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Windows 7: Using W7 'After' End of Support in January 2020

29 Aug 2017   #11
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

No one should ever just blindly accept updates from MS, unless they are also doing frequent Backups.
I don't mean to just backup data files, which is also important, but to back up the entire C: drive.
In the past, I've had my PC trashed by an MS Update that went wonky, so now I keep Auto updates shut off, and only get critical updates about once a month, after I've totally backed up my PC.

Almost all of the cries for help that we see on these PC Help forums, would be UN-necessary if only everyone would just back up their PC. Many of us have been crying this from the rooftops for years, but yet so few people take what we say to heart. Why do we even bother? Well.......I guess because we really do care about our brothers and sisters and their well being.

Personally, I maintain two complete CLONES of my main hard drive, plus I have compressed Backup Image Files of my C: drive, saved to two different external drives. Whether my main drive just gets messed up and won't boot, or whether it totally crashes, I'll never be Off Line for more than just a few minutes.

Prevention is so much simpler than repairs....I don't understand why so many people just won't do it.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage


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29 Aug 2017   #12
gary palmer

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks TechnoMage2016...I could not agree more. Most issues with PC I can fix myself as I have much experience with PC and W7. However my ultimate fail-safe when nothing else works is using Acronis software on regular basis to clone my C drive. Actually have 3 clones of C drive. One is a regular done monthly, another is one I do irregularly when I feel C drive is rock solid stable with no issues, and the 3rd one is a Master clone done about 2 months after I do a fresh install of W7 after all software and settings done and all is rock solid stable. It is always in the cleanest state. It also saves me all the work of re-installing and configuring everything how I like it and this is when I use it. This is a 3 tier approach so to speak.

This method has saved me several times and it works....yep everybody out there BACKUP BACKUP OR DO SOMETHING SIMILAR. It works. Gary
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09 Nov 2017   #13
EyeDaleHim

Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600 x64
 
 

Windows 7 End Of Support is at...
[12:00 PM] January 14, 2020.

Question: Is it safe to use Windows 7 while the support ends?
Answer: Yes.
Question: Will people miss Windows 7 while it ends?
Answer: People will miss Windows 7 when it ends, People become sad about Windows 7 Ended...
...Windows 7 becomes popular, Because it is better than Windows Vista.
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09 Nov 2017   #14
EyeDaleHim

Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600 x64
 
 
Windows 8 No updates until January 2018.

Just like in Windows 7. But Windows 7 Updates ended and Windows 7 Support will end until January 14, 2020.
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10 Nov 2017   #15
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EyeDaleHim View Post
Windows 7 End Of Support is at...
[12:00 PM] January 14, 2020.

Question: Is it safe to use Windows 7 while the support ends?
Answer: Yes.
It won't be safe if you are planning on getting on the internet. As you move beyond January 2020, it will become more and more dangerous, because you will not be getting security patches from Microsoft.
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11 Nov 2017   #16
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Take Basic Precautions

"XP Armageddon" hasn't occurred despite all of the waffle back in 2014 when MS dropped support.
I seriously doubt that we'll see a "W7 Armageddon" either.

In fact, I suspect that the majority of future botnets will run on IoT devices, as their built-in security systems are garbage (assuming they even have any at all).

Convert your W7 install to a VM and then run it on a Linux Distro like Linux Mint (IMO, this is the best way to run W10 too).
Turn off the Virtual Network and only browse the Internet using Linux.

Make sure that you keep updating your VM's AV program.
You'll probably need to (temporarily) connect your VM to the Internet to do this.

Most importantly create multiple regular Backup Images of your entire setup and Snapshots of your VM.
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13 Nov 2017   #17
EyeDaleHim

Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600 x64
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
It won't be safe if you are planning on getting on the internet. As you move beyond January 2020, it will become more and more dangerous, because you will not be getting security patches from Microsoft.
To look for more information.
Please go to this link:
You can safely use Windows 7 until 2020, but I won't be answering your questions | PCWorld
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