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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

19 Oct 2019   #251
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

For me, the cure is worse than the disease. For the most part, I stopped updating Win7 years ago. Maybe a couple of critical updates, and certainly some hardware updates (likely accessible direct from the mfr anyway), but nothing bad has happened.


I use Malwarebytes, Firefox (and Tor if a site might be sketchy). I've updated my box at least a half-dozen times with Win7, including a couple of motherboard swaps. Office 2010 has everything I need for my business and is nag-free.


I've heard the all EOL gnashing of teeth and ululations before. Until an absolutely must-have program appears that won't function with 7, I'm completely unconcerned. Maybe in 2023 but that's an eon in tech-time. Nadella could be gone and subscription models dead by then.


We have reached the Age of Good Enough. Cell phones, cameras, computers, operating systems ... the lion's share is "good enough". Companies that grew fat on the churn of short product cycles are desperately seeking means of maintaining that profit margin. Not. Going. To. Happen.


Giants will fall.



Repent and reboot.


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19 Oct 2019   #252
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
With MS updates, that's more of a blessing than a curse these days anyway!


The last one did break my machine, but I repaired the OS, so if I can afford to build a W10 Ent LTSC, then this one will be relegated to being a fancy TV. Only three months left to next year. No more updates, will I install.
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19 Oct 2019   #253
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
...Nadella could be gone and subscription models dead by then...
Frankly, I don't give the north end of a southbound furry little rodent if ol' Chromedome (aka, Nutella) is gone or not. His replacement may be better or may be worse (my money would be on the latter). After all the nonsense coming from MS, I no longer will ever trust it and Win 7 is the last MS product I will ever use (I've already abandoned MS Office).
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19 Oct 2019   #254
nord899

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Frankly, I don't give the north end of a southbound furry little rodent if ol' Chromedome (aka, Nutella) is gone or not. His replacement may be better or may be worse (my money would be on the latter). After all the nonsense coming from MS, I no longer will ever trust it and Win 7 is the last MS product I will ever use (I've already abandoned MS Office).
Lady Fitzgerald,

I write grants for teens/seniors (mainly) and work at a few different non-profits. I had use of a corporate install for MS Ofc 2010 and used it myself for years, but moved on to SoftMaker. As I am on the road a lot and plopping my seat into somebody else's computer (often), I have resorted to portableapps. A folder with everything I may need works for me on a USB stick, including SoftMaker 2018 as a portable app. I like that method so much, that I use it on my old Dell Latitude laptop at home too. No need for Office, besides which, all of the non-profits have heeded the siren song of Google Drive. Not my preference, but when in Rome. I gave up on evangelizing about SoftMaker or LibreOffice as that advice most often went into the circular file.
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19 Oct 2019   #255
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Frankly, I don't give the north end of a southbound furry little rodent if ol' Chromedome (aka, Nutella) is gone or not. His replacement may be better or may be worse (my money would be on the latter). After all the nonsense coming from MS, I no longer will ever trust it and Win 7 is the last MS product I will ever use (I've already abandoned MS Office).

The 'nonsense' is unlikely to change soon. Even though MS generates more revenue from the cloud than Windows and Office combined, when almost half your user-base is still using your 10-yr old product, the incentive to monetize them somehow, anyhow, is irresistible.
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19 Oct 2019   #256
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
...Even though MS generates more revenue from the cloud than Windows and Office combined...
It's not surprising that MS is gradually gravitating to cloud based computing. Before becoming CEO, Nutella was the head of cloud development.
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20 Oct 2019   #257
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
 
 

I needed a good laugh this morning, so I read back through a few of the recent posts on this thread.

After several years of running Win-7, it was getting loaded down with crap and performance was suffering. It was taking a minute or more to just go on-line.

No amount of cleaning both the HD and registry would restore performance, so I elected to just replace it.

I'm now running on a brand new install of Win-7/Pro/SP1/x86, and Office is nowhere to be found. I gave up on MS Office after Office 2003. It wasn't even the cost, it was the BLOAT! Office added over 30 megabytes of bloat to the registry.
"Open Office" is FREE, and does not bloat my PC, and it does everything I need from an Office replacement.

So, "Frankly, I don't give the north end of a southbound furry little rodent if....." MS provides support for Office or not. And, I've always run Win-7 with Auto Updates shut OFF, so again, read the blue line above.
(thank you Lady Fitzgerald)

Now that I've had my Laugh for the day, here's wishing y'all a great day.

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2 Weeks Ago   #258
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Today I tried to connect my Yahoo account to Outlook 2010 and no matter what I tried it wouldn't connect. Then searching through the help articles while trying to reach the option to contact support I came across an article that said that they are blocking old clients. I tried Outlook 2016 which I have installed on my 8.1 virtual machine and got it to work with no problems. Fix POP or IMAP client sending and receiving issues | New Mail for Desktop Help
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2 Weeks Ago   #259
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Verizon owns Yahoo now, and AOL. I expect they'll both be disappearing soon.
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2 Weeks Ago   #260
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Verizon owns Yahoo now, and AOL. I expect they'll both be disappearing soon.


I hope not, I have a very important 'fun' email associated with yahoo.ca if I had to go to gmail or another
not certain I could get an identical user name.
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