Windows 7 or 10


  1. Posts : 47
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #1

    Windows 7 or 10


    Hi all Just a question I don't want windows 10 what will happen to windows 7 down the line will they just turn it off and force you to buy windows 10 TIA Larry
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  2. Posts : 12,012
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #2

    Windows 7 will remain under Microsoft extended support until January 2020.

    It's not going to be formally "turned off".

    It may eventually become unusable or uninstallable on new hardware.

    Newer versions of software that you may use will likely become unusable on Windows 7 over the intermediate and longer term.

    If you buy a new computer, it may well have Windows 10 on it whether you like it or not.

    If your PC is working well now, you should be OK till at least January 2020--and possibly longer---depending on how long your existing hardware lasts and whether or not you care if Windows 7 is no longer "supported" by Microsoft after that date.

    Windows 7 still is the most widely used operating system in the world, so hundreds of millions of PCs are not being upgraded as yet.

    You can always choose a non-Microsoft operating system.

    Many on this forum are not upgrading and have no immediate intention of doing so. Nothing wrong with standing pat for several years.
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  3. Posts : 47
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Okay thank you....
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  4. Posts : 35
    Windows7 Pro
       #4

    I'm using Windows7 and windows XP very well in my Pc.
    I don't want update ...

    Hints:
    Create a backup of your working OS
    ( true image ) so you can reinstall in minutes.

    Backup all your HW drivers and keep Windows install DVD in a safe place.

    Turn off automatic update , so you can choose what install or not .

    If you follow these simple steps , your pc will run without iusses forever



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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #5

    Hi,
    Indeed nothing is going to be turned off or forced to upgrade free or paid :)
    We mostly use Macrium reflect free to create system images well before installing windows updates
    Imaging with free Macrium
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