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Windows 7: I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

04 Jan 2020   #171
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
...If you get loads of text messages that's because you're willy-nilly handing out your phone number and/or texting 11234 to donate now or what ever and now your own a s^$%$% list of epic proportions.

Learn to control who you text and hand out your phone number to. Go to your play store and look for good, reputable Apps for burner phone numbers that you can hand out instead.....
The only problem I get with unwanted text messages comes from text spammers using autodialers and the occasional wrong number. I used to have texting in or out on my phone blocked because I hate texting but my new Credit Union seems to think texting is a safe way to verify my identity for some services. I keep the phone off all the time any way and I still have voice mail disabled so the spammers can't junk it up and jack up my monthly bill. I almost never give out my cell phone number and I'm pretty stingy with who gets my home phone (which technically is also a cell phone; that stopped all but the illicit robocalls, especially the flood of political ones prior to an election).

I never answer my home phone any more unless the caller ID pops up with a name. My caller ID only gives a name when the number calling is in my phone's phone book so I just let the call go to the voice mail box in the phones' base station (I have cordless phones scattered around the house). If the call is important, the caller will leave a message (spammers almost never do). That has cut down on the number of spam calls since, when you answer a spam call, even if you hang up immediately, you wind up going onto a live number list which then gets sold and results in getting even more spam calls.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
...Use multiple emails for things. One email for banking, eBay, Amazon, PayPal, that sort of stuff. Another email for utter crap. If you get spam in the eBay email you know either a seller sold your email address out or they got their email contact list jacked by malware and now you're on a spam list.

To combat spam. Sign up at spam cop and report the headers here:
SpamCop.net - Sign up for SpamCop reporting

If you live in the U.S, also send the spam email forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission here: FTC Unveils New E-mail Address for Deceptive Spam: [email protected] | Federal Trade Commission


I use both spamcop and the Federal Trade Commission on the rare occasions I ever do get spam. It may take a solid week of constantly reporting, but they'll stop, believe me. This has been my case for a long time. And since I'm a computer nerd, I know how to find what host and domain register they are using so I rat them out there as well if it's really bad.
Multiple emails are a pain to keep up with. I have only two and I'm pretty stingy with who gets them. As a result I get very little email spam (the vast majority of email that occasionally winds up in myspam folder are false hits).


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04 Jan 2020   #172
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I'm sorry, man. If I don't sound coherent and you have no idea what I'm talking about then this project isn't for you. But if you do really want to learn, then you have the world's knowledge under your finger tips with Google. Just Google ASN, etc on what I wrote about and learn. It's not hard to understand at all.
You mean I should Duckduckgo it or Startpage it, and I already have the knowledge of the world under my fingertips. But as I said before, it's not worth the bother for me. I have no problem with Win7, and I can't work where the rules of using my OS and computers consantly change.

And I'm not a man.
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04 Jan 2020   #173
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
You mean I should Duckduckgo it or Startpage it...
Exactly. Google is one of the worst data selectors and abusers out there.

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...And I'm not a man.
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04 Jan 2020   #174
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freeagent View Post
For some reason, I no longer find that original post that you quoted - Anyone know where it is? Maybe I didn't search hard enough Sure hope it wasn't deleted!
No responses - I can only assume that this was caused by a Windows 7 problem........
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05 Jan 2020   #175
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
You mean I should Duckduckgo it or Startpage it, and I already have the knowledge of the world under my fingertips. But as I said before, it's not worth the bother for me. I have no problem with Win7, and I can't work where the rules of using my OS and computers consantly change.

And I'm not a man.
Oh, I'm sorry. I'm so used to males being the predominant user of forums since I started using forums back in 2006 I never knew you were a woman.

Yeah, Google can piss off. LOL I use Swisscows for my searches, but sometimes the results are different and depending on what I'm doing or having to use Google dork I use Google for that.
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05 Jan 2020   #176
LovelyFlipper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey All,

I really appreciate all of the input on this.
Lots of good advice on navigating into Windows 10.
Although I'm going to keep my three flawless Windows 7 machines, I am looking into getting a Windows 10 desktop.
For sure I'll get Pro and not Home. And I'll keep using Word and Office on my friendly 7’s

I'm still keeping my Windows 7 rigs forever.
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05 Jan 2020   #177
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyFlipper View Post
Hey All,

I really appreciate all of the input on this.
Lots of good advice on navigating into Windows 10.
Although I'm going to keep my three flawless Windows 7 machines, I am looking into getting a Windows 10 desktop.
For sure I'll get Pro and not Home. And I'll keep using Word and Office on my friendly 7’s

I'm still keeping my Windows 7 rigs forever.
Windows 7 Forever!

I think if I outlive my Windows 7 setup (a Dell Latitude E6540 times two) I will get a Mac Pro.
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05 Jan 2020   #178
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

Bit steep for me

Apple’s top spec Mac Pro will likely cost at least $35,000 - The Verge

Of course that's not the price for the highest spec
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05 Jan 2020   #179
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
If one plans on going the Linux route, check out Qubes. Make sure you get hardware that matches the most, I say the most compatibility possible. Read their FAQs and everything. Qubes OS: A reasonably secure operating system
I'm not sure I've ever heard of Qubes, but it looks intriguing.

I've managed to get the MacOS running in a VM in Windows but really am not too savvy about those. I guess the theory of running W7 in a VM is that if it gets corrupted iin some way, you just restart the VM?



Re: the new Mac Pro, it might be too steep for me too, but it is intriguing. Would probably be my "last computer" ever...
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05 Jan 2020   #180
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

I think it's just been released in the last few weeks, and I did read somewhere that the actual fully specced unit exceeds $60,000 US more of a stunt than a practical device I think.

There was a time here in the UK where a few top PC Company IT executives started running Mac Air laptops, converted to run Windows as native rather than virtual OS, they liked the hardware but could not stand the OS. It was interesting talking to an exec high in the Virgin Media Internet company, Mac OS managed to generate round 30% of issues for the Tech department with less than 10 % of users
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