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Windows 7: I want to use win7 "forever" and never upgrade to win10

24 Feb 2019   #71
ShadouFox

Windows-7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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I'm trying to find out for certain if I can keep win7 as my OS from now on and not have to worry about Microsoft forcing an upgrade to win10. My reasons for not moving to win10 are irrelevant to the question.
I don't care. I'm going to keep on using Win-7 Ultimate, EOL be damned! I see no reason to "upgrade" (and I use that word advisedly) to Win-10. I'm running Win-7 on a Dell Optiplex 32 bit system that originally had XP on it when I got it in 2016. XP ran just fine, and so did the Ignition Casino Poker client, though it did warn about "missing functionality" I noticed no missing functionality and the client ran just fine so far as I could tell.

I kept on using it until this past November when the latest client wouldn't work. So I got a Win-7 DVD and installed that instead. No problems. How long was XP EOL by then? (Extended support ended 2014) That's a good long while indeed.

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atter how I word the question on google all of the answers are biased toward what I need to do to upgrade to win10. I figured someone here might have some insight.

I'd appreciate any feedback...
Don't worry about it. Once support ends, just use some common sense and don't be clicking on any links sent via e-mail from sites you don't know. Don't be opening any attached files either unless you know what they are and who sent them. Stay the hell off porn sites unless you want your computer to be infected with virtual STDs. (These sites are notorious for this, and since I'm a Linux user, the last time I landed on one such site, the syslog showed many attempts to install malware -- all of it Windows executables.) Use good third party anti-virus (I use Avast) common sense, and you'll be OK. Remember: back-up, back-up, back-up without fail.

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What do you recommend I should buy next ? Two things I want are 1- Vendor that support the drivers for older versions of windows and updates them accordingly, 2- Durability. I live far away from the city in wilderness, no help around here.
I haven't bought any system since 2002. That's one good thing about Win-7 EOL: I will be gifted lots of systems. That's how I got my current Linux rig (an H/P 64 bit AMD system) back in 2012. XP EOL, and they were just going to throw it away. I installed Slackware on it (The Slackware Linux Project) I use it every day, and it's still up and running. That's seven years now since they "thought" it was "obsolete"

Microsoft's Marketing Chief Terms Windows-7 Unsafe

Yeah, now there's an objective, unbiased PoV if ever I saw one.

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According to a recent article published on Forbes, the statement is nothing but a new tactic to convince Windows 7 to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft wants its latest operating system to be installed on at least one billion devices within the first few years of its release. The recent statement from the company’s high-profile figure shows that the company is ready to do anything to achieve its target.
If Microsoft wants its latest op-sys installed on one billion computers, then they shouldn't've made it such a piece of shit. just remember: MS said they will do anything to get that PoS on as many systems as they can. That means FUD, FUD, and more FUD: don't fall for it.

You can only hope Windows-11 will be better. Or you could use this time to climb the learning curve of Linux or one of the BSDs. That way, when Win-7 becomes completely unusable, you can say "Goodbye" to Microsoft forever.


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24 Feb 2019   #72
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The biggest problem I foresee is that the anti-viruses will eventually stop supporting 7. In the past, at that point I had to move from XP to 7.
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24 Feb 2019   #73
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look in my system specs on what I use. It'll probably work out better. I don't believe in definition-based anti-virus anymore.
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24 Feb 2019   #74
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadouFox View Post
Don't worry about it. Once support ends, just use some common sense and don't be clicking on any links sent via e-mail from sites you don't know. Don't be opening any attached files either unless you know what they are and who sent them. Stay the hell off porn sites unless you want your computer to be infected with virtual STDs. (These sites are notorious for this, and since I'm a Linux user, the last time I landed on one such site, the syslog showed many attempts to install malware -- all of it Windows executables.) Use good third party anti-virus (I use Avast) common sense, and you'll be OK. Remember: back-up, back-up, back-up without fail.
A good practice now, or even for the past 10+ years, and not just at end of support.

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You can only hope Windows-11 will be better...
I highly doubt that they will change their practices and in fact it'll shock me if they do make them better. I think that they have something up their sleeve so once they hit the one billion mark that they are trying to achieve I think that it'll get worse. I suspect that they are going to start renting windows.
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25 Feb 2019   #75
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Look in my system specs on what I use. It'll probably work out better. I don't believe in definition-based anti-virus anymore.
Faronics Anti-executable + Sandboxie

I know Sandboxie. What's the price of the the Faronics?
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25 Feb 2019   #76
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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26 Feb 2019   #77
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks.
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28 Feb 2019   #78
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Use panda vaccine Then you won’t get viruses from usb sticks. Although it’s best to be sensible about where you use usb sticks, I repair a lot of old pc’s and a usb with Linux on it picked up a worm when inserted in a supposedly dead windows pc. The worm sits in the inf file so made no difference that there was only Linux on the usb. As soon as I plugged it into another pc it transferred and can then spread to every pc that is turned on, via the WiFi network, and even infect a router. Nightmare. But the panda usb vaccine stops it transferring onto a pc and also “immunises” the usb stock so nothing auto runs. Does both - stops autoryn on the pc and the usb so nothing transfers. It was a nasty worm from over 15 years ago as once connected to wi if it downloads dozens of other viruses. But as said above - back up regularly. Antivirus doesn’t always remove it anyway as it sits in the memory and launches when the pc is turned on.

Anyway it’s a small program and works on W7 as well.
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28 Feb 2019   #79
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

It wasn’t easy to find the program - I think I downloaded it from bleeping computer.
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09 Mar 2019   #80
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Not looking forward to 01.20 but trying to look at these last months of 19 as an opportunity. As others have pointed out 8.1 as an option, that one's floating on the fence. Leaning towards keeping 7 and dual booting with Linux Mint.
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