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Windows 7: Windows 7 extended support ends on January 14, 2020

4 Weeks Ago   #21
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

ooh joy something else I probably cannot afford... >_< >_>


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4 Weeks Ago   #22
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You mentioned earlier that there are still updates for Vista until 2020. The only updates I'm aware of are a few for 2008 R2 that can be applied to Vista.

From Lehnerus2000- "Remember to install Macrium Reflect (or other Imaging software) and make regular Backup Images, just in case some devastating malware does get released."

Also remember to create a boot disc from Macrium Reflect.

I'm running Vista on this system and have had no problems since it was dumped by Microsoft. I also use Norton Security and it has stopped anything that has tried to insert itself for the purposes of causing problems. The last thing I read said that less than 1% of computer users are using Vista. Not sure why anybody would want to go to the trouble of writing malware/viruses, etc. for it. The biggest problem is getting a workable browser (there's a big thread on that in the Vista forum) and, so far, both Firefox and Opera seem to do everything I want. IE 9 is not usable at some websites.

I plan to go the same route with the two Win 7 systems I have. Those have all the updates and I'll continue to update them.

Honestly, I don't think it would bother me that much to go to Win 10 but I would customize the hell out of it. I'll probably do that when this desktop finally dies (It turned eleven years old last week) and I need to buy a new system.
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4 Weeks Ago   #23
Aardvarkly

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I had a look at the link lehnerus2000 posted above. It makes interesting reading. It shows W10 consistently worse than W7 for vulnerabilities. There should be a law preventing the sale of products that are clearly so unfit for purpose.
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4 Weeks Ago   #24
NICK ADSL UK

 
 

The only problem I've found from XP to Windows 10 on my 5 boot OS system is that the web stops to work in the way it once did with XP and Vista and in general, your computer becomes sluggish as the years go by despite having a fast spec.
there's no doubt about it for me in that windows 8 and 10 are the worst in the way they should work and leave a lot to be desired
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3 Weeks Ago   #25
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
You mentioned earlier that there are still updates for Vista until 2020. The only updates I'm aware of are a few for 2008 R2 that can be applied to Vista.
Yes, they're just the server updates for 2008 R2 so not "official" Vista updates, but still applicable.
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3 Weeks Ago   #26
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Yes, they're just the server updates for 2008 R2 so not "official" Vista updates, but still applicable.
That would be 2008. 2008 R2 is the server version of 7. However jan 14, 2020 isn't just the support end date of 7 but also 2008/2008 r2.
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3 Weeks Ago   #27
Brds7t7

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

My mistake, was just replying to Wither who mentioned R2 in his post. Anyway, whichever version it is, they're easily available online. Googling "Post EOL updates for Vista" and they're all available in one mega link, so very easy to find.
Haven't used Vista myself since 7 came out, although never had any issues with it when I did use it.

Although I'm aware 7 and its Server equivalent both have the same dates for EOL, if businesses are getting paid updates I wouldn't be surprised if some repository crops up somewhere to download them. Again, I have no idea how those updates are being delivered so I can't comment on it until it happens in 2020.

If I'm not able to get the updates post 2020, I'm still not concerned about it, but if they're available I'll happily install them.
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3 Weeks Ago   #28
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I'm glad we had this discussion. I was going to ask about where to get the updates. Thanks for that link. Man, do I have the updating to do.

Thanks townsbg for the correction. Somewhere I had gotten the impression that the later updates to Vista were the same as R2.
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1 Week Ago   #29
Brds7t7

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

For anyone who wants to know the price for extended enterprise support, here's some info from ONMSFT:

Year 1 (January 2020 through January 2021): Windows 7 Pro is $50 per device, Windows Enterprise (add-on) is $25 per device.

Year 2 (January 2021 through January 2022): Windows 7 Pro is $100 per device, Windows Enterprise (add-on) is $50 per device.

Year 3 (January 2022 through January 2023): Windows 7 Pro is $200 per device, Windows Enterprise (add-on) is $100 per device.

Want to stay on Windows 7 past next year with extended support? Here’s what it will cost OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com
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1 Week Ago   #30
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
For anyone who wants to know the price for extended enterprise support, here's some info from ONMSFT:

Year 1 (January 2020 through January 2021): Windows 7 Pro is $50 per device, Windows Enterprise (add-on) is $25 per device.

Year 2 (January 2021 through January 2022): Windows 7 Pro is $100 per device, Windows Enterprise (add-on) is $50 per device.

Year 3 (January 2022 through January 2023): Windows 7 Pro is $200 per device, Windows Enterprise (add-on) is $100 per device.

Want to stay on Windows 7 past next year with extended support? Here’s what it will cost OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com
There's certainly a theme going on there!
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