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Windows 7: I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

24 Oct 2019   #1
LovelyFlipper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

That's right, FOREVER.
I started out on Windows 95 and have had every Windows OS up to Windows 7.
Windows 7 turned out to be the Promised Land.

The land of Milk and Honey. It delivered on it's promises.
No more frustration or crashes. Everything worked.
And now, they want to take it all away. NO!

I have 3 machines with Windows 7.
Every one is flawless.

All my old games and programs run like a top.
Word is FREE! No yearly extortion payment.


January 2020 looms on the horizon.
What shall I do.


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24 Oct 2019   #2
oscer1

 

window 7 will still run but will not get support for it. my opinion win 10 is better after you get used to it. can make it act and look like win 7 with classic shell.
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24 Oct 2019   #3
LovelyFlipper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
my opinion win 10 is better after you get used to it. can make it act and look like win 7 with classic shell.

Why move to Windows 10 just to jerry rig it to run like Windows 7?

My biggest beef with Windows 10 is the subscription based component.
I don't want to keep paying for programs every year.
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24 Oct 2019   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

Impossibility. Eventually you'll need new hardware and with that you'll need the drivers for that OS. Unless you get hacked Win 7 drivers. I'm in the same boat. I plan on keeping 7 for a very long time. But when I do use 10 I plan on using Pfsense to block a good majority of Microsoft's ASNs and what emanates from MY computer and block that too if it's not suppose to be there. I'll also customize the Win 10 ISO and strip it from all the crap.
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24 Oct 2019   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyFlipper View Post
Why move to Windows 10 just to jerry rig it to run like Windows 7?

My biggest beef with Windows 10 is the subscription based component.
I don't want to keep paying for programs every year.

And the keylogger and the telemetry. Doesn't matter if it can be turnned "off." That's not the point. Point is why is it there in the first place? I call BS.
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24 Oct 2019   #6
oscer1

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyFlipper View Post
Why move to Windows 10 just to jerry rig it to run like Windows 7?

My biggest beef with Windows 10 is the subscription based component.
I don't want to keep paying for programs every year.
what I am saying is having the start menu be like win 7 and other stuff but you can have a read Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements


I do not know what programs your talking about as I do not pay for any. but I have office 2007 and works just fine.
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24 Oct 2019   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What and where is PFsense? Sounds interesting!
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25 Oct 2019   #8
clemenzina

W7 Pro 64-bit | W10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
What and where is PFsense? Sounds interesting!

I just googled it ~ pfSense(R) - World's Most Trusted Open Source Firewall




I've been hoping to find some free software that would take over "securing" Windows7, I have a friend who doesn't want to upgrade. I must admit I don't blame anyone who wants to avoid the troublesome and sometimes damaging monthly updates.
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25 Oct 2019   #9
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Did you notice that their cheapest router is $700?

I would check other sources, like software reviews, to see if it is indeed "The World's Most Trusted." And you'll need other security software and care in going to sleazy sites.

There is a thread that goes into all the options of staying or leaving, and in which many members have participated. It's a virtual library of options.
What should we do after January 2020
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26 Oct 2019   #10
AK6DN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

Impossibility. Eventually you'll need new hardware and with that you'll need the drivers for that OS. Unless you get hacked Win 7 drivers. I'm in the same boat. I plan on keeping 7 for a very long time. But when I do use 10 I plan on using Pfsense to block a good majority of Microsoft's ASNs and what emanates from MY computer and block that too if it's not suppose to be there. I'll also customize the Win 10 ISO and strip it from all the crap.

Not true. On a PC install linux and VirtualBox. Clone your current Win7 system into a virtual hard disk and move it to VirtualBox on that system.


Voila you now have an environment where you can run the same Win7 image on new hardware (that runs a base linux OS) basically forever. Your 'virtualized' Win7 hardware can live basically forever in a VirtualBox X86 environment.
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