Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support?

12 Feb 2019   #1
acres1300

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 
Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support?

Please i would like to know can i pay extended support beyond 2020 for home user?
Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support? - gHacks Tech News


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Feb 2019   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Most individuals will not have the opportunity to pay for extended support. Even if one could, I still wouldn't pay for it. MS is not going to get a single penny from me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2019   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi acres1300,

I agree with Lady Fitzgerald. To be honest, if you have a problem in the future you can always come back to SevenForums!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Feb 2019   #4
acres1300

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

Brink?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2019   #5
ugatme53

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Support? , have you ever sat and read their forums? The best is when they suggest something, reply is I tried that already, and they just keep repeating the same answer lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2019   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

NO. For one thing the prices I've read $50/$100/$200 is for those businesses with money to spend on a multi volume license and have a few computers that for some unforeseeable reason they can't put on 10. IF they made it available to the average consumer it would likely be far higher. Two, I'm not putting on updates now because of the new model and the issues going on with updates. Three, I don't want to give M$ any more money. I have alternatives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2019   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
NO...Two, I'm not putting on updates now because of the new model and the issues going on with updates. Three, I don't want to give M$ any more money. I have alternatives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
4 Weeks Ago   #8
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

If I owned a business or was a systems administrator - probably.

If the option were available to home/private users - probably not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
4 Weeks Ago   #9
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No way. Simply put, Microsoft support means absolutely NOTHING to the working of Windows, it'll continue to work in the very same way as it's now.

For updates, they're simply not necesary for normal usage, and more often than not they end up breaking something, or including something malicious. There must be a strong reason for me to download an update, specially since the "rollup" model they've adopted, when we cannot decide what to install.

As for the MS "support" itself, I still have to know anyone that ever sent a message and got a positive response in return. All their forums, bug trackers and the like are full of canned answers basically asking me to downgrade to Windows 10 or something along the lines.

Not to mention that the quality of their programs is constantly dropping. Skype is a disaster since the MS takeover, Office is slower than ever, Windows is a joke tablet OS with bundled spyware, and to add insult to the injury, their TOS is an open violation of many international privacy laws, not to mention to etics.

Why would I pay them for more of that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
4 Weeks Ago   #10
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I might be going against the grain a bit but I don't want to use 8.1 or Linux at this point, and don't care for 10.
At the current price a big fat no. 5$ maybe 10$ a year for the security updates, that I can choose, maybe.
If I was a greedy MS greenback turd realizing they have already committed to publishing them, I would then think about all the revenue they are ignoring. 5$ isn't much but x 30% of the market, what they wouldn't want that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 extended support ends on January 14, 2020
Microsoft is ending free extended support for Windows 7 in one year on January 14, 2020. Source: Windows lifecycle fact sheet
News
Question about windows 7 extended support and updates
So I have question that bothered me for few years so I thought I should finally ask it and hopefully will get answer for it. I know that win7 support was over and that it now on it last years of extended support, However since I only used windows 98, xp, and 7, in my life I never really...
Windows Updates & Activation
UK Government Pays For Extended XP Support
Not dead yet: Dutch, British governments pay to keep Windows XP alive | Ars Technica
News
XP Extended Support Anniversary
As I was just installing updates for my secondary platform (xp), I thought i would see how long before this will all stop and found something which I thought was quite co-incidental. Exactly 1 year ago today, as stated on Wikipedia on this page. Makes you realise how quickly things...
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16.
Twitter Facebook Google+