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Windows 7: The Next Five-Year Plan

16 Nov 2019   #61
CFjohnny55

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

With the announcement that the Lastest and Finalist of MS-Windows editions will become stone later this month, we can perhaps guess that there will no more work done on this software product be its vendor. Maybe they want out, and to neither confirm nor deny any knowledge of past software products. Once this last last deed is done the micro-O/S game seems to be missing its biggest player in the future. From now on people, you are on your own, be it 7 or someday down the road, 10. Nothing in big time technology can last forever, and not often more than a few years. Just like stalwarts such as myself you'll be left with DVD distributions (Oh, you do buy the DVD's, right???) and your own wits to solve your problems. You get some time off before the fact to relax... I am already writing C++ code again and don't miss the Internet socially. We had all of the fun from 1991 and on, but now it is over.
Those were fun days, indeed. I've gone Linux... see ya!
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16 Nov 2019   #62
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CFjohnny55 View Post
The name of the game is not 'bury Win7'. Rather it is to foist panic onto the stalwart users of Win7 and FORCE THEM to shell-out the cost of buying Win10...
I've only read Page 1 and then a few more recent posts. I have gone through a period of relocation and then moving my (ultra-critical) Dell laptop between two houses, one of which had many multiple computers, and a WHS2011 server running WSUS thus providing updates to all. All meaning W7 PCs. Well to make a long story short, I've uninstalled WSUS and will use the WHS2011 server for backups and to serve some files, and am currently going-thru machines to get them in order. Yesterday I went to Dell's website and critically examined every update and made certain this PC (the critical laptop with our lives on it) was up-to-date, and in fact most of the drivers are now old themselves. Point being that this PC runs just fine and I don't NEED Intel or Dell to provide new drivers for me, at least so long as I don't touch the hardware or W7. This thread has me thinking "don't bother with any more WU" i.e. since my PC ain't broke I have no further need to fix it.

Though I am considering 0patch still.
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20 Nov 2019   #63
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CFjohnny55 View Post
With the announcement that the Lastest and Finalist of MS-Windows editions will become stone later this month,...
You're over-dramatizing.
Not stone, just no more updates. Millions of people will still be using it and being productive.
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20 Nov 2019   #64
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
You're over-dramatizing.
Not stone, just no more updates. Millions of people will still be using it and being productive.
Yes. It is end of support not end of life. You computer will still function.
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21 Nov 2019   #65
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
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...Though I am considering 0patch still.
The topic is discussed thoroughly in "What Should We Do after Jan. 2020?"
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5 Days Ago   #66
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Now Intel is also dropping Wifi support for Windows 7 & 8.1 aswell: Download Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software and Wi-Fi Drivers

I quote myself since Intel have provided new set of wifi driver despite their first announce of dropping support.


Published on February 18th, 2020.

Driver version = 19.10.21.1 for Windows 7 for 18265, 8265, 3168, 18260, 8260, 17265, 7265 (Rev. D), and 3165.


Download Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 7*
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5 Days Ago   #67
CFjohnny55

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have seen other major vendors, like high performance folks, quietly make their device drivers available to support their hardware, some of which is elite books, for example as well. Sometimes the wise geek must look for the substance and ignore the style, such as html over css. There are other major players in the big wide world that also support their excellent hardware for old winprods, although their culture favors Linux. The new NUC's seem to be larger versions of the Raspberry Pi to my blurry eye. Perhaps all is not lost.

And the Zen master said, "We'll see."
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