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

14 Jan 2015   #51
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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.
Cnet comments were funny from there article. People freaking out and demanding refunds lol.


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14 Jan 2015   #52
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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.
Cnet comments were funny from there article. People freaking out and demanding refunds lol.

Do you have a link to the Cnet article? Maybe we need to add the word patches as well as security updates will be issued for Window 7. Microsoft even though they wouldn't have to, is they tend to issue optional updates for awhile after mainstream support ends. One optional update they will need to support is MSE. (Microsoft Security Essentials)
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16 Jan 2015   #53
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Google works, but here you go:

Windows 7 mainstream support ends - CNET
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16 Jan 2015   #54
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

This may deserve it's own thread, but if it's true, this is a really underhanded act by Microsoft. I know there are ways around it, but still.... most won't be able to figure them out. Intel Skylake Removes Support for USB based Windows 7 Installation - Major Platform Specs Confirmed I think there are a couple of inaccuracies there too.
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17 Jan 2015   #55
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
This may deserve it's own thread, but if it's true, this is a really underhanded act by Microsoft. I know there are ways around it, but still.... most won't be able to figure them out. Intel Skylake Removes Support for USB based Windows 7 Installation - Major Platform Specs Confirmed I think there are a couple of inaccuracies there too.
I guess I am not technically when it comes some of the stuff inside of computers.

I am assuming the current windows 7 operating system & motherboard will still be able to run & install windows 7 using the current usb drive.


The problem is the new motherboard won't be able to install windows 7 from a usb 3.0 drive. However, you would still be able to install windows 8 & above and a Linux system.--- I am asking is this the correct assumption? I also wonder how this will also affect Macrium reflect that-could this be one way around the issue.
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17 Jan 2015   #56
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You are correct as I understand it except the USB part, but I'm sure some people have already figured a way around that. As far as Macrium, I really don't know and there is more about Skylake that we don't know than there is that we do know. Whatever effect it has on Macrium, if any, I'm sure Macrium will fix pretty quickly.
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29 Jan 2015   #57
Kitty Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Heh, I'll probably still be running my "Model T" XP machine in 2020

Real happy with W7 and its miniscule hiccups (Quick Launch, etc.) don't bug me.

I'm a simple Kitty with simple requirements.
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02 Feb 2015   #58
Delicieuxz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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Hi there

Taskbar is fine in W10 --
It is fine?

Flat transparency, mismatch start menu color, bad color schemes, and no visual depth.

If XP, Vista (it was the best in this regard) and 7 are visual pleasures, all the later versions are just painful to look at.

Functionality comes later, at first it need to be pleasant to look at; specially when I am habituated with a beautiful OS over a long time.
I have similar opinions on the Win 8 / 10 looks. I think Win 8 / 10 taskbar / window looks is about someone having a nostalgic hard-on for early Windows (like 3.1) and wanting to re-experience some of its excessive simplicity, ignoring what is sensible - and ignoring what is sensible and design smart is the crux of declining MS mentality for the last many years. Maybe setting Windows' visual design on that course was one of Ballmer's last idiocies before he was thankfully shuttled out of the company.

Anyway, the Win 8 / 10 look for taskbar and application windows is not attractive, is gaudy and distasteful, and is a significant barrier for my willingness to approach Win 10.

Full UI looks customization features will need to be present for me to engage with Win 10. That white, flat square Windows logo for the Start button is hideous, and all of Win 10's square, hard angles is offputting. Also, the system browser icons for folders and HDDs in Windows 10 are downright throwup-worthy disgusting!! The very last things I want to have on my screen throughout everything I work on are the abominable design qualities of Win 10.

If MS can't make Win 10 comfortable, then it can go somewhere else.
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02 Feb 2015   #59
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delicieuxz View Post
Full UI looks customization features will need to be present for me to engage with Win 10. That white, flat square Windows logo for the Start button is hideous, and all of Win 10's square, hard angles is offputting. Also, the system browser icons for folders and HDDs in Windows 10 are downright throwup-worthy disgusting!!
That's exactly what the metro guidelines say they had to follow, in line with the "Everything is a tablet" vision. So annoying, I agree. For me is a significant entry barrier, and after all it doesn't provide that many other features (or at least they're not being promoted), while the long standing critical bugs are firmly there yet. It's difficult to find a serious reason to "upgrade".
Maybe if the next computer comes pre-infected with it I would give another try.
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02 Feb 2015   #60
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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