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Windows 7: Staying with windows 7

05 Jan 2020   #1
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 
Staying with windows 7

Hey guys I know theres no support after jan 14 with W7 but if I decided to stay I was going to uninstall internet explorer and use firefox an chrome and maybe avast free and pay for a vpn would I be okay or am I stuck windows 10 I just fine everything runs smoother in 7 then 10


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05 Jan 2020   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Its unknown the reason MS issue secuity updates is some new problem has surfaced so with no updates if any are found you will be vunrable. Firms will stop writting drivers and software for 7 so sooner or latter you will have to update its still free but rumoured it wont be when support ends
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05 Jan 2020   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@gordie

A good computer security practice comes in layers. You need a reasonable network solution, which means a robust and reliable firewall, and this is often solved by using a router that isn't set to lax defaults. Then, you have the Internet-facing element, and here, you need robust and up-to-date browsers. Firefox and Chrome will do. Lastly, you have the foobar element - which is what happens when things go wrong. Indeed, when that does occur, you need to: a) minimize damage b) ensure the integrity of your data.

Dedoimedo


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gordie View Post
Hey guys I know theres no support after jan 14 with W7 but if I decided to stay I was going to uninstall internet explorer and use firefox an chrome and maybe avast free and pay for a vpn would I be okay or am I stuck windows 10 I just fine everything runs smoother in 7 then 10
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05 Jan 2020   #4
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

Thanks guys so other then 7 better to upgrade to how do you feel about vpn's I was looking cyberghost
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05 Jan 2020   #5
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

One last question I could leave Windows 7 and dual boot a Linux side by side and use Linux as my everyday work such as my banking shopping browsing etc and use Windows for my games and my Roxio easy dvd 3 plus to transfer my videos over
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05 Jan 2020   #6
Digital Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Not sure why you think a VPN would help, You can download malware just as easy on VPN compared to a regular connection.


VPN were created in my opinion for businesses that wanted to keep everything on their network secret from the highly skilled or determined competition.
Most of it's subscribed users nowadays are people who download illegal content like Movies,TV, Pirated software or hacking other computers.
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05 Jan 2020   #7
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

Thanks Digital life sorry for the dumb questions I find my system runs better with 7 rather then 10 I tried it very resourceful so if I dump vpn and use malwarebytes and say free avast and drop the internet explorer or bite the bullet and get 10 back or dual boot linux platform I download from torrents like old music and movies but I also do my banking and just browse an email
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05 Jan 2020   #8
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

It may be worth changing your DNS to Quad9 which blocks malware if you insist on staying with Windows 7 after support ends.
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05 Jan 2020   #9
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

dumb question the dns changing to quad9 never done that or should I suck it up and put 10 back or can I keep 7 I only need it for transfering vhs dvds with roxio and not supported so maybe dual boot
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05 Jan 2020   #10
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

Your safest way forward is to put 10 back on as that will be supported for many years to come, I've no idea about the dual booting 7 (I've not done it in years), maybe somebody else could answer that.
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