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Windows 7: Jan. 13 marks the end of mainstream support for Windows 7

14 Jan 2015   #41
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

So how much longer can we use Windows 7 ?




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14 Jan 2015   #42
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
So how much longer can we use Windows 7 ?
As long as you like
But you will stop getting security updates on the 14th January 2020
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14 Jan 2015   #43
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Thank you for your answer Mitch656
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14 Jan 2015   #44
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For as long, as January 2020? Long live Windows 7
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14 Jan 2015   #45
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
So how much longer can we use Windows 7 ?
As long as you like
But you will stop getting security updates on the 14th January 2020
Hi there
although I said I've done with this thread I have to correct the error of No security updates - that's not true.

W7 WILL CONTINUE TO GET security updates - what it won't get are new features and a service pack. Any new hardware also will have to rely on manufacturer's support - currently most of the W8 (but not all) drivers will work on W7.

Those continuing to use W7 can be assured that security updates will continue as before for a few years yet. You probably won't get the new Ms browser (Spartan) or Cortana but IE will continue to have security updates.

Cheers
jimbo
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14 Jan 2015   #46
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Very informative you guys, are You know, I was quite satisfied with Windows 95, that' was until Windows 7 came around lol
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14 Jan 2015   #47
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
So how much longer can we use Windows 7 ?
As long as you like
But you will stop getting security updates on the 14th January 2020
Hi there
although I said I've done with this thread I have to correct the error of No security updates - that's not true.

W7 WILL CONTINUE TO GET security updates - what it won't get are new features and a service pack. Any new hardware also will have to rely on manufacturer's support - currently most of the W8 (but not all) drivers will work on W7.

Those continuing to use W7 can be assured that security updates will continue as before for a few years yet. You probably won't get the new Ms browser (Spartan) or Cortana but IE will continue to have security updates.

Cheers
jimbo
Methinks you may have misread Mitch's response (easily done; we all do it ). As Mitch said, Win 7 will stop getting security updates on 01/14/2020, which implies that we will continue to get them up 'til then.
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14 Jan 2015   #48
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post

As long as you like
But you will stop getting security updates on the 14th January 2020
Hi there
although I said I've done with this thread I have to correct the error of No security updates - that's not true.

W7 WILL CONTINUE TO GET security updates - what it won't get are new features and a service pack. Any new hardware also will have to rely on manufacturer's support - currently most of the W8 (but not all) drivers will work on W7.

Those continuing to use W7 can be assured that security updates will continue as before for a few years yet. You probably won't get the new Ms browser (Spartan) or Cortana but IE will continue to have security updates.

Cheers
jimbo
Methinks you may have misread Mitch's response (easily done; we all do it ). As Mitch said, Win 7 will stop getting security updates on 01/14/2020, which implies that we will continue to get them up 'til then.
Hi there

Mea culpa -- Mea Culpa. I think in the heat of the thread I confused the end of development date with the end of security updates etc. So all you wanting to continue with W7 will be OK assuming you don't change your hardware too much -- although 2020 is a geological age away as far as technology is concerned. We might be using wearable technology to control a "Virtual" screen or holographic image by then - who knows. It's still 5 years away.

Cheers
jimbo
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14 Jan 2015   #49
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Jimbo45, It also depends on your computer. This computer I got is designed to be upgraded. My year warranty expires this month. I don't know how many years/months my computer or its parts will last.

If someone or some company gets a Holodeck* like Star Trek, I probably couldn't afford it and I would become possibly become too additive to it. I wonder what the Holodeck operating system would be called. What I would be interested in, is the Sherlock Holmes type mysteries and you can interact with the fictional characters.


*Microsoft does have a prototype Holodeck in the early stages.
Real Holodeck turns your living room into a game - tech - 06 October 2014 - New Scientist
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14 Jan 2015   #50
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Folks I don't understand the big scare.

Windows 7 will get it's needed security update until the beginning of 2020.
I do believe this forum will be alive long after that date for other need information about Windows 7.
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