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Windows 7: How safe is Win7 going forward?

24 Dec 2016   #1

win 7 64 home premium
How safe is Win7 going forward?

Morning, I have 2 win7 computers and love them and want to keep them purring along. I dont do Microsoft updates...just dont trust them anymore. But I do a weekly Macrium image and always run sandboxed. Both computers get 8+ hours of daily use. I have upgraded to ssd drives on both and have 8g ram on both. I use an external 1 ter drive for storage and images. I also dual-boot to Linux Mint and have it set up pretty good although I dont use it much. Do you think win7 will just keep on keeping on like XP has? Or is it a must change to win10 to try to stay safe? I never seem to have any problems at all with virus' or the like and am able to figure out most problems. I also keep a recovery disc and a new install disc.

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24 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

I also don't trust WU anymore. M$ is pushing those updates that we don't know what they do.
As long you can run the programs you like on win 7, Win 7 can be good forever.
Win 7 support (updates) will be released till Jan. 14, 2020. But if you don't use the updates, nothing will change.
I still have a old laptop with Win XP and it still runs the same way.

Problem is that new generation CPUs, Chipsets etc will only be compatible with Win 10 and Linux.
As I don't intent to use Win 10, I can see a Penguin on my future computers desktop.
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25 Dec 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Because Intel and Microsoft are taking warm showers together I think new hardware will become a problem. To me that means the motherboard manufactures will be joining Intel and Microsoft in the shower.

I will keep my Windows 7 and just add another SSD with W-10 when the time comes. W-10 will get better in my opinion but I seriously doubt it will ever be as good as Windows 7. Then again I never thought any operating system would be better than XP and I was mistaken. WA LA Windows 7.

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25 Dec 2016   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

About as safe as the person behind the keyboard :)
You can always just go the security only updates route like a lot of us are now doing with your normal "make a system image well before thinking of installing them"
Just monitor the News section for the monthly postings :)
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26 Dec 2016   #5

Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Glad to see I'm not the only one who feels that way. Been trying to decide if implementing the new "convenience upgrade" is the thing to do. Very leery about that. I like your thoughts guys. Believe I may just go the Security Updates ONLY route.
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02 Jan 2017   #6

win 7 64 home premium

Thanks guys, for making me a little more at ease with win7. You know, I have put in a lot of time over the years on getting 7 just the way I want it. There comes a time with technology and one's age where one just does not want to go forward any more. The stuff that used to be easy to try and to adapt to is just not easy anymore. The old tried and true and very familiar is so easy to use and the programs I use work just so darned well that I dont have any need to try "upgrading" them. Before I do anything with something new I always do an image...almost always I go back to that image and are relieved to be back. So thanks again.
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02 Jan 2017   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Since you do not do updates, Windows 7 will be as safe, for you, as it is now.
I, personally, would install the security updates as long as they remain available.
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03 Jan 2017   #8

windows 7 Ultimate x64

I also use win 7 right now but i bumped on some compatibility issued when installing it. I think that is maybe the issue and will come with some security problems too. Microsoft's support is almost gone so it's gonna be more risky for sure.
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03 Jan 2017   #9

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Any incompatibility has for the most part been with MS and updating
This issue was created by MS :)
Review this for an older existing updating issue,
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

Clean install
windows update
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