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Windows 7: No Windows Updates in Windows 7 and 8 if CPU not Supported

17 Mar 2017   #11

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
They offered everybody Windows 10 for free, they can't continue to support new tech on obsolete OS's forever.
Three more years is not forever :)

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17 Mar 2017   #12

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

This means that ~50% of desktop users can't upgrade to the latest hardware.
I'm surprised that AMD and Intel aren't "up in arms" about losing 1 billion+ customers for their latest CPUs.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
They offered everybody Windows 10 for free, they can't continue to support new tech on obsolete OS's forever.
Three more years is not forever :)
MS stated that they were supporting W7 until 2020.

W10 wasn't offered to everyone for free:
  • W7 & W8 Series users had to give up their licenses
  • XP users got nothing
No doubt there are special unintelligible legal clauses that mean MS doesn't have to stick to their public announcements.

In a sane world, this (when combined with the other annoyances) should cause a user backlash/boycott against W10 (just like the W8 Series) forcing MS to release W11.
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17 Mar 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tetraps View Post
Microsoft's desperation and greed are truly astounding.
There's no point in using new hardware if the OS is old. I'd use a slightly old hardware with that because that makes sense and saves money too.
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18 Mar 2017   #14

Windows 7/64 HPremium.

Oh, I understand that they cannot support an O/S forever, no matter how much we love it more than anything else MS ever produced. As long as MS understands that we are perfectly free to choose an alternative. The question arises: does MS understand that, or do they believe that we are all slaves to the Redmond machine?
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18 Mar 2017   #15

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*

* Prior versions of Windows, including Windows 7, have limited support when running on new processors and chipsets from manufacturers like Intel, AMD, NVidia, and Qualcomm. For more information, please see the Support Lifecycle FAQ.
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18 Mar 2017   #16
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1

If Microsoft continues on this road, there will be alternatives. Linux is continuing to evolve. And eventually there will be Linux alternatives for everything, so that it won't be necessary any longer to stay with Windows. for example, music creation, one of the difficult areas in Linux (most music software companies don't make drivers for Linux), already has several Linux alternatives, such as LMMS and Ardour. And a pro level one, Bitwig. And Reaper devs are developing a Linux Native version. That really excites me, as I use Reaper as my music creation software. In time this problem will be solved. But I suggest you start now familiarizing yourself with Linux, so that you will be able to switch permanently when Windows no longer works for you. I recently installed Ubuntu Mate, and with the Redmond desktop it looks and behaves much like W7. And it may be the best Ubuntu yet.
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18 Mar 2017   #17

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

No company, including Microsoft, is obligated to make an older version of their software compatible with every new piece of hardware that is manufactured and released after that software was released. The onus is on you to ensure that what ever software you own or buy is compatible with what ever hardware you own or buy. That's nothing new? If you buy a new PC or upgrade the parts make sure those parts are compatible with your software. Plain and simple.
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18 Mar 2017   #18


I take no umbrage with Microsoft announcing that they will not provide Windows Updates for products they choose not to support with their OS. However, I see no reason for the component manufacturers and OEMs to do likewise. If they choose to take on the responsibility for providing all the appropriate hardware drivers, then why not. Microsoft has no right to be the arbiter.

MS wants to coerce us into new product and OS acquisitions rather than convince us of their value. Maybe they should start behaving like a vendor with a quality product that deserves our attention, rather than threatening us with what best suits their business strategy.
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18 Mar 2017   #19

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Leave the Windows echo system then. Hit them where it hurts. For the record, I don't agree with what they are doing. And there are a few other things they are doing that I don't agree with. But on the other side of the coin, the I wants and the gimmes are getting old. If your running Windows 7 now, you can keep on running it on your current hardware, even after end of support. If that's not good enough move on to another OS. You don't have to use Windows 8 or 10 if you don't want to, you have a choice. If you can't leave Windows, for what ever reason your just going to have to deal with it. This is not the first time for that scenario. People bitched about XP, then Vista and Windows 7. You can't please all of the people all of the time. Plain and simple. There are some of us that have no problems using Windows 10. I can use any version of Windows I so chose, assuming my hardware supports it. I referring to very old versions of Windows as well as the latest. I could run Windows 95 if I wanted, probably not on this hardware though, its too new. I chose Windows 10. If Windows 7 is what you want go for it. Just be aware of the limitations and restrictions. It is what it is.
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18 Mar 2017   #20

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Realistically from what I can see, for a lot of people, the I'm going to switch to Linux is an idle threat. They don't actually follow threw with it. Lots of people run Linux. But how many of those also run Windows on another PC or dual boot with Windows. I bet its a lot. And that's no secret to Microsoft. If Linux was a real threat this thread likely wouldn't exist.
I run Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi's. It's been a slow go for somebody that has never used Linux before. Thus I'm in no hurry to switch my daily user to Linux. I'm likely not alone in that either. If Linux was as prevalent as people make it out to be, that wouldn't be the case. Good or bad that's the way it is. For the most part, people that have never used Linux aren't in a big hurry to switch to it. People bitched that Windows 7 had to many versions. Well look at all the different distro's of Linux out there? Some pay for, some free? And asking which is best is going to get you many different opinions.
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