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  2. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #351

    Brink said:
    Windows 7 Extended Security Update support ends today January 10, 2023.
    aw those dirty dawgs.

    Time is a tyrant, isn't it.
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  3. Posts : 188
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #352

    Just now I read from MDL:

    "Windows Embedded Standard 7's would still receive updates until October 2023, and POSReady 7 still receive updates until October 2024"

    Perhaps true, or true enough for Simplix to use ? Would be nice if it has legs.
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  4. Posts : 668
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #353

    ian50 said:
    Just now I read from MDL:
    "Windows Embedded Standard 7's would still receive updates until October 2023, and POSReady 7 still receive updates until October 2024"
    The Microsoft Update Catalog site shows Windows Embedded Standard 7 security updates listed up to January 2023.
    However, the MUC site shows Windows Embedded POSReady 7 security updates listed only up to January 2018.
    If WEP7 will receive security updates until October 2024, I wonder why the MUC site stopped listing them 5 years ago.
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  5. Posts : 188
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #354

    I wonder why the MUC site stopped listing them 5 years ago. [comment above]

    It just means our information is inaccurate. No surprise at all ...

    The biggest issue for us, or at the least me, to grapple with is the removal of Win 7 support in the chrome browsers (can Firefox be far behind ?) combined with the creeping refusal of critical websites such as banks to allow transactions over Win 7.

    At this point, I've installed a dual boot with Win 7/Ubu. So far, those chrome browsers that have Ubu installations available, and Firefox as well, haven't been affected, but I suspect the problem with Linux browsers is that their use is not widespread so browser programmers have little incentive to keep providing updates for such a small audience ... I hope that's wrong, by the way. But who to trust ?
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #355

    Does anyone happen to know for sure if Microsoft Security Essentials definitions are affected too or whether MSE has actually been sunset now?

    I've of course tried updating the definitions after January 13th, and it at least didn't give out any errors or anything/claimed to have successfully gotten updated definitions after ostensibly having downloaded them.

    Avast is the only free antivirus afaik which is optimized for running flawlessly alongside MSE's real time protection (and which doesn't require any sort of registration), it also displays a proclivity for starting up and running with multiple processes and is kind of a resource hog, but that's a price i'd be willing to pay to securely keep using W7 - Though i do hope MSE will keep receiving definitions in either case.

    In case MSE really isn't being updated anymore i will just add Avast to the then-legacy layer of MSE protection going forward.
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  7. Posts : 15,685
    7 X64
       #356

    Windows 7 End of Support-mse-win7.jpg

    Windows 7 End of Support-mse-win7-2.jpg

    I expect there will be another update in a few hours
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #357

    SIW2 said:
    I expect there will be another update in a few hours
    Yeah everything looks okay here too in that regard - But the thing is MS doesn't do any big official statements on MSE's future anymore apparently. MSE being sunset in favour of Defender (the eponymous windows 10 one) was something i was concerned about, but as long as there's no error messages when trying to download new definitions for MSE such as "server can't be reached/no internet connection" or the like i will just assume that it's still doing its thing there.

    Luckily there are very good fallback options should the plug be getting pulled on MSE any time soon.

    By the way, here's a very good reddit post i came across yesterday on how to keep assorted programs running on Windows 7 when they're being crippled on purpose down the line by their devs not to run on Windows 7 machines anymore (happened with Brave and Chrome already of course, there's probably more examples).
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  9. Posts : 11
    windows 7
       #358

    I am very suprized some other company does not start providing support for windows 7. microsoft and intel's only goal is to keep you upgrading constantly. I have a 2012 computer with an i7qm processor, a 2tb samsung ssd and 16gb of ram. I do not game. this computer is blazing fast. I mean it has instant response top anything i want to do. It has not broken down or had any issues in booting in like maybe 4 years. Why the hell would i want to upgrade if there was a choice? My attempts to upgrade several times a few years ago to windows 8 and windows 10 went badly. Every single time within a month or two the computer would not be able to boot. The repair options were completly worthless, it seemed like they were not even making an effort. Also as a computer guy, i talked with many people who had no idea how to run their programs anymore on 8 or 10. some of them were actually going into the program folders to start their programs. stupid design.
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