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Windows 7: Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1

15 Apr 2014   #1
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 
Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1

Quote:
Windows 8.1 Update is a cumulative update to Windows 8.1,” said Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager Ben Hunter in an apparently innocuous blog post aimed at IT professionals. Then came the clanger: “It also becomes the new servicing baseline for Windows 8.1, so next month’s security updates (on May 13th, the next ‘Patch Tuesday’) will be dependent on Windows 8.1 Update.”
In English: Windows 8.1 will no longer receive security updates after 13 May. This is your 4 week countdown warning.
Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1: Take Immediate Action Or Be Cut Off Like Windows XP - Forbes


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15 Apr 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When I first saw the title, I though it was a gag but no, this is for real. M$ still is bound and determined to P.O. its soon to be former customers.
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15 Apr 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Doesn't make much sense,
Seems Microsoft/ Gates is a bit bitter,
I don't ever remember the death of x-p ever being delayed
I suppose all of these free downloads is catching up to Microsoft ?
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15 Apr 2014   #4
jimroad471

win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

well if had win 8.1, I would hope ms will send me a key for win 7. I wouldn't be the one dumping 8, ms is... and this is actually quite understandable
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15 Apr 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Doesn't make much sense,
Seems Microsoft/ Gates is a bit bitter,
I don't ever remember the death of x-p ever being delayed
I suppose all of these free downloads is catching up to Microsoft ?
Actually, the death of XP was delayed a couple of years.
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15 Apr 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks yea that is a sarcastic icon on the end of that sentence
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15 Apr 2014   #7
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Threads like this certainly brings back memories of how XP was first received...

Reminds me of times, when I didn't want to let go of Windows 2000...
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15 Apr 2014   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Thanks yea that is a sarcastic icon on the end of that sentence
Totally went over my head.
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15 Apr 2014   #9
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Wasn't xp supposed to be dead around 2010?

Yeah, about Win 8. So you can't stay on an older version? Does MS still support users with only Windows 8 and who doesn't have 8.1?
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15 Apr 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Threads like this certainly brings back memories of how XP was first received...

Reminds me of times, when I didn't want to let go of Windows 2000...
I don't see the connection,
8.0 is only 15-16 months old and Microsoft is dumping support

No worries Lady... it happens
Although I'm sure you've used that symbol many times
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