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Windows 7: I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

03 Jan 2020   #141
jason2704

windows 7 ultimate/OSX Mojav/
 
 

I Dislike Windows 10, I tried an insider on that but they do not listen. Candy crush Saga E.G, Spyware extreme and updates adjusting my other Devices. Windows 7 is the Best pretty looking light and works UEFI no Worries


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03 Jan 2020   #142
poorguy

Linux
 
 

Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy


Please by all means explain exactly what is it I'm not getting.






Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It's been explained already. Go back and read the past couple of pages or so of posts.



Yeah that's what I thought your response would be and I figured as much.
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03 Jan 2020   #143
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
Yeah that's what I thought your response would be and I figured as much.
Well at least you got one
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03 Jan 2020   #144
poorguy

Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freeagent View Post
Well at least you got one

And none of you got any.

None of you realized my posts on this thread topic was only to get a reaction nothing more.


Probably will get me banned OH well.
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03 Jan 2020   #145
Rokkor

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Back on topic: Keeping Windows 7 for the long run.

I'm faced with maintaining W7 for my dad's old computer. He only looks at the internet and then not often. Changing the OS for him is probably not an option, neither is running W7 in a virtual box or in a sandbox. So I will harden W7 as much as I can. I'm sure he can keep using it for years to come, I mean people are still using XP today.

So...outside of needing to replace hardware in the future that might not be compatible with W7...just how long can W7 keep going?
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03 Jan 2020   #146
jason2704

windows 7 ultimate/OSX Mojav/
 
 
The reason for better protection

The reason for getting protection is if you like windows 7. The firewall will not be updated or security. Go to Win 10 you still giving data away. Especially buying on line. Microsoft seems to be enabling everything after each update on windows 10, one device updates the other seems to theme change hahaha. Mind you I saw a video on Youtube one posting a test on antivirus the free ones and Win 98 beat xp
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03 Jan 2020   #147
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rokkor View Post
Back on topic: Keeping Windows 7 for the long run.

I'm faced with maintaining W7 for my dad's old computer. He only looks at the internet and then not often. Changing the OS for him is probably not an option, neither is running W7 in a virtual box or in a sandbox. So I will harden W7 as much as I can. I'm sure he can keep using it for years to come, I mean people are still using XP today.

So...outside of needing to replace hardware in the future that might not be compatible with W7...just how long can W7 keep going?
I have same situation. I look after my neighbors Dell. It has Windows 7 home. He is 93 and used to the computer the way it is. I did install Malwarebytes premium back when we could get a lifetime Premium licence. Other than that, I do complete backups from time to time so hopefully we could get him back running if he gets infected. Not sure how long this will last. 5-7 years should be enough! He is a hardy old guy.
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03 Jan 2020   #148
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msalton1 View Post
Agreed. I think you'll find that most who object to Win 10 data collection don't do Social Media.
There are things we can do to keep some of our privacy. Google isn't inevitable.
I use no Google products and no social media.
I have Malwarebytes Browser Guard eliminating trackers and
Ublock Origin blocking ads. Haven't seen an ad in many years.
Don't have a smart-phone.
I don't give out my address and phone # to stores to get those little plastic "loyalty" cards.

You do what what you can.

People who go on social media and then complain about their privacy... Grrrr

ETA-I just looked back and Lady Fitzgerald posted almost the same thing.
Actually this thread is similar to "https://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/419270-what-should-we-do-after-january-2020-a-25.html"
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03 Jan 2020   #149
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Thursday night I had the monthly meeting of my PC Users Group. Our current president is in IT. He doesn't see anything wrong with 10. I mentioned that I'm staying with Win7, and was sorry after. It's like publicly admitting that you never wash your socks. Now I'm on his s--- list, and most of the club thinks I'm nutso, with the exception of advanced users who really know what's going on.

OTOH, we've always had a monthly workshop in the current OS, under previous presidents, and I've been a member for 23 years. 10 "has issues" so I suggested there should be a workshop in Win10, he said there's no room on our schedule.
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04 Jan 2020   #150
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
... Don't have a smart-phone.

I don't give out my address and phone # to stores to get those little plastic "loyalty" cards. ...
I also don't have a "smart phone". My cell phone is a dumb as rocks phone that stays turned off except when I'm going to use it, which is rarely. I also have voice mail disabled so phone spammers/scammers won't run up the bill on my pay as you go plan. I also had texting disabled but has to turn it back on for my new idiot credit union.

I get the loyalty cards so I can get the discounts and coupons but I use a phony phone number (the same one all the time) so I won't get phone spammed as much. I'm very stingy with my phone numbers.

My mailing/shipping address is a UPS mail box. I almost never give out my home address.
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