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Windows 7: Goodbye Windows 7

14 Jun 2019   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Goodbye Windows 7

This morning, after powering, I was greeted with a large "Windows Support to End January 13(?), 2020" message in the center of my screen. Anyone else seen this lately? Anyways ...

Many may have to continue with their W7 machine long after support ends in 2020. I request a compilation of cautions, advice, suggestions, opinions etc. on things to be aware of, avoid, alter one's op-tempo/modus operandi, etc.. For example, should we turn off internet (a security precaution, obviously)? I do all my financials online and can switch to my android/apple device if need be.

-thx

(p.s. - I am still having a lot of fun with this machine, tweaking/customizing here and there, still learning new stuff-thank you very much Shawn and forum members... I really don't want to 'let it go ...'. Maybe we can gather signatures and petition MS, the way they did to Paramount to get another season of "Star Trek").


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14 Jun 2019   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
This morning, after powering, I was greeted with a large "Windows Support to End January 13(?), 2020" message in the center of my screen. Anyone else seen this lately? Anyways ...

Many may have to continue with their W7 machine long after support ends in 2020. I request a compilation of cautions, advice, suggestions, opinions etc. on things to be aware of, avoid, alter one's op-tempo/modus operandi, etc.. For example, should we turn off internet (a security precaution, obviously)? I do all my financials online and can switch to my android/apple device if need be.
main discussion is here
What should we do after January 2020
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14 Jun 2019   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If you don't want to see the "Windows Support to End January, 2020" message anymore then uninstall the update "KB4493132".
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14 Jun 2019   #4
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
main discussion is here
What should we do after January 2020
thx - finished reading it and found no one expressing any items of 'threatening' concern. Guess I'll be just fine.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
If you don't want to see the "Windows Support to End January, 2020" message anymore then uninstall the update "KB4493132".
I apply (manually) all updates religiously. Could be why my s/w-h/w has been running tip-top since I bought it new in 2009. However, according to the above linked topic, someone reported seeing it back in April. I saw it for the 1st time today (I shut down and power up daily). In any case, if it returns I will consider your recommendation, thank you.
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15 Jun 2019   #5
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I always read the info for each update and I read that on the nag warning and opted not to install it...
My suggestion is to always wait a few days before installing updates and READ just what you are updating before installing them..
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15 Jun 2019   #6
Paul Black

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

Hi MourningStar,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
If you don't want to see the "Windows Support to End January, 2020" message anymore then uninstall the update "KB4493132".
If you want to uninstall the update KB4493132, you can do this using wusa [Windows Update Standalone Installer], please follow my instructions below!

wusa - Overview

wusa must be run from an elevated command prompt:
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
Switches used:

[1] None. If no switches are used, then this will require user interaction and will re-start the computer automatically if it is required.
[2] /quiet mode. When the wusa tool runs in this mode, it runs without any user interaction. The computer will however, re-start if it is required. Additionally, the Microsoft Software License Terms will not appear.
[3] /quiet /no re-start mode. When the wusa tool runs in this mode, it runs without any user interaction and prevents the computer from re-starting if it is required. Additionally, the Microsoft Software License Terms will not appear.

NOTE: The /norestart switch is ignored if the /quiet switch is not present. If you run these two switches together, you must manually re-start the OS after the installation is complete if that particular update requires it.

NOTE: If you use Copy and Paste for any of the commands below, you will need to use the mouse right-click and paste option because CTRL+V doesn’t work in the elevated command prompt window.

wusa - Uninstall Update

Type one of the following commands [see Switches used above] at the elevated command prompt to uninstall the update KB4493132:

[1] wusa /uninstall /KB:4493132 [yes, there is a colon and 3 spaces there]. Press Enter.
[2] wusa /uninstall /KB:4493132 /quiet [yes, there is a colon and 2 spaces there]. Press Enter.
[3] wusa /uninstall /KB:4493132 /quiet /norestart [yes, there is a colon and 4 spaces there]. Press Enter.

wusa - Log File

NOTE: The wusa log can be found in the Event Viewer:

[1] Click Start.
[2] In the search box type eventvwr.msc and press Enter.
[3] On the left-hand side under Event Viewer (Local) expand Windows Logs and click Setup.
[4] On the right-hand side under the Actions pane click Filter current log.
[5] In the Event sources: dropdown box list select WUSA and press Enter, then click OK.

You should now only see the WUSA log files and the information pertaining to each of them.

Additionally, you could use this tutorial to uninstall a WU through Installed Updates => How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 7.

I hope this helps!
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15 Jun 2019   #7
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi MourningStar,

If you want to uninstall the update KB4493132, you can do this using wusa [Windows Update Standalone Installer], please follow my instructions below!...
whoah ... that's alot of stuff. However, the message did not return upon power up this morning (honestly, I don't know why it would). thank you.
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15 Jun 2019   #8
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
whoah ... that's alot of stuff. However, the message did not return upon power up this morning (honestly, I don't know why it would). thank you.
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15 Jun 2019   #9
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It'll be back..I think it's meant to display at random times..
You can easily un-install it by going to Control Panel/Un-Install programs and select the update and RIGHT CLICK on it and you should have an Un-Install option.
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17 Jun 2019   #10
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Don't worry about that update, it's harmless. You can uninstall it without issue, but even if you leave it installed, just tick the "Do not remind me again" box and it won't nag you again.

It's installed on mine and hasn't reappeared. It's a tiny file of about 220kb called "spnotify" and won't cause the system any issue if you leave it installed.
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