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Windows 7: What should we do after January 2020

19 Apr 2019   #1
Windower7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
What should we do after January 2020

Microsoft send me the message below. What should we do when security updates end?
I very much prefer Windows 7 and would hate to part ways with this operating system.




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19 Apr 2019   #2
Miguel Castillo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yo can stick with your windows 7 safely at least for next 5 years, right now I don't thinking about update to windows 10 at least for the next 5 years.
It's more only I'll start thinking to change windows seven if I've compatiblity problem with the programs I use in my work.
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19 Apr 2019   #3
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I saw that flash up on my computer yesterday and will probably uninstall the update that triggers it (if some kind soul could remind me which one it is).

Having thought about this a great deal, I've decided to stick with Win7 and see what happens. I've an anti-virus installed, Malwarebytes for good measure and will use Chrome instead of IE11 and see what happens. I'm not going to jump ship to Win10 or anything else, until I see what, if anything happens, with Win7. It's my favourite OS and it doesn't make sense to get rid of something that has served me perfectly.
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19 Apr 2019   #4
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
I saw that flash up on my computer yesterday and will probably uninstall the update that triggers it (if some kind soul could remind me which one it is).
Did you miss this bottom left ?

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19 Apr 2019   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

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What should we do after January 2020
Install win10, install classic shell, install winaero tweaker, disable UAC, disable Cortana, never look back. I did it last week - disk footprint is down by 20GB, interface looks and operates the same as it has the last 20 years, drivers are finally current.
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19 Apr 2019   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

There's a thread here covering that subject, there might even be 2 threads.

Are you satisfied with Windows 7?
@johnhoh--that doesn't take into account the wonky W10 updates.

But I'm amused that you use the Win98 icons, because I've done my UI in XP style, which I had originally made in 98style. I work online, I find that using the UI I've always used makes my work faster and more efficient.


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20 Apr 2019   #7
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

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@johnhoh--that doesn't take into account the wonky W10 updates.

Just use Wumgr, 400kb freeware package, disables auto-updates and provides interface to check manually when you want or not at all, can also pick and choose which updates to install. Best part, unlike past windows versions that could take forever just to check for updates, this program takes 5 seconds to check.

GitHub - DavidXanatos/wumgr: Windows update managemetn tool for windows 10
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21 Apr 2019   #8
Carmano

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

Love the "We know change can be difficult" part of Microsoft's message. As if those of us still on Windows 7 are intimidated by Windows 10's new colour scheme and Settings tile.
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22 Apr 2019   #9
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing, not a damn thing. It isn't the end of the world just because you don't get "updates." I don't even hardly use updates now as it is and I run a netbook as a FTP server with XP. I have never gotten malware or any of that scare tactic crap.

And just how many damn updates does an OS need? Is it that broken?

Run Sandboxie for your browser, scan all downloads at Virus Total and don't browse shady websites and you'll be fine.
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22 Apr 2019   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windower7 View Post
Microsoft send me the message below. What should we do when security updates end?
I very much prefer Windows 7 and would hate to part ways with this operating system.
We can't tell you want to do after EOL but you can:
1) Switch to 10.
2) Switch to 8.1 if you have a copy.
3) Switch to Linux or a BCD derivative.
4) Stay on 7.

There are already multiple threads on this issue.
Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support
Windows 7 End Support - Making transition to Windows 10 and Office 365
I want to use win7 "forever" and never upgrade to win10
Why do you prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8.1 ?
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