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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

26 Mar 2019   #91
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

you could always try ReactOS, its a Windows styled and bin compatible OS...
Front Page | ReactOS Project
though its still in early alpha state...


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26 Mar 2019   #92
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
you could always try ReactOS, its a Windows styled and bin compatible OS...
Front Page | ReactOS Project
though its still in early alpha state...
It's been in early alpha state for so long, I have no hope for it.
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26 Mar 2019   #93
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I am currently running Ubuntu Mate, my new favorite Linux (I have others I like as well). The Mate theme is very customizable, but if you're absolutely addicted to Windows, they have a "get more themes online" link. One of the themes there is a Windows 7 look alike, aero and all. I haven't tried it, because I might forget what system I'm on, and do stupid things like download a Windows app while on Linux (don't laugh, I've already dome it. Needless to say, the app won't open). But most people quckly forget Windows once they find a Linux they like. After awhile, it's Windows that seems foreign and clumsy. Well, it is clumsy compared to Linux...
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26 Mar 2019   #94
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It's been in early alpha state for so long, I have no hope for it.
Yes, ten years or so in alpha doesan't give me a lot of confidence...Also,. it's from Russia I believe. Which also doesn't give me a lot of confidence. The only time I downloaded it, just out of curiosity, it wouldn't work. That was it for me.
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28 Mar 2019   #95
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I've been watching a few Youtube videos about Linux Mint which seems an attractive way to go rather than move to W10.

The video I was watching said Linux does not need anti-virus. Is this true?

The one thing that concerns me is that I use MS Office 2007 and have many documents and spreadsheets. I have the original CD with the key number but I cannot use it again as I seem to recall it allows two installs only and I have an offline laptop with the second install.

If I upgraded my 'online' laptop to use Linux, would I be able to copy the programme files of MSOffice and install under the Linux OS?
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28 Mar 2019   #96
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
I've been watching a few Youtube videos about Linux Mint which seems an attractive way to go rather than move to W10.

The video I was watching said Linux does not need anti-virus. Is this true?

The one thing that concerns me is that I use MS Office 2007 and have many documents and spreadsheets. I have the original CD with the key number but I cannot use it again as I seem to recall it allows two installs only and I have an offline laptop with the second install.

If I upgraded my 'online' laptop to use Linux, would I be able to copy the programme files of MSOffice and install under the Linux OS?
The video I was watching said Linux does not need anti-virus. Is this true?

-It's not an iron-clad guarantee... but Linux is pretty resistant to viruses. It's much more secure because of extensive file permissions used. Also virus writers tend to ignore Linux because of comparatively less users compared to Windows. They would rather try to get the bigger bang for their buck. The best configuration IMO is running a Linux virtual box/machine in Windows 7.. as discussed in this thread. Use Linux to surf the 'net and for accounts that need a sign-on.

The one thing that concerns me is that I use MS Office 2007 and have many documents and spreadsheets. I have the original CD with the key number but I cannot use it again as I seem to recall it allows two installs only and I have an offline laptop with the second install.

-Here in the US, my license allows me to install MSOffice on three different computers at the same time. I've had no problems deleting and reinstalling onto newer computers when called for. Your mileage may vary.

If I upgraded my 'online' laptop to use Linux, would I be able to copy the programme files of MSOffice and install under the Linux OS?

-Someone will tell you about Wine. Wine is a software dock/envelope/platform that RUNS IN LINUX which allows Windows programs to run. I haven't used it in years, so not sure how good it is these days. If you do try it, see how well it allows you access to your documents and spreadsheets.

Good Luck.
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28 Mar 2019   #97
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dperecky View Post
-Here in the US, my license allows me to install MSOffice on three different computers at the same time. I've had no problems deleting and reinstalling onto newer computers when called for. Your mileage may vary.
Thanks for the info. You maybe right about the three installs. I need to dig out the DVD and check.

LB
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28 Mar 2019   #98
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Microsoft licensing for Office 2007 should be for x number of concurrent installs, if you had a copy installed on a device that is no longer in use {totally or just office use, you should be able to use the same key as previously and if you have any issue with the licence being accepted by Microsoft, if you use the "speak to a person" option on the licencing system, explain to the technician that you have scrapped the original device and are only using the software on the allowed number of devices - they should accept this and allow continued use - Things like office are not tied down to a single device like some OS versions are, but just to a st number of devices at one time
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29 Mar 2019   #99
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

You can open your microsoft documents, including spreadsheets, in Libre Office, and vice versa. So you just import them all into Libre and go from there. You don't even have to use Office again.
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29 Mar 2019   #100
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
You can open your microsoft documents, including spreadsheets, in Libre Office, and vice versa. So you just import them all into Libre and go from there. You don't even have to use Office again.
True that. I ditched Office 2010 for LibreOffice a long time ago.
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