Windows 7 support ends in 6 months

  1. Posts : 33
    Windows Home Premium 7x64

    Windows 7 support ends in 6 months


    Has anybody read where Microsoft will end WIN 7 support in 6 months?

    How long will Microsoft support Windows 7? | PCWorld

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  2. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64

    Those articles have been popping up all over the place but MS will still issue security updates for 5 years. What will stop is "free" hotfixes and "design changes or new features".

    Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014
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  3. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    When I click on the link you posted I get:


    The page you are looking for may have a new location, or is no longer available.
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  4. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64

    It just worked for me but it took a while to finally load up.
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  5.    #5

    Meanwhile WIn7 continues to climb in market share above 50% while its successor can't break 10%.

    This is what would likely have happened if CocaCola had doubled down on New Coke instead of providing a textbook example of how to back out gracefully.

    You are at the home of Win7, the most wildly popular and successful OS and one of the greatest achievements in tech history. No OS comes close in popularity and there is no successor in sight.
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  6. Posts : 126
    Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Professional

    The horse's mouth:

    Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help

    Best Wishes,
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  7. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

    Yea I wouldn't worry about the Microsoft extended support,
    Real support comes from Sevenforums
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  8. Posts : 294
    Win 7 Pro 64

    Thank goodness that:

    1) Microsoft will no longer be officially 'trying to improve on Window 7.'

    2) Security fixes will continue for another 5 years

    3) We have sevenforums for support

    4) Microsoft has 5 more years to learn from CocaCola!

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