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Windows 7: Windows 7 is EOL is near, what will you do?

20 Jan 2018   #11
72010

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I will do absolutely nothing. Keep running windows 7.


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20 Jan 2018   #12
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Good answer, and why would we who like Win-7 do anything else?

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20 Jan 2018   #13
Layback Bear

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

Use what ever Windows you care to use.
I use both Windows 10 and Windows 7.

I'm on Windows 7 at the present time on this computer and Windows 10 on the other computer, which is dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Windows 10 is a more secure operating system.

Jack
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20 Jan 2018   #14
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I just moved from XP and OLD machine to a $150 HP 8000 with 19 "monitor and Windows 7. Intend to use it as long as possible. Dislike Win 8 - hate 10. So I will be learning Linux over the next few years and say bye-bye to M$ - who I have used since DOS 1.1 and Windows 1.0. I do like Win 7 and will likely use it up to a year after support ends.

Good backups and security, security, security go a long way.
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20 Jan 2018   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Windows 10 is a more secure operating system.
MS said that about W8, W7, Vista, etc.
Empirical data doesn't support MS' Marketing Division claims.

From CVE Details list of "Top 50 Products By Total Number Of "Distinct" Vulnerabilities":
In 2015, W10 entered the list in 46th place:
https://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-pr....php?year=2015

In 2016, W10 rocketed to 14th place:
https://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-pr....php?year=2016

In 2017, W10 climbed to 6th place:
https://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-pr....php?year=2017
Note:
To pre-emptively discredit claims that they are just "MS Haters", they also reported that:
  • Mac OS X had more issues than any version of Windows
  • Linux Kernel had more issues than any version of Windows in 2016 & 2017

That info is also basically confirmed by other companies like Avetco (although they each use their own methodologies).
Quote:
Avecto notes that Windows 10, dubbed the most secure operating system ever by Microsoft, had the largest total number of reported vulnerabilities of all supported versions of Windows. Windows 10 was affected by 395 different vulnerabilities, compared to 265 for Windows 8.1 for instance.
(Emphasis added by me)
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/23/no...lnerabilities/
It remains to be seen whether shoehorning EMET into W10 will make it better:
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...ion-guide.html
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20 Jan 2018   #16
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I'll keep using 7 so long as my hardware keeps running. In my book, Reliability is more important than Speed.
When my hardware makes a new OS necessary, I'll just buy and use whichever version of Windows is current, doing my best to mitigate phoning home and security issues. If that's 10, so be it.
Linux for me is not a serious option. I've tried at least four different flavors of it over the years and they all drove me crazy. No thanks. I prefer to install an OS that actually works.
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20 Jan 2018   #17
MSClin

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Linux Mint 19.0 Xfce 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Windows 10 is a more secure operating system.
That is very incorrect.

For now Windows 10 is more vulnerable than Windows 7. W10 may be the most supported version of Windows, but it is the most vulnerable due to the fact that it is new (well, not really new, but the latest). New OS = new vulnerabilities.

And the privacy in Windows 10 is at bad level. You will need to go and do through couple of settings and software to stop most of the spying.
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22 Jan 2018   #18
mrjimphelps

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
The first time I gave a VM to one of my friends, he allocated all of his machine's RAM to the VM, which caused performance issues.
Ya think?
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22 Jan 2018   #19
Layback Bear

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

If one doesn't turn off many things in Windows 10 I do believe their are many doors left open.
So to the best of my ability I turned things off. Cortana and Edge to me are major problems. The cloud BS is also a danger. That is why I don't use such things. It takes a couple of week to figure out what one wants active and what one doesn't want active.
I don't have a problem with Windows 7. I'm on the "7" computer now as I type. Thinking back I also had to do trickery with Windows 7 when I first installed it years ago.
I'm just getting use to Windows 10. It is a learning experience like all new operating systems.
I don't hate either Windows 7 or Windows 10; I just learn to use both.
Thinking back, I didn't think I would ever move off of "XP" but here I am today.
We are lucky that we have choices at this time.

Jack
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24 Jan 2018   #20
matfx

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Im just keep running Windows 7 til its end of life support in 2020.
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