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10 Dec 2013   #51
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Curious that end of sales of retail versions of Win 7 was 10/30/2013 since NewEgg is still selling retail versions of Win7 Home Premium and Professional.


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10 Dec 2013   #52
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Curious that end of sales of retail versions of Win 7 was 10/30/2013 since NewEgg is still selling retail versions of Win7 Home Premium and Professional.
There might be leftover retail dvd versions around...here we can still find Windows 7 Pro, but Home Premium retail is gone!
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10 Dec 2013   #53
NWlambear

Washington- Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Dell running Windows7 having popup from Windows8

I'm a newbie frustration with viruzes and popup window for Microsoft8...when I only want and would like to keep Microcoft 7.
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10 Dec 2013   #54
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Curious that end of sales of retail versions of Win 7 was 10/30/2013 since NewEgg is still selling retail versions of Win7 Home Premium and Professional.
I do believe that cutoff date is when Microsoft stops stamping any new disks and stops selling them to retailers. The retailers can if they wish stock up and keep selling any stock they have on after that date until they run out though.
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11 Dec 2013   #55
NWlambear

Washington- Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Win7 taken over by Media Center

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Curious that end of sales of retail versions of Win 7 was 10/30/2013 since NewEgg is still selling retail versions of Win7 Home Premium and Professional.
I do believe that cutoff date is when Microsoft stops stamping any new disks and stops selling them to retailers. The retailers can if they wish stock up and keep selling any stock they have on after that date until they run out though.
At this point in time I'm not interested in buying another Win7 to replace what I have. I just want what I have to work as it once did. My husband finally found me an answer. My problem was that Media Center basically took over my laptop and I could no longer do anything I normally did. Solution: 1.Go into Safe Mode w/CMD prompt; 2.CD\..ENTER; 3.At C PROMPT; 4."operational/features.exe" (w/o quotes); 5.Enter, 6.Locat "media features"; then Uncheck Media Center. I'll keep my Win7 now as long as I can!!!!
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12 Dec 2013   #56
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Curious that end of sales of retail versions of Win 7 was 10/30/2013 since NewEgg is still selling retail versions of Win7 Home Premium and Professional.
There might be leftover retail dvd versions around...here we can still find Windows 7 Pro, but Home Premium retail is gone!
Great, I guess it is too late to buy win7. I should of bought a spare version in case my 5 year old hdd dies.
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12 Dec 2013   #57
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Curious that end of sales of retail versions of Win 7 was 10/30/2013 since NewEgg is still selling retail versions of Win7 Home Premium and Professional.
There might be leftover retail dvd versions around...here we can still find Windows 7 Pro, but Home Premium retail is gone!
Great, I guess it is too late to buy win7. I should of bought a spare version in case my 5 year old hdd dies.
No, it's not too late. Check here. Both OEM and retail are available. I wouldn't wait long, though.
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12 Dec 2013   #58
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Microsoft: Never mind that Windows 7 end-of-sales date | Microsoft - CNET News

Looks like you can buy copies from amazon and newegg for probably another year.
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12 Dec 2013   #59
LaptopDan757

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
It's not so easy to move from Win XP to Win 7. Windows XP ran fine in with under 1 GB RAM, and I suspect most boxes come in at under 2 GB. Windows 7 would choke on such a computer. So I don't see XP-to-7 upgrades happening much.
Margrave, I have to prove you wrong on ALL counts. I have upgraded multiple XP Laptops (some 8 years old) running as little as 512MB of RAM to Windows 7 Home and while they run faster and can have more programs open at the same time with 2GB of RAM...they work just fine for Internet and Basic PC functionallity. Power users and Gamers require more memory but 1 GB is just fine for MOST light computer users.

Dan
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12 Dec 2013   #60
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LaptopDan757 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
It's not so easy to move from Win XP to Win 7. Windows XP ran fine in with under 1 GB RAM, and I suspect most boxes come in at under 2 GB. Windows 7 would choke on such a computer. So I don't see XP-to-7 upgrades happening much.
Margrave, I have to prove you wrong on ALL counts. I have upgraded multiple XP Laptops (some 8 years old) running as little as 512MB of RAM to Windows 7 Home and while they run faster and can have more programs open at the same time with 2GB of RAM...they work just fine for Internet and Basic PC users.

Dan
Saying ALL for almost anything can get you into trouble. in this case, I had a five year old XP machine that, according to M$'s compatibility program, was only partially compatible with Win 7. No Aero was the killer point for me (other than I never liked that particular machine); I depend heavily on AeroSnap, something I was able to get on XP via a third party program that, ironically, wasn't compatible with Wind 7.
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