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Windows 7: HP still pushing Windows 7 laptops well into Windows 8's second year

21 Aug 2014   #1
A Guy

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HP still pushing Windows 7 laptops well into Windows 8's second year

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Windows 8 was officially released to manufacturing in August of 2012 which means that the platform is now over two years old, but for the folks over at HP, Windows 7 still has life left when it comes to selling to consumers. If you head on over to HP.com and check out their new laptop offerings, there is a large Windows 7 banner touting their new machines that run the older operating system.
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22 Aug 2014   #2
andrew129260

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Yup, and on the site it says generically HP recommends windows. lol not windows 8.
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22 Aug 2014   #3
RoasterMen

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Because they understand what their customer needs. I can see people barely liking Windows 8.
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07 Sep 2014   #4
DJRoff

Windows 8.1 Professional x64, Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What in h&*$ are they going to do, when Windows 7 reaches "end of support" in January -- just four months from now! -- and all of those machines suddenly become "obsolete"???
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07 Sep 2014   #5
Berkey

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
What in h&*$ are they going to do, when Windows 7 reaches "end of support" in January -- just four months from now! -- and all of those machines suddenly become "obsolete"???
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End of support

End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle .

End of mainstream support January 13, 2015

End of extended support January 14, 2020
Windows 7 is fine until 2020
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07 Sep 2014   #6
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Maybe Windows 9 will help allay the fears of people not wanting to try a NEW OS?
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07 Sep 2014   #7
DJRoff

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Maybe Windows 9 will help allay the fears of people not wanting to try a NEW OS?
Don't get me wrong, I'm an avid 8.1 fan, I was an early-adopter. But "you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software" essentially means those new Win 7 purchasers will all be using an unsupported operating system. It's as if someone had been selling an XP machine, last winter, with the April deadline approaching. Those people are NOT going to be happy when they suddenly realize the truth.
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07 Sep 2014   #8
A Guy

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It will receive security updates right up until the extended date, just as XP did

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07 Sep 2014   #9
DJRoff

Windows 8.1 Professional x64, Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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It will receive security updates right up until the extended date, just as XP did

A Guy
Not unless you're a business, and receive "extended support". The consumer will be S.O.L. Re-read bberkey1's quote.
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07 Sep 2014   #10
Berkey

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
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It will receive security updates right up until the extended date, just as XP did

A Guy
Not unless you're a business, and receive "extended support". The consumer will be S.O.L. Re-read bberkey1's quote.
This may be useful
Don't panic! The end of mainstream support doesn't mean the end of Windows 7 | PCWorld

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You'll still receive those oh-so-critical security patches during extended support, meaning that while Windows 7 won't be in active development beyond next January, it won't be tossed to the wolves of the Web, either. Hotfixes will still be provided, too, assuming they're security related. (Business can sign up for an extended hotfix support plan if your company wants hotfix support for non-security issues.) Extended support for Windows 7 lasts until January 14, 2020, and you can read Microsoft's Support Lifecycle for Windows if you're still curious about how this works.
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