`s nothing wrong with it.

Just customize it how you want and you`re set.

I use it everyday now, it`s just another Operating System
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post

Thank you I shall do a fresh installing the next few days. thanks so much for your help
Jan 2020 it is, but................................

Your possibly bigger issue is coming to terms with Windows Update for Windows 7.

It's pretty much a confusing mess.

You have to decide what you want to accept from Windows Update, what to decline, and hope that you can differentiate between the two.

I've decided to accept ONLY security updates, but MS is not doing a good job of explaining and packaging that.
Thanks, I am getting old and when you get old you tend to forget things I hope you don't experience too soon.
I am confused are you \saying that I have to pick and choose when updates I want to install because some shouldn't be installed in Win 7 just to be clear???

The only other choice I have is to buy a New Windows 10 for $200 when I don't like it, too buggy
I've got $5 in my pocket that says I'm older than you.

I said WHICH updates. You'll be offered a bunch. You can just bend over and take all of them or you can try to pick and choose.

Reasonable people differ as to which "should" be installed. The path of least resistance is to bend over.

Don't expect a lot of clearcut plain English help from Microsoft.

You might get clues by reading threads on this website. Or you might just bend................
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You do not have to buy W10, if you already upgraded to it from W7 during the free upgrade period then you have a digital license, all you have to do is clean install W10 and click skip when it asks for a key.

It will auto activate when you get online.

What do you mean fix it ? There`s nothing wrong with it.

Just customize it how you want and you`re set.

I use it everyday now, it`s just another Operating System

yes I know of that digital license but I find it to me a mess and would rather have a new disk and a key code so I chose to buy a new copy of Win 10
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