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Windows 7: What should we do after January 2020

05 Oct 2019   #171
RoWin7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Depends how long they're planning to support it for. I'm guessing it will be until at least 2023, because MS is offering businesses the ESU option.

Older versions of AVs will continue to run anyway, and they'll still get definition updates. If you're using multiple layers of protection on your PC then I wouldn't worry about it too much.

The only one I worry about these days is ransomware. But, I do have good ransomware protection and lots of group policies set to stop Malware from running in the first place. Best practice is to have multiple backups and images anyway.
Right. If you have good backups, ransomware is toothless. Aside from images, I have another entire computer that duplicates the OS, programs and data of this one. It's my hardware and software backup.


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14 Oct 2019   #172
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

just recently saw this on Softpedia news

Windows 7 Under Attack as Retirement Date Just Around the Corner
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14 Oct 2019   #173
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

0patch.com

Take a look at this and tell me what you think?
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14 Oct 2019   #174
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dg1261 View Post
There's still plenty of life left in Win 7 yet, so Jan 2020 is not EOL. Instead, I've been calling it EOS: "End of Support". EOL is when something no longer does what you need it to. Win 7 is nowhere near reaching that point.

That is in fact the official term Microsoft use....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...anuary-14-2020

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Should we be concerned when the anti-viruses stop supporting 7? That's when I finally dumped xp, reluctantly.
I dumped XP when the laptop I was using it on fell apart. Up to then it had been doing a fine job in running a bank account spreadheet and all my other other finances. Never connected it to the web, so safe from hacking or ransomware.

It's place was taken by a Win7 laptop. That's going to stay on 7 (and away from the web) for as long as it keeps working


(my other car is a Porsche machines are W10)
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07 Nov 2019   #175
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
0patch.com

Take a look at this and tell me what you think?
Been reading for only a few minutes but it seems this is legit. A service from a company named ACROS Security in Slovenia that has been around for a long time.

My first reaction was "micropatches that fix security issues on-the-fly? NO WAY, feels like an opportunity for exploitation". But they seem (perhaps) trustworthy and their service will be free for home users. Haven't decided if PRO patches are worth an annual fee (cheaper than MS).

I am going to seriously consider trying it.
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07 Nov 2019   #176
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How about drivers, when you install PCIE cards, windows 7 retrieves the right drivers. Is that going away?
Because that would be worse than not getting new security updates.

Is MS saying you wont get ANY updates even old ones? Say you just installed raw windows 7 ultimate, will MS provide all updates up to a final end game point as mentioned that 2020 date, or will it not offer anything at all?
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07 Nov 2019   #177
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
How about drivers, when you install PCIE cards, windows 7 retrieves the right drivers. Is that going away?
Because that would be worse than not getting new security updates.

Is MS saying you wont get ANY updates even old ones? Say you just installed raw windows 7 ultimate, will MS provide all updates up to a final end game point as mentioned that 2020 date, or will it not offer anything at all?

You should be able to get all current and old updates,

they just are not releasing any new updates for Windows 7...
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07 Nov 2019   #178
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
Is MS saying you wont get ANY updates even old ones? Say you just installed raw windows 7 ultimate, will MS provide all updates up to a final end game point as mentioned that 2020 date, or will it not offer anything at all?
MS updates for Vista are still available.

What should we do after January 2020-wpl1.jpg

What should we do after January 2020-wpl2.jpg


Pretty obvious win7 updates will be available for quite some time.


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07 Nov 2019   #179
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

SIW2, what is the name of the program u are using to view Windows update catalog?
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07 Nov 2019   #180
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are interested in creating updated win7 installation media, I have made a thing that can do it for you

Update your Win 7 installation media.
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