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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

30 Apr 2019   #141
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandraChung View Post
I pretty much spend most of my computer time on the Windows 7 drive, and only occasionally use the Win 10 because every time I think it's doing ok, it seems to screw something up.
I only run Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine, and it rarely gets booted up to be honest. I use it for around half an hour before it starts annoying the cr*p out of me!
I've got to know my way around it, but I'm still unimpressed!


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30 Apr 2019   #142
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I only run Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine, and it rarely gets booted up to be honest. I use it for around half an hour before it starts annoying the cr*p out of me!
I've got to know my way around it, but I'm still unimpressed!
Same for me and I run it every day at work. I use it more than my own computer.
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14 Jun 2019   #143
FourPuzzles1987

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

I plan to use it forever as well. As far as my lappy, I still have the XP recovery discs for it, made copies of those, I have an entire directory of drivers, all paperwork, etc.... This machine does all I need it to do. I even added the Bluetooth chip it was supposed to have I have it fined tuned, thanks to Brink (and others) exemplary care and tips over these years. But anyway I tried Windows 10 on this machine on an old drive being the MS fanboi I am I still tried to participate in learning the new OS. I installed it with the internet unplugged. Let's just say I am staying right here. With the spying and everything it is just a way the government weaponizes a corporation. When I tried to use certain .exe files Windows Defender ATE them. It was very slow. None of my emulators worked with it... I unplug my internet every few mins just in case something is going on there... I'm in it for the long haul I make constant backups so we good.
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16 Jun 2019   #144
OfficialAlexM

Windows 10 LTSC 2019, planning to go back to 7
 
 

I want to go back to Windows 7. But I'm afraid software/drivers might stop supporting it. I'm not worried about security since I have a MBAM premium license and know how to protect myself, and I don't go to shady sites.


Should I remain in W10 or switch back to 7? And if I should switch back to 7, what should I know?


Win 10 is giving me headaches with a 144hz/60hz dual monitor setup (because it forces vsync on everything and locks my main monitor to 60hz when anything that requires GPU acceleration goes on on my secondary monitor). I heard it's not an issue on 7.
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17 Jun 2019   #145
SandraChung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10pro
 
 

I'm running a dual boot machine. Win 7 64bit Ultimate, and Win 10 Pro. I have customized Win 10 desktop to get rid of that annoying tile set up. So, it's not the UI that makes me use my Win 7 boot drive more often.

When Win 10 runs right, it's ok. But when it screws up, it does so with devestating results, and if I didn't have data recovery software, I would have lost the data on two 3tb external HDDs. 10 kept offloading my 5 drive bay, without properly ejecting the bay, causing 2 partitions to be blown. I now keep my external drive bay 'off' unless I need something on it when using Win 10, or just boot into Win 7 (which doesn't have any issues with keeping the drives at the ready)

And then there was Win 10's inability to install updates. Then task manager stopped working. I got in touch the MS Assure, and whatever she did, she totally bollixed up the Win 10 installation. After messing everything up, her solution was to 'refresh' windows. Even THAT didn't work. Lucky for me, I had made a clone of the installation when everything was working, and just swapped the drives out.

As for Office 2010 on Windows 7, it's not as if my version will suddenly stop working. Just no more updates. That's fine with me, as I use it only for myself. I don't want to 'rent' Office 365, when I own a copy of Office 2010 and 2016 Pro.

I also have 'legacy' software that I can't install on Windows 10 because the company that made the software no longer uses the same authentication service. And then there's hardware that Win 10 just refuses to recognize that Windows 7 works with flawlessly.

I also still use Windows Media Center, as I use my computer to watch TV. Prefer that than using 3rd party software.
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03 Jul 2019   #146
enderpman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There could be a registry hack to continue receiving updates due to Windows POSReady 7's later EOS date, similar to the registry hack for Windows XP and Windows POSReady 2009.
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04 Jul 2019   #147
SandraChung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10pro
 
 

I ended up taking out the Windows 10 HDD and replacing it with the back up, because the tech support person bollixed everything up trying to 'fix' Task Manager not working. After that, all updates installed without a problem, but I still don't trust Windows 10 to NOT screw up my external data drives.

I know some say just run Win 10 as a VM, but when you're running 64bit software, that isn't an option.

I'm not really worried about MS ending support for Windows 7. As for security, there's reliable software that prevents all the big bad bogey men that MS tries to scare people into thinking will wreck their Win 7 installation/systems.

As for the possible registry hack, if it shows up, fine. But again, if not, not worried.
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04 Jul 2019   #148
enderpman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

POSReady 2009 updates ported to Windows XP SP3 ENU - Windows XP - MSFN it's a simple .reg file. As soon as we can figure out the POSReady 7 equivalent, Windows 7 support can be artificially extended to October 12, 2021, Windows POSReady 7's EOL. Sure, it's only 2 years, but that's still a substantial amount of time. Something to consider.
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20 Jul 2019   #149
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 support ending

I know that you know about this but I received an email today and thought I'd share.
I'll probably be using 7 for sometime to come but I am going to dual boot with ten after I buy needed SATA cables.


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20 Jul 2019   #150
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I bought a new computer and installed Linux Mint 19.1 on it. I really like it! I tried a bunch of distros on live USBs and virtual machines, and that was the one that seemed to work best for me.

I loved using Windows 7 on my main PCs all these years. There are a couple things Linux Mint lacks that Windows 7 has - like the taskbar jump lists. I used jump lists all the time, and really miss that feature in Linux. Other than that, it has been a very smooth and painless transition.

At this point I'm planning to keep Win 7 on my laptop to use offline, after I get everything transferred and set up.
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