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Windows 7: W7 to W10

12 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
W7 to W10

I first bought W7 three years ago, probably the last ones Dell had in stock with W7 loaded so, it's a relatively new computer. I fought against the constant badgering me to update to W10 popups until finally they stopped not long back.

I wonder if I didn't make a mistake in that W7 will no longer be getting updates from Microsoft in a couple 2-3 years. My Vista machine that I use primarily will bite the dust this year as for updates so, I don't feel comfortable doing any banking or Internet usage after I think it's September this year on Vista.

Wondering if you can still go the W10 route with the W7 computer I have upstairs?

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12 Mar 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Col,
Officially MS has pulled the free update to W10.
BUT i've heard of people STILL being able to take the option.
possibly available here?, using windowsUpdate

You've got nothing to lose and it will register your PC as W10 activated

Image your current
Download link for W10
Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Installation & Upgrade Tutorials

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12 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 7(64) Home Premium

I really hate doing that but with Microsoft pulling support soon, there seems to be little option.
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12 Mar 2017   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColColt View Post
I really hate doing that but with Microsoft pulling support soon, there seems to be little option.
If you don't like Windows 10, then don't downgrade to it, no matter what MS says about that. Microsoft support means NOTHING to the normal operation of your computer and Windows 7 (or even Vista) will work exactly the same much past that date.

Only change your operating system if you really want to, nobody can force you to do that.
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12 Mar 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Their is another option.

Keep Windows 7 just as it is and buy W-10 and install it on another computer or another drive.

Their is not a rule or law that states you can only use one operating system.

Personally I don't trust any on line banking.
Before on line banking seldom was a bank account accessed without proper permission.
With on line banking, accounts are hack thousands of times a day.

Can Bank Hackers Steal Your Money? |

That attack targeted account holders at JPMorgan Chase, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. User contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was stolen during the breach.

But Chase is not alone.

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13 Mar 2017   #6

Windows 7 HP 64

I agree 100% with Alejandro. End of support doesn't mean that Win 7 or Vista wont work the same way it used to.
You just have to have a good Firewall, anti virus and in some cases, a specific bank security protection or application.

If you want to be really safe on bank transactions, make and use a Linus boot able USB flash disk.
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13 Mar 2017   #7

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The more serious concern with any Operating System that is approaching End of Life Is that as the number of users fall below a certain level it is not viable for hardware developers to provide Driver and other support for new hardware that is released.

The number of users of Windows 7 has not approached this level, yet, but even so a lot of OEM system builders, (Dell, HP, Etc.), are only producing drivers for their systems for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. You can often get around the main components by use of drivers from the actual component builders, but for those in house components such as extra function keys for a keyboard, and where the component drivers need to be customised to suit a particular use, are not supported on older operating systems.

There is the classic case of Creative Labs Audio, the market leader at the time when Vista came out to replace XP. They decided that to improve sales they would not make Vista drivers for their existing range of Sound Cards, and make only Vista drivers for their new replacement range, with no support for XP. That actually ended up with a sales disaster for the company as people just went elsewhere but it did cause a lot of problems for not so savvy users

You have to be aware that the next PC you purchase or parts you use to upgrade your current system may not come with support for your preferred OS - this is not a Microsoft driven attempt to "force" users to upgrade but a simple matter of the economics of scale. you have to realise that the vast majority of users are not enthusiasts, like the members here, but simply accept the OS supplied when they replace their hardware every few years, so this natural wastage will ultimately reduce the numbers of windows 7 users
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13 Mar 2017   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Funny last I checked win-7 is supported for another 3 years security update rollups wise :)
That is a very long time so I wouldn't worry about it and websites 10 is no safer it just auto updates and that my friend is a double edged sword lol
It pretty much makes 10 unpredictable where as 7 is as rock solid as it gets in many ways,
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13 Mar 2017   #9

Windows 7(64) Home Premium

Three years is not long. When I was a kid Christmas was three years apart, now it's nine months. My concern was mostly about end of life and no further security updates for Visa or W7. Operation may be the same but security won't. I do a fair share of buying on ebay and other places and transferring funds to the account I use and checking my credit union accounts from time to time. I don't want to jeopardize that for sure.
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13 Mar 2017   #10

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Security wise win-10 is no more secure than 8 or 7 it's just a sells pitch.
MS only states 10 as more secure because windows defender is supposed to be a actual antivirus same as win-8.

In most if not all instances people use and rely on third party antivirus programs not windows for security.

But by all means read up if you need a little nudge get advice from win-10 users :)
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