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Windows 7: Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014

10 Jul 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well from what I've seen in win-8 it's sure isn't costs of the os that people rejected,
Win-8 started out as 19.99 if I recall as only a upgrade options no full release yet,
Win-8.1 full version now at 102.00 I believe oem,
Not sure about what the retail versions are going for,

But as far as out of the box x-per would probably be happier with win-7,
Although the libraries features will still through them for a loop or two


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10 Jul 2014   #12
Computer0304

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
This could also be handy:

Lifecycle Information for Microsoft Client Software Support

Quote:
10. Who can receive support in the Extended Support phase?
Extended Support will be available to all customers*. Extended Support includes paid support (support that is charged on an hourly basis or per incident), security update support at no additional cost, and paid hotfix support. To receive hotfix support, an Extended Hotfix Support contract must be purchased within the first 90 days following the end of the Mainstream Support phase. (The 90-day requirement is waived if Software Assurance or Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan has been purchased for the product in question.) Microsoft will not accept requests for warranty support, design changes, or new features during the Extended Support phase.
* Extended Support is not offered for Consumer, Consumer Hardware, Multimedia products or Microsoft Online Services.
Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
Then how come a big part of the Internet say that we will get security updates when here it says extended support is not for consumers? Are they all wrong? XP got updates during extended support even if you are a consumer, so this is very confusing.
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10 Jul 2014   #13
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
With Windows 9 coming soon, I don't see why MS would have any reason to extend Windows 7's support life or backport new things for it.
One thing I have noticed about King Arthur is if someone makes a comment he always disagrees. You seriously think massive corporations, hospitals and governments are going to move quickly to Windows 9. Get off your throne and realise how long it has taken them to move from XP Pro.
MS will in fact refuse to backport new features and/or issue updates during extended support; Windows XP for its part did not get DX10+ nor IE9+ despite XP's huge presence (and despite being in mainstream support too when DX10 was released!), Windows 2000 was actively denied a pretty big patch that XP+ got because it would've entailed something along the lines of a major rewrite of the OS. I don't see anything that would make Windows 7's extended support period be any different in this respect.

And yes, I do like to play Devil's Advocate.
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11 Jul 2014   #14
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
This could also be handy:

Lifecycle Information for Microsoft Client Software Support

Quote:
10. Who can receive support in the Extended Support phase?
Extended Support will be available to all customers*. Extended Support includes paid support (support that is charged on an hourly basis or per incident), security update support at no additional cost, and paid hotfix support. To receive hotfix support, an Extended Hotfix Support contract must be purchased within the first 90 days following the end of the Mainstream Support phase. (The 90-day requirement is waived if Software Assurance or Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan has been purchased for the product in question.) Microsoft will not accept requests for warranty support, design changes, or new features during the Extended Support phase.
* Extended Support is not offered for Consumer, Consumer Hardware, Multimedia products or Microsoft Online Services.
Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
Then how come a big part of the Internet say that we will get security updates when here it says extended support is not for consumers? Are they all wrong? XP got updates during extended support even if you are a consumer, so this is very confusing.
That's mean only the "Security updates" will be available to consumers AND NO future "Updates" (non-security ones) and "Hotfixes".
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11 Jul 2014   #15
Computer0304

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

Oops thought security update support was saying that there will be no security updates for us, but now I think it means support for businesses for installing them.
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