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

08 Feb 2015   #71
ThrashZone

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Good one Archie

I would just like to know why Microsoft is at war with a simple start menu


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08 Feb 2015   #72
Arc

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Good one Archie

I would just like to know why Microsoft is at war with a simple start menu
Not an war actually ....

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08 Feb 2015   #73
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Security updates will continue for Windows 7 until 2020. I have a couple of unused licenses so if I do a clean install on a new PC will I also get all the other updates up until Jan 2015?
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08 Feb 2015   #74
A Guy

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I believe if you install on the last day of extended support, then use Windows Update, you will be offered every update not present in the install media. I would think that would include SP1 if it was not present. A Guy
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08 Feb 2015   #75
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I believe if you install on the last day of extended support, then use Windows Update, you will be offered every update not present in the install media. I would think that would include SP1 if it was not present. A Guy
I'd be interested when someone tries it. There seems to be some talk about non security related bugs and hotfixes requiring a "special extended agreement".
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08 Feb 2015   #76
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I will use Windows 7 until the day I expire.
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08 Feb 2015   #77
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I believe if you install on the last day of extended support, then use Windows Update, you will be offered every update not present in the install media. I would think that would include SP1 if it was not present. A Guy
Actually, it would do that even after that date, from the way I understand it. I think windows xp sp3 will install all updates to the last day xp was supported and possibly include that other patch that was release later for xp. The only thing Windows Update won't update anymore in anything before Windows XP (Not sure about windows nt, Windows ME or Windows 2000). This could all change once Windows 8.1 extend support ends in 2023. I wonder how the life cycle thing is going to work for Windows 10 as a service. I guess time will tell.
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08 Feb 2015   #78
RBS7

windows 7 & 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Some of you long time users really SHOULD have a look at W10 -- it unlike W8/8.1 will be almost identical to W7 in use for desktop users, has some very decent features not available in W7 and will run in general a lot faster and with a lot more security even on older hardware.

I could see a reason for people NOT wanting W8 but I can't really see ANY reason whatsoever to avoid the upgrade to W10 as and when it appears in due course -- always assuming that the price is right.

I challenge a lot of W7 users to tell me what they CAN'T do in W10 that they CAN do in W7 (apart possibly from some really old legacy programs).

Even on the previews I haven't found stuff that won't work on W10 that works on W7 -- Even things like SAPGUI which isn't officially supported even on Windows 8 works fine on W10 preview.

I'm not saying W7 is rubbish --far from it - probably one of the best OS's ever to be developed for mass use - but it's time to move on - especially with newer hardware.

The only previso is cost of course -- and also always remember that you can continue to run the OS as a VM for as long as you want irrespective of support dates.

Cheers
jimbo
Jimbo IMO Windows 10 is nothing like Windows 7, it is cumbersome, ugly and at this point very little of it works. I believe Windows 10 is a dog, it strips the best of Windows 7 and strips the best of Windows 8, and creates a new hodgepodge of garbage. Besides, 2 years after it is out, they will design something different and drop it, just like everything else they create.

I drive a 1998 Windstar Ford (no company parts, etc), it is older then XP, Vista, Win7, 8/8.1, I use it everyday, it runs great. Why would I get rid of it
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09 Feb 2015   #79
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I believe if you install on the last day of extended support, then use Windows Update, you will be offered every update not present in the install media. I would think that would include SP1 if it was not present. A Guy
Actually, it would do that even after that date, from the way I understand it.
It may well, but there are no guarantees that all updates may not just disappear. Or rather, the update server will be shut down. They certainly will not host and serve them forever.

A Guy
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09 Feb 2015   #80
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Windows 98 updates are still avalible on there website. (The update server is down.) There updates never just disappear completely.

If you do a clean install with windows 7 after the date, you can still get all updates including the other fixes. You just simply will not be able to get new ones after that date. It has always been this way.
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