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Windows 7: Question regarding windows key and upgrading

29 Dec 2019   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Why do you want to "upgrade" to Win 10?
In my opinion, Win 7 is still a better OS as it's more stable. And Win 7 will continue to work as it does today for many years.

Yes, you can combine 4 x 1TB HDD with already installed games into a 4TB HDD .
As you have links from the main drive to the drives, on the 4TB HDD you must create 4 partitions with same drive letters.


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29 Dec 2019   #12
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Why do you want to "upgrade" to Win 10?
In my opinion, Win 7 is still a better OS as it's more stable. And Win 7 will continue to work as it does today for many years.

Yes, you can combine 4 x 1TB HDD with already installed games into a 4TB HDD .
As you have links from the main drive to the drives, on the 4TB HDD you must create 4 partitions with same drive letters.
well security risk is one and 3rd party software like antivirus will also stops supporting w7 after support ends.
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29 Dec 2019   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
well security risk is one and 3rd party software like antivirus will also stops supporting w7 after support ends.
Do you think that only because there will be no more updates your computer is at risk?

In all years using MS OSs (DOS, Win 3.11, Win95, win98, WinXP, Win 7 and Win 10) I never got infected.
The main security is on the user behavior.
I don't open links sent by email or don't click around on unsafe sites.
And I use Firefox with Add-ons (HTTPS and script blocker (the forbidden to mention on this site)).

Win 7 will continue to work as it does today for many years. And AV and Firefox will continue to deliver new versions if there are users for them. And 27% of all Windows OS are still with Win 7
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29 Dec 2019   #14
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Do you think that only because there will be no more updates your computer is at risk?

In all years using MS OSs (DOS, Win 3.11, Win95, win98, WinXP, Win 7 and Win 10) I never got infected.
The main security is on the user behavior.
I don't open links sent by email or don't click around on unsafe sites.
And I use Firefox with Add-ons (HTTPS and script blocker (the forbidden to mention on this site)).

Win 7 will continue to work as it does today for many years. And AV and Firefox will continue to deliver new versions if there are users for them. And 27% of all Windows OS are still with Win 7
Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide

Im not very knowledgeable when it comes to os being outdated, this is my first pc i built from 2015. What about hackers exploiting outdated security system without me clicking or visiting malicious site or links?
Yea i have read a good chunk of pc users are still on w7. For 3rd party apps to stop support w7 will probably be at 2-3 years down the road. So i should be okay as long as i have my bitdefender total security?
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29 Dec 2019   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

More important than a AV is to have a good firewall to block external attack and I suppose bitdefender has one.
After 10 years, M$ has covered most of possibilities to an attack using a back door.
As I wrote the most important in security is the user behavior.
You can install a malware or virus using Win 10 or Win 7. Depends on you, not on the OS.

Remember that M$ is trying to kill Win 7 to make you move to Win 10 so they make money on the info you provide them with win 10 (Google Chrome and Android and Apple do the same)

Forgot to mention that Windows update probably has installed (as option or recommended) spy and data collector on your computer.
kb:3035583
kb:2952664
kb:3068708
kb:3022345
kb:3075249
kb:3080149
kb:971033
kb:2990214
kb:3021917
kb:3123862
KB:4493132
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29 Dec 2019   #16
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
More important than a AV is to have a good firewall to block external attack and I suppose bitdefender has one.
After 10 years, M$ has covered most of possibilities to an attack using a back door.
As I wrote the most important in security is the user behavior.
You can install a malware or virus using Win 10 or Win 7. Depends on you, not on the OS.

Remember that M$ is trying to kill Win 7 to make you move to Win 10 so they make money on the info you provide them with win 10 (Google Chrome and Android and Apple do the same)

Forgot to mention that Windows update probably has installed (as option or recommended) spy and data collector on your computer.
kb:3035583
kb:2952664
kb:3068708
kb:3022345
kb:3075249
kb:3080149
kb:971033
kb:2990214
kb:3021917
kb:3123862
KB:4493132

nowadays seems there no escape from companies stealing your information unless a law is placed. should i delete those updates? do they have other use other than stealing my computer data?
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30 Dec 2019   #17
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You can uninstall them with no harm.
Below is a KB_spy.cmd.txt file to uninstall them.
Download, rename it as KB_spy.cmd and run it.
KB_spy.cmd.txt
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30 Dec 2019   #18
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You can uninstall them with no harm.
Below is a KB_spy.cmd.txt file to uninstall them.
Download, rename it as KB_spy.cmd and run it.
KB_spy.cmd.txt
Are these the only updates i need to uninstall? no new ones in 2019? how come you didnt include KB:4493132
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30 Dec 2019   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
Are these the only updates i need to uninstall? no new ones in 2019? how come you didnt include KB:4493132
Sorry, wasn't on my batch file.
run wusa /uninstall /KB:4493132 /quiet /norestart

Have a look MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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31 Dec 2019   #20
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Sorry, wasn't on my batch file.
run wusa /uninstall /KB:4493132 /quiet /norestart

Have a look MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
Are these updates the only one needed to be deleted?
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